All Sorts of Weird Stuff: News

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.'"

George R.R. Martin

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Pin-up Calendar for Charity

Patrick Rothfuss, whose debut with The Name of the Wind made quite a splash both within and outside the fantasy genre, has organized the Worldbuilders charity drive on an annual basis. Last year, he helped mastermind a unique literary calendar, sales of which directly benefited Worldbuilders: it was a pin-up calendar, featuring photos inspired by works such as Alice in Wonderland, The Wizard of Oz, and Tom Sawyer.

Now Rothfuss has announced a 2013 pin-up calendar, but this one’s done with the support and permission of a number of contemporary authors… and, specifically, genre authors. So why is this here? Besides the fact that it’s a good cause, one of the authors who has given his support and permission is George R.R. Martin.

It’s an august bunch of writers right there besides him, as well: the late, great Ray Bradbury (who gave his permission before his death), Robin Hobb, Jacqueline Carey, Peter S. Beagle, Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, Jim Butcher, Patricia Briggs, Terry Pratchett, N.K. Jemisin, and (of course) Rothfuss.

If you want a calendar to compete for space with the 2013 A Song of Ice and Fire Calendar or the 2013 Game of Thrones Calendar, give the 2013 Pinup—whose proceeds go to support the Worldbuilders endeavor—a try. Preorders are now available, including a limited edition signed by the artist, the great Lee Moyer.

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