November is turning into a bit of a boon for fans of HBO’s Game of Thrones, as there’s a number of cool items now available for fans who are interested in continuing to experience the show through various outlets. Most notably, of course, is the fact that the deluxe edition of Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones has been released… and in the US, at least, Amazon.com has an amazing deal—
And at that price, you’ll get not just Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones (you can read our review of it here), but also scrolled maps based on HBO’s version of the maps of the setting (which are in some ways quite different from The Lands of Ice and Fire), a gold-stamped case… and, perhaps most interestingly of all, a companion book containing season one and season two storyboards by artist Will Simpson, storyboards that promise to reveal scenes that were planned but never filmed, never made it to the screen, or made it to the screen in much-altered form. Truth be told, the price for the set is worth it just for this book alone.
We should have an interview with the writer of Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones, the always welcome Bryan Cogman, to provide his insights into the deluxe collection.
And of course, that’s not all that’s going on this month, even as Game of Thrones is winding down with its last few days in Iceland.
This month also saw the release of the Funko POP! Game of Thrones figures in the first set of six we’ve previously reported on. These things are cute, and are just dying to decorate someone’s workspace or join that collectible figure collection. You can find them all on Amazon.com. Or, if you’re overseas and are just dying to get your hands on them, TFAW.com will have them available from the 28th, and they’ll ship to most destinations around the world.
In a similar gift-giving vein, the Game of Thrones 2013 Calendar was released toward the end of October, and is still available as a stocking stuffer (it’d have to be a pretty big stocking, unless you don’t mind rolling it up). We’re running a giveaway contest for two copies (US only), but if you’d rather not try your luck, you can always order it (Amazon US, Amazon UK).
Then there’s the brand new Game of Thrones: The Game DLC, which we’ve reported on. It sounds like a great couple of additional hours of content, focused on character story and background which have been justly praised even when other aspects of the game weren’t necessarily setting the gaming world on ear. Not sure when it’ll be available on Steam or PS3, but it’s worth checking out if you’ve an XBox or non-Steam version of the game.