Last friday, I went down to Seattle, Washington to meet George R.R. Martin. He was in town for a book signing at Town Hall. 1,000 people showed up. He’s a popular dude. I was on hand to help with the signing for The Signed Page signing, hauling nearly 400 books from one side of the room to the other, with George signing them along the way. Along with George, I had the pleasure of meeting one half of James S.A. Corey (Ty Franck, whose novel, Leviathan Wakes, rocks) and Peter Orullian, author of The Unremembered. Needless to say, I was a star-struck little blogger for the entire weekend!
But, well being a braggart is only fun for me. So, instead of gushing more, here’s a video filmed by Suvudu blogger Shawn Speakman. I was sitting right next to the camera. Cherie Priest, the Hugo-nominated author of Boneshaker was on the other side of the camera. She’s a sweetheart, too.
Beyond that, there’s not much to report that the video doesn’t relate. He’s a wonderful man; very humble and possessing a dry, self-deprecating sense of humour and very passionate about his work. All around, a great experience.