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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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The Quest of Thrones Begins

The Quest of Thrones online adventure based on the A Song of Fire and Ice novels of George R.R. Martin.

www.questofthrones.com

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.

BwB Site Launched

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!

Last Lettered ACoK

This information comes from Subterranean Press:

The Quest of Thrones

From Bantam’s newsletter:

Read the book, Join the Quest!

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.

Official Site Update

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.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with the dates and locations for his US book tour. We’ll try to get these added to the Calendar in the near future.

Interested in Limited Edition Map Print?

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.

BwB Raffle

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.

AFfC UK Publication Date

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.

GOO & White Wolf To Jointly Publish AGoT RPG

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:

  • Deluxe Edition (OGL/Tri-Stat): September 2005
  • Standard Edition (OGL): October 2005
  • TriStat Edition (Tri-Stat): December 2005

More information about this can be found in their newsletter.

AFfC Australian Publication Date

According to a moderator on Voyager Australia’s message boards, A Feast for Crows will be published October 2005 in Australia.

Celebratory Gift for GRRM

The BwB is collecting donations to buy a gift for GRRM, as well as something for Parris, to congratulate him on the completion of A Feast for Crows. If you’d like to contribute, see this thread on the forum.

Attention Owners of the AGoT Limited Edition

GRRM has passed on a list of people who haven’t fully signed up for their limited edition of Clash of Kings after buying the Game of Thrones edition. If any of these people want to buy ACoK and retain the same number/letter as for their AGoT edition, they need to get in touch with Meisha Merlin to sign up for a copy, otherwise their number/letter will be made available for others to purchase.

More on Publication Dates

At the moment, Bantam is saying November 8th for the US edition, according to GRRM. This is not entirely set in stone, however. Harper Collins has yet to set a date for the UK edition, but it will probably be announced in the next 2-4 weeks.

AFfC US Publication Date

According to a report from the Book Expo in New York, GRRM has said that the US publication date for A Feast for Crows will be November 8th 2005. The full report will soon be added to the So Spake Martin collection.