Happy New Year to all our readers! George R. R. Martin recapped his amazing 2011 over at his Not A Blog. After talking Dance and recapping the accolades he and it has received, he moves on to Game of Thrones…
And then there was the show. I’d been involved in television before, of course, but I’d been away for a long time, and I really had no idea how the HBO series would go. The trailers and panel at the TCA last January, the LA premiere party at HBO, the food trucks, the pedicabs, all the fabulous HBO promotion… and then the debut of the show last April, the ten week run, all the kudos it received from the entertainment press, and the TV viewers… it was an incredible ride. And the Emmys! Hot damn. Yes, we lost… (third time for me, since I’d lost twice for BEAUTY AND BEAST back when)… but Peter Dinklage won, and we were there, and the parties were amazing, and it IS an honor just be nominated, to be recognized by the industry itself as one of the five best dramas on television. And for all that, my thanks to all the good folks at HBO, to our fantastic and talented cast, and especially to Dan Weiss and David Benioff.
Oh, and for the folks who may have missed it, George also posted to his website an excerpt from the next book in the Ice & Fire saga, The Winds of Winter. (Thanks to the approximately 762 people who notified us of this.)
Winter Is Coming: Congrats to George on an amazing year! Here’s to a great 2012!