'Game of Thrones' scripts intended for charity auction are stolen
Author George R.R. Martin, whose "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels are the basis for HBO's "Game of Thrones," says two signed scripts from Season 1 of the series were stolen in the mail. Even worse, the scripts were going to be auctioned off for charity at the Worldcon sci-fi convention this week. Martin is scheduled to appear at the convention in Reno, Nev.
"We had hoped to bring a couple of signed scripts from the first season ... with us, and the good folks in Belfast [where 'Game of Thrones' films] were kind enough to donate them. [Executive producer] Dan Weiss sent them across the pond (registered and priority, signature required)," Martin writes on his blog." All that arrived was a battered envelope and Dan's cover letter."
Martin says he believes the scripts were stolen by a postal employee and has asks his fans to keep an eye out for someone trying to sell them. "If any of you ever see scripts fitting this description turn up on eBay, one of its competitors, or on some dealer's table -- notify me at once, and report the stolen property to whatever local authorities are appropriate," he requests.
He says that the stolen items were copies of the final shooting scripts for the last two episodes of "Game of Thrones," "Baelor" and "Fire and Blood," signed by Weiss, fellow exec producer David Benioff and director Alan Taylor.
"Like Bloodraven, I have a thousand eyes and one," Martin concludes. "So let's keep 'em all peeled, boys and girls."
We're thinking it's not a great play to incur the wrath of the "Thrones"/GRRM fan community. Here's hoping the scripts can be found and donated for a good cause.