HBO has opened up a great interactive Viewer’s Guide for their new series “Game of Thrones.”
For those that have not read the books, it will be a great tool to learn what House each character belongs to, where the heck you are in Westeros, and why does that guy have a squid on his armor (not, literally… just a representation. Come on people.)?
Family trees, an interactive map, some history, and very well put together — go take a look.
While we’ll be focusing on the television series, we’ll also spend time on most of the other forms of media tied to the Song of Ice and Fire series by George R.R. Martin, including (of course) the novels, the RPG and board games, and anything else we can sink our respective direwolf-loving teeth into.
Paramount has turned loose the giant worm, and everything else that was part of the seminal Frank Herbert science fiction novel series Dune. The studio\\™s four-year attempt to make a movie out of the franchise has fallen by the wayside. Paramount and the rights holders came to a parting of the ways as the rights lapsed. \\Paramount\\™s option has expired and we couldn\\™t reach an agreement,\\ said Richard P. Rubinstein, who controls the rights to what is considered the biggest-selling science fiction book ever. \\I\\™m going to look at my options, and whether I wind up taking the script we developed in turnaround, or start over, I\\™m not sure yet.\\
Today is the day Tolkien fans! At the crack of New Zealand\\™s dawn, where it is already March 21st, cameras will begin rolling on \\˜The Hobbit\\™ films\\”provided everything is still on schedule. Over the last month we\\™ve watched with fingers crossed as the shooting date was pushed back from February of 2011 to March 2011 to accommodate for Sir Peter Jackson\\™s surgery and recovery. Meanwhile shooting locations where chosen and the cast began their rigorous training with horseback riding, weaponry and the all-important dwarf camp. …
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America is proud to announce the nominees for the 2010 Nebula Awards.
The Nebula Awards are voted on, and presented by, active members of SFWA. The awards will be announced at the Nebula Awards Banqueton Saturday evening, May 21, 2011 in the Washington Hilton, in Washington, D.C.. Other awards to be presented are the Andre Norton Award for Excellence in Science Fiction or Fantasy for Young Adults, the Ray Bradbury Award for Outstanding Dramatic Presentation and the Solstice Award for outstanding contribution to the field.
Please visit the SFWA website for the list of Nominees! – http://www.sfwa.org/2011/02/2010-nebula-nominees/
Cyanide Studio is gearing up for the summer launch of A Game of Thrones: Genesis, and the developer has revealed the first screens of its anticipated RTS based on George R.R. Martin’s best-selling fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire.
Please visit Gamespy.com for more information on this upcoming PC game release.
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