Pray to the old gods and the new that this latest George R.R. Martin update means good news about the long-awaited final novels of the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Taking to his "Not a Blog" blog for the first time in three weeks, the Game of Thrones author revealed that he'll be hosting a screening at World Con in Dublin, Ireland.
The screening will be of Forbidden Planet, the 1956 sci-fi classic, and Martin will join Maura McHugh, a fellow fantasy and comic book author, for a panel afterward. The screening will start at 8 p.m. on August 17.
Besides posting the link to buy tickets, the update revealed that the 70-year-old author "will NOT sign merchandise on the evening, nor will he be able take questions about the A Song of Ice and Fire novels or the Game of Thrones television series." However, that hasn't stopped fans of Martin from wildly speculating that he may drop some juicy tidbit about the final two books at the upcoming appearance.