The companion book Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones released today, but now HBO has announced a limited-edition version, entitled Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: The Collector’s Edition, slated to release on November 13. Here is the official description:
This spectacular collector’s edition includes a lavishly illustrated book on the making of the show, scrolled maps, plus an artist’s portfolio featuring never-before-seen storyboards, all housed in a handsome gold-stamped case.
The book reveals how the best-selling fantasy series was translated into a series that has captivated millions of viewers. It includes hundreds of unpublished set photos, production and costume designs, plus family trees, a dissection of the Dothraki language, and histories of the realms. Interviews with actors and crew members, as well as a foreword by George R.R. Martin, make this an exclusive window into the show.
The storyboards portfolio shows how comic book artist Will Simpson singlehandedly storyboarded seasons one and two and features deleted scenes and alternate scenes. Storyboards are seldom made public, so this collection is as rare as it is fascinating.
Completing the package are maps of Westeros and Esos. Fans will recognize the maps from the HBO Go bonus material for Season 2. Printed on archival, acid-free paper, and ready for framing, these maps bring the world of Game of Thrones to life.
• A deluxe foil-stamped clamshell case
• Inside HBO’s Game of Thrones: Hardcover, 192 pages, fully illustrated with padded case and foil stamping
• The Storyboards: hardcover, 192 pages, fully illustrated with emboss and ribbon marker
• Two 11 x 22 inch scrolled color maps printed on archival, acid-free paper