AppNewser Appdata 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC TVNewser TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige SocialTimes

Posts Tagged ‘George R.R. Martin’

George R.R. Martin Reveals Plan to Keep ‘Games of Thrones’ From Catching Up to the Book Series

got logoHow will  author George R.R. Martin make sure that the Game of Thrones HBO series won’t catch up with him?

As fans of A Song of Ice and Fire know, Martin will pen two more installments to wrap up his popular book series. In an interview with Vanity Fair, the writer explained that the forthcoming fourth season is actually based on the second half of book three A Storm of Swords.

Should Game of Thrones continue in the future, Martin will consult with creators D.B. Weiss and David Benioff to split books four and five, A Feast for Crows and A Dance with Dragons, to prolong its story. He also noted other popular TV shows, Mad Men and Breaking Bad, did not suffer from a “hiatus inserted in the middle of the final season” so that is another option.

Read more

Mediabistro Course

Freelancing 101 Online Boot Camp

Freelancing 101Starting April 28, this online event will show you the best way to start your freelancing career, from the first steps of self-advertising and marketing, to building your schedule and managing clients. By the end of this online boot camp you will have a plan for making a profitable career as a freelancer, and the skill set to devote yourself to it. Register now! 

Game of Thrones Season 4 New Trailer Unveiled

HBO has released a new trailer to promote the fourth season of Game of Thrones–what do you think? As of this writing, the video has received more than 261,000 “likes” on Facebook.

The season four premiere, written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss, will premiere on April 6th. Benioff and Weiss also served as co-directors for this first episode.

A Song of Ice & Fire book series author George R.R. Martin penned the script for the second episode of the fourth season. The stories that will be told in season four are adapted from the second half of Martin’s third book, A Storm of Swords. (via BuzzFeed)

George R.R. Martin’s Writing Tips

gameofthronesSci-fi author George R.R. Martin visited the Sydney Opera House to discuss his work and Lifehacker Australia was there and turned his discussion into a list of ten tips.

Among the tips from the Game of Thrones author, avoid cliche; grief is powerful, but don’t over use it; and violence should have consequences. Martin also pointed out that writers shouldn’t limit their characters just to meet a budget.

Here is more from Lifehacker Australia: “I knew right from the beginning I wanted the story to be large and complex. Before A Song of Ice and Fire I had been working in television for ten years. Whenever I turned in a script it was a common scene where they would say “George, this is great but it’s too big and expensive; you need to cut it down. You currently have 126 characters — we have a budget for six.”

Game of Thrones Character Gets His Own Book of Quotations

tyrionTyrion Lannister, one of the most popular characters from George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice & Fire series, will get his own book of quotations.

Random House’s Bantam Dell imprint will release The Wit & Wisdom of Tyrion Lannister on October 29th, illustrated by artist Jonty Clark.

Over in the UK, Harper Voyager will publish it on November 7th.

Read more

George R.R. Martin Smashes Paul & Storm’s Guitar

Game of Thrones novelist George R.R. Martin smashed a guitar at w00tstock 5.0 in San Diego last night, interrupting musicians Paul & Storm as they sang “Write Like the Wind (George R. R. Martin).”

As Martin stomped on the wreckage of the guitar, author Neil Gaiman appeared, shouting his famous catchphrase: “George R.R. Martin is not your bitch.” Sword & Laser co-host Veronica Belmont tweeted the video last night.

Read more

George R.R. Martin Reveals True Shape of the Iron Throne

George R.R. Martin revealed this week that HBO’s “Iron Throne”–the throne of melted swords that has become a trademark part of the show–is “not the Iron Throne I want my readers to see.”

Martin shared a painting of the Game of Thrones centerpiece by Marc Simonetti, you can visit his post to see that image.  Above, we’ve embedded another painting of The Iron Throne by Simonetti from deviantART. Check it out:

That’s the Iron Throne as painted by the amazing Marc Simonetti (and if you haven’t gotten his 2013 Ice & Fire calendar, better hurry, the year’s half over) for the upcoming concordance, THE WORLD OF ICE & FIRE. It’s a rough, not a final version, so what you see in the book will be more polished. But Marc has come closer here to capturing the Iron Throne as I picture it than any other artist to tackle it. From now on, THIS will be the reference I give to every other artist tackling a throne room scene. This Iron Throne is massive. Ugly. Assymetric. It’s a throne made by blacksmiths hammering together half-melted, broken, twisted swords, wrenched from the hands of dead men or yielded up by defeated foes… a symbol of conquest… it has the steps I describe, and the height. From on top, the king dominates the throne room. And there are thousands of swords in it, not just a few.

Read more

George R.R. Martin Adaptation Opens New Amazon Comic Imprint

Amazon has launched its own comic book imprint called Jet City, adapting stories by George R.R. MartinHugh Howey and Neal Stephenson.

The comics will be released in Kindle editions “as standalone comics, as serialized comics released over multiple episodes, and as bundled graphic novels.” The graphic novels will also be sold as print editions on Amazon and comic book sellers. In October, the imprint will adapt “Meathouse Man,” a George R.R. Martin short story. Martin had this statement, in the release:

My fans have been clamoring for the return of Dunk & Egg ever since the graphic novels of “The Hedge Knight” and “The Sworn Sword” went out of print several years ago … so I am delighted to announce that Jet City Comics is bringing them back—newly formatted for digital readers, and in paper for those who still prefer the traditional formats. And Jet City will be bringing you something new as well: the graphic novel “Meathouse Man,” adapted from one of my strangest, darkest, and most twisted short stories by the amazingly talented Raya Golden. I’m pleased and excited to be a part of Jet City’s takeoff. May they fly high.

Read more

George R. R. Martin Wrote 250,000 Words for ‘The World of Ice and Fire’

Despite the fact he only needed to write 50,000 words for a companion book to his A Song of Ice and Fire series, George R. R. Martin reportedly wrote 250,000 words for the book.

Tower of the Hand blogger Pharout attended the ConQuesT 44 convention in Kansas City, recording the Game of Thrones author’s commentary during two panel discussions. According to Martin, he wrote this epic material for The World of Ice and Fire: The Official History of Westeros and The World of A Game of ThronesHere’s more from Tower of the Hand:

 The extras have been put in a file for a project they are now calling the “GRRM – arillion.” Way down the road. The premise of the “World” book is that it is a copy of a tome presented to Robert just after the Rebellion. The “article” he read was written by a Maester Glyndon. Glyndon distilled his work from three other accounts of the conquest: one from a septon, one from a Grand Maester, and one from “The Tales of Mushroom” a court fool. George actually wrote all three of these pieces as well.

Link via A Dribble of Ink

Game of Thrones Infographic Charts Timeline, Costumes & More

A Graphic Tribute To


Designer Nigel Even Dennis has updated his sprawling Game of Thrones infographic, a chart of divided loyalties, timelines, religions, costume design and more in George R. R. Martin‘s fantasy world.We’ve embedded the complete infographic above–click to explore the massive chart. Here’s more from the designer:

Find out where loyalties began, how they changed, or they betrayed one another. See who has no loyalty at all … Please feel free to message me your suggestions or requests via Twitter. This site will be regularly updated with all sorts of new things as the show goes on. Stay tuned for more new characters and more free stuff.

Axis of Awesome: ‘The Book Was Better!’

The Axis of Awesome has released a video (with NSFW language) for “Rage of Thrones,” a rock and roll argument about George R. R. Martin‘s Game of Thrones series.

The singer wails the band’s answer to the eternal question: can a ever movie be better than a book? The song has a simple message: “Hollywood cannot live up to the power of imagination” and makes a long list of movies to defend his point.

What do you think? If you agree, you might want a “The Book Was Better” t-shirt.

NEXT PAGE >>