Winds of Winter: Website counts days since George RR Martin’s last Game of Thrones book
But the wait has been too long for some fans and now there’s a website by Ralph you can visit to find out just how many long days it’s been since A Dance with Dragons was released.
The single page website is animated and at time of writing it’s been 2,874 long days…”and Winter is not here yet.”
The main focal point of the cute animation is a cartoon of Martin sitting sadly on the Iron Throne.
If you click on the dragon it breathes ice, but more amusingly you can poke Martin on the face to surprise him or pretend it’s a way of telling him to get on with his writing.
In his latest blog post, Martin shared his personal deadline for publishing The Winds of Winter.
In the post, the author spoke of his plans to visit New Zealand next year for the World Science Fiction Convention.
Martin wrote: “But I tell you this — if I don’t have THE WINDS OF WINTER in hand when I arrive in New Zealand for worldcon, you have here my formal written permission to imprison me in a small cabin on White Island, overlooking that lake of sulfuric acid, until I’m done.
“Just so long as the acrid fumes do not screw up my old DOS word processor, I’ll be fine.”
So just when is World Con taking place in 2020?
According to the event website: “The convention will be called CoNZealand.
The dates will be July 29 to August 2. George R.R. Martin has been announced as the Master of Ceremonies.”
This means Winds of Winter will be available by late July next year…we hope.