Apr 9, 2019
Reposted from Texas A&M Today Article, 'Game of Thrones' and Texas A&M, written by Same Peshek, Texas A&M University Division of Marketing & Communications, April 8, 2019.
Game of Thrones is coming to an end, but Texas A&M University plays an important role in making sure the manuscripts, letters, books and memorabilia belonging to A Song of Ice and Fire author George R.R. Martin are carefully preserved long after the show enters The Long Night.
Here are five things you need to know about the connection between Aggieland and Westeros before the eighth and final season of the award-winning HBO series debuts this Sunday, April 14:
1. George R.R. Martin’s relationship with Texas A&M predates Game of Thrones
Martin began spending time at Texas A&M in the 1970’s to visit AggieCon, an annual science fiction and fantasy festival and convention. The convention began in 1969 and has grown into one of the largest gatherings of its kind in the United States. As Martin’s writing career took off, his interest in Texas A&M, especially its libraries, grew.
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