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Coming soon: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros

7/12/2013 1:53:00 PM ET

Two years ago on this date, A Dance with Dragons was officially released. There's no telling when the next book in the series will be released, so fans will have to settle instead for Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros. This new book will feature five spreads that fold out to form a map of Westeros. Designer Matthew Reinhart has previously worked on several popular pop-up books (including a Star Wars book that I can personally attest to), and this book will be illustrated by Michael Komarck, who is well regarded for his A Song of Ice and Fire art. Attendees of this year's Comic-Con will get an early glimpse of the book, which is scheduled for a March 2014 release. View the full press release after the fold.

Coming to Comic-Con 2013
Game of Thrones®: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros

Designed by Matthew Reinhart
Illustrations by Michael Komarck

Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to WesterosGame of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to WesterosInspired by the Emmy® Award-winning credits sequence that opens each episode of the hit HBO® series, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros is guaranteed to thrill the show's legions of fans. Those attending Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego, July 18-21, will have the first opportunity to glimpse this deluxe edition at Insight Editions booth (#1134).

Featuring stunning pop-up re-creations of several key locations from the series, including the formidable castle of Winterfell, the lavish capital city King's Landing, and the Wall's stark majesty, this book-designed by renowned paper engineer Matthew Reinhart-takes you into the world of the series like never before.

Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros features a total of five stunning spreads, which fold out to create a remarkable pop-up map of Westeros that is perfect for displaying. The book also contains numerous mini-pops that bring to life iconic elements of the show, such as direwolves, White Walkers, giants, and dragons. All the pops are accompanied by insightful text that relays the rich history of the Seven Kingdoms and beyond, forming a dynamic reference guide to the world of Game of Thrones. Visually spectacular and enthrallingly interactive, Game of Thrones: A Pop-Up Guide to Westeros sets a new standard for pop-up books and perfectly captures the epic scope and imagination of the series.

Matthew Reinhart was born in 1971 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He studied industrial design at the Pratt Institute in Brooklyn before finding his calling as a paper engineer. His books include the best-selling Star Wars: Pop-Up Guide to the Galaxy, The Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes, and DC Comics Super Heroes: The Ultimate Pop-Up Book, among many other award-winning titles. He lives in New York City.

Michael Komarck is a renowned illustrator and Hugo Award nominee known for his work on several George R. R. Martin projects, including covers for the Wild Cards, Shadow Twin, and Tuf Voyaging novels, and for A Song of Ice and Fire Campaign Guide. He lives in Michigan with his wife and son.

Insight Editions ( is a publisher focused on creating superlative illustrated books on photography, music, and popular culture. Lavishly produced and visually stimulating, every volume from Insight is dedicated to the skillful interplay of word and image. The books produced are unique works that combine the highest quality print production values with time-honored traditions of publishing and rich subject matter. Elegant and informative, books from Insight showcase the best of art and photography in exquisite presentations of the bookmaker's craft.

HBO Global Licensing officially licenses the HBO® brand for the development and merchandising of innovative product lines inspired by the network's award-winning programming. With products created around classic series like the The Sopranos® and Sex and the City® to current hits like True Blood® and Entourage®, items include fashion apparel, jewelry, digital and CD soundtracks, games, books as well as exclusive, premium collections in partnership with upscale, designer brands. Merchandise can be purchased in retail stores nationwide, at, and at the groundbreaking HBO retail hub, the HBO Shop®, located at 42nd and 6th Avenue in New York City. HBO Licensing & Retail products are also sold internationally across Europe, Asia and Australia.

March 2014
5 spreads, 9.25" x 11"
Film & Television
Hardcover, $59.95, 978-1-60887-314-2

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