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SF in SF Q&A Report

[Note: This is a report of the Q&A following an interview with John Picacio ahead of Worldcon, provided by @clintw on Twitter.]

A thread by Clint of the Laughing Tree

George says he’s working on it.

Prequel news is that there are still 5 theoretically the works. Long Night is greenlit for a pilot, but they’re going to block out the whole season. Others are based on “chunks of Fire and Blood” and even “a single sentence from WOIAF”. Fire and Blood will have about 75 pages of art. He says his publishers wanted it first bc some of the prequels were based on it. He says he’ll finish Vol II “after he’s done with the main series.”

We have reached the Wild Cards portion of the evening

One other interesting-ish tidbit is that Picacio had a conversation with GRRM before the show started and asked him if it was possible that the show might pass him and George said it was possible back then. George announces(?) that they’re doing a Wild Cards television show

Says he has “no creative control” on Nightflyers

BREAKING: George says “getting more money... is good”.

Tough break for the socialist wing of the ASOIAF fandom. Intermission almost over. Q&A section shortly.

First Q re Oberyn’s 4th child Loraiza Martell. Is that her mom’s name?

A: haven’t given it a lot of thought?

Q: who will replace Roy Dotrice on the TWOW audiobook. What about a full cast dramatized book?

A: he has had conversations about radioplay style books. Says he doesn’t have control over ASOIAF audiobook decisions. Basically defers. He doesn’t have the subsidiary rights over the audiobooks.

Q: if you did have a child what would you name him or her?

A: “I don’t know... probably Not Daenerys”

Q: what was inspiration behind Davos Seaworth?

A: don’t know in particular. Needed Stannis POV. Started with Cressen, but he died. Didn’t want Stannis as POV.

Q from Ashaya of @WesterosHistory did Bloodraven take Dark Sister to the Wall?

A: Yes (!!)

Q: Do you spend more time on worldbuilding, plot, or character development? And how does that perspective shift over time.

A: I’m terrible at the second part of that question. Then forgets his original 3 book titles he was going to sell in the original series.