George R.R. Martin Attends Comic-Con 2011

Posted on July 31, 2011

Author George R.R. Martin attended Comic-Con 2011. He is pictured above at the Game of Thrones signing at the Warner Bros. booth with the cast from the HBO series, which is based on his book series, A Song of Ice and Fire. HBO has done a great job with Game of Thrones. It is a fascinating show, full of great characters, terrific special effects and shocking plot twists.

George R.R. Martin looks very happy in the photograph above. He has lots to be thankful for. The HBO series is a big hit and the long-awaited fifth book in his series, A Dance With Dragons, sold nearly 300,000 copies on day one. USA Today reports that Random House recorded 298,000 sales in print, digital and audio formats.

George R.R. Martin wrote in a blog post the large sales figures exceeded his wildest expectations. He said, "We had the strongest first day sales of any work of fiction released this year, certainly the strongest sales of my career. Not to mention the best reviews of my career, and some amazing word of mouth. That all means a great deal to me. It is no secret how long and hard I struggled with this one. Knowing that tens of thousands... indeed, hundreds of thousands... of my readers feel it was well worth the wait heartens me more than I can possibly say."

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