George R.R. Martin, the wildly successful author of A Song of Ice and Fire, is still writing the sixth entry in the series, The Winds of Winter. But that’s not all that’s keeping him busy.
The novelist apparently attended a recent multi-day Dead and Company concert in the Yucatan Peninsula of Mexico earlier this month. Here’s a picture of Martin and ESPN Radio Miami host Stugotz at the “Playing in the Sand” concert, as shared by ESPN’s Pablo S. Torre:
In 2014, Martin revealed that he and his wife are big fans of Grateful Dead. “I’m certainly a fan of the Grateful Dead. I’ve attended Grateful Dead concerts and my wife Paris is perhaps even more of a fan… and I do have Grateful Dead lyrics always coming around and rattling around in my head,” he said at the time in an interview with 92Y.
Dead and Company is the new version of Grateful Dead whose lineup includes classic Grateful Dead musicians including Bob Weir and Mickey Hart, along with John Mayer and others.
HBO adapted A Song of Ice and Fire into the award-winning and highly rated show Game of Thrones. The series continues in 2019 with its eighth and final season, though HBO is producing multiple spinoffs that could follow later.
As for the book series, Martin said last year that The Winds of Winter could be released in 2018, though no official announcements have come as of yet.