Westeros: Updates

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Fundraising Update

Just to update on the previously reported fundraiser for the board, we’ve now shifted from taking Paypal donations to Fundable.org, which accepts direct credit card payments as well as Paypal….

... and we’re done! Thanks to everyone who helped us raise $372 for the continuing operation of the board!

Board Fundraiser

It’s that time again: fundraising time.

Last year, shortly after we moved to this site, we quickly raised $355 to cover 6 months of hosting on our fabulous server. Now the server is even more fabulous (with a bit of a security upgrade, thanks to the NSA wink.gif and we figure another $350 or so for the next six months would be a great way to support the site and help our very cool host cover some of her costs in providing this service (thanks, Sparks!).

Board Down

Due to unforseen circumstances, the board and IRC chat will be down for an indefinite period while it’s given a clean reinstall. We hope the downtime will be brief, although the timing with this weekend (busy for the both of us) is not ideal. We’ll do our best to get the board up swiftly, with the help of our siteadmin.

Until then, our apologies for the downtime. If you feel like socializing with fellow boarders in the meantime, consider visiting the Chat Board.

So Spake Martin Update

The So Spake Martin collection has been updated with a new interview from Book Help Web and a new interview from Pat’s Fantasy Hot List.

So Spake Martin Update

The So Spake Martin collection has been updated with a new interview from Afterburn SF.

Gallery Update

All Sorts of Weird Stuff’s Gallery has had its Art section updated with several piece from Jamie Sims, the artist who’s worked as designer for Testors and who has most recently received some commissions from Fantasy Flight Games for their card game. Four of the pieces are pictures of original designs Jamie has made for Testors, which will soon be for sale. The last piece if an early, rejected sketch for card featuring Oberyn Martell.

Two More Makeovers

The last two sections, The Citadel and Blood of Dragons, have now been redesigned in the same style as the rest of Westeros.

As before, if you are experiencing any problems with the new design at resolutions of 800x600 or above and in modern browsers (IE 6 and upwards, Firefox/Mozilla or recent versions of Opera), please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we’ll try our best to fix the issue.

All Sorts of Weird Stuff Makeover

The third of five sections has now received its new design, complete with sidebar and all.

If you are experiencing any problems with the new design at resolutions of 800x600 or above and in modern browsers (IE 6 and upwards, Firefox/Mozilla or recent versions of Opera), please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we’ll try our best to fix the issue.

Westeros Makeover

Another part of the site, this time the main Westeros section, has been redesigned to accommodate a sidebar and fix a few other issues.

If you are experiencing any problems with the new design at resolutions of 800x600 or above and in modern browsers (IE 6 and upwards, Firefox/Mozilla or recent versions of Opera), please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we’ll try our best to fix the issue.

A Ring of Ice and Fire Makeover

The webring has received a much-needed makeover, which includes a slightly altered design, a whole new colour scheme and some new banners. Current members of the webring are encouraged to switch to the new banners, but it is by no means necessary.

The sidebar included in the new design will, over time, be introduced on all sections on Westeros. The hope is that this will improve access to various features of the site regardless of which section of the site you’re currently visiting. It is, however, a somewhat complex design that doesn’t perform well in all browsers, so if you are experiencing problems at resolutions of 800x600 or above and in modern browsers (IE 6 and upwards, Firefox/Mozilla or recent versions of Opera), please .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and we’ll try our best to fix the issue.

So Spake Martin Update

The So Spake Martin collection has been updated with a new report from Boskone, as well as the full text of the Outland interview after Ottakars kindly granted us permission to repost it here.

So Spake Martin Update

The So Spake Martin collection has now been entered into ExpressionEngine. As a result, old links to posts will no longer function, but it will be easier to link to individual posts, as each will have their own unique URL.

Also, new entries have been made in the Correspondence with Fans section covering Vericon and Boskone, as well as a number of additions to Chats, Interviews, Etc. thanks to the Internet Archive.

Art & Gallery Update

The Art section has been updated with information about artists taking commissions for A Song of Ice and Fire art. Examples of their art, including prior commissions, have been added to the Gallery.

Heraldry Update

The Heraldry section of the Citadel has been overhauled. It now uses ExpressionEngine to manage the information about each house, allowing us to easily generate lists of houses based on various criteria.  Some changes have also been made both to the listings (they’re now alphabetic within each region) and the navigation on the pop-ups with house info (it also goes alphabetically, and only within the region that you start your browsing in). We have also decided to add in houses that we don’t yet know the arms and/or the region for, to provide an even more complete listing of houses.

So Spake Martin Update

Reports from GRRM’s signing tour in Canada and Vericon have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection, as well as a couple of new e-mails.