Many of the interviews I've been fortunate enough to conduct have taken place by email. I actually rather enjoy doing them that way. They take a bit longer, but the back and forth usually results in some very cool virtual conversation. However, there's something to be said for face-to-face conversation, too. And when George R.R. Martin got set to do his tour in support of A Dance with Dragons, I was able to get some time with the man himself to chat on a variety of topics. Lest you be a noob, George is pretty much at the top of the epic fantasy genre right now. His A Song of Ice and Fire series is required reading. He's a New York Times bestseller, and quite frankly the most gracious writer I've met. On a personal level, I want to tell George thanks. His work and the advice he gave me, to put a fine point on it, have been inspiring. So, without further ado, check out my interview with George R.R. Martin.