All Sorts of Weird Stuff: News

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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Poll from Testors

A poll has been added to the board on behalf of Testors, the company that will be producing the A Song of Ice and Fire miniatures and wargame. For a chance to win an artist’s proof of one of the upcoming figures, head over there to cast your vote.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with information about the release of the limited edition of A Clash of Kings and more information about the upcoming series of miniatures based on A Song of Ice and Fire.

ASoIaF Miniatures

According to this press release, The Testor Corporation will be producing a line of pre-painted collectible miniatures, a line of metal signature pieces and a miniatures game based on A Song of Ice and Fire.

The series of pre-painted, collectible 1:18 scale miniatures will be released in September 2005. In January 2006, the line of 54 mm metal signature pieces will follow, and in the third quarter of 2006 the miniature game will debut.

ACoK Limited Edition Update

According to Meisha Merlin, the limited edition of A Clash of Kings will finally ship on April 11th.

AGoT RPG Update

Guardians of Order have published the second issue of their newsletter. Among other things, it reports that only 30 copies of the signed limited edition of the AGoT RPG remain. Unfortunately, the book will be delayed from March to May. In the meantime, a second preview of the RPG has also been made available.

AFfC Release Info

This weekend, GRRM is attending Boskone, and one of the regulars at the A Song of Ice and Fire board has reported that he has stated that A Feast for Crows will definitely be released this summer!

And yes, the cover you see at Amazon is the new cover, and all the previous books will be re-released with matching covers.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with information about a couple of upcoming limited editions: the A Game of Thrones RPG from Guardians of Order and the SF novella "Shadow Twin", which GRRM co-wrote with Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham, from Subterranean Press.

Limited Edition AGoT Update

Guardians of Order have published the first issue of their newsletter, which includes some information about the contents of the limited edition of the A Game of Thrones RPG. It also notes that 300 out of the 500 copies have now sold.

Limited Edition Change

Subterranean Press notes on their site that they are in negotiations with Meisha Merlin to take over the publication of the limited editions of A Song of Ice and Fire. A Clash of Kings would still be published by Meisha Merlin, but A Storm of Swords and all future volumes would be published by Subterranean Press.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated, among other things, a new entry regarding A Feast for Crows. No, it is not done yet, but significant progress has been made.

Guardians of Order News

Guardians of Order, the company producing the A Game of Thrones RPG, has posted a news announcement including some interesting information about the AGoT RPG. It also includes some not so great news; due to them being a Canadian company with incomes in US dollars and expenses in Canadian dollars, their profit has been smaller than expected this year, and they are now trying to raise money quickly to ensure that they will have the funds necessary to bring all of their planned products to the market. One way that they are trying to do this is via a sale of some of their titles, including some rarer ones, so if you have been considering picking up some of their titles, now is a very good time.

We certainly encourage everyone who is interested in the AGoT RPG to consider buying the limited edition. With a $30,000 art budget, we are expecting it to be gorgeous. And very, very faithful to GRRM’s books.

THK News

"The Hedge Knight" is #8 on Amazon.com’s Editor’s Picks: Comics and Graphic Novels for 2004.

Additionally, a second edition of "The Hedge Knight" (featuring a new cover and eight additional pages of art from Amok) will be released in March 2005.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a new sample chapter from A Feast for Crows.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with another special Christmas offer, which appears to be replacing the previous one. Until the end of the year, GRRM is selling three books for $99: GRRM: A RRetrospective, Tuf Voyaging and Windhaven.

New AGoT Board Game Expansion

Fantasy Flight Games has announced that a second expansion for the A Game of Thrones board game will be released late summer 2005.