Turns out, George R.R. Martin wasn't in Spokane last month just for Sasquan


Spokane has been in the spotlight quite a bit this summer, for both the good and the bad, and the in-between. And in another turn of events, the Lilac City has been discovered to have served as the setting for a Spokane-made but not a Spokane-set moment tied to a very undead show being filmed here over the past year.

Last month during his visit to the World Science Fiction Convention/Worldcon/Sasquan here in Spokane, it appears A Song of Ice and Fire/Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin took some time out of his schedule to film a cameo appearance for Z Nation, Syfy Channel's zombie apocalypse series that has so far filmed two seasons in and around Spokane. 

According to Entertainment Weekly, Mr. Martin's second season cameo appears in episode eight, and as photo evidence below clearly shows, GRRM is on team zombie. He also gets punny with the "title" of his book in the show, playing off what's expected to be the title for ASOIAF's forthcoming seventh book. (Remember, we're still waiting for book No. 6, The Winds of Winter.)

Z Nation's second season premieres tomorrow night (Friday, Sept. 11) at 10 pm, and local fans can catch a special big-screen showing of the first episode at the Garland Theater, as part of a benefit for KYRS radio station hosted by the Spokane Film Project.

  • Entertainment Weekly