Fans of the "Game of Thrones" franchise who are eagerly awaiting the release of the novel “Winds of Winter” may be excited to know that the author, George R.R. Martin, will read a chapter from the forthcoming book this weekend at the ConQuest event in Kansas City. Martin is the "editor guest of honor" at the event, which will be held Friday through Sunday. The author confirmed on his personal blog that he will attend.

Martin, a native of Bayonne, New Jersey, is known for the “A Song of Ice and Fire” book series, which became the basis for the HBO series "Game of Thrones." He confirmed in his post that he will be talking about the book series at the Kansas City event. The author notes that this is the first time he is being honored for his editorial work at a Con event, as most of the honors he has received are for his work as an author. The author guest of honor at ConQuest will be Brandon Sanderson.

Martin did not reveal which character's point of view will be the focus of the sample chapter from “Winds of Winter.” But he teased that he expects there will be “burnt ends” that are “dragon-charred” at the event. Readers should note that the storyline of Daenerys Targaryen had a cliff-hanger ending in the previous book from the series. She is currently far away from Meereen and noticed a horde of Dothraki riders led by Khal Jhaqo.

The future plans of the character may be revealed when the sample chapter is read at ConQuest. Readers should note, however, that the main focus of the discussions at the event will be on the editing work done by Martin. The celebrity author has been an editor or a co-editor of “thirty-eight anthologies, with number thirty-nine on the way.”

Apart from a sample chapter from “Winds of Winter” and some discussion on the book series as a whole, the topic that Martin will focus on is the “Wild Cards” series. The author is also scheduled for two autograph sessions, but this will also be for the anthologies that he has edited.

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