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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Of course, there are certain things I am always willing to sign.


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Jul. 19th, 2011 10:28 pm (UTC)
Game of Thrones panel
Someone better be recording that Game of Thrones panel. With you moderating, we should get a couple of questions that we haven't heard a million times already :)
Jul. 19th, 2011 10:40 pm (UTC)
Who says writers aren't as cool as rock stars?

I've been told that Ty had to fend off screaming groupies in Slovenia, too. Getting to the point where you need roadies, George.
Jul. 20th, 2011 01:40 am (UTC)
Writers = to or > rock stars
1000% agree.

Again, I hope you don't mind me saying, but you look like a rugged, long-haired version of Joseph Gordon-Levitt from Inception.
Towers Rice
Jul. 19th, 2011 10:47 pm (UTC)
Damn it feels good to be a Lannister
Definitely off topic, but if GRRM hasn't seen this video, he should watch it stat:

Anouk Zinno
Jul. 19th, 2011 11:09 pm (UTC)
Dance with Dragons

I'm not sure wether you'll read your comments often or not, but let's try it :)
I love your work, read your books (not all, but I'm working on it) and of course I manage, even living in France to get your latest book in my favourite little store in Lyon.
I got it since last Friday, but only read around 220 pages so far. Why not so much already ?
Because the book's so heavy that I manage to get myself a neuralgia in my left arm... extending to my right arm (since I tried to continue reading by holding the book only with my other arm)...

That's so unfair !!! So please, can you come and read me your book while I fall asleep ? I'm only living in Lyon, France, I'm sure you can enjoy the view and stay for a while ;-)

Okay, maybe it's only a dream, but that would be nice if you could come to Octogones 2 in October ;-) which is a games/rpg/fantasy (and so much more :) ) convention. So ? What do you think ?
Would you come ? Pleaaaase ? ^^"

(I was always told that you have nothing to fear for asking something to someone, only that you may expect a "no" as the answer... keep hoping though) :)

Have a nice day, and I'm hoping that you could come sign my book at least in October 2011 (and many others as well, so, maybe, I'm not *that* selfish ? ^^")
Jul. 19th, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
Haha cute picture. And Sunday night, your arm falls off.

Seriously, you must train for all these sessions. 8)
Jul. 19th, 2011 11:33 pm (UTC)
love the photo! George may also have to hire a team of hand-massaging professionals as well.
Jul. 19th, 2011 11:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Roadies?
Well I am a Licensed Massage Therapist. I may have to keep my table in the truck of my car when you visit Seattle just in case. 8)
Jul. 19th, 2011 11:48 pm (UTC)
quick question
Isn't part of the deal with preordering Fevre Dream that you get that and 3 other items signed?
Jul. 20th, 2011 12:03 am (UTC)
Re: quick question
Ooops. Yes, that's so. Forgot that part.

But of course we'll honor that.

My mind is turning to mush. So many things to juggle, so little time.
Re: quick question - bunnygirl186 - Jul. 20th, 2011 12:08 am (UTC) - Expand
Jul. 19th, 2011 11:59 pm (UTC)
Do you, sir, or anyone who happens to read my comment, know where I could find the 2009 and 2011 calendars besides Amazon?
Jul. 20th, 2011 12:04 am (UTC)
We should have a small supply of the 2011 calendars on sale at San Diego. But get to the Random House booth early, they don't last long.

The 2009 calendar is another story. None for sale anywhere I know.
(no subject) - sakuraberries - Jul. 20th, 2011 12:11 am (UTC) - Expand
2011 calendar - pheonix_torn - Jul. 20th, 2011 04:39 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: 2011 calendar - sakuraberries - Jul. 20th, 2011 10:14 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: 2011 calendar - sakuraberries - Jul. 20th, 2011 10:25 pm (UTC) - Expand
Dabel bros 2009 calendar - ruylopezdefns - Jul. 20th, 2011 06:33 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Dabel bros 2009 calendar - sakuraberries - Jul. 20th, 2011 10:27 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Dabel bros 2009 calendar - ruylopezdefns - Jul. 21st, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC) - Expand
Lisa McDowell
Jul. 20th, 2011 12:01 am (UTC)
Looking forward to seeing you there!! Can't wait. I'll be one of those crazy folks trying to get one of those special WB signing tickets...crossing fingers. Unfortunately won't be there on Fri or Sat, would you perhaps sign books at the group panel autograph session on Thurs at 1:30???

Have a great trip and a fun time in San Diego! We do love it when you visit our beautiful city!
Rob Volz
Jul. 20th, 2011 11:24 am (UTC)
I'm certainly not GRRM, but two things:

1. I'd think he'd be able to sign anything (likely only 1 or 2 at time, tho) at the Thurs 1:30 Epic Fantasy Writers panel, since its not sponsored by a particular publisher (AFAIK), and I'm pretty sure the main reason he's on the panel is for ASOIAF. If I'm wrong, please feel free to correct me.

2. If you go to the 1:30 signing, there is no way in hell you will get into the Game of Thrones panel at 3, unless you have a Press Pass or whatever. Personally, I'm planning on lining up as soon as I get there (bw 8:00 - 9:00, Gods willing) and finishing Dance while I wait in line/sit through the other Room 20 panels. Hopefully I'll be next to someone dressed as Barristan the Bold in case we have to cut through some line-cutting Twihards like cake.
Jul. 20th, 2011 12:42 am (UTC)
He'd be fantastic.
Jul. 20th, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
Oh, how I wish to go to Comic Con one year!
Jul. 20th, 2011 03:44 am (UTC)
I didn't know you were up to signing those things. If only the KC "sluts" knew...

Can't wait to see you at Comicon and the LA signing!
Jul. 20th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
Watch out for the Twilight fangirls!
Jul. 20th, 2011 04:45 am (UTC)
George, I hope you realize you have sentenced yourself to signing some sweaty comic book guy man boobs.
Jul. 20th, 2011 10:35 am (UTC)
Never call yourself craven SPOILER ALERT
Dear George,

Thank you for A Song of Ice and Fire!

I am amazed this username was free. Samwell is my favourite character.

Usually, I am an intellectually engaged but emotionnally detached and critical reader - a valuable strategy that will help me finish my Ph.D.

But it kind of dullens fiction for me.

Your books have swept that away. They have completely captured my mind and my heart. A clean sweep. ASoIaF is my first fantasy read since the Earthsea Trilogy when I was 11.

The Westeros experience is not like being a child again, and not escapist - it is like growing up to hard home truths. In Selhorys, Tyrion thinks: "This is another world .. but not so different from the world I know". Spot on.

The Samwell thing: I gather women and men read books differently. At best, men can grow sensitive to symbols and metaphors. Women go right ahead and form personal relationships with characters.

For the first time since accompanying Ged (when I was 11yrs old) or Raskolnikov (16), I have now (36) found a soulmate in this character.

Jon takes no shit: he looks Sam straight in the eye and forbids him to be a coward; not on the inside, not on the outside. He sweeps aside the little neuroses and penetrates to the man inside. Sam has the brains and the character to be a maester of generational greatness. On page 319 of ADWD right now, can't wait to hear what happens next.

Will Sam find peace in himself? Will he apply himself, develop his mind, and as a man, uncover the secret knowledge that saves Westeros from the white walkers? Your call I suppose :-)

Have to wind up here - this is my first ever fan mail, won't get needy about wanting a reply, hope you can take this honest praise at face value. You have an amazing creative talent, an amazing knowledge of people, and one sick fucking sense of humour.

Nice one.

Best from Cologne (from a native of Dublin)



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