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Skins for Capclave

October is going to be an absolutely insane month for me.  I have so many things coming out, even I can't keep track of them all.

But I've just gotten the green light to announce one of the coolest.

Those of you who check out my Appearances list regularly know that I'll flying to Washington DC in a few weeks, to be Guest of Honor at Capclave.  Well, as it happens, WSFA Press likes to release a "Capclave book" every year, to honor the con's GOH.

This year, that book will be a new collector's edition of my novella "The Skin Trade" (a World Fantasy Award winner, donchaknow), illustrated by the amazing award-winning artist RICK BERRY.  You can check out the details here:


CapClave attendees will get first crack at this book, after which unsold copies will be offered to the general public.  This illustrated SKIN TRADE will be limited to 1000 copies -- 500 signed by me and Rick, and 500 unsigned.  (Must remember to bring my pen to Washington).

So add THE SKIN TRADE to the list of stuff I have coming out next month, along with OLD MARS, MEATHOUSE MAN, THE DANCE WITH DRAGONS paperbacks, and THE WIT AND WISDOM OF TYRION LANNISTER.


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Sep. 20th, 2013 08:20 am (UTC)
Happy Nameday George, Have a great one, Ser. Thanks for all your works.
Javi Marcos
Sep. 20th, 2013 08:23 am (UTC)
What kind of book will it be THE WIT AND WISDOM OF TYRION LANNISTER? Short one, only a few pages, most of all illustrations, or longer with an analysis of the character?

Sep. 20th, 2013 08:33 am (UTC)

we are waiting you with your pen in the middle of  nowhere<\s>... November in Sydney!

Crystal Ku
Sep. 20th, 2013 08:48 am (UTC)
This is really cool!
Does that mean if I pre-order from WSFA and have it sent to Australia (signed copy) I'm not guaranteed a signed copy if it sells out? Because the option is available for me to purchase a signed copy and your blog states that CapClave attendees get the first crack at the 500 signed copies.
Katie Munshaw
Sep. 20th, 2013 11:30 am (UTC)
Dance and Tyrion
Do you know when in Canada that Dance and the Tyrion book are being released? I can't wait to get both!
Sep. 20th, 2013 11:56 am (UTC)
Those paperbacks are indeed a marvelous idea. Finally a way to read without heaving those heavy hardcovers up. Keep them coming!
Mr. Martin, I can't count all the times I've written a comment here.
I even wrote a fan-letter to you, but I doubt you've ever actually received it. It is my biggest wish to visit you in Santa Fe, but I am only 15, from germany and I can't just simply catch the next airplane. And hey, I'll even consider to bring some german specialties ~ nom nom nom! Please Mr. Martin, this means really a lot to me. Respond, please.

P.S. Hodor!
Sep. 21st, 2013 03:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Hooray
Next year you'll be 16 - do you think you migh be able to convince a parent to take you to the WorldCon, LonCon 3 for a day or more? I don't think they've announced the single day rates yet. You can google the name of the con or follow links from George's appearances page on his web site. I'm writing this on my iPad and can't do links easily.

Whenever anyone has a question about where George is going to appear check the website listings. We're now booking 2018-2019 appearances. You can always count on us going to WorldCons, wherever they may be.

Doug Gerwitz
Sep. 20th, 2013 12:13 pm (UTC)
Will you be signing at Capclave?
I have a piece of Game of Thrones comic book original art that I've been wanting to get your autograph on for some time. At Capclave you'll be within a three hour drive. I'm sure it would be a fun trip anyway, but my primary purpose would be to get this page signed.
Sep. 21st, 2013 03:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Will you be signing at Capclave?
Yes George will be doing a signing at CapClave. Don't know the schedule yet so can't give you any more info.
Tim Koerber
Sep. 20th, 2013 12:54 pm (UTC)
Sept 20th
Happy B Day
Rebecca Dornsife
Sep. 20th, 2013 01:07 pm (UTC)
I will be there and have my copy ordered!!
Sep. 20th, 2013 01:08 pm (UTC)
Hope you have a really amazing birthday.. filled with lots of love, friends and relaxation... <3
Sep. 20th, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday. Mr. MARTIN !!! I wish you have a great day with your family and friends. MMMMM... Today is my mother´s birthday, too !!! I think I must make a phone call right now... XDDDD
Chad E Davis
Sep. 20th, 2013 02:00 pm (UTC)
Can't Wait
Can't wait for the Wit and Wisdom... although after first reading the announcement I got mixed up telling someone about the Christmas Memories of Tyrion Lanister... That could be an interesting read too. About how he had to dress as an elf...
Francesco Stefanacci
Sep. 20th, 2013 02:14 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!
Nobody wished you happy birthday yet?!
100 of these days, George! Keep up the good work!
(sorry for the OT)
Sep. 20th, 2013 02:15 pm (UTC)
Excellent George! And after all this effort, perhaps come a rest! (While writing WoW, obviously!) Haha .. I would love to be there, good luck with everything and by the way, happy birthday!
Sep. 20th, 2013 02:24 pm (UTC)
Dear Sir,

I would like to wish you a happy birthday filled with love, health, happiness and prosperity! May you have many more years of wonderful creativity and imagination ahead!

Actually on this occasion I would also like to take this opportunity to thank you for the wonderful stories and and characters I have had the privilege of knowing courtesy of your brilliant mind! Thank you for feeding my imagination and creativity all these years and for re affirming my love of reading!
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