It was really nice to see him live and hear his ideas and some humorous comments about several things. Among other things he explained why he didn’t describe magic much in his novels, keeping the use of it to a minimum. He made an analogy of him having discovered that he liked anchovies a pizza that had all the toppings, and later on deciding to order an anchovy pizza which turned out to be a bad idea because it was pretty much a salt pizza. Just a little bit is okay, but too much ruins it, he explained.
Anyway he gave people autographs and I managed to get all four novels signed, including my hardcover ‘A Feast for Crows’. Hurray. All four novels have different quotes. Yeah I know that he probably has a list of quotes he uses for this – I know he’s a writer but there’s no way he’d keep inventing new lines for everyone. 😛
Oh, I was able to tell him that his character development was perfect, to which he replied ‘Thank you’. Later today I’ll be going to another event – a lecture about writing and also an autograph session in which I’ll probably ask him to sign a couple of cards of the card game based on his novels (the two next links contain huge plot spoilers, be warned) – Daenerys Targaryen and unfortunately I didn’t have a card of Eddard Stark, so I’m taking the House Stark card. I’m also thinking of attending the final event, which is Saturday afternoon, but I’ll have to coordinate that with my Karting event at lunch time, so we’ll see. There’s also another event tomorrow in Porto, but I won’t be able to go for obvious reasons. Anyway for the list of events go here (it’s in Portuguese).