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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New GRRM Interview

A new interview with GRRM can be found here. To play it, download the zipped file. You will need a recent version of Windows Media Player or just the most recent codec.

AFfC Sample Chapter

GRRM has made a recent update to his official site, which includes a description of the current status of A Feast for Crows as well as a sample chapter from said book!

ASoIaF Audio Books

We’ve mentioned it before, but now we have definitive confirmation that unabridged audio books of A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings and A Storm of Swords will indeed be released during the first quarter of 2004.

THK #2 Out

The second issue of "The Hedge Knight" comic book is now available. The first one has sold well, but there should still be copies available, in case you haven’t picked it up yet. It comes highly recommended by the thematic consultants. ;)

AFfC Spoilers from TorCon

For those of you who (like us) want to read every little scrap of information available about A Feast for Crows, here are a couple of links to topics on the message board that are discussing the most recent spoilers to come out of TorCon:

Spoilers for the chapter GRRM read on Friday.

Spoilers for the chapter GRRM read on Monday.

There’s also plenty of other TorCon-related discussions going on in the Brotherhood without Banners forum.

Legends II (UK Ed) Shipping

It appears that Amazon.co.uk has now started shipping Legends II, so if you want to read "The Sworn Sword" as soon as possible, hurry up and place an order.

RPG Information

Jesse Scoble, line developer for the A Song of Ice and Fire RPG by Guardians of Order, has been answering some questions regarding the book at GOO’s message board.  Read it if you’re curious about where the project stands and where it’ll be going in the future.

Hedge Knight #2 Preview

Newsarama has a preview of the second issue of the comic book adaptation of GRRM’s novella (images at the bottom of the page).

Other noteworthy items in the article are a press release regarding the first issue’s success as well as images of the Ted Naismith 2nd issue cover (no, that background is not a photo!) and the special Brothers Hildebrandt cover.

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.