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"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
New to the series? Read our spoiler-free review of A Game of Thrones.
The second issue of "The Hedge Knight" comic book is now available. The first one has sold well, but there should still be copies available, in case you haven’t picked it up yet. It comes highly recommended by the thematic consultants. ;)
For those of you who (like us) want to read every little scrap of information available about A Feast for Crows, here are a couple of links to topics on the message board that are discussing the most recent spoilers to come out of TorCon:
Spoilers for the chapter GRRM read on Friday.
Spoilers for the chapter GRRM read on Monday.
There’s also plenty of other TorCon-related discussions going on in the Brotherhood without Banners forum.
It appears that Amazon.co.uk has now started shipping Legends II, so if you want to read "The Sworn Sword" as soon as possible, hurry up and place an order.
Jesse Scoble, line developer for the A Song of Ice and Fire RPG by Guardians of Order, has been answering some questions regarding the book at GOO’s message board. Read it if you’re curious about where the project stands and where it’ll be going in the future.
Newsarama has a preview of the second issue of the comic book adaptation of GRRM’s novella (images at the bottom of the page).
Other noteworthy items in the article are a press release regarding the first issue’s success as well as images of the Ted Naismith 2nd issue cover (no, that background is not a photo!) and the special Brothers Hildebrandt cover.
GRRM will be at Bubonicon 35 in Albuquerque, New Mexico from the 22nd to the 24th. It’s a great opportunity for residents of the Southwest to meet the man himself
The schedule includes GRRM giving a 50 minute reading on Friday and taking part in two panels that day and on Saturday. Charles Vess, illustrator for the limited edition of A Storm of Swords will also be there. Perhaps he’ll bring some of the art he’s produced for the novel? One can hope!
With The Hedge Knight #1 now out, many may have noticed that nifty Brotherhood without Banners ad. The BwB, named after Lord Beric’s merry band, is the nascent fan organization that has helped bring about such wonderful events as the BwB meet (featuring GRRM!) at ConJose and again this year at TorCon. If there’s any one man—besides GRRM—who deserves to be considered the heart of the Brotherhood, it has to be Lodengarl.
GamePro has just updated with a A Song of Ice and Fire feature that includes an interview with GRRM by own of the community’s own, namely Lodengarl, a review of the comic-book adaption of "The Hedge Knight" and a competition.
According to HarperCollins, the UK version of Legends II (which contains the new Dunk & Egg novella
"The Sworn Sword") is due out on September 1st!
Fantasy Flight Games premiered the Game of Thrones board game at Gen Con, with much success! According to their reports, they’ve sold out all of the copies of the board game they had with them. It should also be appearing in game shops by now. A review of the game can be found here.
Guardians of Order has recently released some more information regarding the forthcoming A Song of Ice and Fire RPG.
Well, we’re now back from vacation and working on catching up on things, and we have a few interesting bits of news to note that came along while we were gone.
First off, there are some interesting updates on GRRM’s official site regarding the book GRRM: A RRetrospective, which collects a huge amount of GRRM’s works in a single volume. Secondly, we have learned that a series of Westeros-inspired coins will be produced.
The A Game of Thrones CCG, published by Fantasy Flights, has won the 2003 Origins Award for best CCG!
A review of A Game of Thrones, as well as lots of discussion of the series itself, can be found at Slashdot. Luckily, Westeros doesn’t seem likely to get Slashdotted from being linked to a couple of times. But if it is slower than usual right now, you know why. ;)
The Westeros network consists of several different sites, including a forum and a wiki, for all your A Song of Ice and Fire needs.