EW has broken the news that the first season of Game of Thrones will be available on DVD March 6th 2012. You can preorder it now on Amazon.com.

The Damascus Ice shipment has finally cleared customs. We expect to start shipping them to customers a week from today. It should make it to everyone worldwide in time for Christmas, barring any further delays or circumstances (storms, strikes, really slow customs people, etc). These are still available for purchase, by the way, it has not yet sold out.

Finally, GRRM has given final approval on the Night’s Watch Dragonglass Dagger prototype. Picture is below:

This is a “north of the wall survival kit” set that includes the dagger (which is hand made in the US of real obsidian), a leather sheath, a belt pouch, 5 obsidian arrowheads, certificate of authenticity, and one or two surprises. All will be enclosed in a wooden box. It will sell for between $200 and $250 and be a limited edition of 2500. It should be out in January, preorders will start in a couple weeks.

Christmas this year is on a Sunday, which makes the last day for some deliveries Friday the 23rd. International orders may still get Christmas delivery ordering as late as the 9th, but it is pushing it. Domestic orders for regular ground shipping should order by the 18th, possibly 17th if you’re way far from the Midwest, such as Southern California. We have the capability of shipping faster both domestically and internationally, but it is expensive. So if you’re late, give us a call or send an email, we’ll work up a shipping quote for you using faster methods. For domestic orders you could order as late as the 23rd and get next day delivery – if you’re willing to pay for it, and for international probably the 18th or 19th would be the hard limit, again if you’re willing to pay for it.

King Robert Baratheon’s Warhammer will go on sale tommorow, November 12th, at 12 noon US eastern time. This is a preorder, the item will not ship until Spring 2012. It will not make it in time for Christmas.

Remember on non-damascus editions we do not allow people to pick numbers, so there is no use requesting one. The earliest orders we do try to get lower numbers for (and we try to get the very first dozen or so orders the very lowest numbers, including #1 to the first person), but we do not guarantee any particular number.

Shipping costs worldwide are about $5 more than they were for Ice.