Subterranean Press, publishers for the limited editions of the A Song of Ice and Fire series, have sent out the following information in their latest newsletter, which includes a terrific example of Tom Canty’s chapter headers for A Feast for Crows:
Over at Tom Meier’s website, Thunderbolt Mountain, a gallery of user-contributed pictures of Tom’s models that they’ve had painted. The latest addition comes straight from GRRM, who sends a lovely picture of a mounted ranger of the Night’s Watch (an early casting for the forthcoming Andy Chambers-designed wargame from Testors). The paint job was commissioned from Dave Gulczynski of WarPaint Studios, who did an excellent job.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with the announcement in “News” of Tuf Voyaging being nominated for Best Translated Novel in Japan’s Seiun Awards, the addition of Germany and Taiwanese covers for A Storm of Swords in “Covers”, and an addition to the “Kits & Castings” section of “Knights”.
Locus, the premiere trade magazine of the SF/F publishing industry, runs a yearly poll which culminates in the Locus Awards (given out the same weekend as the Nebulas). Lately, the poll has been open to anyone who’ll take the time to go through and vote on it. If you’re interested in voting in such categories as Best SF Novel, Best Fantasy Novel, Best Young Adult Novel, Best Artist, and more, go here. The deadline is this Saturday.
Fantasy Flight Games, makers of the A Game of Thrones board game, have released new details regarding the latest expansion, titled A Storm of Swords. Among the material are the rules for the new expansion.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with the announcement of the availability of Testors’s Ruby Ford miniatures set in “News”, as well as a picture of fan-made miniature of Brynden Tully in the “Knights of Westeros” section and some Spanish plastic miniatures in the “Plastic Chivalry” section of “Knights”.
At the forum on official site, Tom Meier—sculptor for Testors’s newly released line of 54mm miniatures depicting characters and scenes from George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire—reveals what figures he’s currently working on: knights from the Hand’s tourney.
Other, completed figures that are alluded to in the thread have previously been reported.
This years Origins Awards—a gaming industry award—have a few A Song of Ice and Fire-centric nominees. Among them are Fantasy Flight Games’ The Art of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire for “Nonfiction Publication of the Year” and their CCG Game of Thrones: Winter Edition expansion for “Collectable Card Game or Expansion of the Year”. Congratulations to GRRM, FFG, and all the creators and artists involved in these products!
We’ve received word from Testors that the first of their 54mm miniatures are now on sale. Press release follows:
Patrick, of Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist, has posted a teaser for his forthcoming interview with George R. R. Martin. The rest of the interview will be posted in May, to coincide with the U.S. paperback release of A Feast for Crows.