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Madrid Madness

Aviles was wonderful, Celsius sensational, spent my mornings signing endless copies of my books, and my evenings drinking in sidewalk cafes with Joe Abercrombie, Lisa Tuttle, Colin Murray, Diego Cruz,Ian Watson, Cristina Macias, Adam Nevill, Dimitri The Russian Guy, and many Asturian friends.

Now I'm in Madrid, doing endless interviews for Canal + and posing on their Iron Throne. It's hot here, but life is cool.


Jul. 23rd, 2012 12:23 pm (UTC)
Yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeah! I'm also back in my city, Madrid, after seeing you in Avilés. You were amazing there! Now my signed copy of Storm of Swords is another precious item of my "Personal treasures collection" ^^

Oh, indeed. It's damn hot in Madrid now. Above all, the contrast between Avilés and Madrid is really big, in my opinion.

Have loads of more fun in Madrid before departing to another city, and please... Come back someday! :)

Edited at 2012-07-23 12:24 pm (UTC)
Jul. 23rd, 2012 02:48 pm (UTC)
Glad you enjoy your stay there! Me too! (By the way, I'm Tyrion, the guy who ate with you the first day and lent you his wig for you to go unnoticed).

Jul. 23rd, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
Glad you're enjoying our country!!! See you on Saturday in Barcelona!!!
Jul. 23rd, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC)
Perfect city, perfect friends, Etc. Jet 6et for the new generation.
Jul. 23rd, 2012 09:28 pm (UTC)
Now there's a king I could bend the knee for.
Alex Sebastian
Jul. 23rd, 2012 10:40 pm (UTC)
I guess bearing that river of fans wasn't easy!
It was a pleasure to have you here in Asturias, I hope you enjoyed what you saw and experienced, wich, no doubt, wasn't enough.
Our land has astonishing atlantic landscapes, towering limestone peaks, deep beech forests, a real natural paradise. It's also very interesting for its cultural heritage, partly celtic.
I hope you can come and visit again, more for pleasure than for work, I'm sure you'd find some good inspiration for your art.
Keep the nice work, George, and thanks!

Ally Fell
Jul. 24th, 2012 12:28 am (UTC)
Ahhhhh . . . wishing I could be in Spain now instead of having to wait till next year, when there will be no benefit of meeting the most amazing author in the world . . .
Oh well, guess I'll have to just wait out till you someday find yourself in Philadelphia, PA :)
And sorry for posting this for the umpteenth time if all my other ones end up showing up . . . .
Sarah Marques
Jul. 24th, 2012 12:30 am (UTC)
Hi Martin!!
We need you here in Brazil!
Please, come to Rio and São Paulo and make me very very happy!
We love you, soooo much
Jul. 24th, 2012 01:34 am (UTC)
How about catching a train to Portugal again? We're just next door ;D (Yeah, I know you were here in March...still...we have delicious sea food this time of year!:P)
Jul. 24th, 2012 02:48 am (UTC)
I hope you are having fun and get a chance to taste some good spanish food in Madrid. I recommend eating Cocido Madrileño at Taberna La Bola. I am pretty sure you will enjoy it and it will be a shame if you don't get to taste it before you leave! ;)
I'll looking forward to you coming to Barcelona! Hope you enjoy your stay in Spain.
Pau Soriano
Jul. 24th, 2012 10:47 am (UTC)
Are you having any meeting with fans in Barcelona or any other appearance besides the CCCB one? I unfortunatelly could not get tockets for that :/
Esther Rodriguez Poblador
Jul. 24th, 2012 11:01 am (UTC)
I hope you keep my drawing and didn't loose it ^^U
Come back to Spain whenever you want :)
Jul. 24th, 2012 09:24 pm (UTC)
Glad to see you're having fun despite the heat. Drinks in the evening in a sidewalk cafe . . . ahhhhhh!

xox, LK
Jul. 24th, 2012 09:30 pm (UTC)
Glad you're having a good trip, George.
Mari Gallardo Capiscol
Jul. 25th, 2012 03:54 pm (UTC)
The end is in Barcelona, I hope to see you there and discover amazing things about "a song of ice and fire" and "a dance with dragons". Do you sign any books? i think that no but... I wish :)
Jul. 26th, 2012 12:18 am (UTC)
Help please!
Hi Mr. George, i started to read your novel this year, and i became in a fan of it. Because your novel influence, i decided to start to write one, of this class obvious, and i'd like a couple of advices, please can you communicate with me at jose_ignacio18_07@hotmail.com? i'd thank you.
Aug. 5th, 2012 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please!
See the FAQ on my website for my advice to aspiring writers. Sorry, but I don't have time to enter into a correspondence, but good luck with your book.
Jul. 28th, 2012 09:26 am (UTC)
Meeting you at Celsius last saturday was amazing, to have your signature in my favourite book, unbelieveble.
I'm looking forward to meet you again, ("perhaps" as you said to me on saturday when i asked you) next year in Semana Negra in Gijon.
Take care of yourself, and keep on delighting us with your work.
It was nice to have met you.
Jul. 28th, 2012 06:42 pm (UTC)
Be carefull !!!
Mr. Martin, I highly encourage you to start watching your back now. You of all people should know that bad things start to happen for people who sit in THAT chair...

On a more serious note, I am glad that you are enjoying yourself. After bringing so much excitement and joy for so many people, I can't think of anyone better suited to have times of joy and excitement for himself.
Byron Grimes
Jul. 28th, 2012 08:38 pm (UTC)

I know you are incredibly busy, so I'd really appreciate if you respond. What songs in ASOIF currently have music, and what would your perspective be on someone writing either music for songs with lyrics in your books, or even new songs? I understand if you would lump new lyrics with fanfic, and that is why I'm wanting your perspective, and would not proceed without permission. Currently, I'm working on some of the song of John Dowland(English lutenist) on my mandolin.

Thank you for your time,

Byron Grimes
Jul. 31st, 2012 07:34 am (UTC)
And indeed, there SHOULD be endless copies of your books!!


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