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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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.
We recently had the pleasure of meeting John J. Miller—one of the many fine writers involved in the creation of the Wild Cards series of books—in Glasgow during the Worldcon. When we heard that he had some books for sale, we decided to contact him to ask about that, as well as any news we have. First, news about forthcoming Wild Cards books:
Fantasy Flight Games has announced that they have a limited supply of the A Feast for Crows excerpt booklet (containing the chapter found here), thanks to Bantam Spectra. While supplies last, they will be including a copy in every A Game of Thrones CCG e-commerce order, and will also be including copies as part of the prize packages in officially supported CCG tournaments.
Amok has finished posting the first five of his portraits of the Targaryen kings, and promises to put up more after the Art of Ice and Fire artbook is published. He has also posted the descriptions that GRRM sent him regarding the appearances of those five kings. Expect to see the descriptions for the rest of the kings right here, at Westeros.org, after the artbook’s publication!
GRRM’s official site has been updated with a detailed schedule of his UK Book Tour in late October. Also, it appears that the US tour signing at Half Moon Bay is back on. The Calendar has been updated accordingly.
Following the process of moving to a new host, Guardians of Order is pleased to announce the resumption of their forum. Previous users will have to re-register before posting.
Amok, perhaps the best-known of the ASoIaF fan artists thanks to his contributions to Fantasy Flight Games’ Game of Thrones Collectible Card Game and the second edition of DB Pro’s "The Hedge Knight" graphic novel, has released the first of nineteen images depicting the line of the Targaryen rulers, from Aegon I to Daenerys Stormborn, which are part of his contribution to FFG’s forthcoming Art of Ice and Fire art book.
The first two images, of Aegon I with Blackfyre in his hand and his son (by his sister/wife Rhaenys) Aenys I, can be found here. Amok will post the first five in the series prior to the publication of the book, with the resting following after publication.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with a number of new pieces of information. First, the cancelling of the Kepler’s signing has been confirmed; the other signing scheduled for the same day in Half Moon Bay has also been dropped. Further, George will not be appearing at NECon 26, but has appearance at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. is back on. Our Calendar will be updated accordingly.
Finally, GRRM puts out a reminder that Subterranean Press’ Shadow Twin deluxe limited editions are running out fast. The books cover and interior art is provided by Michael Komarck. The regular limited edition can also be purchased via Clarkesworld Books.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.