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Fundraiser Continues

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Over at Prizeo, my fundraiser on behalf of the Food Depot and the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary continues to soar.  As I write, my fans and friends have donated $390,000 -- and we still have 33 days to go!!




The grand prize -- the visit to Santa Fe and helicopter trip to the wolf sanctuary -- will be determined at the end of the fundraiser, by a drawing.  Everyone who donates will have a chance to win.

A lot of the secondary prizes and extra rewards have been snapped up, however.  Have no fear!  We're adding more.  I am donating more books and collectibles, two more breakfasts (one at San Diego Comicon, one when I am in NYC this October),  and even a couple pair of my infamous suspenders (braces to you Brits).  So keep a careful eye on the Prizeo site.  We plan to add new prizes every Wednesday, for as long as the drive is ongoing.  More details can be found at:

https://www.prizeo.com/prizes/georgerrmartin/a-wolf-sanctuary-tour-and-helicopter-ride

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Too Cute

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I normally keep my blog free of Cute Cat Pictures, the plague of the internet.

But these are dragon cats, so I had to make an exception:

http://www.mymodernmet.com/profiles/blogs/philly-zoo-first-ever-black-footed-kittens

Too cute for words.

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Coming to the Cocteau

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We have a wild week of movies coming to the Jean Cocteau Cinema this weekend.  Something old, something new, something sick and twisted and depraved, and Shakespeare.

From the Bard and the Royal Shakespeare Company, we have HENRY IV, Part 1.  Prince Hal, Falstaff, great stuff.

Something new is THE DOUBLE, with Jesse Eisenberg:



Something old, the Jane Fonda/ Lee Marvin western comedy classic, CAT BALLOU.  A personal favorite.  Lee Marvin won his Oscar as Best Actor for his double role in the film, and Jane has seldom been lovelier (well, okay, maybe as Barbarella).  Stubby Kaye and Nat King Cole are on hand as well.  Rather than the trailer, here's a look at the scene where Lee Marvin arrives in town:



Our midnight movie (midnight begins at 11pm in Santa Fe) is John Water's notorious PINK FLAMINGOs.  With Divine.  (Not to be confused with Andy Devine).  And no, we will NOT offer special chocolate cupcakes for this one.  Or even pink flamingo cupcakes.

See you at the movies.

Father's Day Finale

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Tonight the Season 4 finale of GAME OF THRONES on HBO.

Longest episode of the season.  One of the things I love about HBO is that you can take as long as you need to tell your story, you're not locked into the rigid 46-minutes-and-change-to-the-second of the broadcast networks.  This one will go 1:16, it says.  Cool.

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credit: Helen Sloan/ HBO

Strongest episode of the season?  Might be.  Clearly David and Dan think so, since they've chosen "The Children" to represent GAME OF THRONES in the writing category of the Emmy Awards.  We've had a LOT of powerful episodes this season, so that says something.  I have not seen the episode myself yet, but I am looking forward to it.

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credit: Macall D. Polay/ HBO

Oh, and it's on Father's Day as well.  How... ah... special.

Anyway, it's hard to believe that season four is over so soon.  Still wish we had three more episodes to look forward to.


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(I am closing comments on this post.  Some of you refuse to believe me when I say that I don't want discussion of the series here.  Please take your comments and reactions to Tower of the Hand, Westeros, Winter Is Coming, and the myriad TV sites.  Thanks, appreciate that).

Bizzaro Is Coming...

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... to the Jean Cocteau.

((No, no, not the Superman villain.  He's Bizarro.  This is Bizzaro, the Optical Illusionist.))   He'll be performing at the Cocteau July 18-19.  Three shows.  An evening show at 6:20 on Friday, and a 2:00 matinee and 8:30 late show on Saturday.

 Advance tickets are now on sale at the Cocteau website: http://www.jeancocteaucinema.com/




Our magic shows seem to have a habit of selling out, as the folks who couldn't get into Misty Lee and David Kwong's performances could tell you, so if you'd like to check out Bizzaro when he comes to Santa Fe, getcha seats now.

 See you at the magic show.

Great Times at the Jean Cocteau

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We had a great weekend at the Jean Cocteau.  Joe Lansdale was in town, his own self, to host our showings of COLD IN JULY and BUBBA HO-TEP, and sign books as well.  The bar was serving Good Ol' Boys, another one of Nicole's great specialty cocktails.  And on Monday we had Joe's daughter, fast rising country star Kasey Lansdale, entertaining us a great set of songs off her new album.

Couldn't make it?  Damn.  You missed out.

But you still have two more chances to catch COLD IN JULY, tonight and tomorrow, before it goes away.  You should.  A terrific little film, that got rousing ovations at Cannes and Sundance.  You also have two more chances to catch our Danish superhero film ANT BOY, this afternoon and tomorrow afternoon.  And before he left, Joe Lansdale signed lots of copies of his novels, so if you're looking for an autographed Lansdale book, head on down to Montezuma, right beside the railroad tracks.

On Friday, a whole new slate of films debuts.  We have the soccer movie NEXT GOAL WINS, and the drama LULLABY.  And for our midnight movie (starts at 11pm) Friday and Saturday, straight from the 70s, we've got UNHOLY ROLLERS:



See you at the movies.

Coming Soon

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... to Santa Fe.






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Battle Is Coming, Blood Will Flow

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Tomorrow night, on HBO.

Neil Marshall returns, with a battle even bigger than "Blackwater."  Should rival or surpass any battle ever seen before on television.

Keep your swords sharp.

And be afraid.  Be very afraid.

(No, I haven't seen the episode yet).

Holy Direwolves, Batman!

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The response to our fund-raising campaign on Prizeo has been nothing less than mind-boggling.

One day into the campaign, the original $150,000 goal and the subsequent $200,000 goal have both been met and surpassed.  As I type, donations stand at $231,000, and we have raised the goal to $400,000.  And we still have 58 days to go!

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Every donations helps, whether large or small.  You guys have made me very proud.

Once again, the link is
https://www.prizeo.com/prizes/georgerrmartin/a-wolf-sanctuary-tour-and-helicopter-ride

I am told this is the fastest-rising campaign in the history of Prizeo.

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GAME OF THRONES Rules

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Hey, hey, hey.

We're number one.

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For the details:

http://insidetv.ew.com/2014/06/05/game-of-thrones-sopranos-ratings/

I loved THE SOPRANOS.  But I gotta admit, it's good to be the king.

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