There’s been quite a bit of controversy over George R. R. Martin lately. From what I gather, fans of A Song of Ice and Fire have gone past the normal concern over the wait for The Winds of Winter, the next book in the series, and are making personal comments about the man’s weight, his seeming lack of motivation, and his dedication to his fans. Apparently, some are even getting very angry about the possibility that Martin may never finish the next installment. I’m saying “apparently,” because, while I’ve seen considerable speculation about these things, I’ve never seen blatant anger toward the author, nor anyone actually abusing him. However, with the amount of “counter-backlash” that is circling the internet these days to defend Martin against these possible aggressors, surely some of this does exist. Continue reading
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Hey, y’all! This weekend Andrew is in Seattle at Emerald City Comic Con meeting all my heroes, but I had to stay home. Bummer! Fortunately, that means I can take the helm for Around the Web this week.
We start off with a freaky, first look at the new Green Goblin, who will be appearing in Spiderman 2. Homeboy looks like he’s been dining on extremely fresh meat a la a certain former hobbit. If you’ve listened to the Therefore I Geek podcast “Comic Book Influences,” you’ll know that Spider-Man has a special place in my heart. I’m excited to see a Green Goblin that is much closer to how I used to picture him.
In the spirit of the myriad conventions that Therefore I Geek staff will be attending this year, this website has a list of all (or at least, almost all) of the conventions in the United States and where/when they are being held. I am very glad to have found this, because keeping track of all the cities with all the conventions all year round is really tough to do. My hat is off to these fellows.
Shhhh, don’t tell Andrew, but I’m starting our “Game of Thrones” week a little early with a HUGE announcement: George R. R. Martin has released another chapter from the long awaited next book in the A Song of Ice and Fire series, The Winds of Winter. I have gone incredibly far out of my way to avoid spoilers and speculation that could be a spoiler, so I have not read this chapter, but I hear that it is phenomenal.
Well, that does it for this special edition of Around the Web. What are you all up to this weekend? Let me know in the comments. Maybe I’ll join you!