New Treasures from Valyrian Steel
January 30, 2013
The talented artisans at Valyrian Steel have produced three new HBO "A GAME OF THRONES" tie-in items.

Robb Stark's Sword
Catspaw BladeThe Hound's HelmFirst is the elegant longsword wielded by Robb Stark, Lord of Winterfell and now King in the North. Second is the jewel-like Catspaw Blade, forged of pure Valyrian steel. It belonged to Tyrion Lannister before ending up in the hands of an assassin. Third is The Hound's Helm which will leave a menacing last image for any that are brave or foolish enough to challenge the warrior who wears it.
The folks at Valryian Steel are also working on replicas of the weapons as described in GRRM"S ICE AND FIRE books. Keep and eye out for Brienne's sword Oathkeepe and Khal Drogo's arakh.
Remember - "Stick them with the pointy end."

Wild Cards
March 11, 2012
George R.R. Martin has signed with publisher LeYa for Brazilian (Portugese) editions of all twenty-two WILD CARDS volumes! Leya has done an outstanding job producing GRRM's fantasy books and we can't wait to see every one of the twenty-two WILD CARDS editions LeYa publishes.
Brazilian fans will soon get to dive into the long-running mutil-authored series Mr. Martin parented: The strange and wonderful world of Jetboy, the Turtle, Dr. Tachyon, Bugsy, Yeoman, Curveball, Golden Boy, Capn Trips, Rustbelt, IBT, the Sleeper, Oddity, and the rest of the Wild Cards gang. Enjoy! You are in for a great ride!

Wild Cards
Wild Cards Freebie
illustration by john picacio

January 28, 2013
In 1987 George R.R. Martin parented another captivating universe in the multi-author shared-world of Wild Cards. has made it possible for you to have a free taste of this strange and wonderful brew with the story "When We Were Heroes" by brilliant author Daniel Abraham. The first cup o'joe is free but you'll want more.

Ale Fit for a King
January 11, 2013
A new brew fit for a king debuts just in time for you to enjoy it in your own castle while watching Season 3 of Game of Thrones. Brewery Ommegang and HBO are partnering on a series of beers inspired by Game of Thrones. Launching in conjunction with the season three debut on March 31, Iron Throne, a Blonde Ale, is the inaugural beer in the series and the result of a creative collaboration between Brewmaster Phil Leinhart and HBO.
Iron Throne Ale
Ommegang and HBO is focused on developing unique beers that are named and crafted to directly tie into themes and nuances of the medieval-like fantasy realm of Westeros and the surrounding kingdoms.
“We are extremely pleased to have selected Brewery Ommegang, while there’s a lot of competition in the marketplace, Ommegang’s expertise and attention to detail in the industry make them the perfect fit for the Game of Thrones brand,” said Josh Goodstadt, Director, Global Licensing, HBO. “Capturing the authenticity, essence and nature of the show, Iron Throne has the richness, quality and all of the elements one would expect in a fine ale.”
“HBO has been the definitive producer of high-quality, innovative and ‘water-cooler-worthy’ original programming, and Game of Thrones continues that legacy,” said Simon Thorpe, President and CEO of Brewery Ommegang and Duvel Moortgat USA. “What better partner for our brewery which prides itself on re-imagining the best of beer? Game of Thrones is rich, fascinating, complex, daring and unexpected. Many lovers of Ommegang feel the same way about our fine ales. We think it’s a unique partnership for two unique brands.”
“No one enjoys their job more than I do -- producing and developing new brews to delight lovers of fine beer,” said Phil Leinhart, Brewmaster at Brewery Ommegang, “Add to that the opportunity to collaborate on a beer based on the cultural phenomenon of Game of Thrones and exploring ways to make the beer truly reflect aspects from the show. It made us approach development in a completely new way and I think the first edition Iron Throne reveals that. With a Lannister currently on the throne, it made sense to do a delicate, but piercing Golden Blonde Ale with Noble hops. Iron Throne is certainly fair in color and soft in appearance, yet it still possesses a complexity and bite to be on guard for.”
Iron Throne will be nationally available on draft and in 750ml bottles, for the suggested retail price of $8.50 per bottle, beginning in mid- to late-March and will be followed by the launch of additional beers.
Help us toast Season 3 of HBO's Game of Thrones and wish a Happy 2013 to all the followers of our Song of Ice and Fire.