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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Bantam has sent out free promotional booklets to stores throughout the U.S., to match the release of their new A Game of Thrones paperbacks priced at $3.99. These booklets contain a chapter from A Feast for Crows, titled “The Captain of Guards”. It has been noted that not all bookstores have received these. Furthermore, some that have received them have not actually placed them out for customers to take. If you try some stores (particularly large chains) and find they don’t have it, ask to talk with their general manager and ask them if they know anything about it or, better yet, have any copies on hand.
On the heels of our previous post, Mikel Butterworth of the Testor Corporation has provided us further information as well as clarifications to our last report.
At GRRM’s official site, the "For Collectors" section has been updated with information about GRRM’s early writings for fanzines.
If you would like a signed copy of a A Feast for Crows, but can’t get to any of the locations where GRRM will be signing the book, then the Signed Page has the solution for you. GRRM will sign 200 copies of the book for the Signed Page, and pre-ordering for these has now begun. For more details, head over to http://www.signedpage.com/.
During the Worldcon, we had the pleasure of meeting Jamie Sims, a freelance artist who has been hired by Testor’s to work with George on the designs for their resin statues. He was scheduled for two presentations regarding Testor’s three lines of Song of Ice and Fire products, all quite suddenly, so it was rather hectic and all the things that had been hoped for did not quite materialize (particularly prototype miniature figures, which got stuck in customs, although there will be a report in the SSM collection from those who saw them on Monday).
The Quest of Thrones online adventure based on the A Song of Fire and Ice novels of George R.R. Martin.
Deadline for registration: September 16, 2005
The momentum is building for The Quest of Thrones, a online adventure is based upon George R. R. Martins epic fantasy series that began with A GAME OF THRONES and continues to unfold with the-soon-to-be-released fourth novel A Feast for Crows (US on-sale date 11/8). It is a Quest to track down characters from this bestselling series hidden across the Internet. There will be successes and losses, decrees from on high, life and death, battles for dominance, and a multitude of kingdoms. But only those who remain loyal to the Quest during its five-week duration may be rewarded.
For complete details visit the Quest of Thrones site at www.questofthrones.com.
Sign up now!
Once you register at www.questofthrones.com, you’ll be assigned to one of five kingdoms, given five characters to track down during the Quest, and a special web address to report to on September 19, 2005. The Quest of Thrones is open to legal residents of the U.S. and Canada (excluding Puerto Rico and Quebec), who are 18 years of age or older as of August 15, 2005. Deadline for registration is 11:59 PM, U.S. Eastern Time (ET) on September 16, 2005.
With its opening officially announced before a packed room at Interaction, Worldcon 2005, the Brotherhood without Banners’ official website has started auspiciously. Jam-packed with information about past BwB gatherings and members, as well as information regarding collecting GRRM’s works. Sign up as a member and be entered in the club’s White Book today!
This information comes from Subterranean Press:
From Bantam’s newsletter:
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The momentum is building for The Quest of Thrones, an online adventure based upon George R. R. Martins epic fantasy cycle that began with A GAME OF THRONES and continues to unfold with he-soon-to-be-released fourth novel A FEAST FOR CROWS (US on-sale date 11/8). There will be successes and losses, decrees from on high, life and death, battles for dominance, and a multitude of kingdoms. But only those who remain loyal to the Quest during its five-week duration may be rewarded.
Further details to be posted after 8/16.
Hot on the heels of the previous update, GRRM’s official site has now received a bit of a face-lift as well as had several new sections added.
One of the posters at the board have been in contact with the artist who did the very nice King’s Landing map for Meisha Merlin’s edition of A Clash of Kings about producing a limited edition print of this map. If this sounds interesting, check out this thread for more information and a link to a scan of the map in question.
If you want a chance to win some cool, GRRM-related prizes, why not buy a ticket for the Brotherhood Without Banner’s raffle? The grand prize is a signed copy of GRRM: A RRetrospective, and there are plenty of other goodies up for grabs too.
We’re a bit late with this due to having been on vacation, but if you haven’t already seen the news elsewhere, the UK publication date for A Feast for Crows has been confirmed to be October 17th 2005.
Guardians of Order have announced that the A Game of Thrones RPG will be published and distributed by White Wolf, although they will still remain in control of the creation and design. As a result of this, the publishing dates have been delayed but firmly set (the book is finished -- and a full 100 pages longer than originally announced) to the following:
More information about this can be found in their newsletter.
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.