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Back to Evanston

I will be returning to Evanston, Illinois this weekend in search of my lost youth to receive an alumni award from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

I'll also be doing an interview and Q&A open to the Northwestern community.

http://www.medill.northwestern.edu/experience/news/2015/fall/best-selling-author-george-r.-r.-martin-to-visit-medill.html

And, hey, I also get to go to a football game. I wonder if I still remember all the words to "Go, U Northwestern."

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xraytheenforcer
Nov. 2nd, 2015 11:06 pm (UTC)
YOU PUNK
I'm going to be at Medill next Monday!
jaymelamisters
Nov. 2nd, 2015 11:17 pm (UTC)
Signing
Will you be signing things at your interview? My brother got a ticket to your Q&A so I sent him up my copy of A Clash of Kings in hopes of getting an autograph. High hopes. I wish I could be there myself.
ragdoll
Nov. 2nd, 2015 11:23 pm (UTC)
I graduated from NU 31 years ago, but I never learned all the words to that or the Hail to Purple, hail to White song.

Say hi to Evanston for me. (I'll be back there for Turkey Day to visit my BFF.)
Noah Halford
Nov. 3rd, 2015 12:07 am (UTC)
Any plans in Chicago between the Q&A on Wednesday and the football game on Saturday?
Marc Potempa
Nov. 3rd, 2015 01:54 am (UTC)
Hail to Purple / Hail to White / Hail to thee Northwestern
Go Cats!
Michael James
Nov. 3rd, 2015 03:31 am (UTC)
Oh man, I go to there. You come waltzing into my neighborhood and I'm out of town. The gods continue to mock me. I'll be back for the game, though. Victory party? Losers party?
dr_phil_physics
Nov. 3rd, 2015 04:12 am (UTC)
Yearbook photographer for Syllabus 1976-1980. This was during the Great Loss Streak. Sad to say a music major friend penned, "Don't go Northwestern, Don't go out that door. Cause if you do you will be wiped up off the floor..."

Hail to thee, Northwestern...

Dr. Phil
Integrated Sciences, '80

Note: The Cats are already bowl eligible this year...

Edited at 2015-11-03 04:13 am (UTC)
smofbabe
Nov. 3rd, 2015 04:35 am (UTC)
Northwestern is having a decent season, upsetting Stanford to start the season and shutting out Minnesota (I look at them in the scores just because of you :-> )
kieran sterling
Nov. 3rd, 2015 09:13 am (UTC)
wish i were there
Chicagoland is my birthplace and old stomping grounds. Nearly went to NU too. Haven't had a chance to return in years, not even a vacation. Miss it a lot. My current mood... Sort of jealous :)

Have fun!
Miguel Perez
Nov. 3rd, 2015 03:02 pm (UTC)
Will you be doing any appearances outside of Northwestern? Open to the public? Please :D?
NU_alumni
Nov. 3rd, 2015 04:36 pm (UTC)
House Wildcat
George is coming... we are pretty excited here in Evanston, home of House Wildcat, Westeros's Big Ten Team. Go Cats!
riccitelli
Nov. 3rd, 2015 04:45 pm (UTC)
A Lion Still Has Claws
Beware the Penn State Nittany Lannisters! Hear Us Roar! : )
Looking forward to your appearance and congratulations on the award.

Edited at 2015-11-03 11:27 pm (UTC)
Tom Hanlon
Nov. 3rd, 2015 06:49 pm (UTC)
LSU and Alabama is the game to watch this Saturday !
jeu_de_paume
Nov. 4th, 2015 01:21 am (UTC)
Now I know why I'm doing my PhD here (cause why else :D)
jeu_de_paume
Nov. 4th, 2015 01:29 am (UTC)
Oh no! they put the Q&A at 4pm; I have a seminar until 5 (PhD useless again) So I double jaymelamisters's question about signing things during/after the Q&A.
Frank Giunta
Nov. 4th, 2015 01:55 pm (UTC)
WE ARE!
Watch out for Penn State this weekend! We're hungry for another win and the 6th book!!
lordevaco
Nov. 4th, 2015 09:55 pm (UTC)
George, do you welcome Tom Brady as your quarterback overlord and greatest of all time?
kingslayerjamie
Nov. 6th, 2015 02:13 am (UTC)
Tom Brady is overlord of nothing other than his man-purse and pair of Uggs. We accept him as Evil Little Bill's serial cheating sidekick.
scott4567
Nov. 5th, 2015 04:34 am (UTC)
Hey!
I live in McHenry, a short drive from there. Well, if I see you I'll wave. Sunrise on the lake is still quite beautiful..:-)
Jamaal Mac
Nov. 5th, 2015 06:31 am (UTC)
Dillo Day
Did Northwestern have the music festival Dillo Day when you were there? I went a couple of times a few years back...wild times.
evildave
Nov. 6th, 2015 06:46 pm (UTC)
As a fellow alum, I expect to be particularly saddened by your "Life is misery and full of pain" post Saturday afternoon. On a sweeter note, here's my friend @villox's tailgate menu for Saturday morning. You should stop by! Look in the west parking lot (or wherever they put the season ticket holders this year) for: - Cinnamon Roll Pancakes w/Cream Cheese Icing - Maple Bacon Donuts - Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Cookies
13masquerade
Nov. 7th, 2015 05:27 pm (UTC)
Hello, GRRM!
I know I can not claim to be your number one fan; I'd love to but I have been slacking in my following your whereabouts (writing and others). I am so demoted now! Haha...My message is totally out of topic today, just want you to know; I am done with the 6 cycles of Chemo and wating for Mastectomy and Radiation after. "Cheers!" 🌹🌹🌹🍷🍷🍷🍾🍾🍾🍸🍸🍸💋💋💋🎗🎗🎗🎭🎭🎭
~Merela~

grrm
Nov. 9th, 2015 07:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Hello, GRRM!
Good luck with all your treatments.
GypsyDRB
Nov. 8th, 2015 11:21 pm (UTC)
Was there a favorite haunt you went to that still exists that you are looking forward to? I have a place and it serves a hot Holly giro. Yum!
Loren Schmidt
Nov. 8th, 2015 11:25 pm (UTC)
Cats Kick Lions
And your Jets won--so if the G-men hold their lead vs. the Bucs, you had a pretty fine football weekend!
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