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Coming to San Diego

The next convention on my calendar is the San Diego Comicon.

My dance card is already almost full. Yes, there will be a GAME OF THRONES panel, and I'll be on it. It is scheduled for Friday, July 19, 2:50 to 3:45, in Hall H To be followed by an autographing at the WB booth. Of course, I'll be joined on the panel by half a dozen cast members (no, don't know which ones yet) and David and Dan.

I will also be doing a signing on Saturday, July 20, from 11:00am to noon, in the official autograph area. That one is for Bantam.

Working on two more signings: one for Avatar Comics, which will be launching their new comic of THE SKIN TRADE (based on my novella, scripted by Daniel Abraham) at the con, and one with the marvelous Gary Gianni, the artist for the 2014 ICE & FIRE calendar, which will debut in San Diego. Details on those when I have 'em.

I am not on any panels besides the one for GAME OF THRONES, nor will I be doing any readings (come to worldcon for that), but there should be plenty of chances for anyone who wants me to deface their books, maps, games, videotapes, or body parts with my illegible scrawl. But PLEASE, if you want my autograph, come to one of these four signings. Don't stop me in the hotel lobby or on the street or in a restaurant when I am trying to have dinner.


I now have the details on another of my signings, so I thought I would add them here.

On Thursday, 2:00 - 3:00 pm, I will be signing copies of the 2014 ICE & FIRE CALENDAR, together with the amazing Gary Gianni, the artist. The signing will take place at Gary's booth, Booth #4902/ 4904 on the convention floor. First come first served, as usual... Gary has only 150 copies of the calendar, and I can only be there for an hour. Though this is a signing for the CALENDAR, not my books, I will autograph ONE (1) book for anyone who buys a copy of the calendar. As in other recent events, I will be doing only signatures, no inscriptions. Sorry, I'd love to, but time does not allow. Gary may or may not be doing inscriptions, don't know, that's his call.


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Jul. 4th, 2013 11:29 pm (UTC)
Don't stop me in the hotel lobby or on the street or in a restaurant when I am trying to have dinner.

Oh, gawd. Good luck with that. You just know there'll be some socially un-enclued individuals who think this doesn't apply to them. Don't you miss the days when you didn't need people to run interference? Ugh.
Jul. 5th, 2013 12:22 am (UTC)
I do, actually. There was a time when I would walk the floor at comicon for hours, checking out the booths, visiting friends, buying books and comic books. No more. Now I need security.

But there are compensations, of course. The dumptrucks full of money are nice. All that green helps me Do Good, Fight Evil, and Have Fun. (But not dinner).

All in all, I actually do NOT want to be Greta Garbo, fwiw.
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Jennifer Wohletz
Jul. 5th, 2013 12:29 am (UTC)
Supper time is sacred.....
Busting up your meals to ask for things is very rude. It is known. : )
Joe Garcia
Jul. 5th, 2013 12:39 am (UTC)
Hope you still manage to enjoy the con given all that! I'd love to be able to meet you, but I have this funny little reaction to large crowds that tends to get me in trouble with the authorities. ;-)
Jul. 5th, 2013 12:47 am (UTC)
So Excited! Been waiting for this news for weeks! Glad you are the one to bring it to us. Hope to see you there...again. Do you know if your signings are going to be ticketed or not?
Ray Feighery
Jul. 5th, 2013 01:08 am (UTC)
This will be my 17th straight SDCC...I can still remember going in '97 and they were excited to have broken 30,000 attendees.

I'm hoping to make the GoT panel this year. Last two years I've had conflicts (I volunteer for Hero Initiative while there)and will hopefully be lucky enough to get into the HBO signing (Will be getting up at the crack of Dawn for the chance!)

Hard to believe it's only a couple of weeks away!
Jul. 5th, 2013 01:58 am (UTC)
I would never dream of interrupting a meal.
That's completely reasonable. But say I do run across you in a restaurant by some extreme chance of fate: Can I at least send over a drink in appreciation of the countless hours of enjoyment you've given me.

If so, what drink might that be?
Jul. 5th, 2013 04:09 am (UTC)
Re: I would never dream of interrupting a meal.
Depends on what the meal is.
Tracy Semonik
Jul. 5th, 2013 02:07 am (UTC)
Skin Trade comic
this is the first I've heard of it. wow! awesome! I love Skin Trade
Jul. 5th, 2013 04:24 am (UTC)
Got my fingers crossed that you can make a con someday in Canada. The 'main' ones are Ottawa, Montreal, and the one in Toronto in August.

In the mean time tho, looking forward to what Game of Thrones and Ice Fire treats will be in store come San Diego.
Jul. 5th, 2013 04:55 am (UTC)
I have been to lots of cons in Canada, including four worldcons.
Missy Elley
Jul. 5th, 2013 05:40 am (UTC)
San Antonio in August, can't wait for that.
Jul. 5th, 2013 07:02 am (UTC)
If you ever visit UK, I would be there to get you to deface my collection of ASOIAF books!!

(Any remote chance of you going to London, Manchester or Sheffield?)
Jul. 5th, 2013 03:26 pm (UTC)
I'll be in London next year for worldcon.

See my website for all my future appearances.
Jul. 5th, 2013 08:31 am (UTC)

Are there any events not tied to ComicCon in California where one could attend, say hi and generally give you a hearty "thanks" for all the wonderful hours of reading you've given us? ComicCon is so crazy these days. *crosses fingers*
Jul. 5th, 2013 08:34 am (UTC)
Any conventions in NYC on the horizon, or did I miss out?
Mr Martin, first I'd like to thank you for your contributions to the realm of fantasy over the years. I have fond memories of watching Twilight Zone in the 80s as a kid. I think its great that you have this type of forum to communicate with fans and I admire how down to earth you are, with your impeccable sense of humor. I was never one to frequent conventions, but if you're going to be in the NYC area anytime soon, I'd love to attend! Also, I'm sorry if this might be off topic, but are there plans to make GoT/ASoIaF action figures, like the ones that came out for Lord of the Rings several years ago? I'd love to display The Night's Watch and Lannisters next to my vintage Star Wars figures. Take care!

Edited at 2013-07-05 08:57 am (UTC)
Pranali Naik
Jul. 5th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
Re: Any conventions in NYC on the horizon, or did I miss out?
I don't know about action figures, but they have bobblehead like figurines of a few characters. Though fat chance they'll make a Night's Watch one. THEY DON'T EVEN HAVE A SANSA STARK FIGURINE (something which infuriates me to no end.)
Jul. 5th, 2013 12:35 pm (UTC)
WEll, I wish I could come to Comic Con and World Con but am afraid that international air fare is to expensive right now...

Any plans to ever come to Brazil? :D

I wish you the best of luck in keeping your wrist exercised without any sprain during the Comic Con signings I am sure it will well attended by thousands wishing for your autograph!
Jul. 5th, 2013 03:18 pm (UTC)
you make similar posts to this one almost every time you have a major convention. the fact you repeat this admonition regularly suggests to me that people do not listen to your request. is this true? how often DO you get stopped while eating dinner to sign stuff?
Jul. 5th, 2013 03:27 pm (UTC)
Dinner... well, it happens, but not regularly.

Crossing the hotel lobby... every time.
Rusty Patti
Jul. 5th, 2013 03:39 pm (UTC)
camping out
Hall H Thursday night camp out it is then.
Jul. 5th, 2013 04:50 pm (UTC)
Quiet dinner - leave the Gaslamp
While people should have manners, you may consider leaving Gaslamp for dinner if you want peace and quiet. There are great spots close to the area in Hillcrest and Kensington that will be Comic Con free. Then again, you may get the more casual fans who will just stop by to berate you for the Red Wedding...

Hopefully I'll make it by a signing, since I will have a couple young kids with me who will have no interest in the panel!
Jul. 5th, 2013 05:19 pm (UTC)
Mr. George, I'm a game designer and I want you to be in my MMORPG history, I ask you also make the story of my game, would be a more than an honor.
Jul. 6th, 2013 07:15 pm (UTC)
I am not quite sure what you are asking. But in any case, this is the wrong venue to ask it. Email my assistant Ty at grrmbooks@gmail.com and let him know what you're proposing, and we'll consider it.

In any case, good luck with your game.
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Jul. 5th, 2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
Have a great time in San Diego!
Jul. 5th, 2013 06:20 pm (UTC)
I just can't get myself to CCSD no matter how many people offer me free tickets. See you in San Antonio though!
Jul. 5th, 2013 08:36 pm (UTC)
I just want to say I had the honor of attending a reading you did at the (now defunct, alas!) west side Borders in Madison, WI. It was for the release of A Feast For Crows. You were so engaging I became a fan right then. I relish the experience.
Jul. 5th, 2013 09:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Very kind of you.

We miss Borders here in Santa Fe. With them gone (they had two big stores here), the only bookstore in town with a decent SF and fantasy section is Hastings, and they're mainly a music store. The nearest B&N is an hour away in Albuquerque.
Jul. 5th, 2013 10:20 pm (UTC)
security? sheesh
Do you at least get to have them wear black suits and shades and talk to their cufflinks?
Jul. 5th, 2013 11:57 pm (UTC)
Happy Fourth!
Jul. 6th, 2013 01:04 am (UTC)
Too quiet...
The Jets have been out of the headlines for almost a month now (Sanchez and his dance themed video sequel to the Buttfumble is the last cringe inducer that I can think of), while the Patriots have been in them. That violates several intergalactic offseason football laws.

Is this... is this really happening?

Jul. 6th, 2013 02:08 pm (UTC)
I hope there will be a video for us international fans.
On another note, there was a few days ago the Palio of Siena and I don't know why but I could totally see that happening in Westeros or maybe more in one of the Free Cities like Braavos. I don't know if you heard about it or watched some videos on youtube.
Jul. 7th, 2013 12:55 am (UTC)
Since you are not on the roster for DragonCon which is close to me, and I am not able to attend there, is there a good way to send a fan gift to you? Is the fan mail address in Santa Fe someplace where you would actually receive what I plan to send you? I know you must get tons of mail and gifts, but what I want to send is totally unique, I can assure you, as a thank you.
Jul. 7th, 2013 01:13 am (UTC)
That's very kind, but really, you don't need to send me gifts.

Having you read and enjoy my books is gift enough.

But yes, the address in Santa Fe is THE address.
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