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South of the Border

Strange to say, although I have lived in New Mexico since 1979, I have never really visited Old Mexico. Oh, I attended a Westercon in El Paso a few years back, and spent an afternoon in Juarez with some other fans and writers. And I spent a few hours in Tijuana back in the late 80s, I believe, while attending Comicon in San Diego. But that hardly counts. There's a lot more to Mexico than the border towns.

My first real visit to Mexico starts tomorrow, when I jet down to Guadalajara for the Guadalajara International Book Fair: https://www.fil.com.mx/ingles/i_info/i_info_fil.asp

I'm one of the guests at the conference. I'll be doing interviews, a press conference, a live streaming event, and a signing. I expect I will be doing some tequila tasting as well. I am informed that Guadalajara is the tequila capital of Mexico.

I am looking forward to meeting my Mexican publishers, editors, and fans.

This is my last scheduled event for 2016. My appearance schedule for 2017 is very limited, and will remain so until WINDS is completed. So if you want to meet me or get a book signed, this will be the last chance for a good few months...

See you south of the border.

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sourbillytipton
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:06 pm (UTC)
King-Beyond-Trump's Wall
What are the chances of you staying in Mexico during the construction of Trump's wall/fence? I have a vision of you uniting all of the deadly Mexican cartels who have been at war with one another for years. They all rally to your leadership and destroy the barrier for the hope of living in America and someday owning their own landscaping business.

Could I pitch this to your publishers? Sort of a Hemingway meets Mance Rayder idea.
MrMatthewGeorge
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:34 pm (UTC)
RE: King-Beyond-Trump's Wall
I like this idea and wish to subscribe to your newsletter.
Re: King-Beyond-Trump's Wall - sourbillytipton - Nov. 28th, 2016 10:56 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: King-Beyond-Trump's Wall - COWBOY TANAKA - Nov. 28th, 2016 10:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
RE: Re: King-Beyond-Trump's Wall - striker163 - Nov. 28th, 2016 11:51 pm (UTC) - Expand
RaUL_AMDERLAINE
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:11 pm (UTC)
Wanted to be there just to ask you: "-Hey GRRM, when Brandon the Builder built the wall did he ever consider making the White Walkers pay for it?" and bring the house down :-)
luis iribe
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:14 pm (UTC)
Welcome to Guadalajara
I hope that you enjoy this visit, firstable an apologize for the fans who will ask for the realese date of winds of winter, was an contest to the opportunity to ask something in the talk of Friday, and is so possible that the question is about the date, sorry for that.

When do you will be singing? At the program is only a talk, Without signing of book, and I really want a sign.
Valentina Gonzalez
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:18 pm (UTC)
Guadalajara book fair
Is the signing just for the people who got tickets for your conference? Or people in general, sadly I discovered too late that you were coming to Guadalajara and i didnt get anythe tickets, would love if you could sign a copy of your last book for me though :(
luis iribe
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:21 pm (UTC)
Is there an opportunity of a New chapter?
If I can't get a sign book, I hope that you could read us a New chapter, that would be amazing. Was a contest to Win the opportunity to get into the conference, the ticket ran out in minutes, was crazy... See you on Friday :3

You will be another day at FIL? Or you enjoy the city these day before the Friday?

Have a great day

Edited at 2016-11-28 10:39 pm (UTC)
grrm
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:44 pm (UTC)
Re: Is there an opportunity of a New chapter?
There's no reading scheduled, alas.
Daniela Gmez Chvez
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:22 pm (UTC)
Welcome to México! *
I hope you have an amazing time here. I was hoping to meet you in person, but it was a bloodbath to get tickets to your conference. I seriously tried. Lots of people here love your books. Enjoy!
caroh99
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:30 pm (UTC)
Hey Mr. Martin! It´s great that you´re coming to my hometown! I may be a journalist, but on the day you visit I will first and foremost be a big fan! I´ll keep my fingers crossed I can meet you and that you enjoy Guadalajara :D
iselldeathstix
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:34 pm (UTC)
Chess for Secrets....
...if you find the time, let me know, I'd love to beat you in a game of chess ..... for secrets, of course.....

I realize it's a lot for you to lose, and I'd beat you handily, but if you feel like a bit of a gamble.......



Remember, as Jaqen H'ghar once said, "Valar Loseghulis" ....


grrm
Nov. 28th, 2016 10:45 pm (UTC)
Re: Chess for Secrets....
I haven't played chess in decades (though once upon a time I was pretty good).
Re: Chess for Secrets.... - iselldeathstix - Nov. 29th, 2016 02:26 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Chess for Secrets.... - Jose Sarmento - Nov. 29th, 2016 11:17 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Chess for Secrets.... - therealhamfast - Nov. 30th, 2016 04:16 am (UTC) - Expand
Salvador Zamorano Orizaga
Nov. 28th, 2016 11:03 pm (UTC)
Hello mr. George, I really hope you enjoy coming to my hometown. I can tell people is very excited to meet you (since I couldn't obtain tickets for the meet & greet, nor the conference).

I only ask for two things: 1 - try authentic tacos or burritos (I'd suggest "Los burritos de Moyahua") and 2 - live a lot of things with mexican people, because our cultura is really rich, and we are much more than a stereotype.

Oh, and I was hoping to ask you this personally but since I won't be able, here it goes number 3 - plase tell me if Sallahador's name is based on "Salvador", because if so, he and I would be (like we say here) "tocayos" and I might even add it as an alias in my Facebook page.

I hope you come to Mexico many more times in the future!
¡Espero que vengas a México muchas más veces en el futuro!
hateistoodark
Nov. 28th, 2016 11:22 pm (UTC)
I got tickets for the event but not for the signing which bums me out but I'm excited nonetheless.

I hope you enjoy your stay.
striker163
Nov. 28th, 2016 11:56 pm (UTC)
Hey Mr. Martin,

I will definitely be tuning into the streams. I know WOW has had you very busy, but thanks for still trying to find time to spend with fans, it really means a lot. Have fun with the tequila tasting :)
Gerardo Bardales Argelles
Nov. 29th, 2016 12:23 am (UTC)
I hope that you can get back to Mexico someday so I can meet you, there are a lot of fans of your amazing work here in Mexico , and this time was very difficult to get tickets, hope you the best of the stances!!
Alexandre Silveira
Nov. 29th, 2016 01:06 am (UTC)
Hi George, my best regards to you.

When you say "good few months" that is really few months or was just a expressiom ?

I'm asking this to avoid hyped news that flood the internet

Sorry if I was inconvenient.

Cheers.
grrm
Nov. 29th, 2016 01:23 am (UTC)
It will be a few good months between Guadalajara and my next public appearance. That's hardly news. The dates are all on my appearances page on my website, and have been for months,
Uriel Ramirez
Nov. 29th, 2016 01:12 am (UTC)
Signing date
Did not know you were going to be signing books, do you have any specific information? See you on friday (with another 2000 people)
grrm
Nov. 29th, 2016 01:23 am (UTC)
Re: Signing date
The signing is on Saturday, 11am to 12:30.
Re: Signing date - _wichoz - Nov. 29th, 2016 04:56 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: Signing date - FouDiamant - Nov. 29th, 2016 05:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
Humberto Ibarra
Nov. 29th, 2016 01:24 am (UTC)
Nice yo have you here
It Will be great to ser you. Have my tickets already. Hope you enjoy at least the goat birria, which is our typical food Dish here at Guadalajara.
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