Fantasy Flight Games, makers of the A Game of Thrones collectible card game, the A Game of Thrones board game, and the Art of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire, has put up a Product Release page with updated information.
Subterranean Press, the publishers of the limited edition "A Song of Ice and Fire" and other works, has provided some new information regarding the status of A Storm of Swords and other GRRM-related projects. Besides learning that the Charles Vess-illustrated A Storm of Swords is nearly ready for release, it’s noted that Tom Canty is currently working on A Feast for Crows and Fevre Dream is beginning to roll along.
A review of Stephen King’s latest horror novel, Cell, has been published in the Washington Post, written by none other than GRRM. It’s a very good examination of one writer’s work by another, with some incisive observations sprinkled throughout.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with some new entries in the &;quotFrom My Readers" section and two new (and quite nice) covers for the Japanese edition of Tuf Voyaging in the "Cover Art" section.
To raise some more funds for Boskone, a raffle has also been started to supplment the previously-reported auction. One of the prizes is a signed, personally inscribed copy of A Game of Thrones, and it’s only $1 a ticket—so why not throw in some money? Details can be found here.
For a bit of fun, BioWare—one of the top computer RPG makers out there—is running a poll asking its visitors to vote for their favorite fantasy author. Tolkien has a commanding lead, but GRRM has inched his way into second place. If you’ve got a little time, feel free to give voting a stab. Who knows? The result might well influence BioWare’s next game.
For this year’s Boskone, the Brotherhood without Banners is planning to turn up in force and throw a few great parties while they’re at it. To help raise funds to cover the costs of these parties, some interesting books have been put up for auction on eBay. You can find them here.
The Heraldry section of the Citadel has been overhauled. It now uses ExpressionEngine to manage the information about each house, allowing us to easily generate lists of houses based on various criteria. Some changes have also been made both to the listings (they’re now alphabetic within each region) and the navigation on the pop-ups with house info (it also goes alphabetically, and only within the region that you start your browsing in). We have also decided to add in houses that we don’t yet know the arms and/or the region for, to provide an even more complete listing of houses.
GRRM’s official site has been updated with some new entry to his Not a Blog. In it, he discusses the Hugo nomination ballot, urging the fans that can vote to nominate. He also has some suggestions, including nominating the Scientology episode of South Park in the Best Dramatic Presentation/Short Form category.
The CBC’s North by Northwest program has now archived the first half of their Book Club interview and Q&A with GRRM, so anyone who wants to can now listen in if they missed the live show. For those who’ve never heard GRRM read before, the Book Club event started off with a reading from A Feast for Crows. Remember to tune in on the 4th around 1300 GMT to listen to the second half.
Reports from GRRM’s signing tour in Canada and Vericon have been placed in the So Spake Martin collection, as well as a couple of new e-mails.