Sigh…George R.R. Martin’s collaborators hint at August announcement (UPDATE: Nope)


First of all, I’m sorry in case chances are high excessive extreme excessive extreme excessive you presumably can presumably be exhausted by hints that we might shortly get particulars about The Winds of Winter, the long-awaited sixth e-book in George R.R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire sequence. Lord is conscious of there have been passable of those over the earlier…[checks watch]…eight years, and none of them have come to in any case one draw as shortly as further. Haven’t we been injury passable?

Probably not. And there are tremors rumbling by the web. If your coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary coronary heart can take it, analysis on to get the lowdown.

Alright, so starting on Thursday, George R.R. Martin is kicking off a three-week tour of the British Isles, giving talks and signing books far and broad. The principal event, or so we predict, is Worldcon, a science fiction convention kicking off in Dublin, Ireland on August 15.

Now, Martin has been going to Worldcon for years and years — even when he was cloistering himself off and making an attempt to finish The Winds of Winter, he nonetheless made an exception to go to this categorical event. So him going to Worldcon isn’t collaborating. What is solely a bit completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely fully fully completely fully fully completely completely completely completely completely fully completely different is the extended nature of the journey — he’s not merely going to Worldcon, nonetheless moreover to Titancon in Belfast, which begins on August 22. On August 17 he’s internet internet internet internet internet internet internet internet internet internet internet net internet net internet net internet net internet net web internet hosting a screening of Forbidden Planet for the Irish Film Institute. He’s doing a lot, elevated than he has since…appropriately, since 2011 when he launched that A Dance With Dragons was achieved.

So all that is passable to on the very least elevate our eyebrows. And then…and THEN…Elio M. García Jr. and Linda Antonsson put up this:

If you’re unfamiliar, Elio and Linda run Westeros.org, the oldest group dedicated to A Song of Ice and Fire and Game of Thrones on the internet. Elio and Linda have moreover labored instantly with Martin on The World of Ice & Fire, a companion e-book that explores the far-off corners of his imagined world. So they’re further tapped in to his comings and goings than most.

And NOW they’re pretty blatantly hinting that there’s going to be an announcement referring to The Winds of Winter on August 21, contained contained all by the midst of Martin’s tour. “Something carried on the winds…of winter?” Oh, they know what they’re doing. They KNOW.

Dare we hope to dream? Is an announcement that The Winds of Winter is full lastly upon us? It’s undoubtedly been prolonged passable. But we’ve been acceptable related associated related related associated related related associated related associated acceptable right relevant acceptable right relevant proper right correct proper right here earlier to. Are we setting ourselves up for a fall? WE’VE BEEN HURT TOO MANY TIMES!

Regardless, we’ll be sustaining a tally of points. Go delicate on our eyes, George.

UPDATE: Okay, so @westeros.org adopted up and confirmed that the distinctive tweet had nothing to do with The Winds of Winter:

Foiled as shortly as further, one completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely fully fully completely fully fully completely completely completely completely completely fully completely different day, one completely completely completely completely completely completely completely completely fully fully completely fully fully completely completely completely completely completely fully completely different lack of newest e-book. Why, you is presumably asking, if this announcement had nothing to do with The Winds of Winter, was the tweet phrased the one methodology all by which by means of which it was?

So acceptable related associated related related associated related related associated related associated acceptable right relevant acceptable right relevant proper right correct proper right here we’re, hopes raised and dashed as shortly as further. And the wheel retains on turning.

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