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Coming to Spain

This is for my Spanish readers... especially those who do not check my Appearances page regularly (though if you don't, you should).

I will be heading over to Spain and Portugal in July. Here are some of my scheduled appearances for the Spanish portion of my tour:

July 10 - Signing at Generación X bookstore, C/ Puebla, 15, 28004 Madrid, Spain (+34 91 521 99 85)

July 11-15 - Guest at Semana Negra, Gijon, Spain
signings, speeches, panel discussions, readings

July 17 - lecture at Jaume Fuster Public Library
Biblioteca Jaume Fuster, Districte Gràcia
Plaça Lesseps, 20-22, 08023 Barcelona (Tel. +34 93 3684564)

July 18 - Signing at NH Podium Hotel
10:00-13:30h, 16:00h-20:00h
C/ Bailén, 4-6, 08010 Barcelona (Tel.: +34.93.2650202 Fax: +34.93.2650506)

Dates and details for the Portugese portion for my trip (the week before Spain) are forthcoming. When I have them, I will post them here, but watch my Appearances page for changes, corrections, additions, etc.

If you're in Spain and would like to get a book signed, hear me talk, hear me read, ask me a few questions, turn up at one of these events. I'll be glad to meet you. I especially recommend Semana Negra, the amazing pop culture festival in Gijon, which will feature lots of other exciting guests from the worlds of mystery, comics, SF, fantasy, thrillers, from all over the world, and a carnival to boot. Parris and I had a wonderful time the last time we attended, eating dinner at midnight and drinking sangria in the booth of the red chicken.

I also hope to make it down south to visit the Rock of Gibraltar (my model for Casterly Rock) and the Alhambra, but so far no public events are scheduled for that portion of the tour. If that changes, new events will be adding on my appearances page.


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May. 29th, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
Okay, I think I've figured out that this is supposed to be the big Ironman King-off. But why is there an orc on the back cover?
May. 29th, 2008 07:08 am (UTC)
Spain is all well and good, but when are you coming to Germany? :)
May. 29th, 2008 07:17 am (UTC)
Or Holland
for that matter. I also can recommend the little village of La Ronda, quite impressive. It's the kind of scene you think of when Pinky let Lisa "fly". It's stunning and you can rent a room there looking into the abyss... I think it's the Parador. Good chain of state hotels that is
May. 29th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
Re: Or Holland
he'll be back, someday. I promise.
May. 29th, 2008 07:20 am (UTC)
I will see you in Madrid, then.
May. 29th, 2008 07:24 am (UTC)
Will this affect the release of ADWD? 0_0
May. 29th, 2008 04:38 pm (UTC)
(no subject) - jedifreac - May. 29th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC) - Expand
(no subject) - elmobob14 - May. 29th, 2008 10:16 pm (UTC) - Expand
why, yes - parrismcb - May. 31st, 2008 07:23 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: why, yes - elmobob14 - Jun. 1st, 2008 04:36 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 29th, 2008 07:51 am (UTC)
Yey! See you in Barcelona! I was so glad when I heard you were going to come to my favourite library in my own district for your lecture!!! Just hope the street works are done by then... (hate that horrible machines' noises...)
May. 29th, 2008 08:03 am (UTC)
That's it, I'm jealous. You officially need to come to Japan
May. 29th, 2008 08:10 am (UTC)
how abt an Indian tour sometime
I'm quite aware that there aren't all those many literary events in India(at least not for English works), but there is still a huge fan base that you have here, quite a few of them are more than fanatical fans. Song of Ice and Fire is as much cherished here as old classics like LOTR, Worm Ouroboros, Lud-in-the-Mist,etc and other nicies like WOT's series. I would like to urge you to seriously consider a tour to India. No doubt it would be a detour for most of the activities, but more and more authors are visiting India, for example just a couple of days back Jeffery Archer began his tour of India to promote "prisoner of birth"
May. 29th, 2008 08:36 am (UTC)
I'll be in Spain during that week (hopefully!) so I may have to try to get along to one of these events!
May. 29th, 2008 08:42 am (UTC)
I'll be working in the Semana Negra this year (assistant to your spanish translator, by the way), so I'll definitely be there! This year we are changing location and we'll be on the beach (literally), but I hope it's fun (I also hope it stops raining, I know this is the north, but still...)

Have a nice trip over here! Last year I was working at the Gigamesh stand and I had loads of people coming to ask me about Feast for Crows, we also converted a few people. I predict you'll have more than a few fans following you around!


May. 29th, 2008 07:49 pm (UTC)
on the beach
On the beach? Really?? What happened to the fairgrounds? The festival is so large, will they be able to fit it all on the beach?

Last time we were there, Semana Negra was on the fairgrounds outside the soccer stadium (sorry, "football"), but the beach had plenty of activity as well, including a sand castle building contest. We saw some truly amazing sandcastles before the tide came in and washed them all away.
Re: on the beach - kaunaz - May. 29th, 2008 08:26 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 29th, 2008 08:44 am (UTC)
Great :)
See you in Barcelona! :)
May. 29th, 2008 09:25 am (UTC)
I hope to go to Gijón :-D
May. 29th, 2008 09:39 am (UTC)
Well I hope in the end you schedule some more events for the last part of the tour, because I'm from Granada and I know for a fact there is quite a lot of people in here who would really like to see you ;)
May. 29th, 2008 04:43 pm (UTC)
ask your local bookstore
if they have a lot of SF readers, they might consider contacting Gigamesh and see if they can arrange a visit from George.

That's always the best, first thing to do. If you are a regular patron of a bookstore, talk to the manager about arranging a visit, and urge them to contact the publisher long before an American author is coming to your country and see if you can generate enough enthusiasm for the bookstore and publisher to arrange a signing. There's expenses and lots of work to do to support a signing, so many stores are reluctant to do so without urging from their customers.
Re: ask your local bookstore - deirathul - May. 29th, 2008 09:19 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: ask your local bookstore - alex_vidal - Jun. 9th, 2008 08:00 am (UTC) - Expand
May. 29th, 2008 09:46 am (UTC)
Yay! See you in Barcelona!!
May. 29th, 2008 10:54 am (UTC)
Will be there a limit of signatures by person?
Because I have the spanish version and the original version of ASOAIAF, plus the Deluxe edition AGOT RPG of Guardians of Order... ^.^

Be welcome to Spain, Mr. Martin. I'm sure you'll enjoy the mediterranean food!

May. 29th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Will be there a limit of signatures by person?
usually there's a limit, depends on the store and other factors. If you are coming to a bookstore signing with your own copies, please buy something there to help support the store which is spending a lot of time and money to have George come and visit.

Depending on the store's policies and the size of the crowd, usually you can get the limit signed, then go back to the end of the line and go through again. Or get a friend to come with you and split the books.

Since George will be signing books for many folks, with names that are unfamiliar to him, it would be a polite gesture to take a large card and print your name neatly to give him to copy from as he signs your books.
down here in New Mexico - parrismcb - May. 31st, 2008 09:00 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: down here in New Mexico - erekibeon - Jun. 2nd, 2008 03:05 pm (UTC) - Expand
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