Bryton here. I talked about this on the podcast, but in case you missed it, here’s the story. I love the “A Song of Ice and Fire” (Game of Thrones) book series more than just about any other geeky entertainment thing. I knew that author George RR Martin was going to be at SDCC 2012 and wanted to meet him but also try to get something unique signed by him (not a book, and certainly not a boob). Turns out George RR Martin was a big fan of Marvel comics back during the Silver Age and had several letters published. As far as I can tell, his first published work is a letter printed in Fantastic Four issue #20, when he would have been 13 or 14. I tracked down a dilapidated copy and brought it to San Diego, where I spent a lot of time at searching Twitter and other internettings to try to pinpoint his location. I finally figured out that he was at the Hard Rock Hotel along with cast members from the show doing an interview with Entertainment Weekly before the big Game of Thrones panel at the con. I raced over and waited by the limousine queueing area, pen and comic in hand.
So I got George RR Martin to sign my comic, and a nice fellow said “I have video of the whole thing.” Thanks to the wonders of technology he was able to e-mail me the video right then and there. Here we go!
Funny is that while I was so busy focusing on the old man that the Rose Leslie (Ygritte) and Emelia Clarke (Daenyrys) snuck right past. Rose is the redhead in green, and Emilia is wearing a black sleeveless number and has dark brunette hair.
You also see my giant head pass in front of the camera, like Jaws, and then you get a good view of the angry, agressive autograph hounds that like to yell mean things at the stars they are supposedly fans of. Autograph hounds are… an interesting bunch.
Pretty cool moment for me, and that comic is certainly one of the prizes of my collection!