First things first, I think it's obvious - if you've ever read any of my Song of Ice & Fire/Game of Thrones posts - that I'm a *bit* of a book purist when it comes to that series. This season it was definitely easier for me to separate the show from the book, but to be perfectly honest there were still a lot of things that I wasn't happy with. I am, as the following article discusses, a nitpicker.
That said, I'm not including this article because I agree with the title of it, that's for sure. To be honest, the article itself isn't absolutely amazing (I still don't get what the title has to do with the content other than a supremely vague connection)...but! It's on Esquire magazine's blog, and it mentions my buddies at Podcast of Ice & Fire!
(Okay, to be fair, I can probably only call Amin & Ashley buddies, but whatever - they're pretty damn awesome, the podcast itself is great, and I'm psyched that they garnered a mention in a major magazine's blog!)
by Thomas Fichtenmayer for esquire.com
Second things second, as I've participated in a couple of podcasts with the ESO Network in recent months, I've also made connections with several of the people who are involved in the network. One of them, "The Award Winning Bobby Nash", recently wrote a blog entry about his writing journey. He has done a lot of comic book work, as well as publishing several novels, and the story that he posted was really thoughtful, helpful, and inspiring. He's been in the game for quite a long time (for all intents and purposes, since 1992), so I can't imagine it would hurt to check out his tale, if you're interested in getting (or at least trying to get) published...
by Bobby Nash for bobbynash.com
Aaand last but not least...a personal video for ya ;)
Well, sort of personal. The "sort of" stemming from the fact that it's actually a highlights reel from the two+ hours of footage that I've gathered from those who recorded events at Ice & Fire con back in April.
Now, before viewing the following video, please keep the following in mind: