Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Stolen Manuscripts

George R.R. Martin, says two signed first season scripts from HBO's "A GAME OF THRONES" sent from Northern Ireland were stolen enroute to the U.S. All that arrived was a battered envelope with a cover letter from producer Dan Weiss. He says the US post office delivered the envelope in a plastic baggie with a pre-printed note apologizing for the "damage". Martin says this was no error in handling. The envelope was torn open at one end and both scripts were gone.

Martin wrote in his blog (not a blog; http://grrm.livejournal.com/) signed final shooting scripts from the show for the episodes "Baelor" and "Fire and Blood" were mailed from Belfast registered and priority, signature required .

The scripts were donated for a WorldCon charity auction, and Martin notes "they would have brought in significant bucks" ." I am putting out the word to all my fans and readers. "Whoever stole these scripts will presumably try and cash in at some point. So if any of you ever see scripts fitting this description turn up on e-bay or one of its competitors, or on some dealers table-- notify me at once, and report the stolen property to whatever local authorities are appropriate. Like Bloodraven I have a thousand eyes and one. So let's keep them peeled"

I for one find this theft reprehensible since the charity auctions at WorldCon  and other con's provide help to deserving people.

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