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South of the Border

Strange to say, although I have lived in New Mexico since 1979, I have never really visited Old Mexico. Oh, I attended a Westercon in El Paso a few years back, and spent an afternoon in Juarez with some other fans and writers. And I spent a few hours in Tijuana back in the late 80s, I believe, while attending Comicon in San Diego. But that hardly counts. There's a lot more to Mexico than the border towns.

My first real visit to Mexico starts tomorrow, when I jet down to Guadalajara for the Guadalajara International Book Fair: https://www.fil.com.mx/ingles/i_info/i_info_fil.asp

I'm one of the guests at the conference. I'll be doing interviews, a press conference, a live streaming event, and a signing. I expect I will be doing some tequila tasting as well. I am informed that Guadalajara is the tequila capital of Mexico.

I am looking forward to meeting my Mexican publishers, editors, and fans.

This is my last scheduled event for 2016. My appearance schedule for 2017 is very limited, and will remain so until WINDS is completed. So if you want to meet me or get a book signed, this will be the last chance for a good few months...

See you south of the border.


Salvador Zamorano Orizaga
Nov. 28th, 2016 11:03 pm (UTC)
Hello mr. George, I really hope you enjoy coming to my hometown. I can tell people is very excited to meet you (since I couldn't obtain tickets for the meet & greet, nor the conference).

I only ask for two things: 1 - try authentic tacos or burritos (I'd suggest "Los burritos de Moyahua") and 2 - live a lot of things with mexican people, because our cultura is really rich, and we are much more than a stereotype.

Oh, and I was hoping to ask you this personally but since I won't be able, here it goes number 3 - plase tell me if Sallahador's name is based on "Salvador", because if so, he and I would be (like we say here) "tocayos" and I might even add it as an alias in my Facebook page.

I hope you come to Mexico many more times in the future!
¡Espero que vengas a México muchas más veces en el futuro!


George R.R. Martin
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