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Chicon Looms

We're off to the airport in a couple of hours, on our way to Chicago for worldcon.

And I've got some great news for the GAME OF THRONES fans who will be joining us there... HBO is sending in our own late, lamented Ser Rodrik Cassel, RON DONACHIE, and his lovely wife to represent the series at the con.

Ron tells me that he'll be glad to sign autographs, do interviews, kaffeeklatches, and whatever, and I've passed that word along to the concom. It's late, of course, and the program book is already at the printers, but they should be able to add him to some program items. Watch the daily newsletter for updates on that.

Looking forward to seeing him... and all of you.

Worldcon! Accept no substitutes.


Aug. 28th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
Will DANGEROUS WOMEN be ready?
Or has that been postponed?
Morna Ulbrandson
Aug. 28th, 2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
"kaffeeklatches" - love that. Not only having them, but also the fact that it seems like this word has found its place in the English language :)
Aug. 28th, 2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
Safe travels! Looking forward to raising a glass with you and Parris again -- and to toast the life and untimely death of Ser Rodrik with Mr. Donachie.
Aug. 28th, 2012 05:05 pm (UTC)
Did he shave his whiskers?
Didn't mind the change from the books when Alfie had that great scene in Winterfell, and Ron Donachie made it all the more powerful.
Aug. 28th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
Travel safe! I'll see you guys there!
Aug. 28th, 2012 07:16 pm (UTC)
Oh, *looms*. I thought that said *loons*.

See you there!
Aug. 28th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC)
Dude, if LoON showed up, this would be a WC for the ages. Somebody dispatch an operative to Toronto right now.
Aug. 28th, 2012 08:03 pm (UTC)
Oh damn, Rodrik Cassel! I can't wait to meet him.

I'm counting down the hours 'til Chicon. See you there!
Aug. 28th, 2012 08:08 pm (UTC)
In less than 24 hours, we'll be on our way to Chicago as well. Looking forward to seeing you all.
Bill Coleman
Aug. 28th, 2012 08:21 pm (UTC)
Did you show your ID to get on the plane or when you used your credit card?
Aug. 28th, 2012 09:40 pm (UTC)
Sorry I won't be able to be there. But I hope you, George, and all the Brothers have a great time.

Ser Toryx of the Lamprey Pie
Scott Glennon
Aug. 28th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
I am one hour from Chicago. Alas, fundage-or a lack thereof-prevents me from attending. I will try to follow along online, and see what happens. I hope both you and Ron have a great time, Chicago is a fun town!
Aug. 29th, 2012 01:10 am (UTC)
just in time for Chicon
I wrote a song for your amusement. "Lannister's Lament" its to be sung to the tune of The Beverly Hillbillies. May make a good drinking song. Gotta drink every time you hear Cersei's name
Aug. 29th, 2012 03:56 am (UTC)
Can't wait
That is a great treat indeed. Looking forward to seeing everyone, old friends and new, tomorrow in Chicago. Let the fun begin!
Aug. 29th, 2012 06:16 am (UTC)
ah, you lucky American guys... (envy)..
Aug. 29th, 2012 05:59 pm (UTC)
Battle of the Greenfork
For those going to World Con, I will be running a game based on the Battle of the Greenfork on Friday morning using DBA rules (Quick play - easy to learn).

I'll bring both armies - beginners welcome...

Tom Thomas
Diana Rutz
Aug. 29th, 2012 07:18 pm (UTC)
I was bored two months ago after finishing my reading of another series then I found Game of Thrones OMG you are an amazing writer. I have never read a series of this type. But once I started reading I was HOOKED I have now read all the Songs of Fire and Ice. Out of the 13 novels I have read since may yours by far are the best. I am also a New Mexican I lived in SF for years and was amazed to find out your from here as well. Maybe I will get lucky and see you around town. LOVE YOUR WORK dying for the next installment!! Have safe travel.
Aug. 29th, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
Wish I could
If I could make it I would, it would be awesome to talk to you again, and meet Ser Cassel. But since I can't, I'll just have to live vicariously through those of you going.

Have fun and safe travels to all!
Vitor Campos
Aug. 29th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
When do you come to Brazil? :)
Aug. 29th, 2012 10:45 pm (UTC)
George! I'm sure this must be an exciting time for you. I only wish I could make it myself. However since you've only missed 1 in the last three decades there's always next year.

Anyhow, I had a question regarding something that really captured my attention in " A Storm of Swords". When you mention a "dung beetle" I couldn't help but think about the Egyptian beetle and Carl Jung's use of the beetle to describe his concept of Synchronicity in relation to the collective unconscious.

Have you ever found yourself inspired by Jung or his theories in any of your writing? So many themes in a Song of Fire and Ice seem to coalesce with his vision of meaning.

Have fun in Chi-Town!

Aug. 29th, 2012 11:01 pm (UTC)
Have fun Ser! :^)
Greg Miller
Aug. 29th, 2012 11:19 pm (UTC)
World Con
Im trying to get my friend Mike to go to Worldcon with me so I can split the cost of a hotel, but he said he will only go if George invites him lol
Konstantin Ivanov
Aug. 30th, 2012 05:25 am (UTC)
thank you
just finished a dance with dragons, can't wait for the next one, keep up the great work
Aug. 30th, 2012 11:22 am (UTC)
I loved his whiskers.
Aug. 30th, 2012 09:07 pm (UTC)
Is it fantasy TV series? I heard about it, but never seen. Think, there is no translation in Russian.
(no subject) - Helen Bannister - Aug. 31st, 2012 09:18 am (UTC) - Expand
Sep. 4th, 2012 04:08 pm (UTC)
I know you are a bigger person than I so please excuse my “rant”.

So sadden and disappointed that the brilliant DWD did not win the HUGO and am still trying to figure it out. Sure you will take the high road as you usually do and remain a gentleman. As one of the loyal readers of the ASoIaF series, I do not have to do so. Have been reading fantasy & sci-fi for years and this series from the beginning – so am no newbie to this genre. Your work on this series has to rank near the top for creativity and taking chances. When I first read GOT was totally blown away – the creativity was amazing and not having to resort to the use of magics to “save the day” was such a breath of fresh air. If not for the success of this series would be interesting to know how popular/mainstream fantasy would be today? Tolkien inspired others to write and personally I believe you have done the same. HUGO voters should be giving you a lifetime achievement award rather than this travesty.

I am wondering if commercial success had a bearing on DWD not winning. Many times people will vote for a more obscure nominee thinking that most everyone else will vote for what they feel is a shoe-in. Just a thought.

Hope you are not too disappointed – and in closing would like to say this? 20+ years from now when people are still reading ASoIaF wonder how many will have ever heard of Among Others.

Sep. 5th, 2012 12:13 am (UTC)
You win some, you lose some.

Hey, I'm not the founder of the Hugo Losers Party for nought.

Lots of great books have won the Hugo. And lots haven't.

It's a honor just to be nominated. And DANCE has received plenty of honors, so I'm not exactly overlooked.

So all you can is congratulate the winners, and strive to make the next book even better.


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