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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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.
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.
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.
George has mailed out some information regarding his forthcoming signings, including the addition of new dates. The information can be read here.
GRRMs official site has been updated with a new post to his weblog, Not a Blog. He discusses his travels over the last months and his gruelling schedule of forthcoming signing tours and apperances. He also discusses his one signing policy, which is that he’ll only sign three items at a time, but individuals are welcome to return to the end of the line to get three more items signed.
Word is flying that Amazon.co.uk has begun to ship copies of A Feast for Crows to customers who have pre-ordered it. Currently, the listing at Amazon.co.uk seems to confirm this, as it now indicates that the novel is now "usually dispatched within 24 hours". If you’ve been holding off on ordering, this may well be the time to do it if Amazon.com really is delivering the book prior to the official release on the 17th.
C-SPAN’s Book TV aired a panel program featuring several book reviewers, titled NYT Great Read in the Park: Book Reviews and Publishing (RealVideo stream available).
As mentioned earlier, we had high hopes of getting more images from Testors down the road ... and now we have them. Check out the Gallery to see how Jamie Sims’s art has been translated into three dimensions thanks to this series of pictures of the Hodor, Bran, and Summer scene in "green" form.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with a detailed announcement regarding the Art of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, including a partial list of contributing artists (among them fan artists such as Jenny Dolfen and Maria Luisa Gilibreti, and the promise of a portrait of Aegon the Conquerer and his sisters by the legenday John Schoenherr). Also new is the reopening of George’s Books for Sale site.
A webcast of GRRM’s talk and Q&A at the National Book Festival has now been posted. George discusses his early days as a writer, his brief stint as an intern journalist in Washington, D.C. in the early 70’s, and a number of other topics. Particularly notable among his remarks is his plan to write a total of "nine or ten" Dunk & Egg stories (primarily between novels) and collecting them into book-form.
This one is rather special, because it’s a piece Jamie Sims painted for himself rather than Testors. Just to remind everyone, he’s not "just" an artist who was hired on—he’s a huge fan of the novels, as well. When he started getting into the process he was particularly drawn by the scene of Bran climbing a tree one last time. So, he painted it for himself, and now he’s allowed us to share it with everyone.
You can find the new piece of art in the new gallery for Jamie’s art.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.