Dan Weiss has been an avid fantasy fan since he was a kid growing up in Highland Park. Now he's sharing his passion for fantasy with people across the country as co-creator of Game of Thrones, a new cable television series that premieres April 17 on HBO.
The show is based on George R.R. Martin's epic fantasy series A Song of Ice and Fire, which includes four New York Times best-selling books. The series is about courtly intrigue and politics between noble houses in a medieval-style fantasy world.