GRRM’s official site has been updated with new entries and pictures in the “Life and Times” section, detailing his years in Chicago and Dubuque.
The gentlemen at Greenhorn, Paul and Damon, have decided to weigh in on the issue of author’s blogging about things they’re interested in which fans aren’t necessarily interested in with this funny comic featuring GRRM.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with a lengthy “News” update concerning the big announcement that “A Song of Ice and Fire” has been optioned as a televised drama by HBO. George goes into some more details about how this came to be, his previous experiences with queries about the rights to the series, and his level of involvement in the development and production process (not daily, as his priority remains the remaining novels in the series).
An image of the cover by Renato Arlem can be seen here. The creative team from The Hedge Knight (recently re-released in a gorgeous hardcover format), Ben Avery and Mike S. Miller, are once again working together to bring “The Sworn Sword” to life.
Variety and CHUD.com report that HBO has acquired the rights to turn George R. R. Martin’s “A Song of Ice and Fire” into a dramatic series! The plan is for each season to cover one novel. In the first season, George is set to script one of the episodes himself, with the rest written by the executive producers, David Benioff (“Troy” and D.B. Weiss (“Halo”).
This is a major step towards bringing the series to the screen, but it should be noted that no production date has been set, and questions such as where the series would film are still open. Essentially, the series has been optioned by HBO as a possible prospect for production in the future.
George’s S.O., Parris, has confirmed the news here, and even discusses some of the dreamcasting.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with new posts to the “Not a Blog”. Of particular interest for fans in the New Haven, Connecticut is this post, in which George mentions his plans to check out some of New Haven’s most renowned pizza establishments on February 21st and then invites fans in the area to join him.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with news of the fact that the latest entry in the Wild Cards series, Inside Straight, has been delivered to the publisher. The news item includes a full list of the stories in the volume, including a story titled “Crusader” written by GRRM, as well as the next title in the series, Busted Flush.
A blast from the past has been added to the SSM collection, thanks to Tony Tellado of Sci-Fi Talk. He has posted a radio interview he conducted with GRRM back in November of 1996, while he was at work on A Clash of Kings and when he supposed the series would be done in four. The entry in the So Spake Martin collection can be found here.
To follow up on a recent item, Tom Meier has clarified that just yesterday he was informed that Testors still had plans to release the wargaming miniatures. His remarks about the uncertain future of Testors products then specifically refers to the 54mm limited edition figures, perhaps due to the great deal of difficulty Testors has had in shipping them undamaged.
Tom Meier of Thunderbolt Mountain, renowned for his miniatures sculpting and the artist behind “The Ruby Ford” model from Testors, has recently posted on his blog that the whole project (referring probably to his involvement in producing 54mm limited editions, as well as his producing wargaming miniatures for Testors’s proposed Ice and Fire wargame) is now, “uncertain.”
As previously reported here, the publisher of the limited edition “A Song of Ice and Fire” series, Subterranean PressA Feast for Crows limited edition, with art by Thomas Canty. The pre-order page< is now up
, and includes three of Canty’s gorgeous, delicate pencils. Getting ahold of original Canty art is quite difficult, a collector has told us, so the chance to win some of the original art is a great reason to order now.
As reported previously Bill of Subterranean Press has been posting on the board regarding the limited editions of the “A Song of Ice and Fire” series. He’s just posted an early exclusive for the board which collectors should find very interesting:
Bill from Subterranean Press has dropped by the board to share some exciting news regarding the limited edition of A Feast for Crows, with illustrations provided by Thomas Canty. For those who don’t have time to check the board, here’s what he’s written.