George R.R. Martin has been visiting the lands Down Under, and in the course of it has met thousands of fans and signed thousands and thousands of books for said fans. But he’s been doing something else: giving interviews to the eager local media who seem as excited as the fans to have the creator of A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones on their shores. We’ve been dutifully collecting the interviews as they appear over at the So Spake Martin collection, but we’re going to include some of the more interesting ones below.
For fans of Game of Thrones. undoubtedly the most interesting will be Martin’s appearance with Lena Headey and Michelle Fairley at the Sydney Opera House. Martin enters at about the 34 minute mark, before which the actresses have the audience eating from their hands:
Another interview, from SBS 2, is shorter—but include Martin’s remarks on the Game of Bones pornographic parody film, as well as a reference to yours truly here at Westeros.org:
For our money, though, this radio interview on ABC’s Conversation series, conducted by Richard Fidler, covers the most ground regarding Martin’s work.
Of course, we’d be remiss to not finish off with something not from Australia, but instead from Capclave. Courtesy of Fast Forward—a one-of-a-kind, fantastic interview series focused on science fiction—fans can now see George R.R. Martin and two of his lifelong friends, fellow author Howard Waldrop and author/editor Gardner Dozois, reminisce on their friendship, the SF fandom community, and more during their Capclave panel. Absolutely worth taking the time if you’re interested in GRRM the fan, and in SF fandom in general.