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.'"

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The Brotherhood Without Banners, an unofficial fan club for GRRM’s works, had the rare distinction of being highlighted in a Worldcon pictorial, with a photo of the ASoIaF board members Caress of Cersei and Chataya.

ASoIaF Art on Ebay

Mike S. Miller, artist for the Dabel Brother Production’s "The Hedge Knight" adaptation, has set up an Ebay store where he plans to sell original art from the comic. The first lot are pages from the adaptation of an excerpt from "The Sworn Sword" contained in "The Hedge Knight" trade collection.

News from the WorldCon

These last few days, GRRM has been attending this years WorldCon, and from people attending we have learned the following:

  • GRRM is still aiming for six books.
  • There are twelve chapters in A Feast for Crows which grew out of the original prologue. Seven deal with the Iron Islands and five with Dorne.
  • There's a strong possibility that a 2-hour pilot based on GRRM's old anthology series, Wild Cards, may be produced by Sci-Fi. If it happens, and if it does well, there's a possibility that it'll become a weekly series.
GoT RPG at GenCon

Although the RPG is not quite finished yet, it appears that Guardians of Order will still be running a few Game of Thrones-related events at GenCon, starting Thursday (19/8). Check out their GenCon schedule for more details.

RRetrospective Nominated for WFA

George R.R. Martin: A RRetrospective has been nominated for a World Fantasy Award in the Best Collection category.

New Short Story

Late August/Early September will see the publication of the October issue of Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine, which will contain a memoir by GRRM titled "The Heart of a Small Child".

Fevre Dream Limited Edition

Subterranean Press, the makers of GRRM: A RRetrospective, will also be producing a limited edition of GRRM’s Fevre Dream. This book can be pre-ordered straight from Subterranean Press or from Clarkesworld Books.

As owners of the RRetrospective (bought from Clarkesworld Books, who made sure it arrived in perfect condition) as well as another edition of Fevre Dream, we can thoroughly recommend both the quality of books from Subterranean Press and the novel itself.

AFfC Preview on

The Daenerys  chapter previously available on GRRM’s official site can now be found on

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with news about the progress of A Feast for Crows as well as another sample chapter.

THK Trade Paperback Available

The trade paperback collection of the comic book adaption of "The Hedge Knight" has now been released. If you don’t have a store that carries it nearby, you can order it from They are currently listing it as not yet released, but they should likely begin shipping soon.

Boston WorldCon Info

This years WorldCon in Boston is fast approaching, and if you are considering going, you should check out the information provided by the Brotherhood without Banners, who once again will be organizing a great WorldCon party. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow fans and, of course, GRRM himself.

To help cover the costs of organizing the party, the BwB is holding a raffle. Tickets can be purhcased both by those who are going and those who won’t be attending, and the prizes will undoubtedly be of great interest to GRRM fans.

"Shadow Twin" Info

GRRM’s official site has been updated with, among other things, more information about the novella which will be published by during June.

Signed RRetrospective On Auction

An auction to benefit author Charles L. Grant has been arranged by the Horror Writers Association.  Among the auctioned items is a signed edition of GRRM: A RRetrospective.

The auction ends on May 30th.

DB Pro Freebie

The creators of "The Hedge Knight" graphic novel adaption, Dabel Brothers Productions, have made available a pdf with short previews of all their current and many of their forthcoming titles.

It includes a brief look at "The Hedge Knight", and if you haven’t already picked it up, why not preoder the trade paperback collection of the whole series that is due out in June.

New GRRM Novella

A novella called "Shadow Twin", George RR Martin, Gardner Dozois and Daniel Abraham, will be published by during