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8 Moments From The George R.R. Martin Day Proclamation

The Iron Throne shone, George R.R. Martin giggled, actor Pedro Pascal game me the vapors and a sword-wielding Mayor Javier Gonzales officially proclaimed today George R.R. Martin Day in GRRM's place of residence, Santa Fe, NM. Here are some of the highlights:

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4. The proclamation itself, which included thanks for not raising “man-eating dragons within the limits of the city,” and keeping “winter at bay"

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2. When 11-year-old aspiring novelist Samantha Quintana asked GRRM for professional advice


His response? "It's not an easy job; there will be many discouraging times...people will like your books, people will not like your books—you have to be tough and shrug it off."

Season four of Game of Thrones premieres Sunday, April 6 on HBO.

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