Pre-order your AStB t-shirt and win a Stark shield keychain
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Always Support the Bottom t-shirt

As we previously announced, the Winter-Is-Coming.net Merchandise site has launched. You can pre-order the official Always Support the Bottom t-shirt now. We will be placing the order for the shirts soon, so get your pre-order in to be sure you receive a tee!
Stark shield keychain
To sweeten the pot a bit, we are going to be giving away a Stark shield keychain to 5 lucky folks who pre-order their AStB shirts. So if you want a shirt, you should order one (or more!) now to have a chance at winning a keychain. Every shirt ordered will be considered an entry, so the more you order the better chance you have of winning. And based on the number of orders so far, your odds of winning are already pretty good.


The shirts will be shipping out in late September. As we noted before, if you will be attending TitanCon and would like to wear your shirt there, place your pre-order now and then send us an email letting us know you’d like to pick your shirt up at the con and we will have it ready and waiting for you.

For the ladies, we hope to have women’s sizes available eventually. However these shirts are fairly slim fit, so if you can’t wait and want a shot at a keychain, a medium or small should prove wearable. Here is the sizing chart and also a photo of a size small shirt on an average-sized woman.


34 Comments

  1. Cajunman
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 11:33 am | Permalink

    I’m liking the keychain…

  2. Tar Kidho
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 11:56 am | Permalink

    By ‘keychain’ I can only assume you mean Emilia’s or Kit’s phone number?

    [edit: just listing the apparent fan-favorites here - personally I'd be most interested in Amrita's number ;-) ]

  3. sjwenings
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:46 pm | Permalink

    Gonna order one, just need to check with my postoffice regarding tollregulations, which seems a bit funky over here.

  4. Hollyoak
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:55 pm | Permalink

    I think this is all cool stuff, but I want to go off-topic before this post gets too full.

    It’s about ADwD but no spoilers.

    I’m finding it rough going. I’m at the chapter called the Wayward Bride. There are just so many minor characters, nicknames, etc.

    I read for pages and have no idea what Old George is talking about. My favorite chapters have been the main ones: Jon, Brandon, Tyrion, but there is just SO much to keep track of.

    Anyone else having this problem?

    No, I’m not some air-headed reader. I’ve done read me plenty of dem dar book things. I just find this tedious.

    Sorry. I love the series and the show. Just want some opinions here.

  5. Mourning Star
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 12:57 pm | Permalink

    I am by no means a newby to the GoT world, I’ve read the series 4 times (except for ADWD, i’m on #2 now). What does Always Support the Bottom refer to? Whose Bottom?

  6. Winter Is Coming
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 1:01 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak, you’re not alone. Many people had the same problem, me included. It slows down a LOT in the middle sections. It picks up a bit again near the end, but it’s just a tease because right when it is getting good again, the book ends. :/

    Mourning Star, probably should have linked to this in the post but here’s the full story behind the phrase.

  7. sjwenings
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak: I’m finding it rough going. I’m at the chapter called the Wayward Bride. There are just so many minor characters, nicknames, etc.

    I read for pages and have no idea what Old George is talking about. My favorite chapters have been the main ones: Jon, Brandon, Tyrion, but there is just SO much to keep track of.

    Anyone else having this problem?

    It’s pretty slow and not too much happening, like with AFFC. But the characters I keep track of well enough.

  8. Mourning Star
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 1:05 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak,

    I had a rough go at it, but it pays off in the end. The yunkai and meerenese names kept screwing me up. I’d have to refer to the appendix to keep the names and roles straight.

  9. Elena Amici
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 3:07 pm | Permalink

    Ehy Wic, do i need a credit card to order it or i can just use PayPal?

  10. Winter Is Coming
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    Elena Amici, you can order using either CC or PayPal. :)

  11. Thiago Slash
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    I live in Brazil. can I order the shirt like everyone else? Os is the pre-order working for the US only?

  12. Hollyoak
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Thanks everyone, re: my confusion with ADwD. Glad to see I’m not alone in this.

  13. Elena Amici
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    Winter Is Coming,

    thanks god! my credid card doesn’t work outside the US (don’t know why) and i really WANT that shirt (nerdObsession). lol

    ETA
    Thiago Slash,

    i think you can still get it in brazil :)

  14. Winter Is Coming
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Thiago Slash, you can pre-order. We ship internationally.

  15. Ben Watson
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 6:23 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak:
    Thanks everyone, re: my confusion with ADwD. Glad to see I’m not alone in this.

    Good news is you probably have like 8 years to get through it! :D

  16. Lord Two Feathers
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Permalink

    Winter is coming…………..Would it be true to say that “Based on the orders received so far you have a good chance of winning.” means that you have not received a lot of orders? Personally speaking , although I do firmly and loyally ” support the bottom” in the figurative sense, I would not buy the shirt as its WIC meaning is only understood by a very small (relatively) number of folks . To the unintiated “support the bottom” likely to be taken in its literal sense, which also does not appeal to me either. No offence to any Rainbow cloaks out there. Are there more designs in the pipeline? How about House Gatewatch or Castle Wyknet tees, maybe in a heraldic stye to compliment HBOs offerings. A competition to design some original shirts would be pretty cool……….Just sayin`.

  17. purplejilly
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 7:08 pm | Permalink

    will you get more things besides tshirts? Now that I am old I am just not that in to the tshirt look anymore, what about things like mugs, keychains, mousepads, buttons, that kind of stuff?

  18. GaR
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 7:20 pm | Permalink

    Hollyoak,

    Everyone always says this about every asoiaf book when it first comes out. After a reread it’s much easier to follow and the story properly falls into place.

    The asoiaf community is surprisingly similar to the Counter-Strike community. They always hate the latest release, right up until something new comes along for them to hate, and then the supporters of the rpeviuos version come out of the woodwork.

  19. neknekenken
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Permalink

    purplejilly:
    will you get more things besides tshirts?Now that I am old I am just not that in to the tshirt look anymore, what about things like mugs, keychains, mousepads, buttons, that kind of stuff?

    I’m sure they’ll add more stuff in the future. In the meantime if you can’t wait, just check out the HBO store for Game of Thrones. They have a lot of awesome stuff there, though a bit pricier.

    I hope you guys would also offer shirts in women sizes. Even the small size is not figure fitting enough :/

  20. We Do Not Sow
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Lord Two Feathers,

    I agree with the design contest…keep a look out!

  21. Michelle
    Posted August 29, 2011 at 10:20 pm | Permalink

    All pre-ordered here! :D

  22. theGodfarmer
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 6:17 am | Permalink

    And ordered! :)

    Looking forward to walk around supporting the bottom here in Norway :D

  23. Hollyoak
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 8:29 am | Permalink

    Ben Watson: Good news is you probably have like 8 years to get through it! :D

    Lol, you’re probably right about that, Ben.

    GaR:
    Hollyoak,

    Everyone always says this about every asoiaf book when it first comes out.After a reread it’s much easier to follow and the story properly falls into place.

    The asoiaf community is surprisingly similar to the Counter-Strike community.They always hate the latest release, right up until something new comes along for them to hate, and then the supporters of the rpeviuos version come out of the woodwork.

    GaR. That is funny. You know, if the smart geeks over at Tower of the Hand wrote up their exhaustive chapter summaries, I’m sure I’d find it easier going. They have a way of writing up the plot so you can really understand what the hell you’ve just read. It’s taking them a while to get them up. I can certainly understand that.

  24. Knurk
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 8:32 am | Permalink

    GaR: Everyone always says this about every asoiaf book when it first comes out. After a reread it’s much easier to follow and the story properly falls into place.

    I wasn’t aware of Westeros.org when aCoK and aSoS came out, but are you serious people had trouble with those 2 books after release?

  25. Knurk
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 8:42 am | Permalink

    Fantastic interview with D&D from the Daily Beast. If those guys aren’t making Game of Thrones, they should probably write a comedy-show.

  26. Hear Me Roar
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 9:18 am | Permalink

    Knurk,

    Maybe with ACoK, but I have no idea. Just keeping an open mind. A lot of travelling of characters, harder to keep the plot and movements in mind than in book 1 :)

  27. Bro
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 8:08 pm | Permalink

    I’m liking the look of that keyring. So either I “man up” and preorder the tee just so I can get in with a chance of winning it or I wait to get the womens’s version but miss out on the keyring. What a dilema! I don’t suppose there will be anything like that for when you can preorder the women’s tee…..

  28. Susan C
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm | Permalink

    Perhaps you should put the website with full HTTP address to the AStB story on the back of the tee…

  29. Thiago Slash
    Posted August 30, 2011 at 10:51 pm | Permalink

    Elena Amici:

    Thiago Slash,

    i think you can still get it in brazil :)

    Winter Is Coming:
    Thiago Slash, you can pre-order. We ship internationally.

    Thank you very much ^^

  30. GrzebykK
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 5:55 am | Permalink

    Aaand bought!
    Is tomorrow evening late September?

  31. Epic Awesomesauce
    Posted August 31, 2011 at 7:39 am | Permalink

    Bro,

    You can also buy the key ring directly at http://store.hbo.com/game-of-thrones-stark-keychain/detail.php?p=298427&v=hbo_shows_game-of-thrones

    I don’t mind supporting this site by buying a tee shirt I will never wear but it would be nice to buy something I would use.

  32. Assunta
    Posted September 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm | Permalink

    Lord Two Feathers: I would not buy the shirt as its WIC meaning is only understood by a very small (relatively) number of folks .

    Interesting take. That is exactly the reason I will be buying one. The more esoteric the better. In fact, I quite look forward to both genders asking me whose bottom I support.

  33. Abendstern
    Posted September 9, 2011 at 6:38 am | Permalink

    Well, what unit are the sizes? Can you write them in “cm”, too? Sorry, no idea which size I should order…


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