The title of this post is a bit of a misnomer, as there really isn’t any news. But there are notes!
-Intrepid ASOIAF fan Jackie recently attended a Battlestar Galactica convention and was able to speak with Jamie Bamber. He revealed to her that he had auditioned for the role of Jamie Lannister. Obviously, he didn’t get the part, possibly due to his height. But as Ran rightly mentions, we know that they like to bring back those who previously auditioned for other roles. Perhaps Bamber may end up in the series as another character? Renly, Littlefinger or Beric Dondarrion are some popular suggestions.
-In a comment on GRRM’s Not A Blog, Parris mentions that HBO is expected to make a decision on the series in the spring. She mentions “end of March” as a possibility. I’m still holding out hope for an earlier pickup, but it isn’t looking good.
-serMountainGoat of the Westeros forums posted a very detailed report of the GRRM signing and moot in Belfast. In addition to his own take on the events, it sort of compiles other reports and covers all that happened that day, so it is a good read for any who weren’t able to follow the earlier reports.
-Lastly, I have some cool site-related news. I can’t announce anything yet as I’m still ironing out the details but hopefully will be able to soon. So stay tuned!