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Radio Interview Archived

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.

So Spake Martin Update

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.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with some new "Musings" (his guest of honor speech at Ambercon is particularly worthwhile for fans of "A Song of Ice and Fire") and links to few new foreign fan sites.

A Storm of Swords Board Game

Greg of Fantasy Flight Games reported on the 25th that the A Storm of Swords expansion for the A Game of Thrones board game is moving along briskly and should be done and off to the printers by early February.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a signficant new update in the "Update" section, bringing us up to speed on where exactly he is in his work and where he hopes to get. For those who don’t want any spoilers regarding who our POV characters are, it may be best to avoid it as George discusses POV characters and other information of the kind.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a new image in the "Cover Art" gallery, a new essay in "Musings" and a new, post-Canadian tour blog entry.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has received its first post-Canadian signing tour update, with a new entry in the "From My Fans" sections, as well as the addition of a memorial essay for the late Roger Zelazny in the "Musings" section.

Toronto Metro Article

There’s a brief profile of George R. R. Martin in the Toronto Metro. Nothing really new, beyond a brief quote regarding how George comes up with names for characters.

Forum Back Up

The A Song of Ice and Fire forum is now back up again. There was a problem with an update which seems to have resulted in the webserver going down.

Forum Downtime

At the moment, the A Song of Ice and Fire forum is down, and we do not currently know what has gone wrong or when it will be back up. A brief downtime was scheduled for today, as the ISP was upgrading their routers, but as other services on the server in question have now started functioning again, it seems something has gone wrong with the forum. Possibly the webserver went down and hasn’t been restarted yet.

The Star Profile

Canada’s The Star has published a profile of George R. R. Martin on this page. There’s an interesting comparison made between football and his writing, and some other tidbits.

Radio Appearance Update

For those hoping to be in the audience for CBC Radio’s North by Northwest program, they have published some more information regarding it here. It’s first-come, first-served, with only 140 spots. Doors open at 4. Given that GRRM drew more than 500 people at the Toronto signing, it’s probably wisest to camp out an hour or three early to secure a place.

Art and Art and Art

There’s be a terrific surge in the possibilties for those interested in seeing more “A Song of Ice and Fire” art, thanks to Mike S. Miller sharing his designs for the Testors miniature wargame line at Firebrand Fantasy Art. On top of that, Mike is open to taking commissions, and has already done two pieces which can be seen in his commissions gallery (where more information about commissioning him can be found).

Globe and Mail Profile

Canada’s Globe and Mail has published a good profile of George R. R. Martin. The article is no doubt prompted by the fact that GRRM is touring Canada right now.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with a new inclusion in the "Apperances" section, indicating that George will be appearing at Semana Negra—an annual literary festival held in Gijón, Spain—in 2008. A long way off, but that gives plenty of time to start planning the trip.