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Master Class

July 18, 2014 at 3:47 pm
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For those of you who were unable to travel to Switzerland for NIFFF, Livestream has uploaded my "Master Class" interview and Q&A.

NIFFF was great fun, all in all, though they kept me so busy that I was only able to see one film of the ninety-plus shown at the festival.  Most of the interviews covered the same old ground… but the masterclass got into some areas a bit more substantially, and you may find it interesting.

I had fun doing it, anyway.

If you would like to check it out, go to:

http://new.livestream.com/nifff/GeorgeRRMartinMasterclass

Enjoy.

Gathering No Moss

April 23, 2014 at 8:15 pm
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Life just keeps getting weirder and weirder.

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(I wish I COULD buy five copies for my mother, but alas, she passed away in 1998).

This is pretty cool.  Even without the cover.

Report from Santa Fe

February 15, 2014 at 1:17 pm
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Last month I did a local television interview with Lorene Mills, of REPORT FROM SANTA FE.

For those of you who cannot get enough of me talking, here's the link:

http://reportfromsantafe.com/episodes/view/211/george-r-r-martin-author-game-of-thrones/

Lorene has had a very eclectic guest list over the years.  A lot of New Mexico politicians, to be sure, but also artists, writers, and even stranger types.

She's a big Peter S. Beagle fan as well, and interviewed him when he was here a few weeks back with THE LAST UNICORN.

Speaking of which:

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Michael Chabon Visits Santa Fe

September 9, 2013 at 1:52 pm
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[Michael Chabon, the only writer ever to win both a Pulitzer Prize and a Hugo Award, will be visiting Santa Fe next weekend, and we have the honor of hosting him at the Jean Cocteau Cinema.

He'll be here this Saturday, September 14. The event starts at 7:00 pm.  He'll be reading from TELEGRAPH AVENUE, his latest novel.  I'll be interviewing Michael as well, talking books and writing and life & times and such.  Followed, of course, by a booksigning.

Admission is free with the purchase of a hardcover book, $5 with the purchase of a paperback.

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We have a goodly stock of Chabon titles in stock at the theatre — not only TELEGRAPH AVENUE (in both hardcover and paperback), but also his Hugo-winning YIDDISH POLICEMAN'S UNION, his Pulitzer Prize-winning THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF KAVALIER AND CLAY, the marvelous swashbuckler GENTLEMAN OF THE ROAD (echoes of Fritz Leiber and Harold Lamb, illustrated by the incomparable Gary Gianni), his book of essays MAPS AND LEGENDS: READING AND WRITING ALONG THE BORDERLANDS, and other titles.

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The Cocteau only seats 120, and we're getting a lot of interest in this event, so if you'd like to come join us for an evening with Michael Chabon, phone the theatre at 505-466-5528 ASAP to order a book… and thereby reserve a seat.

You can also order a book, and a seat, through the Cocteau website at
http://www.jeancocteaucinema.com/

See you at the show!

Yadda Yadda Y’All

September 7, 2013 at 12:42 pm
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For those of you who cannot get enough of me pontificating, here's a new interview from LoneStarCon, and the AUSTIN CHRONICLE:

http://www.austinchronicle.com/blogs/books/2013-08-29/lonestarcon-3-the-george-r-r-martin-interview/

Yadda Yadda Yadda

August 5, 2013 at 2:37 pm
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Me again, talking.

Here's an inteview from the San Diego Comicon, done by the guys at Nerdist:

http://www.nerdist.com/2013/07/nerdist-podcast-george-r-r-martin/

Be warned, it's mostly about stuff OTHER than GAME OF THRONES / SONG OF ICE AND FIRE. 

Reading, Writing, Collecting Knights

October 15, 2012 at 2:14 pm
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What’s German for “yadda yadda yadda?”

There’s a brand new interview with me up on the web, for those of you who cannot get enough of hearing me sound off.

Thing is, it’s in German.

I don’t actually speak German, mind you, so the interview was conducted in English, but it was a German interviewer, so the translation/ voiceover is in German, and I’m not sure to what extent my own English answers remain audible. But here it is, for my German fans:

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If nothing else, there’s lots of cool shots of my collection of toy knights and model figures in this one.

Me and Marvel

August 23, 2012 at 9:52 pm
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Here’s an interview I don’t believe I have linked to yet… mostly about my days as a comic book fanboy in the dawn of comics fandom, and my relationship with Marvel and comics in general.

http://marvel.com/news/story/18400/the_marvel_life_george_r_r_martin

Hard to believe how many decades have passed. What a long, strange trip it’s been.

Yadda Yadda Yadda

June 26, 2012 at 11:09 pm
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For those of you out there who have not yet gotten your fill of hearing me talk as yet, there are a couple of new interviews up on the net that you might want to check out.

From my visit to the UK in April, an interview with British television personality and journalist Grace Dent (beware, there are some BIG SPOILERS in this one).

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((The interview was actually much longer than that. They added some spiff visuals and clips of the show, but trimmed some of the Q and especially the A… and also said some rather extravagant stuff about yours truly that made my modesty klaxon go off as I watched it. Still, a fun interview. At least for me)).

And for the popular webcast Sword & Laser, here I am again, just last week:

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The Sword & Laser episode also contains an episode with the fellow who wrote the book about philosophy in GAME OF THRONES, a discussion of Guy Gavriel Kay’s novel TIGANA, and some other cool stuff. And check out their excellent interview with James S.A. Corey from a couple of episodes back as well.

Talking to Canadians

March 17, 2012 at 1:30 pm
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And for those of you for whom that long interview on Strombo’s show was not enough, here’s even more footage of me talking (and talking, and talking, an even reading a bit) on my recent visit to Toronto.

These are from my appearance at the TIFF Lightbox, where I was interviewed by the delightful Terry Hart. I yakked so much we had to break this down into three parts.

Part, the First
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Part, the Second
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The final third also contains a taste of what’s to come in the form of a short (very short) reading from THE WINDS OF WINTER. However, if you have not read up through A DANCE WITH DRAGONS, you may want to skip this. Spoilers lurk ahead.

Part, the Third
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Enjoy.