I had heard that there was to be no filming today and it was strictly a day for transporting cast, crew and equipment. Well GRRM has confirmed that fact in his most recent Not A Blog post. He also shares some other exciting news, particularly for those planning to go to the Belfast meet-and-greet:
The Scottish filming is done, and cast and crew are packing up today for the big move to Belfast and its Paint Hall, where the shoot will resume. So far, so good.
Parris and I are moving on as well. She’ll be headed over to Ireland tomorrow to spend Samhaim with friends, while I linger here in Scotland a few more days to visit with Lisa Tuttle. We converge again in Belfast in November. Today we swung by the HarperCollins warehouse outside Glasgow, where I signed five hundred hardcovers of SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH. Ask for one at your favorite UK bookstore, they will be going all over the country.
Things are shaping up for the signing at Eason’s in Belfast. Last night after the filming wrapped we stayed up late drinking with the cast, and I think we convinced a number of them to join us at Eason’s. Should be a hoot and a half, assuming they don’t come to their senses in the cold grey light of morning. I told them my readers were essentially harmless. Hah.
The cast is sensational, by the way.
Winter Is Coming: I’ve also heard that filming will resume tomorrow where they plan to shoot the prologue at an undisclosed location in Northern Ireland. I assume that by the time George makes it back to Belfast they will be shooting some of the indoor scenes inside the Paint Hall.
Great to hear that the fans snooping around Doune Castle these last few days haven’t completely scared off the cast. I kid, I kid. From all reports, it sounds like the fans were very well behaved and all the cast and crew was quite friendly. Will be very cool if some of them come out to the signing and/or meet afterward to interact with the fans. I’m so jealous of all of you that are going to be there. Don’t forget to drop the name of my site here if any of the cast feels like doing an interview later on down the road!