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Back From Bubonicon

I'm back home from Bubonicon, our venerable local con, and the last one on my schedule for this year. No more cons on my schedule until the end of February, when I'll be headed to Virginia.

Bubonicon -- named after our state's rep as "home of the flea, land of the plague" -- is much bigger and livelier than it used to be, but still a very friendly, fun local con, with a strong literary flavor. This year's incarnation featured a great lineup of guests including Cat Valente, Tamora Pierce, and Mary Robinette Kowal. I enjoyed hanging them with, and getting to know them better. Terrific guests, terrific writers, and wonderful people. Warm and witty.

A whole bunch of my Wild Cards writers and friends were also on hand, including the usual New Mexico gang, and out-of-towners like Caroline Spector and Carrie Vaughn.

The highlight of the weekend, as ever, was our evening with Pope Francis.

And so con season draws to a close... but football season is almost at hand!


Sep. 1st, 2015 10:39 am (UTC)
RE: Re: Bubonicon
The person who tweeted about you writing both books also quoted you as saying:

1) "Characters that are dead already on the show will be alive through the end of the books."

2) "There is no system of magic in Westeros."

Are those accurate quotes, and do you remember what the questions were that led to that?
Sep. 1st, 2015 06:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Bubonicon
Both more or less true, though of course my answers were far longer and more complicated.
Sep. 2nd, 2015 10:15 am (UTC)
Re: Bubonicon
Hi Mr. Martin. Talking about Magic Systems, I always wondered your opinion about other authors strategies like Sanderson and Rothfuss. They explain their magic system just in the first chapters, it is just another issue of the history. they write a history "arround" the magic, but in your novels is the magic arround the history. I like both ways.

Do you think it would work in your novels? A the end of the history (no matter when you finish) Will we understand how it works, or at least where it comes from?

Thanks for your efforts answering bloodthirsty fans ;)
Sep. 2nd, 2015 06:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Bubonicon
Different writers make different choices.


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