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Coming to Spain (Still More)

Here are the details on my signing in Granada on July 25:

Librería Nostromo
C/ Buensuceso, 1 - Granada
Tlf: 958 523 818

from 18.00h to 21.00h

I also have the specifics for my appearances in Gijon at Semana Negra.

Saturday, July 12
6:00 pm -- introduction of Corominas' art book of A SONG OF ICE & FIRE

Sunday July 13
7:00 pm -- panel w/ Scott Bakker and Paco Ignacio Taibo II
9:00 pm -- Q&A chat with my translator, Cristina Macia

Those are my only official events at Semana Negra, but I will be arriving on July 11 on the Black Train, and leaving on July 15. In between, you'll often find me at the festival, signing at the Gigamesh booth, listening to the other panels, riding the rides, drinking sangria on the fairway (will the chicken be back, I wonder?), and eating midnight dinners like the Spanish seem to do. Parris and I love to meet my readers, so if you're there in Gijon, don't be shy about coming up and saying hi.

That's in July, though. Right now it's still June and I have one day left before I leave, so I had better cut this short. Things are getting frantic, as they always do before a trip.


Jun. 23rd, 2008 07:01 pm (UTC)
Dear G. R. R.,
I really think you're one of the best science-fiction and fantasy writer of the "Common Era". But (because obviously there is a "but"), I also really think you should stop on one thing and finish it. You know what I mean.


P.S. - Sorry, I didn't want to misuse your blog for such kinds of posts, but because I know you read this posts, I thought it the only possible way to tell you directly what I think.
Jul. 10th, 2008 11:10 pm (UTC)
You're kidding, right? I'm gonna step out from lurking on this, cos this kind of stinking thinking is really getting under my skin these days.

Do you really believe that creativity one of those things you expect people to turn on & off like a water tap on demand.

Get a grip... you go into any working painters, sculptors, seamstress, or any other kind of creative artists studio and you will see not just one, but maybe even dozens of projects in various stages of progress and development. When musicians of all stripes go on tour, they are leaving some of their studio projects unfinished so they can earn their bread and butter that fuels the 'studio' time. When writers tour, certainly there is the pleasure of visiting interesting places and eating good food and enjoying folk's hospitality, but the writer is still promoting his/her works to their far flung audiences including publishing houses and fans.

I think your thinking is petty, immature and churlish. I think you (and anyone else who has twitted George like this) ought to get down on your bony knees and apologize. Your taking him to task was beyond rude and YOU did MISUSE the blog for this.

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Jul. 15th, 2008 10:33 am (UTC)
Eh, eh... You see? I'm right...
Two words I've said and you uprised exactly like a small child...
Yes, I belive what I said; and I also know that one person's post does not represent the whole populace. But then, it is also true, in my opinio, that the audience in this blog, like you, is mostly of the kind that adapts to my statement. Focus on the core, please...

Ah, for you to know, I'm not French, I'm Italian (I expect "spaghetti" and "mafia" innuendos...)
Jul. 13th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
You've not convinced me of any obligation. As a reader, I'm perfectly happy to wait as long as it takes for a good book to get finished. Oh... and save the anti-American screed for someone who gives a damn.


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