Seattle is wet and cold...
And that's all I've got to say about that.
Picture alert: I don't know why Blogger seems to arbitrarily drop some of my pics. In fact, sometimes they're there, and sometimes they're not... Shit.
A few pics from Norwescon but first a little book to screen news from Variety
HBO approves series based on George RR Martin’s books
HBO has greenlighted the new series "Game of Thrones," and it's not just TV execs who are hoping for the next "True Blood."
Also keeping their fingers crossed are the folks at Bantam Spectra Books, the Random House imprint that publishes "A Song of Ice and Fire," the George R.R. Martin book series that inspired the skein.
The AMC network has greenlighted six episodes of a project based on Robert Kirkman's graphic novel series The Walking Dead. Frank Darabont co-wrote and is directing the pilot, which will begin shooting in June and is "targeted for an October bow, dovetailing with Halloween and AMC's annual 'Fearfest' two-week marathon of horror and thriller pics," Variety
"He's taken the baseline road map of the underlying material and just blew it out to the next level," said Joel Stillerman, AMC's senior v-p of programming, production and digital content. "There's stuff in there that will make the people who love the comics very happy and some surprises in there as well."
JKR was at the White House Easter Egg event, and she was asked about future books and whether she would ever write anything else in the HP universe.
Short answer: Don't hold your breath.
Long answer here from the Washington Post
Okay, Norwescon was a blast—mostly because I stayed with the great Mark Henry
and his lovely wife Caroline. He not only took me in, he had the fabulous Jaye Wells
as a houseguest as well. Now I ask you, is that going above and beyond???
Actually, now that I’m looking over the pictures, I don’t have ANY of the con. But here are a few taken after when the fun really started.
Mark, Caroline and Jaye on our Easter drive up the coast.
Jaye posing by the water...she's such a drama queen!
Jaye in front of the coolest high school in the country! Can you name the movie that it was featured in?
Then, Monday we did some touristy things-- the market, watching the fish throw, browsing the stalls. Synde Korman joined us. Synde
is the creative genious behind Cemetery Cat jewelry. Of course, we had to visit the troll under the bridge.
We wanted to get a picture without the kids, but short of shoving them off, we couldn't figure out how. And their mother was right there. She was big.
Then it was off to the University Book Store for a signing with the three of us and Corey Doctorow.
Even though it may look like it, this pose is not me looking adoringly at Mark-- it's me practicing his long neck look for photos. He, obviously, doesn't practice what he preaches.
Nice crowd, good questions. Friends Cherie Priest, Kat Richardson and Richelle Mead were in attendance as well. Kat and Cherie had to leave after, but Richelle and her husband and Caroline and a pal joined us at the Chapel for drinks and food, not necessarily in that order.
Don't we look angelic?
I guess that's it...I did want to add one last reminder--both Mark and Jaye have new books out. Check them out. I'd like to stay with Mark again and if you don't buy enough books, he may be forced to move in with me. Mage in Black is Jaye's second effort and even better than her first. They have the Biting Edge seal of approval.
Oh-- and a program note. This weekend I have two appearances:
April 9 5 - 6:30 PM
Barnes and Noble Book Fair
Fashion Pavilion 500 16th Street
Benefit for Phi Sigma Sigma
April 11 1 PM
Englewood Public Library
1000 Englewood Parkway
Englewood CO 80110
As always, I would love to see you.