Day 2 of Gifts For the Geek is here!
Today, I am featuring the work of George R. R. Martin and his mega-successful epic fantasy series, A Song of Ice & Fire! Many people have already read A Game of Thrones and its brilliant sequels, but there is more geek goodness out there. A few days ago, HBO announced the premiere date for Game of Thrones: Season 3—March 31, 2013, for those who haven’t yet heard—and I realized that many geeks might desire more than just the novels and cable show.
There are a great many cool items that might intrigue George R. R. Martin fans.
Here are a few of them:
A Song of Ice & Fire 2013 Calendar
This calendar brings in the 2013 year with some stunning artwork by Marc Simonetti! Marc has created all-new original paintings featuring the Seven Kingdoms as you’ve never seen them before. He brings a dazzling richness and depth to the Ice & Fire characters and the settings they war within. It is a beautiful calendar and one that the geek would love to hang on his/her wall for the entire year!
The Lands of Ice & Fire by George R. R. Martin
While the world waits for the next volume in the Ice & Fire series, George R. R. Martin has allowed for a couple of very cool items. The Lands of Ice & Fire is one of them. It is a beautiful collection of maps based on Westeros and the rest of the world that the Starks, Lannisters, and Targaryens inhabit. All of the maps included were overseen by George R. R. Martin himself. If you know a geek who loves maps, this is the perfect gift for them!
Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones Hardcover Book
This is a cool item. HBO has put together a behind-the-scenes look at their award-winning series, Game of Thrones. This book features a great preface written by George R. R. Martin where he talks about the challenges of producing such an epic television series as well as compiles various aspects of the show from its set designs, costume designs, locations, and interviews with its actors and set people. It has over 300 color pictures and images, an 8-page full-color gatefold, and a padded case with foil stamping. This is a very cool item, one that will make any Ice & Fire fan happy.
Game of Thrones: Season 1 Collector’s Edition Blu-ray with HBO Select
What’s better than receiving the actual show as a gift?! This collector’s edition of Game of Thrones: Season 1 features the Blu-ray, a dragon egg paperweight that looks exactly like those eggs seen in the show, and a few other goodies that are sure to make an Ice & Fire want to re-enter the show and the books all over again. Plus, I love that paperweight! Everyone should have a dragon egg nearby. You never know when you’ll need a dragon to overcome the white death in the north!
Game of Thrones Night’s Watch Oath Hoodie
When I think of winter, I think of the Starks. When I think of the Starks, I think of Winterfell. And when I think of Winterfell, I think of the Wall in the far north, where the snow, ice, and winds can erode even the strongest man. Those of the Black Watch are necessary to the safety of the Seven Kingdoms, the hardiest of men, but even they would love this black hoodie featuring the Black Watch Oath! Since we are in the midst of our own winter, the geek in your life may like to stay warm in this!
There you have it! Some great Ice & Fire gifts that might satisfy your geek. There are more in the HBO store. Take a look HERE!
After all, winter is coming…