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George R.R. Martin Receives Typewriter at The Emmys

Grammy Award winner Weird Al Yankovic requested that author George R.R. Martin “type as fast as you can.” Yankovic reasons that “we need more script.”

The video embedded above features Yankovic performing a medley of TV theme music at the 66th annual Emmy Awards. As he was singing the Game of Thrones portion, comedian Andy Samberg (donning a Joffrey Baratheon costume) handed Martin a typewriter.

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Fantasy Authors Take On the Ice Bucket Challenge

Coraline author Neil Gaiman was challenged by his wife, musician Amanda Palmer, to take on the #IceBucketChallenge. The video embedded above features Gaiman performing the act with assistance from a group of friends. In addition to having a bucket of ocean water and ice thrown over his head, Gaiman names a new set of challengers that includes A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin.

The video below features Martin completing the challenge. Prior to getting hit with the buckets, Martin uttered a quote from his beloved fantasy series: “God help us all, but Winter is coming.” Gaimain responded on Facebook by saying: “Dear George. I’m sorry. (I’m not sorry.)”

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‘Game of Thrones’ Actor Sean Bean Offers His Opinion on Jon Snow’s Parentage

Jon Snow - Game of ThronesFor years, fans of George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire series have speculated on the true parentage of the character Jon Snow. Neither Martin’s books or the Game of Thrones TV adaptation have divulged the answer to this mystery.

Many readers subscribe to a popular theory known as “R+L=J.” Follow this link to watch a video that explains this theory in detail. During a Reddit AMA session, actor Sean Bean (who portrayed Eddard “Ned” Stark on the HBO series’ first season) gave up a revealing clue when he responded to the question: “Why did you not teach Jon Snow anything?”

SPOILER ALERT: If you prefer to remain blissfully ignorant of how the Game of Thrones storyline may unfold, stop reading this post now…

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George R.R. Martin’s Children’s Book is Coming From Tor Books

georgerrmartinTor Books has plans to republish George R.R. Martin‘s children’s book The Ice Dragon.

The latest version of the story will include new artwork from Spanish fantasy artist Luis Royo.

The Telegraph has more: “Parents worried about exposing their kids to a work by the notoriously bloody Game of Thrones author needn’t panic: a brief summary of The Ice Dragon reads more like a Hans Christian Anderson tale than Martin’s traditional style. The book tells the story of a young girl, Adara. Born in the heart of winter, Adara is the only person from her village able to connect with the mysterious Ice Dragon, a legendary creature that visits only when the weather turns cold.”

George R.R. Martin Will Not Write an Episode For ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5

georgerrmartinDuring Comic-Con International, author George R.R. Martin revealed that he would not be penning an episode for Game of Thrones season five. Ever since the HBO show began, Martin made it a practice to write one script each season.

In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Martin revealed that the reason for this decision is because “I have this book that I need to finish.” Book fans will be relieved to hear that Marin wants to focus on the highly anticipated A Song of Ice and Fire title, The Winds of Winter. Not too long ago, Martin expressed his extreme distaste for people who speculate that he may pass on before wrapping up his epic book series.

Comic-Con weekend also meant the unveiling of a video (embedded below) featuring all the new additions to the Game of Thrones cast. The new characters who will appear in the forthcoming seasons include Doran MartellTrystane MartellThe High SparrowMyrcella BaratheonAreo HotahYezzanNymeria “Nym” SandTyene Sand, and Obara Sand (to be played by Keisha Castle-Hughes). Thus far, this video has drawn more than one million views on YouTube and over 42,000 “likes” on Facebook. Follow this link to watch the season four blooper reel.

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George R.R. Martin & Robin Hobb To Appear Together in London Next Month

martinhobbsFamed sci-fi authors George R.R. Martin and Robin Hobb are getting together for a live event in London on August 19th. At the event, the two authors discuss “how they build their fictional universes, create their characters and balance fantasy and reality.”

Publisher HarperVoyager UK revealed the news on Twitter today.

The event will take place at a venue in Central London. Tickets will go on sale later this week. The tickets will cost £45 each and will include a hardcover edition of Hobb’s latest novel Fool’s Assassin.

George R.R. Martin Gives the Finger to Those Speculating His Death

georgerrmartinSci-fi author George R.R. Martin does not appreciate speculation that he won’t live to finish the last two books in the Game of Thrones series.

In an interview with the Swiss daily newspaper Tages-Anzeiger, the 65 year-old author told the interviewer that he finds the subject offensive and said, “F*ck you to those people,” while giving the finger to the camera.

Follow this link to watch the video. (Via Gawker).

Inspired by George R.R. Martin, Stephen King Writes TV Episode

stephenkingStephen King got the idea to write an episode of  ”Under the Dome,” a TV adaptation of his 2009 sci-fi novel, from George R.R. Martin.

King wrote the first episode of the second season of the show, which debuts later this month. ”I knew that George R.R. Martin had written a few episodes of ‘Game of Thrones,’ and I was very jealous,” the horror author told The Los Angeles Times.

Here is more from the interview:

“It gave me a chance to set the arc in motion for the season,” he said between mouthfuls of pizza (served, much to his amusement, with a side of ranch dressing), “and it gave me a little more input into what was going to happen.”

George R.R. Martin Appears in ‘Gay of Thrones’ Web Series


The “Funny or Die” team has released the 10th installment in the Game of Thrones recap web series, Gay of Thrones. Vanity Fair reports that author George R.R. Martin makes an appearance towards the end of the episode.

During this cameo, Martin imitates the grandfather character from The Princess Bride film adaptation and pokes “fun at the show, his snail-like writing pace, and his predilection for violence.” We’ve embedded the entire episode in the video above–what do you think?

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George R.R. Martin Has Joined Twitter

georgerrmartinGeorge R.R. Martin has finally joined Twitter.

The Game of Thrones author signed up for the social network on Monday and has since only written one tweet, which directs followers to visit his live journal page.

The verified account already counts 92.4k followers. He is only following 17 people himself, including Game of Thrones actors Emilia Clark, Finn Jones and John Bradley.

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