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Me and Captain Jack

For all you TORCHWOOD and DR. WHO fans, here's my comicon interview with John Barrowman:



It was great fun. Enjoy.

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canadian_kazz
Aug. 12th, 2012 10:19 pm (UTC)
Awesome. :)
ladyithildiel
Aug. 12th, 2012 10:30 pm (UTC)
Very cool!!!:D
emil_miljkovic
Aug. 12th, 2012 10:31 pm (UTC)
Me and some friends have an online discussion group called "TARDIS in Westeros" where we discuss all things Doctor Who and A Song of Ice and Fire. This conversation fits perfectly! :D Was this a random interview or do You like Doctor Who too?
nobody1978
Aug. 12th, 2012 11:05 pm (UTC)
Jack Vance Question
Great interview! I have a question, which goes out either to George or to anyone who reads this blog.

I just finished Jack Vance's Dying Earth collections. It was stunning, written with such rich imagination, with characters who are written who are deceptively rich. And the prose! He has such a beautiful, even hypnotic cadence. It's like listening to Coltrane, where the rhythms are hidden for a while, but once you learn to hear them, they just make such sense. There are a lot of people who write what today is considered serious fiction who can't do what he can with language or with characters.

After the Dying Earth, where does one turn with Vance? I've actually found it tough to acquire other books, never mind knowing which to read in which order. Any hints? Or even a reliable website for Vance-related information?

(And yes, I know I will be able to turn to any good online retailer to find the books once I know which ones I need.)
grrm
Aug. 12th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Jack Vance Question
Well, you can continue with the rest of the DYing Earth books... EYES OF THE OVERWORLD and CUGEL THE CLEVER are next.

(Then maybe sample my own tribute anthology, SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH).

There's so much more, though. Really, you can't go wrong with Vance.
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patrick_tully
Aug. 12th, 2012 11:14 pm (UTC)
We lost a great artist - RIP Joe Kubert :(
I tried to post a link, but it was mistaken for spam. Sorry for being off topic. :(
grrm
Aug. 12th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Re: We lost a great artist - RIP Joe Kubert :(
That's sad.

Never met Kubert, as best I recall, but he was indeed one of the great ones. His HAWKMAN was a classic.
Paweł Ausir Dembowski
Aug. 12th, 2012 11:35 pm (UTC)
Doctor Who
Any chance you could ever write a Doctor Who or Torchwood episode?
Eduardo Emmerich
Aug. 13th, 2012 02:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Doctor Who
A thousand times this. A Doctor Who episode wrote by Mr. Martin would be amazing! But only if the Doctor doesn't die... =p

And by the way, I was thrilled to watch this interview. Barrowman is a great interviewer and Mr. Martin is so pleasent, as usual. And it was awesome to get know that he is a long fan of comics and was at the SDCC right on the beginning. =)
nande_chan
Aug. 12th, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
Jajaja you'll kill more characters in the serie than in the book! Then, the 4th season will be nobody :P
Paweł Ausir Dembowski
Aug. 13th, 2012 03:11 am (UTC)
The only thing that could kill Jack Harkness would be an episode written by GRRM.
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Thomas Joly
Aug. 13th, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
Awesome
It was a nice interview ;)

Do you intend to go to the french comic con, one day?
It takes place during 4 days at the end of June / beginning of July.
caillte_inion
Aug. 13th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC)
YAY!!! Thank you so much for sharing! Two of my favourite people in one video. Perfect!! xoxo
fanoffun
Aug. 13th, 2012 05:22 am (UTC)
In the age of podcast, have you considered bringing yours back?
Heck, I'll even edit and post the day-gone thing.
I will however play awful music behind any liberal rantings:).
grrm
Aug. 13th, 2012 05:48 am (UTC)
Something else to do... just what I need...

No, don't tempt me. Podcasting is fun. Writing is hard.
hybrid_xisha
Aug. 13th, 2012 06:30 am (UTC)
This was one of the rare interviews where I wanted to do some fankid squealing at BOTH people involved!

When you guys were discussing how you can't just walk around the con anymore, my mind immediately went to how Adam Savage of Mythbusters does his "Adam Incognito" thing every year at Comic-Con. Maybe he'll let you borrow his full-body costumes, haha. I think you could pull off his No-Face or Nazgûl. ;)
eowyn
Aug. 13th, 2012 07:49 am (UTC)
AGGGH! Wonderful fandom crossover! I can't wait to get home and watch this!
walneto
Aug. 13th, 2012 08:49 am (UTC)
Jebus, that was fantastic! Thanks so much for posting it.
Albano Calefato
Aug. 13th, 2012 06:55 pm (UTC)
More kills? Seriously?
pulvatory
Aug. 14th, 2012 05:06 pm (UTC)
A death that benefits the story is to be commended
Remember: not a single death of a major character in ASOIAF did not, somehow, feed the story. It's commendable.
Scott Simko
Aug. 13th, 2012 10:55 pm (UTC)
Bayonne, NJ
George:

I'm up in Elizabeth, NJ about 3 days a week and I thought if you were interested in seeing a few pics of your old neighborhood I coud swing by and take some pics. Just let me know.

Scott
grrm
Aug. 13th, 2012 11:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Bayonne, NJ
Thanks, but I visit my old neighborhood once a year or so. I still have family in Bayonne.

I hear they plan on raising (not razing, RAISING) the Bayonne Bridge. Sacrilege!
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