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.'"

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Sites of Interest
GRRM Audio Interview

We’ve just learned that The Dragon Page, an internet radio program, will be interviewing George next week. The interview should be made available on their site in mp3 format on the 31st.

A Feast For Crows UK Bestseller

According to the Sunday Times, A Feast for Crows debuted on the UK hardcover fiction bestseller list at #10, despite the data representing only the early, pre-embargo sales through the 15th. Next week’s list should provide a better picture of where the novel really stands in relation to other bestsellers.

Testors Miniatures Rumors

According to Carin Meier, Tom Meier of Thunderbolt Mountain is presently finishing up a 54mm miniature featuring. "a young Jon & Arya for Testors"

AGoT RPG Shipping Update

Mark McKinnon, president of Guardians of Order, has posted an update regarding the shipping status of the RPG. For those who just can’t wait, the OGL d20 PDF is still on-sale at half the price of the hardcover edition and is available for immediate download.

Death Draws Five Cover

John J. Miller has shared with us the cover to the upcoming Wild Cards: Death Draws Five, a book we’ve previously reported about. The cover depicts the Midnight Angel, as illustrated by Mike S. Miller and Etienne St-Laurent.

Sworn Sword Cover

We’ve received a sneak peek at "The Hedge Knight II: The Sworn Sword" from Dabel Brothers Productions, in the form of the cover for the first issue, illustrated by Renato Arlem.

In related news, word from Mike S. Miller (found here at Newsarama) is that he will be illustrating the series. This is great news for fans of his work on "The Hedge Knight").

A Feast for Crows 3rd Printing

Parris has just reported that A Feast for Crows has been a raging success, as evidenced by its having already entered its third printing just three days after publication. Congratulations, George!

The Sworn Sword Confirmed

Yesterday’s news item on "The Sworn Sword" being adapted by Dabel Brothers Productions (who so successfully adapted "The Hedge Knight") is now confirmed. The adaption is tenatively scheduled to begin release in early 2006. No word yet as to the creative lineup.

Brief review of A Feast for Crows

This is a very brief review of A Feast for Crows (UK edition now available, US edition forthcoming), and will be followed up by a more thorough review in the days to come.

Art of Ice and Fire

Fantasy Flight Games’  Art of Ice and Fire will be available for direct order directly from FFG in about a week.

The Sworn Sword Adapted

Word is that Dabel Brothers Productions, who have recently launched their newly re-designed site and forums, are set to announce details regarding a comic book adaption of "The Sworn Sword" the second Dunk & Egg novella published in Legends 2. More news to follow shortly, and perhaps a first look at what’s coming.

AGoT RPG Shipping Update

Mark McKinnon, president of Guardians of Order, has posted an update regarding the shipping status of the RPG. For those who just can’t wait, the OGL d20 PDF is still on-sale at half the price of the hardcover edition and is available for immediate download.

AFfC Official UK Release

Today is, of course, the official release date for the UK edition of a A Feast for Crows. If you haven’t already gotten the book (it has, after all, been out early from Amazon.co.uk as well as several British bookstores), its definiely time to order now.

Board Game FAQ Revised

Fantasy Flight Games has announced that the latest version of the FAQ for A Game of Thrones: The Board Game has been put online on the official game website.

First Look at Rhaegar

Tom Meier of Thunderbolt Mountain has posted another early preview image of the work he’s doing for Testors. It’s for the 54mm line of figures, and depicts Rhaegar fighting at the ruby ford.