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An Evening with George R.R. Martin

  • Symphony Center 220 South Michigan Avenue Chicago, IL, 60604 United States (map)

At this year’s Chicago Humanities Festival, we’ll be bringing Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin on stage with an arrangement of the tv show’s theme music created by our good friends and collaborators Gene Knific and Joey Meland. Need we say more?

From the Chicago Humanities Festival:

“HBO’s Game of Thrones may have ended this past May, but the Song of Ice and Fire isn’t over--and no one knows this better than George R. R. Martin. Martin’s global bestselling books that comprise A Song of Ice and Fire have sold more than 90 million copies worldwide, inspired the hit HBO show, and earned him comparisons to J. R. R. Tolkien. Central to the acclaimed series is its sprawling, richly-detailed world that--despite the dragons and direwolves--often echoes our own, especially when it comes to power moves and betrayals. Martin is joined by author Eve L. Ewing to discuss his career, his creative process, his latest book Fire and Blood, and why, perhaps counterintuitively, fantasy may be the best way to capture the realities of power. Featuring a performance by special guests Spektral Quartet.

Preorder your copy of Fire & Blood: 300 Years Before A Game of Thrones (A Targaryen History) (A Song of Ice and Fire) through the CHF box office and save 20%.

A VIP option (Book + Ticket) is available that includes a pre-signed copy of Fire and Blood and premier seating on the main floor. Limited quantity.
Charter Humanists must reserve tickets by September 20th by calling Daniella Mazzio at (312) 777-1569.
Please be aware that lighting effects and dry ice fog will be used during this event. Audience members with sensory sensitivities are advised to contact the box office for more details.”