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Trial by Combat

October 1, 2009 at 3:15 pm
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Here’s the latest greens from Dark Sword Miniatures for their Ice & Fire range — the long-awaited pair of Ser Gregor Clegane, the Mountain That Rides, and Prince Oberyn Martell, the Red Viper of Dorne, dueling to determine the guilt or innocence of Tyrion Lannister on the charge of regicide.

The sculpts are by Tom Meier, the one and only. Amazing work, as always.

You can see a lot more pictures on Dark Sword’s website at http://darkswordminiatures.com/ Ser Gregor will also come with an alternate arm and head (sans helmet), so you can work him up as you see fit. He was helmetless when he faced his brother Sandor during the Tournament of the Hand, so a second diorama could easily be made with Mountain and Hound.

Tom is now busy sculpting Brienne.

October Already

October 1, 2009 at 1:41 pm
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The months never used to go by this fast.

Or the years. Gak. One more birthday and I’ll be eligible for Social Security. That’s bloody terrifying. It seems like only last week I was doing “new writer” panels at cons, scanning reviews to see if I was being mentioned as of the Young Turks of SF, and chasing after Parris (see avatar).

This should be a good month, though. The HBO pilot will start filming in just three more weeks or thereabouts. This time next month I will be in Belfast, visiting the shoot. And maybe seeing some scenery like this:

(That’s actually one of my favorites of Michael Komarck’s calendar art, fwiw. I had hoped by this time to be able to announce the publisher and artist for the 2011 calendar, but we’re still waiting on the contracts. Soon, I hope).

Our Poacher…

October 1, 2009 at 1:24 pm
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… is at home on the internet as in the haunted forest. He has a home page, a Facebook page, a MySpace page,

… has something in common with Peter Parker,

… began as a boy on a bike,

… has something in common with Daenerys, Jaime, and Ser Jorah,

… has already announced his appearance in GOT on his own home page, so why am I even bothering with these clues?

Just sayin’