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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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.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a special Christmas offer. GRRM has purchased the last remaining copies of the limited edition of A Game of Thrones, published by Meisha Merlin, and will be offering those on sale for the publisher’s price of $250 until the end of the year. After that, the price will rise to 299.99.

Pre-Order the AGoT RPG

Guardians of Order have announced that the deluxe limited edition of the A Game of Thrones RPG is now available for pre-ordering.

The first 500 copies of this edition will only be available from Guardians of Order themselves, and each of these books will be numbered and signed by GRRM. Additional copies of this deluxe, dual-stat corebook will likely be available later on, but these will not be numbered or signed. Additionally, the book will be out in March 2005, some months ahead of the other editions.

GRRM Holiday Gift

As has become tradition, the Brotherhood without Banners and the ASoIaF message board are collecting money for gifts for GRRM and Parris. It’s been decided that we’ll be giving GRRM a miniature knight or two (from Brian Rodden, who produced the fantastic Robert at the Trident figure) and the continued sponsorship of Sasquatch the wolf for Parris.

Discussion of the gifts and instructions for donation can be found in the ATTN: GRRM Holiday Gift Fund thread.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has once more been updated. He notes (as we have already reported) that his TorCon speech has been printed by Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine. He also mentions several upcoming foreign-language editions of various books, including new Swedish editions of A Song of Ice and Fire!

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated once again, following the reactions to his previous update. This update includes a response from GRRM, since he is unable to personally respond to all those who have mailed. It also includes some more news about the progress of A Feast for Crows.

Oh, and a well-chosen new banner. ;)

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with news about the progress of A Feast for Crows and some upcoming appearances.