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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 Hedge Knight" is #8 on’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.

GRRM’s TorCon Speech

Asimov’s Science Fiction magazine has published the speech that GRRM gave at TorCon on their website.

Another Coin

The latest coin has come out of the Shire Post mint—a brothel token!

BwB on

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.