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Double Victory

Last night in London SFX magazine announced the winners of their annual readers's awards, and I am pleased and proud to report that A DANCE WITH DRAGONS won for Best Novel, and HBO's GAME OF THRONES as Best New TV Show.

I was not able to be in the UK for the awards (though I will be, come April, for Eastercon, and signings in Bath and London), so I taped my acceptance speech ahead of time.

Thanks for everyone who voted... and to all my readers everywhere, who waited for the book so patiently, and have received it with so much enthusiasm and acclaim.

(For a full list of winners, check out the SFX website. And do be sure to play Neil Gaiman's acceptance speech, it's a hoot and a half.)

((Now all I need to make the day perfect is a Giants victory in the SuperBowl. GO BIG BLUE!!))


Feb. 5th, 2012 10:05 pm (UTC)
congratulations! i'm excited to hear of signings in bath and london, will details of those be on your site soon? currently i can only see info on eastercon. thanks :)
Feb. 5th, 2012 10:57 pm (UTC)
Congratulations on the awards and good luck to your Giants! (Off to the TV room now).
Feb. 5th, 2012 11:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks you for keep writing!! And congratulations for every one of those awards, you deserve'em all.

In Spain we're still waiting for the DwD's translation although the most impatient ones (like me) have already read it in english!!
Feb. 5th, 2012 11:13 pm (UTC)
Congratulations! You deserved that ;)
Feb. 5th, 2012 11:15 pm (UTC)
Well deserved
All your hard work (and despair and moments of hair tugging) have paid off. I, for one, am grateful that you take such care with your stories, deadlines be damned. Thank you for persevering and for holding yourself to such a high standard. You done good.

And even though I'm not a fan of Eli (spurn my Chargers, will you (although in hindsight it's blatantly obvious the Mannings made the right choice)), I'll be pulling for the Giants defense to destroy the Pats and take home the Lombardi trophy.

Also, nice vest!

Edited at 2012-02-05 11:17 pm (UTC)
Feb. 5th, 2012 11:16 pm (UTC)
No surprise, this IS the YEar of the Dragon, after all! Congratulations!!!
Feb. 5th, 2012 11:30 pm (UTC)
Congrats for a well-deserved win! Both the books and the HBO series are amazing!
Feb. 5th, 2012 11:37 pm (UTC)
Well done! On both counts! And thank you for providing so much fun for us all!
Feb. 5th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
Feb. 6th, 2012 01:13 am (UTC)
Fun speeches
Gaiman's was indeed great. Stan Lee's also bears watching. George, you're in company that includes quite a few overacting thespians, maybe you should cry on camera or something next time. Can't let yourself be outdone like that on a regular basis... :-)
Feb. 6th, 2012 01:52 am (UTC)
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:00 am (UTC)
Congratulations! A well-deserved award.

Feb. 6th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
So, of course, the Giants win!

And all is well in the world once more. :)
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:01 am (UTC)
so happy ASOIAF keeps on winning nominations all around the world, whether they come from hollywood or europe. the part of when the TWOW will come out in of these years just maakes me more excited for the sample chapter coming on july!! hopefully it will be one of sansa :) anyways, i also can't wait for all the interviews to appear online, since i love getting as much info as possible as you or hbo gives us! and Mr. Martin, i know you're going to england in april i think, but do you think there might be a visit to mexico in the near future? we adore your work here XD
Mike Bowen
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:03 am (UTC)
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:06 am (UTC)
A perfect day for you, George!
The Giants came through for you for the hat trick of awesome. What a great game! Go home crying evil little bill!
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:06 am (UTC)
Argh Superbowl
Life is meaningless and full of pain...

Mood: Heartbroken
Tanto Ten
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
Congratulations...on all three counts
Now, just to celebrate, go kill some Freys and post it ....

Edited at 2012-02-06 03:11 am (UTC)
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
Aleksander Hropot
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
giants won!
No more killing starks plz?;-) My goats are still hungry for some manhoods:-P
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:12 am (UTC)
Grats on the Giants win! :D
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
Sounds like you just got your wish, George. :)
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:13 am (UTC)
so NOW your day IS perfect!

congratulations! =)))
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:25 am (UTC)
congratulations Mr Martin
turned out to be a triple victory :)

seems as if Manning could become an Umber after all
Eli Umber, curse of New England

Best wishes from Munich/Germany,
where the cold Winds of Winter are already blowing without mercy
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:29 am (UTC)
Congrats on your victory, and congrats on the Giants victory!!
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:39 am (UTC)
I was thinking of you as I screamed for Peyton's little brother. G-Men!!

Juli in California
Stephen Strahan
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:40 am (UTC)
Congrats on your wins!! Thats awesome!! I think youre going to be very happy after the Super Bowl too! What makes me happy is the upcoming DVD release of Game Of Thrones, the start of season 2 of GOT and of course the eventual release of the last two books! :) Any news on that front you might care to share after your victories? hehe
Feb. 6th, 2012 03:50 am (UTC)
Congratulations, they have won. Enjoy what must be a fantastic crazy year for you.
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:11 am (UTC)
Make that a Triple Win.
You're Giants just handed "evil little bill" (trade marked GRRM 2007) his ass.
Bruce Warnsby
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:16 am (UTC)
Congratulation on a perfect day
Bobby Skelton
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:17 am (UTC)
Well your perfect day came to fruition. Giants played great in an all around great game. One of the best Super Bowls ever, just like the last time these two teams player each other. The only thing that baffles me is the Eli Manning denial still persists even after another Super Bowl victory and MVP. Anyways congrats!
Sarah Hayden Russo
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:29 am (UTC)
Congrats on the trifecta. Glad the Giants pulled it off for you!
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:34 am (UTC)
What a game! Exciting to the end. I bet your heart nearly stopped when Gronkowski reached out for that ball...

Good win by the G-Men. Shows that momentum to finish the season is nothing to take for granted...
Feb. 6th, 2012 04:50 am (UTC)
YOu got all three congrats
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:20 am (UTC)
That's awesome. :)
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
Neil's video was a laugh. Thank you for sharing.
Zhivko Yakimov
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:33 am (UTC)
Go Giants!!!
I know this is probably not the right entry to do this, but I wanted to be the first to congratulate you on the Giants win at the Superbowl :) I don't watch American Football myself (being born and raised in Europe), but I see the game was tough and tension was up basically to the very last second, so it's all more so a deserved win. I hope the G-men will win many more Superbowls, so ...

Feb. 6th, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
Looks like you had your perfect day, since the Giants won the SuperBowl.
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:35 am (UTC)
Congratulations on the perfect day!
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:40 am (UTC)
Congrats on the wins...
and congrats to our New York Football Giants, victors over the Others from New England and their cheatin' coach, Evil Little Bill. Truly a day that will be long remembered!
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:46 am (UTC)
And your Giants won today.
The stars do align for ye, Mr. Martin.

Its always good to see Evil Bill go down.

Congrats, sir!
Chad Wood
Feb. 6th, 2012 05:58 am (UTC)
Giants Win!
Well Mr. Martin, your team won, and your book won. "A Dance With Dragons" isn't just the book of the year... it along with "A Storm of Swords" and "A Feast for Crows" are the books of the 21st century (so far)!

P.S. - Go Giants!

Edited at 2012-02-06 06:00 am (UTC)
Feb. 6th, 2012 01:15 pm (UTC)
Dance with Dragons
Hi George,

Just wanted to let you know that I was one of your fans who grumbled as I waited 6 years for Dance. And I an happy to announce it was worth the wait - every bleeding second!

I missed the July 2011 release; having all but forgotten about Dance's progress. But after seeing a reference to the Game of Throwns on HBO tv series (recently), I checked your website. To my delight, the word 'DONE' appeared and my heart grew light.

I watched the HBO series first before reading Dance, to give me a refresher. A great series by the way! But then, when I started reading, I couldn't put it down.

All 1000+ pages gobbled up as fast as my wife allowed. It was fabulous.

For a couple of weeks, immersed myself in the wonderful place you call Westeros and beyond. Just incredible!

I will happily wait another 6 years for the next book!

Thank you and thanks again!

Feb. 7th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
I have tickets for April... :D
I may also have told the lovely man in Toppings in Bath about your blog mention of the signing. He was V E R Y excited~ even though you didn't mention his shop by name!
Hafed Yehuda
Feb. 8th, 2012 11:37 am (UTC)
I hope to see The Winds of Winter at 2013. SO MAKE IT HAPPEN!
Feb. 9th, 2012 07:51 am (UTC)


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