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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Bwb Charity Drive Success

The Brotherhood without Banners Charity Drive (previously mentioned here) was a roaring success, raising over $1,000 for the Child’s Play organization. In fact, it was so successful that the BwB is listed on the site as a Gold Sponsor!

Game of Thrones RPG Adventure

Guardians of Order has made available for download a short adventure for the A Game of Thrones RPG. The adventure can be downloaded here (ZIP file containing a PDF).

Christmas Presents from Amok

A while ago, Amok asked GRRM for descriptions for some of the important Targaryens that never ruled, and as such weren’t included among the portraits in the artbook. GRRM recently replied that he was too busy to supply descriptions for them all at this time, but that he would try to send a some now and then. He did, however, send descriptions for two of them: Visenya and Rhaenys, Aegon the Conqueror’s sisters and wives.

You will find the descriptions on Amok’s forum and the portraits in his artbook gallery. Amok has also put up one other new painting in his main gallery, showing the three Targaryen siblings and their dragons on the Field of Fire.

Word from Testor

The recent addition of a number of new images of Testors resin miniatures sparked so much interest and discussion that a member of the company posted to the forum, answering many of the questions and comments that had been made to date.

Random House Interview

Random House has posted an interview with George from around the time of the publication of A Feast for Crows. It can be found here.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with new material in "Cover Art", "From My Readers" and "News". The last of these concerns news related to Subterranean Press’s limited editions of “A Song of Ice and Fire” and GRRM: A RRetrospective, as Subterranean offers a special deal on purchasing both sets of books.

SF Site Readers’ Choice Awards

It seems it’s that time of year for SF/F sites to host end-of-the-year awards, because SF Site has gotten into the game with its 2005 Readers’ Choice Awards. Instructions can be found here. In 1999, A Clash of Kings took the #1 place. In 2000, A Storm of Swords took first place as well. After five years, can A Feast for Crows
continue the sweep?

2005 Asimov’s Reader Awards

Asimov’s Science Fiction, one of the top SF/F fiction magazines, is holding its annual reader awards for the best works published in their pages. GRRM is nominated in the “Best Novella” category for the story “Shadow Twin”, written in collaboration with Daniel Abrahamson and Gardner Dozois. It’s an excellent story, among other excellent stories in the magazine. Vote now!

New Miniatures Images

Testor has sent us fifteen new images of prototypes for their line of “A Song of Ice and Fire” resins. These can be seen at All Sorts of Weird Stuff’s gallery. For the first time, we get an idea of what the resins may look like once painted, as there’s a (very large) image featuring a number of Stark figures (plus Theon Greyjoy) captured at various moments from A Game of Thrones.

News from Guardians of Order

Guardians of Order was pleased to announce a number of new items recently which are related to the A Game of Thrones RPG:

New York Times Profile

The New York Times has published a lengthy profile of GRRM. It’s well worth checking out.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with new material in "Cover Art", "From My Readers" and "What I’m Watching".

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with new material in "Cover Art", "From My Readers" and "What I’m Watching".

Hedge Knight Third Edition

From Broken Frontier, we learn that the Dabel Brothers are preparing to release a third edition of their Hedge Knight graphic novel. The third edition will contain new bonus material from the upcoming adaption of GRRM’s, "The Sworn Sword", which we have previously reported on here.

2006 Raven Awards Announced

The Brotherhood without Banners has announced the latest recipients of its Raven Award, the fans known as Mormont and Skylark!  Congratulations!