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Comicon Is Coming

It seems like I just got back from France and Switzerland... maybe because I just did... and now San Diego Comicon is on top of us.

I'll be there for the whole weekend, doing promotion for HBO, Bantam Spectra, and my various other publishers.  Flying in Wednesday, departing on the following Monday, so if you're going to comicon, you should have plenty of chances to see me, hear me, and get me to scrawl illegibly on your book, graphic novel, Blu-Rays, or body parts.

My schedule:

Wednesday evening, 6pm to 7pm, I will be doing a signing at the AVATAR PRESS booth, autographing copies of the SKIN TRADE graphic novel and IN THE HOUSE OF THE WORM comic.  (Only those, please.  There will be other places and times to get my other stuff signined).

Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30, I will be appearing in the main autograph area (the Sails) at Table 3, with DONATO GIANCOLA.  The two of us will be signing copies of the 2015 Ice & Fire calendar, which will be making its debut at the convention.

Thursday, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, you can catch me in the Indigo Room, where I'll be joining William Christensen of Avatar to talk about THE SKIN TRADE and IN THE HOUSE OF THE WORM.  (No signing here, this is just a talk).

Friday, we have the GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H.  I'll be there, with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss and various members of our cast.  This year CRAIG FERGUSON will be moderating.  Hall H seats 7,000 people... but of course 150,000 people attend comicon, so if you want to see the panel, best get in line... ah... now.  Afterward I will join the cast for interviews and a poster signing and more interviews.

Saturday, 11:00 am to 12 noon, I return to the Sails for a Random House autograph session.  This time I will be at Table 7.  This is the time and place to get your books signed.  Copies will be on sale in the autograph area, if you don't want to drag your old ones to San Diego.

Saturday, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm, I'll be in Room 6A for a panel on epic fantasy, part of an all-star lineup of panelists with Patrick Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, and others.

Sunday, 12:30 to 1:30, back to the floor for another signing.  This time I will be signing copies of the HEDGE KNIGHT and SWORN SWORD graphic novels at the ComiXology booth, on behalf of Jet City Comics.

Sunday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, I will be judging a costume contest sponsored by Courtyard Marriott.

Monday I go home.

Given the sheer numbers of people in San Diego for comicon, I regret to say that I will sign autographs ONLY at the designated signings.  There are, you will note, five of them, which means I'll be scrawling my name for five hours at various points through the weekend.  That's about all I can manage.  So if you should happen to see me walking the floor, riding a pedicab through the GasLamp, having a drink or eating my dinner, feel free to smile or wave or say hi, but PLEASE do not ask me to sign anything.  I can only do so much, and I do need some time just to enjoy the con and chill with friends.


See you in San Diego.


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Jul. 21st, 2014 05:17 pm (UTC)
I request you cease speaking of things like this.

We get NOTHING like this here. MD fking sucks.
Jul. 21st, 2014 07:34 pm (UTC)
Doesn't Baltmore do a ComicCon?
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Rebecca Dornsife
Jul. 21st, 2014 05:32 pm (UTC)
Hi George, will the signed calendar be available any where else?
Jul. 21st, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
I will be attending the ComicCon in NYC in October. Do you know if you will be there?
Chesterfield A. Spahr
Jul. 21st, 2014 05:50 pm (UTC)
Just finished A Dance with Dragons last night. Can't wait for WoW!!!
I just finished A Dance With Dragons around 1:45am last night. Can't wait for WoW!!! Seriously. Love your stuff, Mr. Martin. Question: on page 869, shouldn't it read "loosing more than one quarrel", not "losing"?
Jul. 21st, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)
The Late Late Show is hilarious
The banter between Craig and his robot skeleton Geoff cracks me up all the time.

George you must be a guest on his show before it ends in December. He's interviewed a good amount of authors. If the question of fans discussing your health comes up, make sure you tell him that you eat large amounts of KALE.
Jul. 23rd, 2014 12:08 am (UTC)
Re: The Late Late Show is hilarious
Grrm on Craig would be great. I'm pretty sure Craig hasn't read the books but he has a great interest in medieval history and literature so he and Grrm together would make for a great interview.
Ali Shuaa Juhdi
Jul. 21st, 2014 06:43 pm (UTC)
stupid comic con :(
When the IOM asked me to choose a City in the US to live in, I chose San Diego, for many reasons but mainly comic con.
sadly I was too late for the tickets this year :'(

other Fantasy and Sci-fi writers are going outside comic con in the city, any hope we see you Mr. Martin in San Diego outside comic con?

I will buy you a good Iraqi meal :D

Edited at 2014-07-21 06:54 pm (UTC)
Jul. 21st, 2014 06:56 pm (UTC)
WOW sounds like a great time! Aren't cons great?? Looking forward to all the exclusives and first announcements...wish I was going this year!

That fantasy panel on Sunday sounds pretty incredible - Patrick Rothfuss and Joe Abercrombie are some of my other favourite authors, in addition to yourself of course.

Rest up, enjoy the con, and looking forward to your account and coverage when you return.

For the record - what is your drink / meal of choice for SDCC should any fan wish to pay the bill?
Jul. 21st, 2014 07:51 pm (UTC)
Your commitment to you fans is really admirable. Hope you meet plenty of great people and not too many overenthusiastic types.

Have a lovely time!
Steven Trevino Lagos
Jul. 21st, 2014 10:36 pm (UTC)
My friend and I will try to get a chance to get out books signed on Saturday, but with our luck we probably will just end up crying at the GoT booth outside because we didn't get in :( haha
Steven Trevino Lagos
Jul. 29th, 2014 04:12 pm (UTC)
Re: Excited
I actually got it!!! Thanks GRRM for signing my book and Tyrion figurine! I still can't believe it.
Jul. 22nd, 2014 04:02 pm (UTC)
Avatar Press The Skin Trade
A few years back I saw the wonderful release of Fevre Dream at C2E2. I can't wait to see how TheSkin Trade translates to comic book.

Unfortunately I will miss out on Bubonicon and will have to make a return next year. Thank you GRRM for what you do for your fans!
Jul. 22nd, 2014 06:57 pm (UTC)
Re: Avatar Press The Skin Trade
Won't be at Bubonicon myself this year. I wish they had kept it the week before Labor Day, rather than moving so early in August.
Jul. 22nd, 2014 09:47 pm (UTC)
Have a great time George! It'll be great to see all the fans and crew again I'm sure.

Gus Sinclair
Jul. 23rd, 2014 01:36 pm (UTC)
Good afternoon Mr. Martin.

I wish I had the chance to attend comicon, watch your participation in the GOT panel and get the chance to ask you some of my questions.

However, since I'm from Brazil, I have work, bills and problems to solve here, travel to the U.S. is not an option right now.

However, your post inspired me to ask, here in your NAB, one of my questions.

So, if you reserve me a little bit of your time to answer me, I would be very happy.

So, here it goes.

You have a famous analogy, which compares the writing the series to a long car trip. You know the main roads and stops, but always finds unexpected news on the way.
What were the main roads and stops that you created in the series so far?
And what were the good unexpected surprises that you encountered along the way, writing the books?

Thanks for listening and for having created such a wonderful story.
Jul. 23rd, 2014 04:16 pm (UTC)
Adapted Stories
The Dunk and Egg stories have translated so well from prose into a graphic novel...I'm looking forward to the "Mystery Knight" translation, as well as hopefully all the D&E tales in the graphic novel medium.

Are there are any of your stories that are coming out as graphic novels down the line? I will end by saying that I would love to see an "Ice Dragon" adaptation, as well as "Windhaven".
Jul. 23rd, 2014 05:43 pm (UTC)
I go back and forth between envying you, and the exact opposite of that haha. I hope you do have fun. Ever since twilight the Con has been effectively turned into wait in line, see a trailer, wait in line, beg for death... I still love it though! They have my soul. I'm def. going to try and say hi.
Jul. 24th, 2014 03:36 am (UTC)
Mr. Martin, please visit Seattle again. You have many fans here who would love to meet you. We love and enjoy your work! Thank you for writing.
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