May 31st, 2007


Back to My First Life

Well, I made my appearance on Sheep Island a few hours ago, cleverly disguised as Tyrion the Imp for a reading and Q&A session at Bantam's virtual bookstore. Only this version of Tyrion could fly! Ah, if only the Tyrion in the books could fly, what mischief he will... ah... could... ah, never mind.

Anyway, it was great fun. My thanks to Ken and Dan and Betsy and all the other good folks at Bantam, Second Life, and Electric Sheep who made it possible and kept it running smoothly, and of course to all the fans and readers who donned their finest avatars and popped in for a listen. I hope you enjoyed yourself as much as I did. I hope you all bought a virtual copy of DREAMSONGS too, since that's what we were supposed to be promoting.

And a special thanks to David Benioff and Dan Weiss, who made a surprise guest star appearance to answer questions about the HBO production of A GAME OF THRONES. It was great to have them there, even if they didn't have time to fix their avatars up like the Clegane Brothers, as they wanted.

Even Second Lives must come to an end, however, so now I am back to my original life.

My next appearance will be similarly cutting edge. On Saturday, I will be meeting fans and signing books at Book Expo America in New York City, starting at 11am. I look forward to seeing some of you there, and defacing your books. Unfortunately, Parris has chained me to my desk, so I won't actually be able to leave Santa Fe... but I'll be there signing at the BEA all the same, thank you very much.