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Alone in London

Parris will soon be on her way home to take care of the cats, before they start rioting and have wild parties. So I'm pressing on by myself. Arrived in London a few hours ago. Signing at Forbidden Planet on the 11th.


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Nov. 7th, 2009 10:52 pm (UTC)
I hope you have some down time planned while you're here!

London has a lot of wonderful things to offer...

Charing Cross Road is also just around the corner from Forbidden Planet, and is the home of books in London. There's a lovely, old fashioned bookshop called Blackwell, and a large, independent one called Foyles.
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Nov. 8th, 2009 01:51 pm (UTC)
George: you must have a lot of these internet fans - but not many who have no clue who you are, and just added you because you seem like a good guy. I think it's awesome!
Nov. 7th, 2009 11:13 pm (UTC)
We've been reminding folks of the London signing via our Twitter page. I imagine it's going to draw a very big crowd -- maybe bigger than Dublin?

It does remind me of a question, however. Is there going to be a post-signing moot this time around, or are you going to be busy getting ready for your trip to Morocco?
Nov. 8th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
No, no party this time. I have an early flight.
Nov. 8th, 2009 12:57 am (UTC)
You're assuming they haven't already been throwing wild parties.
Nov. 8th, 2009 02:09 am (UTC)
You wouldn't be available for a signing for six people tomorrow morning?:-) We can't extend our stay here, unfortunately, and already commiserated about missing you by a few days...
Nov. 8th, 2009 01:30 pm (UTC)
Sorry, my schedule is pretty full.
Nov. 8th, 2009 05:09 am (UTC)
I hope you don't come home to find out the cats have usurped the house, with one sleek golden tabby sitting in your favorite chair.
Nov. 8th, 2009 05:16 am (UTC)
When I leave the house I always remind my cats that they are not allowed to have any parties. So far it has worked; you might want to consider this approach the next time you travel.
Nov. 8th, 2009 06:41 am (UTC)
Going to take in any of that thing they call "football" over there?
Nov. 11th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC)
Re: London
Probably not! It’s the international break... So very few action on the club side of things...

And the national team will be showing their stuff against Brazil in a friendly « warm-up to the world cup » match in Quatar no less! Wich is a bit far from London to say the least...

So sip a cuppa watchin' an oldie on the telly in a pubby!
Nov. 8th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
Thank you
Thank you for signing the book that my father in law brought in Belfast. It is appreciated.


Nov. 8th, 2009 09:35 am (UTC)
Welcome to London! Any other activities besides the signing? If you see a six-foot dark haired guy smiling dorkily at you in the street, that is me, sorry.
Nov. 8th, 2009 12:44 pm (UTC)
Oh don't be sad, you'll be back home before you know it!!! Now, go have fun, I hear some free time is good for you. I tend to send my husband away on holidays once a year and also send him out with friends, he always comes back so rejuvenated!!
Nov. 8th, 2009 05:46 pm (UTC)
No love
When will you make your way to Yorkshire? I don't understand this galavanting around London business.
Besides, may I honestly reccommend York to appear in the series? Its city centre is perfectly suitable for King's Landing, Oldtown or other busy Westeros cities.
Nov. 13th, 2009 03:27 pm (UTC)
Re: No love
George came to Leeds a few back as part of the signing tour for Feast.
Nov. 8th, 2009 07:24 pm (UTC)
we are with you in heart
Nov. 8th, 2009 08:00 pm (UTC)
Yay, welcome to London!! I will have to get my book signed on Wednesday!
Nov. 8th, 2009 09:41 pm (UTC)
Gratz George
I've never even seen London-it's to bad your old lady can't be there can't be there.

Dude, you gotta do the tower of London tour, it's kitchy, but it's *haunted*!

Have fun, best wishes
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
Is your statement about the cats having a wild party in reference to the Southpark episode where the cat is left alone and has a wild party?
Nov. 9th, 2009 12:12 pm (UTC)
Hope you enjoy London - I second the tower of London suggestion! Well worth it.
Nov. 9th, 2009 03:54 pm (UTC)
Well, I certainly hope you didn't feel lonely last night.:)
Nov. 9th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
you should pop in for a cameo that would be pretty bad-ass
Nov. 10th, 2009 02:58 am (UTC)
I totally second this.
Nov. 11th, 2009 09:28 pm (UTC)
I third it, i think you should became a Where's Wally character, ie you in the backround of every major scene just doing something random and unrelated. We'll call it.. Spot the Author! XD

Enjoy the rest of your stay in Europe, and thanks for signing my book in Dublin!
Nov. 12th, 2009 11:09 pm (UTC)
He is making a cameo appearance, but no one's saying just what it entails... ;)

Cross fingers and toes that the show goes forward, so we can find out.
Nov. 10th, 2009 06:59 am (UTC)
As a fan from the UK, I've been longing to see you come here! I moved to London last year and discovered the Forbidden Planet store a couple of months ago.

Unfortunately... I've just moved abroad to work...

Sigh! Hope you have a wonderful time in London nonetheless!
Nov. 10th, 2009 06:03 pm (UTC)
Chances are, the house will be immaculate. Cats are usually smart enough to hide any evidence of revelry.
Nov. 10th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
i love you george
you're a gift to the world
Nov. 10th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
Regarding Cat Parties
Ah it's been too long since I've gone to a proper cat party. Here's to hoping the cops don't have to show up!
Nov. 11th, 2009 12:55 am (UTC)
From a devotee and advocate's perspective...
...less appearances, more writing. I want to run a rpg with the great new Green Ronin system, but I want to reread the books (for the nth time) first, and I don't want to do that until the new book is ready so I'll have a more contiguous reading experience. So for a life-long gamer who can say he's a life-long fantasy reader because yr books rekindled a fire for the genre, PUUULLLEEEAAAZZZEEE get that book out!

Love ya
Nov. 11th, 2009 09:02 am (UTC)
today i was taking a break from homework and browsing news and videos online and i read this big article in the huffington post which talked about the ongoing political intrigues between the french government and the US and Britain and Libya; terrorist underlings being used as pawns in big Oil schemes, civilian airplanes being blown up to send messages to other leaders, failed assassination attempts resulting in the deaths of unfortunate bystanders or family members... and I thought, "hey! it's just like the plotting and scheming of the houses of the seven kingdoms. in fact, the stuff that happens in westeros isn't really too much of a stretch from reality." then right afterwards i stumbled upon this horrid video of a policeman in india beating the shit out of a five year old girl for stealing something like 50 cents while several other policemen looked on and i thought of how awfully kids are treated by people in your books and how it always seemed just so horrid... but the world is really like that!! as grim as the world you've created is accused of being, i guess it's interesting to remember that it's actually pretty realistic. and as much as ASoIF is a fantasy... perhaps there is something quite universal in the stories? that is why it will make a fabulous show.
Nov. 12th, 2009 02:56 am (UTC)
Your cats don't need you to go on a prolonged trip to start the party. My husband and I went out on the town for a few hours and when we came back we found piles and scatterings of catnip all around the apartment. In the kitchen we found that all of our asiago bread rolls had been dumped onto the floor and nibbled on.

Our cats were punished via vacuum cleaner. They hate the sound of it. But how else do you get half a pound of catnip out of the carpet?
Nov. 12th, 2009 10:38 am (UTC)
Thanks for signing more of my books yesterday, George, and for remembering who I was :)

Have a great time in Morocco!
Nov. 12th, 2009 11:52 am (UTC)
Have a cup of tea
Go to Muffin Man in 12 Wright's Ln (High Street Kensigton) and have a gorgeous experience
Nov. 12th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
Hope you will enjoy the red wine and the marmelade!
One of my teachers said me that today celebrities are the same as what were Saints in the middle age. People crossed contries to meet them and had a relic...

What I've fell yesterday was the same.
I've crossed half of the France to go to London, I've walked on kilometers in the streets before finding the place of the store, I've waited for hours in the night, the cold and the rainny weather, and when we had the pleasure to meet you...
I've felt a very strange emotion. All fan that we are, we were looking at you like if you were a supernatural men. The store were very silent, I sow the girl before me in the queue having a tear when you signed his book...

I'm fan of ASOIF for seven years, a third of my life and meeting you yesterday was a very strange experiance. I'm really happy to have my books signed, and I hope to meet you again, and maybe to have more conversation with you.
I've traveled back to home yesterday in the evening (2000 km in the same day and a 21h day awaked) with a smile on the face and my hand on your books.

Don't forget our invitation to come to France. I know that's not your choice to come to one or to another country, but the french Night Watch ( www.lagardedenuit.com )would be happy to meet you, and to thanks you for your fantastic books.

Thank you for signing!
I hope you'll like my gifts. =)
Nov. 12th, 2009 03:11 pm (UTC)
hi! I was wondering if you were planning to come to spain any time soon, It has been like a year and a half since you last came!
Nov. 12th, 2009 11:57 pm (UTC)
a dance with dragons
Nov. 13th, 2009 02:01 am (UTC)
even if its not picked up will the pilot still be shown?
Nov. 14th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
I tried to join the cast sending a job appliance to HBO for the horse-riders thing you had advertised some time ago, but unfortunately they didn't even answer me!
In effect... I'm an italian girl so I didn't really fit with the people they were looking for but... I just wanted to try as well! ^_^

Maybe next time will go better! ;)

Hope you'll have a nice time in London!
When will we see you here in Italy? :)
Nov. 14th, 2009 05:12 am (UTC)
The Dance, and the dance.
Just want to say that I hope you are enjoying the writing. I'm sure it's frustrating to hear everyone rabid for the release of this next book.

But I was thinking it's only getting bigger and better because you are having a good time writing it. I don't know you or your specific writing process, but I hope that for the most part it is enjoyable, and the frustrations of polishing are not too much of a pain in the ass. I hope Ice n Fire keeps getting bigger and better. As it has.
That's the patient side of me...the other side is just like all the other salivating fans. Can't wait for the release!
-a BIG fan
Nov. 15th, 2009 08:47 pm (UTC)
I hope
that you're not still in London pining for Parris. :)

London is one of my least favorite cities to tell you the truth. It's depressing at the best of times so I don't recommend it for pining. Run! Run away to somewhere cheerful!
Nov. 15th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
Read this please...
Finish your book a dance with dragons asap!!! I am impatient and really want to read it!!! I know you must be told that almost a hundred times a day... but please... finish it! I mean...it is not like 'twas really a matter of life and death, but i am bored to read jacqueline carey and other stuff...You are really busy, that i know, and i am really happy that a game of thrones' going to be on tv, but think about us, poor readers, common mortals who want to know what the hell is happening with Dany, Tyrion, Jon, Cersei, Jaime and Bran...and of course all your other caracters...

Thank you, Mr Martin.

I know this is quite useless, but seriously, it is a release to have told you all this.

Good Day,

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