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“Wild Cards” being developed for TV

The fantasy author and creator of A Song of Ice and Fire, the novel series on which HBO’s Game of Thrones is based, announced this week that one of his other major properties is headed for television: Wild Cards, a series of novels, novellas, and short story collections set in a world that mirrors our own, albeit with a few key differences — namely, that the outbreak of an alien virus in the 1940s led to the creation of several superheroes (called “aces”), disfigured creatures (called “jokers”), and countless casualties killed by the deadly disease (called “black queens”). The adaptation is in development at Universal Cable Productions.



FanFilms & Fanfiction: Paramount vs Axanar, Game of Thrones

Paramount dropped its lawsuit against  Alec Peters, maker of the Axanar fan films. But Ananar is not quite out of the woods yet, and Paramount is creating a fan film guide–something that should have been done years ago, but back then we all knew fan films did not hire professional actors to reprise their original roles, sell merchandise, tabletop games, their own convention, and so forth.

In response to a question asked by a fan at Balticon, George RR Martin agreed the televised series of his Game of Thrones is fan fiction. GRRM is known for his stance against fanfic–he told us at a WC panel I attended, “Don’t tell me about your fanfic because then I would have to sue you”. So, obvious question: How can HBO get away with it?

GRRM’s response:

Leggings for Readers!

Need stockings this winter?middleearthleggings_0

“What’s cooler than legs encased in coziness? Legs encased in bookish coziness. We’ve rounded up some awesome pieces…”

Indeed they have! comicbookleggingsThere are maps of Middle Earth and Westeros,  Super Heroes, quotations, and lots more. Have a look: http://www.quirkbooks.com/post/literary-looks-bookish-tights-and-leggings

But really over the top, IMO, are these:

GRRM 3Wondering what GRRM thought of these? Me, too, so went looking, and found these comments on his “Not a Blog”
Stranger Than Strange
Every time I think my life could not possibly get any weirder, it does:
I can think a dozen things to say about those leggings, all of which would get me into deep, deep trouble, so I had better just scratch my head and say, “No, really? This must be a joke.”

I don’t think I get any money off these. But who the hell knows at this point?

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Current Mood:surreal

Tags: weird sh*t