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So Spake Martin Update

The So Spake Martin collection has been updated with a new report from Boskone, as well as the full text of the Outland interview after Ottakars kindly granted us permission to repost it here.

Wild Cards Publisher Bankrupt

Via the SFWA, we learn that iBooks has filed for bankruptcy. The founder and publisher, Byron Preiss, passed away in a car accident last year, and it seems the company was unable to recover from his loss. What this means for future Wild Cards novels is, at present, an open question.

So Spake Martin Update

The So Spake Martin collection has now been entered into ExpressionEngine. As a result, old links to posts will no longer function, but it will be easier to link to individual posts, as each will have their own unique URL.

Also, new entries have been made in the Correspondence with Fans section covering Vericon and Boskone, as well as a number of additions to Chats, Interviews, Etc. thanks to the Internet Archive.

FFG’s Storm of Swords Preview

At the Fantasy Flight Games Rants page, Cory has posted a preview of one of the new features of their forthcoming A Storm of Swords expansion for the A Game of Thrones board game.

FFG Product Release Schedule

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.

Preorder Extras from Guardians of Order

Guardians of Order, producers of the excellent A Game of Thrones RPG (PDF), have announced on their frontpage that the adventure and Gamemaster’s screen that would be sent free of charge to those who pre-ordered the game is now ready. If you pre-ordered, they ask that you contact them at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) with your current mailing address and a request to be put on the shipping list.

Subterranean Press Update

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.

Art & Gallery Update

The Art section has been updated with information about artists taking commissions for A Song of Ice and Fire art. Examples of their art, including prior commissions, have been added to the Gallery.

Questions for George

Pat’s Fantasy Hotlist is accepting questions for an interview with GRRM which will be conducted in April, in time with the release of Voyager’s paperback release of A Feast for Crows.

GRRM Reviews Stephen King

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.

Official Site Update

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.

More Boskone Fundraising

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.

Bioware Best Author Poll

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.

Boskone Fundraising Auction

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.

Heraldry Update

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.