Westeros

The 'A Song of Ice and Fire' Domain

News

Word from Testor

The recent addition of a number of new images of Testors resin miniatures sparked so much interest and discussion that a member of the company posted to the forum, answering many of the questions and comments that had been made to date.

Random House Interview

Random House has posted an interview with George from around the time of the publication of A Feast for Crows. It can be found here.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with new material in "Cover Art", "From My Readers" and "News". The last of these concerns news related to Subterranean Press’s limited editions of “A Song of Ice and Fire” and GRRM: A RRetrospective, as Subterranean offers a special deal on purchasing both sets of books.

Software Upgrade

Version 1.4 of ExpressionEngine, the excellent content management system we use to handle all the dynamic data on the site, was released today. As some of you may have noticed, we experienced some small problems while upgrading our site, but that has all been fixed now, and we hope to soon be able to take advantage of some of the new features offered in 1.4 to enhance the site further.

By the way, pMachine now offers a free version of ExpressionEngine, called ExpressionEngine Core, and we can really recommend this to anyone looking for a great blogging system. Its more powerful and more flexible than anything else we’ve tried.

SF Site Readers’ Choice Awards

It seems it’s that time of year for SF/F sites to host end-of-the-year awards, because SF Site has gotten into the game with its 2005 Readers’ Choice Awards. Instructions can be found here. In 1999, A Clash of Kings took the #1 place. In 2000, A Storm of Swords took first place as well. After five years, can A Feast for Crows
continue the sweep?

2005 Asimov’s Reader Awards

Asimov’s Science Fiction, one of the top SF/F fiction magazines, is holding its annual reader awards for the best works published in their pages. GRRM is nominated in the “Best Novella” category for the story “Shadow Twin”, written in collaboration with Daniel Abrahamson and Gardner Dozois. It’s an excellent story, among other excellent stories in the magazine. Vote now!

New Miniatures Images

Testor has sent us fifteen new images of prototypes for their line of “A Song of Ice and Fire” resins. These can be seen at All Sorts of Weird Stuff’s gallery. For the first time, we get an idea of what the resins may look like once painted, as there’s a (very large) image featuring a number of Stark figures (plus Theon Greyjoy) captured at various moments from A Game of Thrones.

News from Guardians of Order

Guardians of Order was pleased to announce a number of new items recently which are related to the A Game of Thrones RPG:

New York Times Profile

The New York Times has published a lengthy profile of GRRM. It’s well worth checking out.

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with new material in "Cover Art", "From My Readers" and "What I’m Watching".

Official Site Update

GRRM’s official site has been updated with new material in "Cover Art", "From My Readers" and "What I’m Watching".

Hedge Knight Third Edition

From Broken Frontier, we learn that the Dabel Brothers are preparing to release a third edition of their Hedge Knight graphic novel. The third edition will contain new bonus material from the upcoming adaption of GRRM’s, "The Sworn Sword", which we have previously reported on here.

Images & So Spake Martin Update

The So Spake Martin collection has been updated with a report from GRRM’s signing in Albuquerque on November 29th, to promote A Feast for Crows. The Images section has been updated with several minor updates to our new map of Westeros (including a speculative scale), plus a greyscaled version of the map to reduce download time for those on slower connections.

2006 Raven Awards Announced

The Brotherhood without Banners has announced the latest recipients of its Raven Award, the fans known as Mormont and Skylark!  Congratulations!

GRRM on Fictionwise

Fictionwise.com, one of the leading e-book sites, has recently added several of GRRM’s stories to its already-sizable collection (which includes a number of GRRM’s novels, including parts of the Wild Cards series). Particularly notable additions are “A Song for Lya”, “Portraits of His Children”, and “The Glass Flower”. The full list of the e-books available for purchase can be found here.