A story from Comic Con: at this year's Random House soirée, I had a nice sitdown conversation with George RR Martin. I showed him some of the Game of Thones work I did for HBO. It was especially gratifying that he liked my favorite stuff that HBO had turned down! Anyway, as we said our goodbyes, he stopped, seemed to decide something, then reached into his pocket, then with a smile handed me a penny. A Westeros penny.
I thanked him profoundly, but I'm also thinking 'what the hell just happened?' maybe I should take it to Braavos, hand it to someone and say "valor morghulis" or he's unloading pocket crap. Beats the hell outta me.