After an introduction by Duane Wilkins of the University of Washington bookstore, GRRM answered some of the most common questions he's received. Then the floor opened to audience Q&A. After, he signed books, for what I suspect, was a long, long time.
- He bought the house across the street from his house to use solely as an office.
- He owns many baby name books to help name his characters. Each of the Houses (Stark, Lannister, and so on) in A Song of Ice and Fire group similar style names together.
- He avoids fan forums, so as not to second guess his ideas or feel the need to outsmart his readers' guesses.
- Regarding the HBO series, "Game of Thrones," he has written one script per season, and has been involved or consulted on some decisions. He is pleased with the series and the actor choices, and glad for the exposure to new readers. Also, HBO just started filming season two.
Overall, it was an enjoyable evening and worth a hot, humid two hours sticking to the seats of Town Hall.