|Game of Thrones writer speaks at TIFF Lightbox||| Print ||
|Written by Wendy Mach and Lawrence Dushenski|
|Tuesday, 13 March 2012 13:05|
War is coming.
Best selling author of the novel and TV series, Game of Thrones, George R. R. Martin was at Toronto’s TIFF Bell Lightbox on Tuesday to give post-secondary students and faculty an inside look on the series and what to expect for Season Two.
Martin was part of the Higher Learning guest speaker events where students and faculty members from across the GTA and beyond were invited to examine the different roles of video, film and new media.
His first book in the series Song of Ice and Fire was released in 1996 and the last two books, The Winds of Winter and A Dream of Spring, are still in the making and are set to be released within the next few years.
Inspired and influenced by 50s science fiction and fantasy, Martin said he wanted to write something different.
“We write what we want to read. I don’t like stories and books that are too familiar and too predictable or something I have read a thousand times before. I wanted to keep you [readers] on edge and surprise you to make you think no one is safe,” said Martin.
Martin credits his writing success to his journalism degree. He says majoring in journalism changed the way he wrote and his style of writing.
Martin also gave fans a taste of what’s to come in the second season of the series and what he has in store for the last two novels.
The Game of Thrones exhibition goes on until Friday.
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