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Winter Is Coming… to HBO

April 21, 2009 at 11:38 pm
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At last it can be told.

The news has finally been made public, so I’m finally free to whoop and holler and share the great news — the HBO pilot of A GAME OF THRONES will start filming in October, in Northern Ireland. The announcement was made in Belfast. Here you go:

Yes, I’m thrilled. Ireland should be a great place to film. And the facility we’ll be using, the Paint Hall, is amazing as well:

Before it was a film studio, the Paint Hall was part of Belfast’s famous Harland & Wolff Shipyards, where the TITANIC and many other ships were constructed. The facility is pretty titanic as well. Of course, all of us connected with A GAME OF THRONES are hoping we’ll fare somewhat better on our own maiden voyage.

Yes, Parris and I will be going over to Ireland this fall to see at least part of the filming. Not for the whole shoot, alas, I don’t have time for that… but we have to be there for at least part of it. Maybe we’ll see some of you in a Belfast pub.

There’s lots of other exciting news on the pilot as well, but nothing I can share. Sorry, lips are sealed. You’ll have to wait for Mr. Benioff and Mr. Weiss… and HBO.

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Signed Calendars Mailed

April 21, 2009 at 4:57 pm
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Just got an email from Les Dabel, who assures me that, “ALL the signed Calendars are now out except 60 of them which we will drop off the post office tomorrow morning. Thanks.”

So those of you who ordered an autographed calendar should be getting those soon. These are the calendars with the Jon Snow cover. I know there was confusion about the covers and which was which and which was limited and which was not. I wasn’t involved in any of that, so I won’t elaborate. I know I signed 250 copies of the Jon Snow cover and none of the Ned Stark cover, so the signed calendars are the Snows.

I would like to put this whole mess behind me, so I am closing comments on this post. I have no more information on the calendars beyond what I have just posted, and I have no information whatsover on the prints, which I was never involved with. You might write to Michael Komarck about those, I understand he is considering selling them directly from his own website. If there is enough demand, I am sure he will.

I hope that everyone who is still waiting gets their calendars soon.

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April 21, 2009 at 11:57 am
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Thought I’d share a few pictures from last month’s mass signing for BUSTED FLUSH at Page One Bookstore in Albuquerque. We had a good crowd, lots of enthusiasm, and the whole gang had a great time. And afterwards there was barbeque at Powdrell’s, nothing wrong there.

We signed a lot of extra stock before we left, so if there’s anyone out there who’d like to get an autographed copy of BUSTED FLUSH in hardcover, contact Darrek at Page One Bookstore in Albuquerque.

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