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GAME OF THRONES SOCIAL GAME

March 11, 2013 GAME OF THRONES SOCIAL GAME

The Game of Thrones social game from start-up Disruptor Beam is now live and available for you to play on Facebook  This is not only the first social game based on the events and characters in A Song of Ice … Read More

2012 CALENDARS ARE AVAILABLE

February 28, 2013 2012 CALENDARS ARE AVAILABLE

The 2013 Ice & Fire calendar is now available through participating vendors, and featuring the spectacular artwork of Marc Simonetti,   The 2014 Ice & Fire calendar, illustrated by the amazing Gary Gianni, is almost complete.  He’s working on the … Read More

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New Treasures from Valyrian Steel

January 30, 2013 New Treasures from Valyrian Steel

The talented artisans at Valyrian Steel have produced three new HBO “A GAME OF THRONES” tie-in items. First is the elegant longsword wielded by Robb Stark, Lord of Winterfell and now King in the North. Second is the jewel-like Catspaw … Read More

Ale Fit for a King

January 11, 2013

A new brew fit for a king debuts just in time for you to enjoy it in your own castle while watching Season 3 of Game of Thrones. Brewery Ommegang and HBO are partnering on a series of beers inspired … Read More

A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying: Night’s Watch

October 31, 2012 A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying: Night’s Watch

The good folks at Green Ronin Press are about to roll out the latest supplement to their SONG OF ICE AND FIRE rpg. This one is Night’s Watch. Night’s Watch gives you everything you need to add this once noble … Read More

A Song of Ice and Fire Roleplaying: A Game of Thrones Edition

August 15, 2012

RPG Authors Robert J. Schwalb and Steve Kenson at Green Ronin have released a new edition of their SONG OF ICE AND FIRE Roleplaying Game. Not only have they revised and updated the game, they have packaged it in breathtaking … Read More

IF I HAD A HAMMER…

March 21, 2011

… wait! I can have a hammer!! And so can you, thanks to the good folks at Valyrian Steel, who have just unveiled their design for King Robert’s warhammer. Alas, you can’t order the hammer just yet. We’re still in … Read More

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FANTASY FLIGHT UNVEILS BATTLES OF WESTEROS

July 14, 2010

Fantasy Flight Games, the folks who brought you the popular Game of Thrones board game, collectible card game, and living card game, have just shipped their latest: BATTLES OF WESTEROS, a war game/ miniatures game based on the BattleLore system. … Read More

CLEARANCE SALE AT VALYRIAN RESIN

April 7, 2010 CLEARANCE SALE AT VALYRIAN RESIN

All good things come to an end, alas. Valyrian Resin’s line of Ice & Fire minibusts is one of those. My license with Haute Products has now run its course and expired, so there will be no more releases. (A … Read More

TED NASMITH ILLUSTRATES 2011 ICE & FIRE CALENDAR

March 29, 2010

Next year’s official Song of Ice and Fire calendar has just moved into production, and will be available this summer, publisher Bantam Spectra has informed me. This year’s calendar is illustrated by the acclaimed fantasy artist Ted Nasmith, featuring a … Read More

FANTASY FLIGHT ANNOUNCES ‘DAYS OF ICE & FIRE’

February 22, 2010

Fantasy Flight Games (FFG), the good folks responsible for the popular Song of Ice and Fire card games and board games, will be bringing me up to Minnesota as a special guest ‘Days of Ice and Fire,’ a weekend-long celebration … Read More

MORE MINIATURES FROM DARK SWORD

February 21, 2010 MORE MINIATURES FROM DARK SWORD

Dark Sword Miniatures just keeps rolling along, releasing one terrific figure after another in their “George R.R. Martin Masterworks” range of figures, based on the characters from my fantasy series, A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. It has been a … Read More

NEEDLES FOR SALE

July 22, 2009

Valyrian Steel is now taking preorders for their full-size replica of Arya Stark’s sword, Needle, forged at Winterfell by Mikken as a gift from Jon Snow. They expect to be shipping the sword in the fall, probably September or October. … Read More

CYANIDE OPTIONS VIDEOGAME RIGHTS TO SONG OF ICE & FIRE

June 8, 2009 CYANIDE OPTIONS VIDEOGAME RIGHTS TO SONG OF ICE & FIRE

For years now fans of my epic fantasy series A Song of Ice & Fire have been writing and emailing me to suggest… ask… beg for the books to be made into a videogame. I’m thrilled to be able to … Read More

TWO FROM GREEN RONIN

May 13, 2009 TWO FROM GREEN RONIN

The good folks at Green Ronin Games have been busy of late, with two new releases that should be of interest to my readers. For all the Wild Cards fanatics out there, they have just released Wild Cards: All-In, A … Read More

2009 ICE & FIRE CALENDAR NOW AVAILABLE FOR SALE

November 24, 2008

Here’s your chance to spend a year in Westeros. The official Song of Ice and Fire for 2009 is now at the printers and will soon be shipping… in plenty of time for Christmas and the New Year. Published by … Read More

VALYRIAN MINIBUSTS NOW SHIPPING

Valyrian Resin is proud to announce that their “A Song of Ice and Fire” Series One Collectible MiniBusts are now in stock and available for purchase. Series One features eight-inch busts of Eddard Stark, Daenerys Targaryen, and Sandor Clegane. Each … Read More

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LONGCLAW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER

September 22, 2008

For everyone who has ever dreamed of serving in the Night’s Watch and standing with a blade in hand to face the darkness rising in the north… or who’s just wanted a full-size replica of some of the weapons wielded … Read More

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GREEN RONIN RELEASES NEW WILD CARDS RPG

August 29, 2008

Time to dust off those twenty-sided dice again. Wild Cards has returned to role-playing once again, after a hiatus of more than fifteen years. Last week at Gencon in Indianapolis, Green Ronin Games rolled out its highly anticipated Wild Cards … Read More

DABEL BROS ANNOUNCE ICE & FIRE CALENDAR

August 21, 2008

I have always loved the annual Tolkien calendars, gorgeous productions illustrated by world-class fantasy artists like Alan Lee, John Howe, and Ted Nasmith. Many of them have hung by my desk in years past, their unforgettable images of Middle Earth … Read More

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DARK SWORD MINIATURES NOW ON SALE

November 29, 2007

The wait is over. Get out your paints and brushes. Dark Sword Miniatures has just released their first set of premium pewter miniatures based A Song of Ice and Fire. Here’s a look at nine of the ten figures in … Read More

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VALYRIAN RESINS DEBUT AT SAN DIEGO COMICON

August 15, 2007 VALYRIAN RESINS DEBUT AT SAN DIEGO COMICON

Sharp-eyed Ice & Fire fans at last week’s mammoth San Diego Comicon may have spied a trio of familiar faces among the thousands of items on display. The good folks behind Haute Products, Jed Haigh and Justice Joseph, were there … Read More

DARK SWORD MINIATURES ANNOUNCES ICE & FIRE RANGE

August 13, 2007 DARK SWORD MINIATURES ANNOUNCES ICE & FIRE RANGE

Cool news for wargamers, miniatures collectors, figure painters, toy soldier guys, and Ice & Fire readers — Dark Sword Miniatures has officially unveiled its plans for a brand new line of premium pewter miniatures based on the world of A … Read More

GREEN RONIN TO PUBLISH NEW RPG

April 24, 2007

Role-playing will soon return to Westeros. I’m pleased to announce that I have signed an agreement with industry leader Green Ronin Publishing to produce a new role-playing game based on A Song of Ice and Fire. The license was officially … Read More

TESTOR’S MINIATURES CANCELLED

April 17, 2007

I regret to announce that my licensing agreement with the Testor Corporation has expired, and that all the Ice & Fire product lines previously under development there have been cancelled. Testor’s had originally announced plans to release prepainted resin figures … Read More

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THE SWORDS OF SEVEN KINGDOMS

March 21, 2007 THE SWORDS OF SEVEN KINGDOMS

What’s a knight without his sword? (A dead knight, frequently). Well, my readers won’t have to worry about that for much longer. I’m pleased and excited to announce that I’ve signed a deal with Jalic, Inc of East Lansing, Michigan, … Read More

“VALYRIAN RESIN” TO PRODUCE ICE & FIRE MINIBUSTS

December 7, 2006 “VALYRIAN RESIN” TO PRODUCE ICE & FIRE MINIBUSTS

An exciting new line of colorful collectibles is in the works for fans of A Song of Ice and Fire. I am pleased to announce that I have just inked a deal with Haute Products to produce and distribute a … Read More

GUARDIANS OF ORDER OUT OF BUSINESS

July 28, 2006 GUARDIANS OF ORDER OUT OF BUSINESS

I regret to announce that Guardians of Order, the Canadian games company that issued the GAME OF THRONES role-playing game last fall, is closing its doors and going out of business. Although the GoO website remains open and there is … Read More

TESTOR CORPORATION RELEASES ‘RUBY FORD’ LIMITED EDITION

April 9, 2006 TESTOR CORPORATION RELEASES ‘RUBY FORD’ LIMITED EDITION

For all you figure collectors and miniature painters who have been waiting so patiently, the Testor Corporation has just announced the release the first set of figures based on the characters in A Song of Ice and Fire – The … Read More

COMING SOON TO A SHOP NEAR YOU

December 26, 2005

Westeros is on the way. The Testor’s Corporation of Rockford, Illinois is moving full speed ahead with its plans for three lines of miniatures based on A Song of Ice and Fire. The initial release will be a group of … Read More

MINIATURES ON THE MARCH

October 6, 2005 MINIATURES ON THE MARCH

Work continues apace on the new Song of Ice & Fire miniatures game and the various ranges of minis that the Testor Corporation plans to debut in the fall. Game designer Andy Chambers has delivered his first version of the … Read More

WHITE WOLF JOINS FORCES WITH GUARDIANS OF ORDER ON GAME OF THRONES RPG

June 22, 2005

White Wolf Publishing and Guardians Of Order have reached an agreement to join forces on the publication of the GAME OF THRONES roleplaying game. White Wolf will publish and distribute the game under its Sword & Sorcery imprint, while Guardians … Read More

NEW RELEASES ANNOUNCED BY FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES

April 18, 2005

Fans of the GAME OF THRONES collectible card game will soon have two new sets to help them win the Iron Throne. The Valyrian Premium Starters will be released in April 2005. This release includes two 40-card decks, representing the … Read More

MINIATURES, MINIATURES, AND MORE MINIATURES

March 23, 2005

Toy knights, medieval miniatures, and model castles have been passions of mine for the past ten years, as those of you who have looked at the “Knights” page of my website will know. I have work by all the masters, … Read More

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GOO ACCEPTING PRE-ORDERS FOR GAME OF THRONES RPG

February 2, 2005

Guardians Of Order is now taking pre-orders for a special Deluxe Limited Edition of their long-awaited and highly anticipated GAME OF THRONES role-playing game. The book is intended to be an authoritative reference guide to the series and the world … Read More

KING AEGON’S SILVER STAG

June 10, 2004 KING AEGON’S SILVER STAG

Robert Baratheon always hated counting coppers. Maybe you do too. Well, here’s your chance to move on up to silver. Last year Will Whitfoot of Shire Post, long renowned for turning out splendid Middle Earth coinage for Tolkien fanatics, issued … Read More

FANTASY FLIGHT TO EXPAND GAME OF THRONES BOARD GAME

April 7, 2004

Fantasy Flight’s A GAME OF THRONES board game has been doing so well that they are planning an expansion. The first version of the game allowed for only five players: Stark, Lannister, Greyjoy, Baratheon, and Tyrell. The expanded version will … Read More

HEDGE KNIGHT RETURNS TO THE LISTS

March 5, 2004

The long delay between the second and third issue of THE HEDGE KNIGHT comic frustrated a lot of my readers. I know. It was frustrating for me as well, and for the good folks at Roaring Studios… so they went … Read More

ICE AND FIRE LITHOGRAPH STILL AVAILABLE

September 15, 2003

Mike S. Miller, the penciller on Roaring Studio’s wonderful comic adaption of THE HEDGE KNIGHT, is also doing a series of four dramatic full-color scenes inspired by A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. Each of them will be an original … Read More

HEADS OR STARS?

August 12, 2003 HEADS OR STARS?

The Seven Kingdoms of Westeros have the usual sort of maddening medieval monetary system. No simple base ten nonsense here. No, Westerosi coinage is more akin to old, pre-metric British money, with its pounds, shillings, guineas, ha’pennies, tuppences, and groats. … Read More

Origins Award

June 27, 2003

The collectible card game of A GAME OF THRONES won the Origins Award for the best new CCG at the recent Origins convention. Congratulations to the guys from Fantasy Flight Games!

GAME OF THRONES CCG NOMINATED FOR ORIGINS AWARD

April 20, 2003 GAME OF THRONES CCG NOMINATED FOR ORIGINS AWARD

The good folks at Fantasy Flights Games have been doing a wonderful job with the collectible card game based on A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE, and it looks as though I’m not the only one to think so. The … Read More

A GAME OF THRONES collectible card game

November 19, 2002

FANTASY FLIGHT GAMES debuted its collectible card game A GAME OF THRONES last August at Gencon, to a very enthusiastic reception from the games community. The game has gotten some great reviews, and Fantasy Flight has lots of exciting plans … Read More

ICE & FIRE CARD GAME ON SCHEDULE

May 25, 2002

The folks at Fantasy Flight Games tell me that playtesting has been completed for the collectible card game based on A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE and the world of Westeros and its Seven Kingdoms. All the artwork is in … Read More

Yesterday was tax day

April 16, 2002

Yesterday was tax day, a traumatic time in the life of a freelance writer. Others may get refunds, but for those of us who are self-employed April 15 is almost always the day on which we write big checks to … Read More

FANTASY FLIGHT ANNOUNCES ICE & FIRE GAMES

March 12, 2002

FANTASY FLIGHT ANNOUNCES ICE & FIRE GAMES

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