NEWS: Line up around the block to meet fantasy author George R.R. Martin at Indigo Books in Toronto
March 14, 2012 by Richard Budman ·
TORONTO – Bestselling fantasy writer George R.R. Martin drew a very large crowd to Indigo Books on Bay st. while making a promotional stop in Toronto. In fact, the line up to have Mr. Martin sign a copy from his hit series of “A Song of Ice and Fire” books was probably the longest HoundsTV has ever witnessed at this particular book store (and we’ve been to many signings at this store over the years. Martin’s line was even longer than President Bill Clinton who recently had visited the store to sign books.)
No doubt Mr. Martin’s increased popularity has been from the success of HBO’s ‘Game Of Thrones” of which the television series is inspired by his series of novels. It was the latest, “A Dance with Dragons,” that Martin was in Toronto to promote.
“I’m recognized on the streets. I mean, just that — that’s one of the things that startles me, and I think that’s largely a result of the HBO thing.” – George R.R. Martin
George R.R. Martin was named to Time magazine’s 2011 list of the most influential people in the world. At the book signing, Martin was wearing his signature accessories, suspenders and a cap. The genial author was polite and even apologetic for the long wait people would be experiencing before getting up to meet him.
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