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Special Boxed GoT 20th Anniversary edition

October 9, 2016 at 12:11 pm
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We’re happy to announce in conjunction with Random House publishing and other amazing licensee’s of SoI&F such as Dark Sword Miniatures, Shire Post, and Fantasy Flight Games;

The 20th Anniversary Edition of A Game of Thrones BOXED EDITION.

As part of the celebration Random House is releasing not only the book itself, which is fully illustrated and leather bound, but also three special LIMITED editions that will include exclusive hand picked items in a gorgeous wooden display box.

Random House will be hosting a live online unboxing event on Face Book page tomorrow if you want to catch this live sneak peak showing of just what to expect in one of their special, limited, and ultra limited editions of the one and only GRRM box.

If you’re more of a hands on kind of person the Box itself will be displayed at the PRH booth at New York Comic Con from October 6-9th.

These boxes will only be available for a short time, with only 200 Ultra Limited Editions available, so check out the website listed below to get a better idea of all the excitement.

And to sweeten the pot for you guys Random House will be giving a FREE Stark Ornament to the first 1,000 pre-orders!

Check it out and get caught up in the Game all over again!


Twin City Fun

November 24, 2010 at 5:31 pm
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If you skipped Days of Ice and Fire in the Twin Cities weekend before last — or if you were one of the folks who tried to get there and got caught up in that horrendous Saturday snowstorm — the good folks at Fantasy Flight Games have posted a report and some video highlights of the event. You can find them here:

The video clip is also available on YouTube and iTunes.

The event was a great success, as was my Monday night signing at B&N. FFG knows how to throw a party, and I think all the attendees had a good time. I’m told that FFG is going to do it again next year, so mark down November 11-13, 2011 on your calendar for the second annual Days of Ice and Fire.

(No, I don’t know whether I’ll be able to return myself, but FFG will have a special guest there, be it me or someone else. Maybe more than one guest).

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Fantasy Flight Times Two

July 1, 2010 at 1:21 am
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The boys and girls at Fantasy Flight Games have really been kicking ass lately. Two new Ice & Fire releases are either in the stores or on the way.

First, there’s BATTLES OF WESTEROS, a brand new — well, I don’t know, would you call it a board game, a miniatures game, a war game? — whatever it is, it looks great. Based on the BattleLore system that FFG acquired. Fight your own Stark/ Lannister wars.

I’ve just received my own copies of this one. FFG has done a bang-up job, as always. The games should be in your favorite neighborhood game shop now. If not, hey, find a new favorite neighborhood game shop.

For more info on BATTLES OF WESTEROS, check out their website at:

Meanwhile, on other fronts, Fantasy Flight is also preparing to release a second edition of their art book, THE ART OF GEORGE R.R. MARTIN’S A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE (whew). The first edition was a big hit a few years back, but has been out of print and unavailble for some time. We’ve added some new art, replaced some old art (but kept most of the great stuff from the first edition, natch) freshened up the design, and FFG will soon be re-releasing the book for all those of you who missed the first one.

The art book should be available this summer from FFG, Amazon, or your local bookstore. Art of A Song of Ice & Fire

And… even better… FFG is now putting together a SECOND art book, with all new Ice & Fire artwork from their stable of kickass illustrators. More on that later.

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Odds and Ends and Snow

February 21, 2010 at 3:44 pm
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Another snowy day in Santa Fe. Winter has bloody well come, and refuses to leave.

Yesterday’s SUICIDE KINGS signing at Barnes & Noble in Albuquerque went well, I think. We had a nice, enthusiastic crowd and signed a lot of books. Poor Vic Milan came down with some sort of creeping crud and had to cancel, but Carrie Vaughn, Caroline Spector, John Jos. Miller, Ian Tregillis, Melinda M. Snodgrass, Daniel Abraham, and yours truly were all on hand, defacing books. We signed a considerable amount of stock as well, so if you’re looking for an autographed title by any of the above, contact B&N at Coronado Center.

(photos by Parris)

Speaking of Wild Cards, we have some good news for my Italian fans. I’ve just signed contracts for Italian language translations of the first three volumes of the series (WILD CARDS, ACES HIGH, and JOKERS WILD). The publisher will be RCS Libri. Needless to say, if these books do well, the rest of the series will follow in good tine.

On other fronts, I’m going to be coming to Minnesota in November. Fantasy Flight Games is bringing me in as a special guest for ‘Days of Ice and Fire,’ a weekend-long celebration of Westeros at FFG’s new Events Center in Roseville, MN. FFG will be running tournaments for their Ice & Fire card game and board games, and I’ll be doing a Q&A, several signing sessions, and maybe a reading from A DANCE WITH DRAGONS. More details can be found on FF’s own site at We’ll know more about the schedule when we get closer to the event.

Another visit to a big midwestern city is in the works as well, and much sooner than the FFG event, but I can’t talk about that one yet. Watch this space. Announcement soon.

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How To Play the Game of Thrones

August 15, 2009 at 4:52 pm
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The good folks at Fantasy Flight Games have come up with a terrific video tutorial on how to play their GAME OF THRONES card game.

Check it out at:

If only Ned Stark had taken a few lessons…

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