Jump to content

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Angalin

Fargo ValleyCon

Recommended Posts

Guest Ro_
so uh, not sure if this needs spoiler text
SPOILER: ADWD?
Any description at all of what Quentyn looks like?

^^^^

I said he has brown hair and a large jaw. Nothing else was indicated.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Awesome details everyone. Thanks for posting.

SPOILER: ADWD

I was hoping to have more Mel chapters, but the fact that it's only one, tells me that it will be magnificent.

Was there any hint or indication by 'the big man' about which was the faster, but dishonourable way of getting to Daenerys? Would it be joining a sellsword company to get to her?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
^^^^

I said he has brown hair and a large jaw. Nothing else was indicated.

So, he's actually Marwyn's son(lol-jaw) is what you're telling me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Ro_
Awesome details everyone. Thanks for posting.

SPOILER: ADWD

I was hoping to have more Mel chapters, but the fact that it's only one, tells me that it will be magnificent.

Was there any hint or indication by 'the big man' about which was the faster, but dishonourable way of getting to Daenerys? Would it be joining a sellsword company to get to her?

Nope. Total cliffhanger. I am inclined to believe your guess tho.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest Ro_

Sorry Jurble. Not trying to play coy - there was almost no mention of his looks.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SPOILER: ADwD
Jughead, that's my belief of what the idea is, that the only way to get to Slaver's Bay in the time frame they have is to join one of the companies that are being hired to take out Cleon and Dany.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Spoiler ADWD

SPOILER: ADWD
Well, I must say Quentyn is not at all what I expected. Definitely not a Dornish rake. I suppose it doesn't bide very well for him. Honorable, dutiful to a point, no sense of humor. We all know how such characters usually end up in ASOIAF :) Even so, I find his sexual innocence jarring considering his background. Dornish mores are what they are, and he is son of the friggin' Prince of Dorne. He also doesn't appear to be crippled or particularly fugly. Even if he is naturally shy, certainly many girls would pursue him.

As for Davos, I suspect he is a goner. Only three chapters, and George mentions he has to kill off some POVs? It makes him primary goal for the culling. I also suspect the one Melisandre chapter may very well be an epilogue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
SPOILER: ADwD
Dornish mores aren't really something we know much of. One can suppose they're at least a little more sexually liberated than the rest of the regions, especially in regards to women, but we can't just take Oberyn and everyone in his sphere of influence (his daughters, Arianne and her friends) as typical examples. Doran certainly doesn't sound like he was whoring around before he was married, for example (of course, Doran may himself be unusually prudish, but then Qunetyn is his son...)

In any case, he's been raised most of his life at Yronwood, and the Yronwoods may be rather more conservative than most in Dorne, being First Man/Andalish in origin and going so far, apparently, as to ignore Dornish laws of gender-blind primogeniture (and having the power to make it stick).

Quentyn is described as fairly homely -- short-legged, stocky, broad nose, too high forehead.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That doesn't make sense. I don't want a Storm-sized book for the sake of having a Storm-sized book, only if the story demands it. I don't want Dance to be an Erikson book where you have to wade through 700 pages of purple filler to get to the 300 pages where important things actually happen.

I also wouldn't want a Storm-sized book purely for the sake of having a Storm-sized book; my concern was that, if Dance's story warrants a Storm-sized book, we might not get it and GRRM might have to shift chapters he doesn't have/want to into TWoW because of some arbitrary limit.

Oh, and on

SPOILER: a happier note:
I'm happy that Cersei chapters will be included, means this particular cliffhanger will be dealt with, even if we don't get to read the final resolution of the King's Landing storyline in Dance.

As for Davos, he's at the top of my "POV most likely to die list," not because I dislike him, but because I believe he's outlived his usefulness. Other POVs can now take up the role of witnessing Stannis's actions, and IMO Davos has already fulfilled his most important task in the story by convincing Stannis to go the Wall.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Nope. Total cliffhanger. I am inclined to believe your guess tho.

That was my guess as well. He doesn't say it, but that was the feeling I got.

As for Q's looks

SPOILER: Q's looks
Ro is right. There is not much more said about his looks, except that he does not consider himself attractive. He laments his mediocre looks and wonders what "the most beautiful woman in the world" will see in him. His consolation is that she will need Dorne, so his lack of looks, charm, etc. won't matter.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a great time at the Con. I'm back at work today, so my case of con crud is pretty minor, although I could use about a 16 hour nap.

Awesome job with the party room folks.

It was great to see old friends and to meet new folks, and I for one can not WAIT to hear Sean Connery's Scottish accent crying HODOR! HODOR! HODOR!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What odds:

SPOILER: ADWD
That the sellsword company Quentyn teams up with is also escorting a man of unusually short stature? :)

Maybe that's too much of a cheesy coincidence for GRRM though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Had a great time at the Con and sad to say goodbye to Fargo (I flew in from Atlanta for the weekend where it is actually COLDER today than Fargo was over the weekend!) Was really surprised by how generous George was with his time and the panels he hosted were really interesting.

I think I shared some of the other posters' frustrations that too much of his Song of Ice and Fire panel was spent covering topics that had already been addressed in his Writing panel and we therefore didn't get to ask as many questions on the former as I would have liked.

Anyway, I believe that he is off to Dublin on Thursday and he said that he was intending on doing a book signing (as yet unannounced on his site) in London on November 11th. So any London fans keep your eyes posted...(he told me the name of the venue but it totally escapes me now.)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
That was my guess as well. He doesn't say it, but that was the feeling I got.

As for Q's looks

SPOILER: Q's looks
Ro is right. There is not much more said about his looks, except that he does not consider himself attractive. He laments his mediocre looks and wonders what "the most beautiful woman in the world" will see in him. His consolation is that she will need Dorne, so his lack of looks, charm, etc. won't matter.

SPOILER: meh, better safe than sorry
Damn, another character I'm far too handsome to ever play.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Anyway, I believe that he is off to Dublin on Thursday and he said that he was intending on doing a book signing (as yet unannounced on his site) in London on November 11th. So any London fans keep your eyes posted...(he told me the name of the venue but it totally escapes me now.)

Forbidden Planet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Being my first con I had loads of fun. It was a very good experience. Here is what I learned:

1) Straight from George's mouth, Sean Connery as Hodor. What a casting coup!

2) George is great to hear in person. He was so entertaining and knowledgeable. I wanted to say something to him but I couldn't think of anything intelligent so I just listened. Maybe next time!

3) Everyone was so nice and fun to be around. It was a great group of people. Special shout out to Chataya. She is so diplomatic it is amazing. She could shrug off the most creepy solicitations with such style it made me weep.

4) It is way too easy to drink way too much. :uhoh: I am horrified to admit I was "that dude" on Saturday night. I was dropping stuff and weaving into Chataya. Ahhh, I have a bit of redemption I need to do at the next con.... but it was fun.

SPOILER: For the ADWD chapter reading:
There wasn't a whole lot of description on Quentyn's looks but he was definitely described as being more subdued and less dynamic than his traveling companions. And I would bet my left kidney that the plan is to join a sellsword company to make the trip. It makes the most sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1) Straight from George's mouth, Sean Connery as Hodor. What a casting coup!

He couldn't be serious, man. Clearly it must be a joke. Connery being Hodor? Come on... :rolleyes:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
He couldn't be serious, man. Clearly it must be a joke. Connery being Hodor? Come on... :rolleyes:

Surely you jest. George wouldn't lie or use sarcastic humor.

I will not rest until I see some kid strapped to Connery's back...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

×