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Time for a New Calendar - Reux

We're well into December now, and time is running out on the year, and your 2012 calendar. So I thought I'd update my plug about all the nifty 2013 calendars out there.

First off, there's an astonishing SONG OF ICE AND FIRE calendar for 2013, with art by Marc Simonetti.


You can get that one via Amazon at

or from your favorite local or online bookseller (no, alas, it is not likely to show up at one of those calendar kiosks that pop up in malls around Xmas, they prefer to feature only their own calendars).

Maybe you loved the 2012 calendar so much that you're slavering for more John Picacio art, however. That's cool too, and as it happens, John is going into the calendar business on his own through his new company, Lone Boy. He's doing a "greatest hits" compilation of some of his favorite cover paintings, launching it through KickStarter.

See here:

Now, for something completely different, there's the Literary Pin-Up Calendar put together by Patrick Rothfuss and friends.

The art is by Lee Moyer, and all of the proceeds will go to Worldbuilders on behalf of Heifer International. The art is by Lee Moyer, featuring sexy (but tasteful! tasteful!!) pin-ups of characters created by Peter S. Beagle, Ray Bradbury, Patricia Briggs, Jim Butcher, Jacqueline Carey, Neil Gaiman, Charlaine Harris, Robin Hobb, N.K. Jemisin, Terry Pratchett, and Patrick Rothfuss... and me. All guaranteed saucy. So if you're a lover of fantasy, of "good girl" art, literature, the female form, or feeding the world's poor... actually, helping them feed themselves... or just want to ogle Nekkid Cersei, this is a calendar you need to have.


Best of all, you can order NOW. Just go to:

So... that gives you three great choices for 2013. Picacio, Simonetti, or Moyer. Hey, why not get all three? Everyone should have a calendar in every room.

Oh, but what about 2014, you ask? The new year will be done with in no time. And it always pays to plan ahead. So right you are. But as it happens, we have you covered. I've just gotten a look at the cover for the 2014 SONG OF ICE AND FIRE calendar, with art with the amazing Gary Gianni, and I couldn't wait to share, so:

Martin 2014 3

That one you can't buy just yet. You will need to wait till July, I fear. But I think the calendar will be worth the wait. Gary has finished nine of the twelve paintings as I write, and they're all more spectacular than the last.



Sandra Schafer
Nov. 30th, 2012 01:26 am (UTC)
What is the subject of the 2014 calendar cover?
Is this the Siege of Dragonstone? I am confused by the shields. One shows Stannis's fiery heart with the stag, another appears to be Lannister/Stark???
Nov. 30th, 2012 09:50 pm (UTC)
Re: What is the subject of the 2014 calendar cover?
I'm also confused anyone have a guess? The King's Guard knight is clearly breaking into a castle supported by a man of Joffery/Tommen's retinue (with crowned stay and Lannister Lion on shield). The castle is defended by a firey heart so must be Stannis. But which castle/city?


Dec. 11th, 2012 05:54 pm (UTC)
Re: What is the subject of the 2014 calendar cover?
I'm not going to explain the location, since that is in spoiler territory. The Knight is Ser Loras, "swinging his morningstar about his head..."

Dec. 11th, 2012 11:53 am (UTC)
Re: What is the subject of the 2014 calendar cover?
It's Loras Tyrell's assault on dragonstone.

It's reported to Cersi that he stormed the castle, was the first over the walls, made a bloody mess with his morning star, and then had boiling oil poured on him.

I was hoping to find out how much of that was true in Dance...

On a side note, keep up the good work George and have a nice holiday period!

Edit: That's a stag and lion on the shield - the arms of Joffery (and now Tommen)

Edited at 2012-12-11 11:56 am (UTC)


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