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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Sites of Interest
Martin at Bubonicon

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!

Brotherhood Without Banners

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 ASoIaF Feature

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.

Legends II due September 1st

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!

The Hedge Knight

It’s nearly here, folks! The Hedge Knight comic book adaption from Roaring Studios should be shipping on the 6th, and ought to be appearing in your local comic shop shortly thereafter.

ASoIaF Board Game Available

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.

RPG News

Guardians of Order has recently released some more information regarding the forthcoming A Song of Ice and Fire RPG.

RRetrospective & Westeros Coins

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.

GoT CCG Wins Origins Award

The A Game of Thrones CCG, published by Fantasy Flights, has won the 2003 Origins Award for best CCG!

Slashdot Review

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. ;)

Hedge Knight News

Image Comics announced today that the upcoming miniseries, George R.R. Martin’s The Hedge Knight, will feature covers by fan-favorite fantasy artists Michael Kaluta, Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell, the Hildebrandt Brothers, Tom Mandrake, Ted Nasmith and Tom Yeates.

Legends II News

In other news, the final piece (an original "Lord John" novella by Diana Gabaldon, set in her Outlander universe) for Legends II has been delivered. Legends II, edited by Robert Silverberg, is an antholgy of previously unpublished stories by some of fantasy’s most exciting writers scheduled for release in January 2004. All of the stories are based in the respective authors’ most popular worlds. Works by George R. R. Martin, Neil Gaiman, Anne McCaffrey, Terry Brooks, and Orson Scott Card are among the eleven stories that will round out this collection.

Hedge Knight Interviews

The May issue of Sequential Tart includes a pair of interviews with the crew behind the comic book adaption of "The Hedge Knight". The first with Les Dabel and the second with Ben Avery and Mike S. Miller.

CCG Nominated for Awards

The Fantasy Flight Games produced Game of Thrones collectible card game and its expansion, Sea of Storms, are both nominees in the major game industry Origin Awards! If you’d like to cast your vote for the awards, go here.

ASoIaF as eBook

You can now purchase all of the first three books as eBooks:

A Game of Thrones & A Clash of Kings (both in one eBook) in Microsoft Reader or Adobe Reader format.

A Game of Thrones in Microsoft Reader or Adobe Reader format.

A Clash of Kings in Microsoft Reader or Adobe Reader format.

A Storm of Swords in Microsoft Reader or Adobe Reader format.