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‘#GoTChildrensBooks’ Hashtag Sweeps Twitter

Over the last few days, the #GoTChildrensBooks hashtag has swept Twitter.

Twitter users re-imagined some of the world’s most beloved children’s books with references from the hit HBO series, Game of Thrones.

Bustle has collected some of the tweets and created a list of “the seven best submissions so far” which include Tyrion and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (embedded above), Goodnight Moon Door, and Where the Wildlings Are.

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Game of Thrones Viewer’s Guide & GIFs

Gothamist created a sprawling and spoiler-filled “Game of Thrones GIF guide.” If you haven’t caught up on the series, these popular images will fill you in on all the details.

Like the George R. R. Martin series, the Game of Thrones TV adaptation boasts a very large cast. This GIF guide showcases all of the primary characters such as Jon Snow, Margaery Tyrell, and Tyrion Lannister.

HBO also published a viewer’s guide on the Game of Thrones Facebook page. With this interactive map, fans can explore the different locations of Westeros. So far, it has attracted more than 35,000 “likes.”

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‘Game of Thrones: The Exhibition’ Opens in New York City

Westeros is coming to you! “Game of Thrones: The Exhibition” opens today in New York City. The video embedded above offers a sneak peek of this special exhibit.

New Yorkers have until April 3rd to drop by and check out this traveling exhibit. After this, it will go on to make stops in Sao Paolo, Amsterdam and Belfast. The Gothamist reported that visitors will encounter “Daenerys Targaryen‘s dragon eggs, the Stark family’s Winterfell costumes, and assorted weapons.”

Here’s more about the exhibit: “Presented by HBO and international partners, the exhibition is free to the public and focuses on key characters from five of the noble houses: Stark, Lannister, Targaryen, Baratheon and Greyjoy. It will showcase a trove of more than 70 original artifacts from Seasons 1 and 2, plus select pieces from this year’s new season.”

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Game of Thrones Season 3 New Trailer Unveiled

HBO has released a new trailer to promote season three of Game of Thrones–what do you think? As of this writing, the video has received more than 142,900 “likes” on Facebook.

The first episode, written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, will premiere on March 31st. A Song of Ice & Fire book series author George R.R. Martin penned the script for the seventh episode of the third season. 

The show’s official YouTube channel contains several other videos about the forthcoming new episodes including interviews with the writers and actors. As we previously noted, more than a dozen new actors have been added to the cast.

Fifty Shades of Grey Boosts Random House Earnings

Random House posted a 64 percent increase in operating profit for the first half of 2012. According to Variety, the publisher also boasted a 20 percent increase in revenue–rising to $1.2 billion.

Here’s more from the article: “The titillating [50 Shades of Grey] trilogy sold more than 30 million copies between March and June, with sales evenly divided between the trade paperback and e-book editions. The Social Network producers Michael De Luca and Dana Brunetti are producing the big-screen adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey the first book in the trilogy, for Universal Pictures and Focus Features.”

Random House also credited the growth in eBook sales and the popularity of some of their biggest bestselling authors including George R.R. Martin  (A Song of Ice and Fire series), John Grisham (Calico Joe), Gillian Flynn (Gone Girl) and Dr. Seuss (The Lorax).

Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones Book Trailer Visits TV Set

Chronicle Books will publish the official companion to the Game of Thrones television series, Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones. Unlike most book trailers, this video visited the set of a popular TV show.

As of this writing, the trailer has received more than 36,000 views. The $40 book will be released on October 1st, containing 300 color images and photographs.

Series screenwriter Bryan Cogman write the book. Showrunner David Benioff partnered with screenwriter D.B. Weiss for the foreword. Series author George R.R. Martin also wrote a preface.

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Game of Thrones Parodied on The Simpsons

Last night’s episode of The Simpsons parodied the credits of HBO’s Game of Thrones adaptation. Follow this link to watch the opening sequence.

Here’s more from ZAP2it: “In the intro, all the buildings in Springfield rise like they do in the Game of Thrones intro, complete with the theme music. Springfield as Westeros. Actually, we’d love to see an entire show with that theme. Although Bart and Lisa as Jaime and Cersei … maybe not.”

The “Exit Through the Kwik-E-Mart” Simpsons’ episode did not feature a Game of Thrones story line. We’ve embedded the HBO credit sequence below–should the show do a full parody of George R.R. Martin‘s story?

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Game of Thrones Second Season Trailer Released

HBO has released a new trailer to promote the second season of Game of Thrones. What do you think?

In the video embedded above, fans can catch a glimpse of some of the series popular characters, including Princess Daenerys, King Joffrey and Jon Snow. The show’s official YouTube channel contains nine other videos about the second season.

The first episode, titled “The North Remembers,” will premiere on April 1st. 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Reviewer Sparks Fantasy Controversy

New York Times writer Ginia Bellafante reviewed HBO’s Game of Thrones with this controversial sentence: “Game of Thrones is boy fiction patronizingly turned out to reach the population’s other half.” Fans responded to her review with a flurry of tweets, emails, and comments.

Bellafante wrote a blog post to address the controversy, but judging by the mood of the Twittersphere, it doesn’t seem to have appeased the wounded parties. The video embedded above features a preview of episode two.

Some readers thought the reviewer had not actually watched the show or read a quick synopsis of the series’ source material, George R.R. Martin‘s A Song of Ice and Fire. Some found the review to be dismissive, condescending, or an attack on female fantasy and science-fiction readers. Below, we’ve listed some of the tweets.

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George R. R. Martin Profiled in New Yorker

This week the New Yorker published a profile of fantasy novelist George R. R. Martin–exploring his relationship with his online fans (and detractors).

Here’s an excerpt from the online abstract: “An entire community of apostates—a shadow fandom—is now devoted to taunting Martin, his associates, and readers who insist that he has been hard at work on the series and has the right to take as much time as he needs. The online attacks on Martin suggest that some readers have a new idea about what an author owes them. They see themselves as customers, not devotees, and they expect prompt, consistent service.”

On April 17th, HBO will unveil a televised adaptation of Martin’s Game of Thrones (with some violent content). Above, we’ve embedded a sneak preview of the first 15 minutes of the series. What do you think?

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