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Once More, At Home

Home from Chicago and Chicon 7.

A terrific worldcon, one of the best in years. Everything a worldcon should be.

More later, when I catch my breath and answer some of my emails.


For those who could not be with us at Chicon, YouTube has my moment in the sun, the presentation of the award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form.

FWIW, the voting stats released after the awards ceremony reveal that GAME OF THRONES would have placed two episodes ("Baelor" and "The Pointy End") on the ballot in Short Form, if the concom had not decided to place us in Long Form instead. A third episode would just have missed the cut.

Thanks for everyone who nominated us in either category... thanks to everyone who nominated, period. That really is the heart of the Hugo process.


And for those who missed my GAME OF THRONES panel, Mo Ryan has chronicled it with a blog and podcast. Check it out here:



( 22 comments — Leave a comment )
Sep. 4th, 2012 11:57 pm (UTC)
I hope you liked the enamel pin the 2013 committee passed along to you. It's one of mine!
Sep. 5th, 2012 12:29 am (UTC)
Welcome home.
Queen Victoria in a bikini, my deepest condolences on the award. However, I believe congrats to Terrible Ty are in order. As we used to say in back in the GEnie days, Aces and 8s. Aces and 8s, my friend, aces and 8s.
Sep. 5th, 2012 01:05 am (UTC)
hope you had fun...
and glad to know you made it back safely. I am sure everyone that got to go and sit in on your panels had a blast. Can't wait to hear what all went down.
Sep. 5th, 2012 01:17 am (UTC)
It was lovely to see you and Parris again, George. Sleep well! (the gods know I need to!)
joseph ravlic
Sep. 5th, 2012 01:31 am (UTC)
Huntington post interview
What a great interview you had. It was hilarious to listen to, awesome questions and very informative. Love listening to all of your interviews but this one was one of the best. Love ya GRRM
Sep. 5th, 2012 03:20 am (UTC)
Welcome back!
Get some rest, will ya?
Sep. 5th, 2012 05:43 am (UTC)
Congratulations, sir!
Sep. 5th, 2012 06:31 am (UTC)
Congrats on your Hugo George!One question though, who's mantle does that one get placed upon?
Sep. 5th, 2012 07:38 am (UTC)
Congratulations! So very well deserved! xo
Sep. 5th, 2012 12:29 pm (UTC)
It was an excellent con indeed. I am looking forwards towards next year already. The highlight by far was your post Hugo party. It was a fantastic time.
Sep. 5th, 2012 10:36 pm (UTC)
you're so special ;p
Sep. 5th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC)
Enjoy the Game Tonight
Congratulations to you and the rest of the team on the Hugo.

Get some rest, enjoy sleeping in your own bed, relax and enjoy the stomping Big D gives the G-Men!

No I'm just kidding Dallas sucks. I like the Giants winning by 10 tonight.

Edited at 2012-09-06 04:23 am (UTC)
Amanda Milholland
Sep. 5th, 2012 10:32 pm (UTC)
Congrats on yet another well-deserved award! Be careful though... win too much more and you'll soon have to build an addition on your home just to house all of these awards ;)
Sep. 5th, 2012 10:34 pm (UTC)
So that's why no single episodes were nominated! Dr Who only won by default then :\
Sep. 6th, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
Well, there was no way that the combined power of Dr. Who and Neil Gaiman wasn't going to win. I'm suprised anything else even got a vote.
Sep. 5th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC)
This is my first time posting here. I would just like to thank you Mr. Martin for writing A Game of Thrones. That book was able to get me through perhaps the most depressing time of my life and gave me something to look forward to read when I was surrounded by sadness in my life. You have no idea just how much hearing a funny joke from Tyrion or reading about Arya and Syrio chasing cats was able to brighten my day during this period of time. Thank you so very much Mr. Martin for writing the book and congratulations on your Hugo Award. You earned it
Sep. 6th, 2012 12:09 am (UTC)
Football is back Tonight
In honor of Wun Wun and Sir Patrek, we have a Giants-Cowboys game tonight. Aren't you glad football is back?
Sep. 6th, 2012 02:20 am (UTC)
Many and many congratulations! Wish I could have been there.

Connor Hall
Sep. 6th, 2012 04:37 am (UTC)
You know we'll love you even if you kill off our favorite characters. Not Tyrion, though (did I just jinx myself?)
Sep. 7th, 2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
Thanks for so graciously signing autographs for your fans. I only attended the Monday session to get my books/Nook autographed. It was the tail end of the Con but fun anyway, everyone was very nice. I appreciate you taking the time to sign autographs.
Sep. 7th, 2012 10:47 pm (UTC)
WorldCon and the Greenfork
We also had a great WorldCon. We esp enjoyed running the Battle of the Greenfork (in miniature of course) on Friday morning. Had spent the last 6 months painting up both armies in Westros heraldry/livery (Mr. Martin could you please stick to more conventional heraldry?!) and had a great time watching players manuver to recreate (or change) the "historical" outcome. My wife manage to get the Mountain killed in the initial charge - creating an alternative universe version of Westros.

Another highlight was Mr. Martin's interview as both he and the interviews provide lots of intersting insights/commentary (great for we NPR fans). Mr. Martin's reading of Westros history provided some fresh inspiration for re-creating some new battles. Conversely two military/SF/fantasy panels were disappoionting. (Surprisingly a Star Wars panel greatly exceeded my expectations.)

Hugo night was fun and mostly conformed to my preferences/vote (with one major exception). Its only fair to point out that many of the books/stories/novellas needed the additional publicity boost - a bit more than our collective favorite.

Still between the Hugo vote and the Cowboys, Mr. Martin has every right to rail at the cruel fates...(My wife did not win the masquerade either...)

Suggestion for Dunk # Egg collection: A Song of Knight and Squire.

Tom Thomas
Sep. 13th, 2012 05:14 pm (UTC)
Mr Ron Donachie
My secret pleasure is checking your blog Ser M. This'll annoy the hell out of you, but it's not meant that way.Pain in the bahookey but it's not Mr Don-at-chee (Italian) but Mr Donna-key (as in door 'key'). A friend of my Mum's nearly missed a US flight because they kept paging Mrs 'Don-at-chee' 'til finally a steward asked her if she was Mrs Don-at-chee and she said' No' she was Mrs Donna-key, then the penny dropped.Anyway, NBD.Just read Dunk & Egg novellas on holidays. Is Dunk Sandor & Gregor's grandad? Just realised, on same hols, that House Martin's words, must be, can only be, "Words are Wind".
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