On Tuesday the 19th of August, at 8pm in London George RR Martin and Robin Hobb will talk about building a world. The fantasy authors will talk about creating fictional universes, characters and balancing fantasy with reality.
You can still buy ticket to the event in London. They come with a hardback copy of Robin Hobb’s latest book Fool’s Assassin. These tickets are on sale at Eventbrite but note the restrictions. This is not an event for signing or live blogging from.
You can, however, watch online. You can monitor the Twitter hashtag #GeorgeAndRobin.
There is a way for a richer multimedia experience. Tesco’s ebook service, BlinkBox Books, will be live streaming the event. To watch you need to sign up and submit to their Facebook App.
If the idea of earning club card points combines now alerts you to the BlinkBox Books site then it’ll be a sponsorship and live stream well worth it. It’s actually HarperVoyager and HarperCollins UK who are running the event. This is what Charlie Redmayne, CEO of HarperCollins in the UK, said to press.
“We’re thrilled to have George and Robin together for such an event – they are two experts at their craft, and have taken fantasy writing to the widest possible audience through their amazing worlds and characters. HarperCollins is immensely proud to publish both authors. I, for one, am hugely looking forward to attending this event.”