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March 15, 2012 at 10:48 am
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Got back from my latest trip to Toronto yesterday afternoon.

(The avatar pic here is from my FIRST visit to Toronto, in 1973, for Torcon 2. My second worldcon, and first trip ever outside the United States. Yes, I was that young once. Yes, there was a time before the beard.)

A fun four days, albeit frantic. The signing at Indigo Books drew a huge crowd, with a line that snaked out the store and way, way, down the block. They told me afterwards that it was the biggest signing the store has ever hosted, breaking the record previously established by Bill Clinton. Hey, cool! That 1996 encounter with Clifford the Big Red Dog still rankles, but I outdrew the Big Dog Bill, so…

It really was great to meet so many of my Canadian readers, and I am sorry that our meetings were of necessity so very short. That would not be my choice, by any means, but when the line is so long you need to keep it moving. As it is, some people got there that morning before the shop opened, and were waiting all day… my hat’s off to them, and also to those brave fen who drove all the way in from Montreal just to get my illegible scrawl.

I hope everyone also managed to drop in on the GAME OF THRONES exhibit at TIFF Lightbox, and get your photo taken on the Iron Throne. The exhibition was a hoot and a half, with one piece that… well, let us say, it startled even me.

Besides the signing, and a couple of presentations at TIFF (one open to the general public, one for film and television students from the TIFF ‘master class’ program), HBO Canada and Random House Canada also set me up for lots and lots of interviews, so I’ve been popping up all over Canadian television and radio these past few days.

Here’s one, for those who missed it: my guest shot on Canada’s late night talk show TONIGHT, with George Stroumboulopolous.

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I will embed and/or link to some of the other interviews when and if they go up on the net. Meanwhile, it’s back to work for me. As usual when I travel, I have lots of catching up to do.

Yakking It Up

February 13, 2012 at 5:34 pm
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For any of you who are not yet tired of hearing me talk, there’s a new interview up on a blog called Feather Factor:
http://www.featherfactor.com/2012/02/interview-with-george-r-r-martin.html

I gather it’s a fashion blog. I’m sure a fashionable guy, donchaknow.

A Conversation With Cornwell

January 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm
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Bernard Cornwell has a new book coming out, which is great news if you’re one of his fans, as I am. Or if you love great historical fiction. Or kickass stories, period. (And if you’re a fantasy fan who has never read historical fiction… well, you need to broaden your horizons, and Cornwell is a terrific place to start. Especially if you like action. There’s no one who writes better action scenes, in any genre).

In honor of the occasion, our British publisher (HarperCollins) and Amazon arranged an email conversation/ interview between the two of us. Turns out Bernard has read my books as well, which pleased me no end).

A short excerpt from our talk can be found on Amazon at:

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Kings-Novel-Saxon-Tales/dp/0061969656/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1326120891&sr=1-1

Amazon only had room for a few questions, however. Actually, our talk went on considerably longer. The full interview will be going up soon on the HarperCollins website. I will be posting it on my own website as well. Will post a link here as soon as it’s up.

(Tuesday)

OKAY! The complete conversation with Bernard Cornwell can now be found on my website, on the News page. Enjoy.

Talking With Vulture

October 21, 2011 at 12:04 pm
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A new interview:

http://nymag.com/daily/entertainment/2011/10/george_rr_martin_on_his_favori.html

More Interviews

October 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm
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As long as I’m posting videos, here are some interviews with cast members from A GAME OF THRONES.

These were recorded at recent UK and Irish conventions.

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Enjoy.

From My Book Tour…

October 10, 2011 at 4:32 pm
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… here’s a two-part interview I did with fantasy novelist Peter Orullian, while passing through Seattle.

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part two
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Thanks to Peter, and to Shawn Speakman of The Signed Page, who hosted the interview.

Me and Wonder Man

September 29, 2011 at 3:52 pm
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I’ve done a lot of interviews this past year, but this was the only one that touched on the profound (and hitherto unexplored) influence that Wonder Man and the Avengers have had on my work:

http://www.maximumfun.org/sound-young-america/george-r-r-martin-author-song-ice-and-fire-series-interview-sound-young-america

It was great fun being interviewed by John Hodgman (he’s a PC). Even if he does think my Not A Blog is medieval. I also got to talk with him a little more at HBO’s big post Emmy bash.

((And yes, I am looking forward next year’s AVENGERS movie. Even though I think it’s an outrage that they left out Ant-Man and the Wasp).

MTV Interviews

September 27, 2011 at 2:36 pm
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Tom Akel and his crew from MTV were at Bubonicon this year, interviewing me and a whole bunch of the other writers at the con.

The videos have been posted in a series of little mini-interviews here:

http://www.mtv.com/geek/event_coverage/bubonicon_2011/main.jhtml

Check ’em out!

(And yes, I’m home again in Santa Fe, back at the computer).

Googling

August 6, 2011 at 4:22 pm
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For those of you who couldn’t be there, here’s my interview at Google.

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The Google campus was pretty amazing. Must be a fun place to work. I especially liked the slide who those who want to get to the ground floor quickly…

I Sound Forth… Again

August 4, 2011 at 1:32 pm
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Here’s a new interview with me… for those of you who speak Polish.

http://e.czaskultury.pl/czytanka/rozmowy/718-nikt-nie-chce-sie-znalezc-w-prologu

At this stage, fifty interviews later, I have no idea what I said.