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All Sorts of Weird Stuff offers news and information about George R.R. Martin, in particular about his A Song of Ice and Fire series.

"When I was young, I read all sorts of stuff. One week it would be Lovecraft, the next Vance. It was all imaginative literature, or as my dad called it 'Weird Stuff.' It was all 'Weird Stuff.'"

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More Info from Testors

On the heels of our previous post, Mikel Butterworth of the Testor Corporation has provided us further information as well as clarifications to our last report.

Info from Testors

During the Worldcon, we had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Sims, a freelance artist who has been hired by Testor’s to work with George on the designs for their resin statues. He was scheduled for two presentations regarding Testor’s three lines of Song of Ice and Fire products, all quite suddenly, so it was rather hectic and all the things that had been hoped for did not quite materialize (particularly prototype miniature figures, which got stuck in customs, although there will be a report in the SSM collection from those who saw them on Monday).

GOO & White Wolf To Jointly Publish AGoT RPG

Guardians of Order have announced that the A Game of Thrones RPG will be published and distributed by White Wolf, although they will still remain in control of the creation and design. As a result of this, the publishing dates have been delayed but firmly set (the book is finished—and a full 100 pages longer than originally announced) to the following:

  • Deluxe Edition (OGL/Tri-Stat): September 2005
  • Standard Edition (OGL): October 2005
  • TriStat Edition (Tri-Stat): December 2005

More information about this can be found in their newsletter.

Survey from Testors

A survey has been added to the board on behalf of Testors, the company that will be producing the A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures and wargame. For a chance to win nice prices, head over there to fill it out.

AGoT RPG Update

Guardians of Order have published the third issue of their newsletter, and it includes information on an interesting offer. From now on, all who pre-order certain books (such as the A Game of Thrones Deluxe Limited Edition) from them will also receive a PDF of the same title.

They have also have released the 4th preview from the A Game of Thrones RPG.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with, among other things, a new sample chapter and information about upcoming releases from Fantasy Flight Games for the CCG. Also, don’t miss the sneak preview of the first miniature due from Testors.

Poll from Testors

A poll has been added to the board on behalf of Testors, the company that will be producing the A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures and wargame. For a chance to win an artist’s proof of one of the upcoming figures, head over there to cast your vote.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with information about the release of the limited edition of A Clash of Kings and more information about the upcoming series of miniatures based on A Song of Ice and Fire.

ASoIaF Miniatures

According to this press release, The Testor Corporation will be producing a line of pre-painted collectible miniatures, a line of metal signature pieces and a miniatures game based on A Song of Ice and Fire.

The series of pre-painted, collectible 1:18 scale miniatures will be released in September 2005. In January 2006, the line of 54 mm metal signature pieces will follow, and in the third quarter of 2006 the miniature game will debut.

AGoT RPG Update

Guardians of Order have published the second issue of their newsletter. Among other things, it reports that only 30 copies of the signed limited edition of the AGoT RPG remain. Unfortunately, the book will be delayed from March to May. In the meantime, a second preview of the RPG has also been made available.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with information about a couple of upcoming limited editions: the A Game of Thrones RPG from Guardians of Order and the SF novella "Shadow Twin", which GRRM co-wrote with Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham, from Subterranean Press.

Limited Edition AGoT Update

Guardians of Order have published the first issue of their newsletter, which includes some information about the contents of the limited edition of the A Game of Thrones RPG. It also notes that 300 out of the 500 copies have now sold.

Guardians of Order News

Guardians of Order, the company producing the A Game of Thrones RPG, has posted a news announcement including some interesting information about the AGoT RPG. It also includes some not so great news; due to them being a Canadian company with incomes in US dollars and expenses in Canadian dollars, their profit has been smaller than expected this year, and they are now trying to raise money quickly to ensure that they will have the funds necessary to bring all of their planned products to the market. One way that they are trying to do this is via a sale of some of their titles, including some rarer ones, so if you have been considering picking up some of their titles, now is a very good time.

We certainly encourage everyone who is interested in the AGoT RPG to consider buying the limited edition. With a $30,000 art budget, we are expecting it to be gorgeous. And very, very faithful to GRRM’s books.

THK News

"The Hedge Knight" is #8 on Amazon.com’s Editor’s Picks: Comics and Graphic Novels for 2004.

Additionally, a second edition of "The Hedge Knight" (featuring a new cover and eight additional pages of art from Amok) will be released in March 2005.

New AGoT Board Game Expansion

Fantasy Flight Games has announced that a second expansion for the A Game of Thrones board game will be released late summer 2005.