November 18th, 2016

Game of Thrones research project

The Questeros project aims to gather and analyse audience responses to Game of Thrones. A group of academic researchers are using a questionnaire for this purpose. We're trying to get as many people as possible to fill out the survey, and we're wondering if fans from Livejournal would be interested in doing it, to help us understand how people watch and respond to the show.

Here's the questionnaire.

The researchers are all university researchers, who are undertaking this project without funding support of any kind. As described on the website: We’ve sensed that Game of Thrones is significant, and important, a Game-Changer (bad pun) – but we’re not (yet) sure how. All of us have been involved in previous audience projects, of different kinds. Some of us researched responses to the films of The Lord of the Rings (and then The Hobbit) a few years back. That taught us a great deal. Some of us are currently researching the revived Star Wars franchise. But Game of Thrones is different, clearly. Has there ever been such a doom-ridden, death-ridden epic series before? "Winter is coming", indeed.

So far the project has been promoted by a number of major fansites. It has no links to HBO or George R. R. Martin.

You can learn more about the Questeros project on the website:
http://www.questeros.org/
http://www.questeros.org/About

Many thanks if you can help!