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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.


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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