Winter is coming to HBO

I’ve written elsewhere about my love for George R. R. Martin’s epic A Song of Fire and Ice fantasy series. HBO has held the television options for the series for some time now, and Martin has just announced that they’re moving forward with filming the pilot for A Game of Thrones, the series’ first novel. As Martin points out, this doesn’t mean that an entire season’s worth of episodes will be produced, but it is an encouraging sign.

On a related note, does it make me too much of a geek if I admit I wouldn’t mind finding Longclaw waiting under the Christmas tree this year?