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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Wrapping up our series of posted images from Testors for their resin statute line, we’ve put the final three of the current series today: a colored piece of Arya during her time in Flea Bottom, and black and white pieces of Ned Stark with Ice and Tyrion Lannister. One thing we didn’t mention before , is that all the images we have up are approved by GRRM. For example, he says Jamie Sims’s Tyrion is the nearest to his own mental image of the Imp.
Keep an eye out on this site in the future, because we hope to be able to share more concept art, plus images of the resins and the miniatures, as product development progresses!
GRRM’s official site has been updated with a news item concerning the 17th Wild Cards novel, Death Draws Five, written by John J. Miller. The book has been scheduled for a January release in hardcover. More information regarding the novel can be found on the news page, as well as in this entry, which includes information concerning how to buy older volumes of the books straight from John. Also updated has been the "From My Readers" section, with a new entry in ASoIaF-inspired baby names.
For those who are really big fans of the series, it should be noted that John has been posting at the ASoIaF board, in the Other Authors forum, where he’s happy to answer questions.
Fantasy Flight Games has announced that the Winter Edition of the A Game of Thrones CCG is now shipping and should be in stores by September 30th. Additionally, they note that on the 27th of September, they will be holding a chat with developers Eric Lang and Casey Galvan.
Continuing our series of posted images from Testors for their resin statute line, we’ve put three more up today: a colored piece of the Old bear at his desk and black and white pieces of Sansa with Lady and Hodor, Bran, and Summer.
Check in again on Sunday when we finish up with Arya, Ned, and Tyrion, and a special treat.
According to Guardians of Order, the A Game of Thrones Roleplaying Game is nearing the point where it can be shipped. The linked post provides a breakdown of where the various editions (the signed and unsigned Deluxe Limited Edition, and the Standard OGL edition) stand. Pre-orderers should start seeing these massive tomes arrive at their doorsteps as early as mid-October.
For those who simply can’t wait, the PDF of the OGL version is still available at DriveThruRPG, marked at half-price compared to the printed OGL.
Best wishes to GRRM on the occasion of his 57th birthday!
GRRM’s official site has been updated with news announcing the opening of the BwB Fanclub site, as well as an update in the links section to include the site. Also added are the covers for the Spanish edition of A Storm of Swords.
The announcement that Testors will be producing several lines of figures based on A Song of Ice and Fire has drawn a lot of interest. Details of Testors plans have previously been reported on here, here, and here. Now we’ve more than just news to share, however: now there’s concept art.
Amazon.co.uk has a new synopsis for A Feast for Crows, one that seems to be rather more accurate about what this book entails compared to previous ones. You can find the new one here, as the synopsis on the hardcover page has yet to be updated.
The dam bursts, and now Fantasy Flight Games has opened up its official page for The Art of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire.
With the mad dash that’s been developing to get information regarding the art book (Dave McCaman at the Brotherhood without Banners was the first to get a scoop), we’ve been trying to see what else could be turned up. Well, at last, we’ve some more new information to put out there, thanks to the editor of the book, Brian Wood. Extracts from his mail to us follow.
Here’s a LiveJournal posting which claims to have some very interesting information about A Feast for Crows, primarily a breakdown of the chapters that it contains. At this time, we are unable to verify whether it is entirely accurate or not, but as there are ARCs out there it may very well be, and it does match with the details we do have so far. Don’t click on the link if you want to avoid spoilers!
We’ve been informed that the breakdown is authentic, except it contains an error: when you see a single POV with two back-to-back chapters, it should in fact just be one.
September 16th is the last day to sign up for the Quest of Thrones, Bantam’s Internet scavenger hunt game. Don’t miss out on great prizes, such as a copy of A Feast for Crows as well as items from Bantam’s various partners in the game (including Fantasy Flight Games, Testors, DB Pro, and Guardians of Order).
Recently, word has been going around that Roy Dotrice was not going to be the reader for the A Feast for Crows audibook, after having done an excellent job on the prior three volumes. Another voice actor, John Lee, is now attached to the novel.
To confirm this news, and learn a little more about the change, we contacted Mr. Dotrice and he responded with the confirmation, as well as some extra information regarding how it came about that he would not be reading the book.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.