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Jesse Scoble, line developer for the A Song of Ice and Fire RPG by Guardians of Order, has been answering some questions regarding the book at GOO’s message board.  Read it if you’re curious about where the project stands and where it’ll be going in the future.

Hedge Knight #2 Preview

Newsarama has a preview of the second issue of the comic book adaptation of GRRM’s novella (images at the bottom of the page).

Other noteworthy items in the article are a press release regarding the first issue’s success as well as images of the Ted Naismith 2nd issue cover (no, that background is not a photo!) and the special Brothers Hildebrandt cover.

GamePro ASoIaF Feature

GamePro has just updated with a A Song of Ice and Fire feature that includes an interview with GRRM by own of the community’s own, namely Lodengarl, a review of the comic-book adaption of "The Hedge Knight" and a competition.

The Hedge Knight

It’s nearly here, folks! The Hedge Knight comic book adaption from Roaring Studios should be shipping on the 6th, and ought to be appearing in your local comic shop shortly thereafter.

ASoIaF Board Game Available

Fantasy Flight Games premiered the Game of Thrones board game at Gen Con, with much success! According to their reports, they’ve sold out all of the copies of the board game they had with them. It should also be appearing in game shops by now. A review of the game can be found here.

RPG News

Guardians of Order has recently released some more information regarding the forthcoming A Song of Ice and Fire RPG.

RRetrospective & Westeros Coins

Well, we’re now back from vacation and working on catching up on things, and we have a few interesting bits of news to note that came along while we were gone.

First off, there are some interesting updates on GRRM’s official site regarding the book GRRM: A RRetrospective, which collects a huge amount of GRRM’s works in a single volume. Secondly, we have learned that a series of Westeros-inspired coins will be produced.

GoT CCG Wins Origins Award

The A Game of Thrones CCG, published by Fantasy Flights, has won the 2003 Origins Award for best CCG!

Hedge Knight News

Image Comics announced today that the upcoming miniseries, George R.R. Martin’s The Hedge Knight, will feature covers by fan-favorite fantasy artists Michael Kaluta, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, the Hildebrandt Brothers, Tom Mandrake, Ted Nasmith and Tom Yeates.

Hedge Knight Interviews

The May issue of Sequential Tart includes a pair of interviews with the crew behind the comic book adaption of "The Hedge Knight". The first with Les Dabel and the second with Ben Avery and Mike S. Miller.

CCG Nominated for Awards

The Fantasy Flight Games produced Game of Thrones collectible card game and its expansion, Sea of Storms, are both nominees in the major game industry Origin Awards! If you’d like to cast your vote for the awards, go here.

ASoIaF RPG

Guardians of Order have announced that they will published a role-playing game based on A Song of Ice and Fire. It will initially feature two main rulebooks, one for the d20 System, and one for the Tri-Stat System. More information can be found at their message board.

New Art Site

Mike Miller, the artist drawing "The Hedge Knight" comic book, has launched his own site, The Art of Ice and Fire, which will feature his ASoIaF art. The first piece, Robert and Rhaegar at the Trident, can already be viewed and ordered at the site.

Sandkings Computer Game

A while ago (yes, we’ve been a little slow to get this one up) we were told about a computer game based on GRRM’s novelette "Sandkings" being in the works. Those interested (and using a Mac) can find more information here.

The Hedge Knight Comic Book Interview

Roaring Studios has been interviewed by Newsarama.com about their comic book adaption of The Hedge Knight.