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Game of Thrones prequel fan fiction Kickstarter project

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Samantha Murphy writes:

Hard-core fans of HBO’s popular series Game of Thrones want to create a web-based prequel, and need your help to make it a reality.

A new Kickstarter project unaffiliated with HBO or George R.R. Martin — the author of the books on which the series is based — aims to create a pilot episode for a new web series that takes place 100 years prior to the events currently shown on Game of Thrones.

Called “Dunk and Egg,” the series would occur in Martin’s fantasy world, but would include story lines from his prequel, The Hedge Knight.

“Our labor of love will explore the legend and lore of Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire’ and will give fans a glimpse into the harsh medieval world of Westeros,” the Kickstarter page says. "This is a series for fans, made by fans."

“We have been working extremely hard for several months to complete a pilot for ‘Dunk and Egg,’ and are ready for our biggest undertaking yet … a battle,” the page says. “We want the battle to feel authentic. As fans, we’re all working for free on this project, and getting realistic armor, costumes, swords, animals, etc. is incredibly expensive. We’ve done as much as we can, now we need your help.”

The project has already brought in more than $3,000 with the help of 65 backers. It has three weeks left to reach its goal of $10,000.

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