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WORD Presents: George R.R. Martin for FIRE & BLOOD in Conversation With John Hodgman

    11/19/2018 - 7:30pm

    Join us at the historic Loew's Theatre in Jersey City as we welcome George R. R. Martin to celebrate the release of his latest book, Fire & Blood. George R. R. Martin is originally from Bayonne, NJ and we are thrilled to welcome him back for a homecoming celebration of his latest book. This will be Martin's only appearance and book signing for Fire & Blood, so get your tickets fast! John Hodgman will be joining George R. R. Martin on stage to discuss Game of Thrones and the discoveries within Fire & Blood

    ABOUT THE BOOK

    The thrilling history of the Targaryens comes to life in this masterly work by the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, the inspiration for HBO’s Game of Thrones. With all the fire and fury fans have come to expect from internationally bestselling author George R. R. Martin, this is the first volume of the definitive two-part history of the Targaryens in Westeros.

    Centuries before the events of A Game of Thrones, House Targaryen—the only family of dragonlords to survive the Doom of Valyria—took up residence on Dragonstone. Fire & Blood begins their tale with the legendary Aegon the Conqueror, creator of the Iron Throne, and goes on to recount the generations of Targaryens who fought to hold that iconic seat, all the way up to the civil war that nearly tore their dynasty apart.

    What really happened during the Dance of the Dragons? Why did it become so deadly to visit Valyria after the Doom? What is the origin of Daenerys’s three dragon eggs? These are but a few of the questions answered in this essential chronicle, as related by a learned maester of the Citadel and featuring more than eighty all-new black-and-white illustrations by artist Doug Wheatley. Readers have glimpsed small parts of this narrative in such volumes as The World of Ice & Fire, but now, for the first time, the full tapestry of Targaryen history is revealed.

    With all the scope and grandeur of Gibbon’s The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Fire & Blood is the ultimate game of thrones, giving readers a whole new appreciation for the dynamic, often bloody, and always fascinating history of Westeros.

    Please note that this is George R. R. Martin's only ticketed event promoting this book. Mr. Martin will be presigning copies for the event and therefore personalizations will not be available. Each ticket comes with a signed copy of the book, which is avialble for pick up during check in the night of the event and not before. There will be no meet-and-greet, but there will be a Q&A after the talk, so please prepare your questions to be taken in advance of the event at the door. Two tickets per attendee. There are no refunds. If you cannot make the event you may change the name on your ticket up to 24 hours before the event or have the new attendee bring your confirmation. If you or your ticketholder does not attend the event, your book will be held for 30 days at our Jersey City store. If you cannot make the event, you can in fact preorder a signed copy of the book here. Limit 2 per customer.

    ABOUT THE AUTHOR

    George R. R. Martin is the #1 New York Times–bestselling author of many novels, including the acclaimed series A Song of Ice and FireA Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, A Feast for Crows, and A Dance with Dragons—as well as Tuf Voyaging, Fevre Dream, The Armageddon Rag, Dying of the Light, Windhaven (with Lisa Tuttle), and Dreamsongs Volumes I and II. He is also the creator of The Lands of Ice and Fire, a collection of maps from A Song of Ice and Fire featuring original artwork from illustrator and cartographer Jonathan Roberts, and The World of Ice and Fire, with Elio M. García, Jr., and Linda Antonsson. As a writer-producer, Martin has worked on The Twilight Zone, Beauty and the Beast, and various feature films and pilots that were never made. He lives with the lovely Parris in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

    ABOUT THE CONVERSATION PARTNER

    John Hodgman is a writer, comedian, and actor. Most recently, he is the author of the acclaimed collection of funny true stories called Vacationland. He also wrote three books of fake facts and invented trivia, all of them New York Times bestsellers, and his writing has also appeared in The Paris Review, This American Life, The New Yorker, and Mad Magazine. He is the host of the popular Judge John Hodgman podcast, where he settles serious disputes between real people, such as “Is a hot dog a sandwich?” and “Should we tell our children the TRUTH about Santa Claus?” He also contributes a weekly column under the same name for The New York Times Magazine.