Winds of Winter release date rumors update: Will George R.R. Martin reveal more info on his upcoming book at Balticon?

Bestselling author George R.R. Martin has been mum on a definite release date for the sequel to his "A Song of Ice and Fire" series of novels. But fans can expect a bunch of information from the author at the Balticon this May where Martin will be a guest of honor.

As earlier reported, Martin has disclosed that to finish the sixth novel "The Winds of Winter" is his priority. He noted that his next reading will be at Balticon this May at Baltimore, Maryland.

(HBO)George R.R. Martin, author of "A Song of Ice and Fire," is seen in this screen capture from an interview on the "Game of Thrones" by HBO.

While no updates followed after that, it can be seen on Balticon's website that an exclusive dinner will be held for Martin on May 26.

Balticon is a regional science fiction and fantasy convention where arts and literature are celebrated. This year marks the organization's 50th anniversary and will be held from May 27 to May 30.

The dinner for Martin is dubbed as "The Feast of Ice and Fire" and will serve as a fundraiser for Balticon's future projects.

The 4-day program will feature other authors, publishers, editors, scientists, musicians and other artists.

Martin has already hinted that the hit series "Game of Thrones," will feature spoilers for the novel.

In an interview with IGN, he said that a possible twist may happen that "involves a dead character, one of whom is dead in the show but not dead in the books. So the show can't do this unfortunately, because they have killed a character that I have not killed."

It will be noted that Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and his daughter Shireen (Kerry Ingram) who both died in the television series are still alive in the novels. Also, Jon Snow (Kit Harrington), who also died in the season 5 finale, was recently revived.

In the novels, Stannis goes on a mission to reclaim the North against House Bolton. On the other hand, Jon's fate is still hanging after Bowen Marsh and other crows stabbed him repeatedly after an unrest due to Jon's unification attempt with the wildlings.

The next public appearance of Martin will be on MidAmericon 2 in Kansas this August.

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