Are you ready for Season 7 this Sunday, July 16th!? I am over-the-moon excited, mixed with the slightly nauseous feeling of dread that always comes with a new season/book… Please don’t kill off my favorite characters! Please don’t be terrible now that we’re really past the books!
I have a bit of an obsessive love affair with Game of Thrones. I’m a book reader and show lover, and for the last year my daily work commute has been consumed by A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones themed podcasts that make me so happy I could talk about them for hours (Radio Westeros is the best, check them out!). And unfortunately for my inner circle- and random acquaintances and strangers I’ve just met- I do.
I’ve never been this deep into a fandom before, so lately I’ve been channeling this love into some of my new work up in the Ash & Elm Books store. With all the good writing in the books and the show, I just had to incorporate them into some quotes necklaces. Obviously, I can’t not talk about some of the theories out there in the Game of Thrones universe, so read on to see some of the more juicy and realistic fan theories circulating out there that I personally would love to see this coming season
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How many of you out there are fans of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series, or the show Game of Thrones? All of you? Good, that means we’re all friends.
Seriously though, I love that series, and I love the show. If you’ve watched the show but haven’t read the books yet, you’re missing out. The last episode of the 6th season is coming up in a couple weeks, and we will have to wait almost A YEAR before the next season. While you can use that time to read the series to get your GoT fix, I’ll be quietly pulling my hair out in a corner, dying from anticipation.
Anyway, some of you may have read about my handmade Game of Thrones Clue Game– which I made way before HBO came out with their own. Needless to say, I’m a huge nerd, and I’m OK with that. Nay, I’m proud of it. So, naturally, my nerdiness and my craftiness collided to bring you all these Game of Thrones necklaces and key chains Continue reading
originally posted August 17, 2015
Last year, a co-worker approached me about creating original board games to market our library. I had the materials and expertise to make a folding game board and game cards, but we both had little to no experience in graphic design and Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator type programs. However, I had been doing more and more creative things in Microsoft Publisher, which seemed like it would work. I decided to run with it and try using Publisher to create the game board image and cards. Since I didn’t want to waste work time on a time-consuming project that could ultimately fail, I decided to try to make a game for my own use at home first. I had a Game of Throne themed party coming up, so I decided to make a Game of Thrones Seasons 1 & 2 game based on the game of Clue.
Edit: HBO has recently released an official Game of Thrones Clue game you can get here. The game board, cards, and other items below I created myself for my personal use before that game was made available- I do not sell this game or these images. Continue reading