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Board Fundraiser

Every six months or so, we like to raise funds to help cover some of the costs incurred in running the A Song of Ice and Fire Board. Because of most excellent site admin (who also provides hosting for Westeros.org in general), the cost of the board is much lower than it would be at a commercial hosting package, but there’s still some cost. If you use the board to any degree and enjoy your time here, please do donate! To donate, you can go here where a group action for $500 is being hosted.

It should be noted that Fundable does take a percentage of the money raised (7%) but the convenience of it is that those without Paypal accounts can just use their credit cards without having to sign up for anything. Furthermore, Fundable actually requires fundraisers to be $500 or more; if a fundraiser fails to reach its minimum, the funds are basically sent back to the donors. $500 is more than we need this time around (in general, we look to raise roughly $750-$800 per year to help with the hosting costs). We contacted Fundable and they have assured us, however, that if we don’t reach the $500 mark, they’ll still pass on the money. This is one reason why we’ve made it a 2 week fundraiser rather than a month-long event, since we’re not concerned about reaching $500. That said, we do hope to raise at least $350.

Again, if you wish to donate, please go here. Thanks for your continuing support!

Seventh GRRM Podcast

In the seventh, penultimate installment of George R. R. Martin’s podcast series, GRRM discusses the various games and other items available for fans of "A Song of Ice and Fire" fans to indulge in.. Besides using iTunes and RSS feed aggregators as discussed here, the episode can also be directly downloaded for listening here.

Sixth GRRM Podcast

In the sixth installment of George R. R. Martin’s podcast series, GRRM readers an excerpt from the prologue chapter of A Feast for Crows. Besides using iTunes and RSS feed aggregators as discussed here, the episode can also be directly downloaded for listening here.

Bioware Takes Inspiration From GRRM

Bioware, makes of such classics as Baldur’s Gate, Neverwinted Nights, and Knights of the Old Republix, are working on a new computer roleplaying game called Dragon Age. What’s interesting for GRRM fans is the fact that Bioware has stated that they’ve taken some inspiration from “A Song of Ice and Fire”.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with his latest loss in the literary awards season in the "News" section, but it’s more than made up for it by the excellent sales of the A Feast for Crows paperback. "From My Readers" is also updated with several new entries.

Amok Moving

Amok, one of the top artists of A Song of Ice and Fire imagery, has announced that due to technical problems his site will be immediately moving to a new address. So update your bookmarks, and So get yourself over to Amok-koma.ru or, alternatively, Amok-net.ru. If it doesn’t work today, DNS propagation can take 48 hours or more, so just keep trying.

Update: Apparently the move is on hold, and its possible that Amok will be able to retain his present site after all. Keep checking out the original site, and especially its forum, for further news.

Fifth GRRM Podcast

In the fifth installment of George R. R. Martin’s podcast series, GRRM discusses “Weird Stuff”:  fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Besides using iTunes and RSS feed aggregators as discussed here, the episode can also be directly downloaded for listening here.

Fourth GRRM Podcast

In the fourth installment of George R. R. Martin’s podcast series, GRRM discusses his experiences with Hollywood. Besides using iTunes and RSS feed aggregators as discussed here, the episode can also be directly downloaded for listening here.

Official Site Update

In addition to the updates previously reported on at GRRM’s official site, there has now also been an update to the “Ice & Fire” section, giving some more detail on the A Dance with Dragons progress.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has an updated “Not a Blog” entry recapping his recent travels. He concludes with the plan to try and get A Dance with Dragons completed by the end of this year, and mentions fruitful discussions with editors at a number of publishers, including comics publishers such as Marvel, DC, and Random House Comics. There is also an update in "News" regarding the re-publishing of The Hedge Knight graphic novel by Dabel Brothers Productions in hardcover, thanks to DB Pro’s partnership with Marvel; the "Cover ARt" gallery has been updated to include the two editions of the hardcover will sport.

Third GRRM Podcast

In the third installment of George R. R. Martin’s podcast series, GRRM gives advice to budding writers about how to get a start. Besides using iTunes and RSS feed aggregators as discussed here, the episode can also be directly downloaded for listening here.

Ice Dragon Bestseller

GRRM’s The Ice Dragon has appeared on the New York Times Children’s Bestseller List at #6. Congratulations to George!

Limited Edition Map Available

Graig Kreindler has posted that he’s now ready to sell limited edition prints of the King’s Landing map he created for Meisha Merlin’s limited edition of A Clash of Kings. It’s a gorgeous map—this image doesn’t do it justice—and it’s a steal at $40, shipping included.

Only fifty of these will be made, and at least thirteen of them have already been sold, so act quickly before they’re gone!

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with an update to the “Life and Times” section with a pictorial look at Parris and himself over the years.

Quills Awards Results

After much searching, we’ve finally found a list of the results for the Quill Awards, in which A Feast for Crows was nominated for best science fiction, fantasy, or horror novel. While AFfC did not win, Diana Gabaldon—one of his fellow authors in Legends 2—took away the prize for her latest Outlander novel, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.