HBO has just unveiled its latest Game of Thrones project with a teasing tweet, and this is going to be a special one for fans.
According to the website, The Game of Thrones Compendium will be “the world’s first collaborative, crowd-sourced compendium,” resulting in a printed and bound edition.
And what exactly are they crowd-sourcing? The Game of Thrones Compendium is gathering the best of the fandom’s original offerings, including “artwork, photographs, crafts, music and analysis.” The compositions and creations will then be reviewed by a Council of Editors, and if accepted, may then be a part of the printed book.
This is especially exciting for us here at Watchers On The Wall as one of our own, Zack Luye of Game of Owns, is a member of the Council.
Those whose work is included in the book will receive a copy, and will be listed as an author. The website has set up an FAQ detailing the ins and outs of submitting, as certain rules do apply. Entries are being accepted through March of 2015.
Game of Thrones fans have produced top-notch fan art, music, essays and more since the inception of the show, and so The Compendium is a creative way to preserve and share those works. I look forward to seeing what our readers and Game of Thrones fans everywhere produce in the new book!
HBO has issued this official press release regarding the Compendium:
HBO® Creates Game of Thrones®: The Compendium Online Destination Of Original Fan Creations Inspired By Hit ShowSelected Contributions To Be Curated Into A Printed Book Handpicked By Notable VIPS Including Tom Colicchio, Nina Garcia, Greg Hildebrandt, Arthur Chu and MoreFrom paintings and posters, recipes and songs, Game of Thrones® fans have created some of the most intriguing and creative content inspired by their beloved show. To celebrate their passion, HBO is embarking on a first of its kind collaborative official compilation Game of Thrones®: The Compendium.Through this unifying gateway, fans can contribute original Game of Thrones® themed creative content that showcases their knowledge and expertise of the series giving fans the opportunity to literally “write the book” about the world of Westeros. Artists, craftsman, musicians, foodies, writers and more will have their work displayed in a fully searchable, fluid gallery experience.The site (http://www.gameofthronescompendium.com/)goes live today and fans can begin submitting their creations on December 19th through March 28, 2015. After the sixteen-weeksubmission period, the best of the finalist entries curated by the VIP Council of Editors will be edited for inclusion in a printed compendium scheduled to be available in December of 2015.Game of Thrones®: The Compendium is an exciting destination for fans, giving them a central location to see the latest fan created content. The site will feature six artistic categories– art, music, costume, food, craft and analysis– where followers can create andupload their pieces or simply browse the galleries to view what others have produced.Additionally, each piece that is submitted to the site will be reviewed by the Council of Editors. The Council will help curate selections for inclusion in the printed compendium.The Council consists of eight luminaries across various fields such as art, fashion, food and journalism, which are all most important, also fans of Game of Thrones®.The Council Consists of:Gerald Brom, renowned writer and illustrator of Brom ArtArthur Chu, culture blogger, The Daily BeastTom Colicchio, celebrity chef and judge of Bravo’s Top ChefNina Garcia, creative director of Marie Claire magazine and judge on Lifetime’s Project RunwayKevin Hatch, writer and moderator, Reddit r/gameofthronesGreg Hildebrandt, famous fantasy and science fiction artist;Laura Hudson, entertainment and culture writer for Wired and othersZack Luye, author at Game of Thrones fan site WatchersontheWall.com