July 19th, 2011

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Have Gel Pen, Will Travel (Part Two)

Had a great birthday party for Parris yesterday (thanks to Melinda for lending us her house). Today I try to catch up a bit on my email. Tomorrow morning I am back on the road again. First stop is the San Diego Comicon. I will post some more about SDCC a bit later. After that, it's the second half of my DANCE WITH DRAGONS book tour.

The schedule:

SAN DIEGO
July 24, 4:00 p.m. Mysterious Galaxy, 7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

LOS ANGELES
July 26, 7:00 p.m. LOS ANGELES - Barnes & Noble, 189 The Grove Drive, Los Angeles

BAY AREA
July 27, 7:00 p.m. REDWOOD CITY - Fox Theatre, 2215 Broadway Street, Redwood City
event hosted by Kepler's

SEATTLE
July 29, 7:30 p.m. SEATTLE - Town Hall, 1119 8th Ave, Seattle
event hosted by University Bookstore

DENVER
July 31, 2:00 pm DENVER - Tattered Cover LoDo, 1628 16th Street, Denver

LEXINGTON
August 2, 7:00 p.m. LEXINGTON - Joseph-Beth Booksellers, 161 Lexington Green Circle

For more information on these signings -- including rules and procedures -- check out the story on Suvudu at http://sf-fantasy.suvudu.com/2011/06/on-tour-george-r-r-martin.html?ref=twt_Suvudu_stream or contact the individual bookstores.

As for all those places I am NOT visiting (sorry, sorry, but I can't tour forever, can't go everywhere)... there are still ways you can get an autographed book. Try contacting some of the bookstores on the tour. Most of them would be glad to take your mailorder, I'm sure.

You can also try the Signed Page at http://signedpage.com/ They specialize in selling signed books via mailorder, and I will be swinging by their cavernous warehouse on my tour, to scrawl illegibly in all of their pre-orders.

(Sorry again, but no personalizations this tour, just signatures).

See you... somewhere or other, I hope. And if I look a little dazed and don't seem to know what city I am in, well, do forgive...
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Coming to Comicon

I'm off to San Diego tomorrow morning, for comicon.

Tickets have been sold out for months, alas. But for you lucky 150,000 who will be lucky enough to get in, here's my current schedule of signings, panels, and other public events.

THURSDAY, JULY 21

10:00 am - 12 noon Daniel Abraham and I will be signing copies of the FEVRE DREAM graphic novel at the Avatar booth (#2701),



12 noon - 1:00 pm EPIC FANTASY panel, rm 6A

1:30pm - 2:30 pm The panelists from Epic Fantasy will be signing in autograph area AA1

3:00pm - 4:00 pm The GAME OF THRONES panel, an hour long discussion of the HB0 series with showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and actors Lena Headey (Cersei), Peter Dinklage (Tyrion), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys), Jason Momoa (Khal Drogo), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Nicolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime). I'll be moderating.

4:30pm - 5:45pm The GAME OF THRONES cast and I will be signing posters at the Warner Brothers booth #4545.

FRIDAY JULY 22

10:00 am - 11:00 am I will be signing copies of the DOORWAYS graphic novel at the IDW
booth (#2643)




3:00 pm - 5:00 pm John Picacio and I will be signing copies of the 2012 Ice & Fire calendar in the autograph area, AA 21 I will also be signing A DANCE WITH DRAGONS and my other Ice & Fire books during this appearance.




SATURDAY JULY 23

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm I will be signing A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, the other Ice & Fire books, and anything else you care to bring in the autograph area, AA 18.

5:00pm - 6:00 pm Tor Books will be giving away complimentary copies of INSIDE STRAIGHT at their booth, and I'll be on hand to sign them, along with Melinda Snodgrass, Daniel Abraham, Carrie Vaughn, and other members of the Wild Cards crew. We'll also be glad to deface FORT FREAK and any other Wild Cards books you care to present to us.




SUNDAY JULY 24

10:30 am - 11:30 am WILD CARDS panel. Half a dozen of your favorite Wild Cards writers will assemble to talk about the past, present, and future of the long-running shared world series in the field.

12:00 noon - 1:00 pm The Wild Card panelists will adjourn to AA1 to sign your books.



Later that afternoon, I will heading over to Mysterious Galaxy for my signing there, but that's offsite, and not an official part of the SDCC schedule.

A couple of notes about the signings:
1) as on my tour, I will be autographing your books, but I won't be able to inscribe or personalize them (unless by some chance you catch me at a slow time when there's no line),
2) many of these signings are keyed to particular books and projects. At Avatar, I'll be signing FEVRE DREAM, at IDW it will be DOORWAYS, for Tor WILD CARDS. The place to get your DANCE WITH DRAGONS signed is at the big general signings on Friday and Saturday. We've scheduled me for four hours of signing between those two days... so please, respect my other publishers and DO NOT ask me to sign your Ice & Fire books at the booth signings. Those are meant to promote my other projects.

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