The Winds of Winter release date updates have started to come up with the deadline given by George RR Martin getting near. The 71-year-old author promised his fans that he would have a copy of Winds of Winter when he arrives at the World Con 2020 in New Zealand. But a lot of things have changed since then and the whole world has come to a standstill due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
While we are all cooped up inside our homes for the time being, now would be a good time for George RR Martin to release “Winds of Winter”…… I’m just sayin’.
— Alyssa Campanella (@AlyssCampanella) April 5, 2020
It means that GRRM can’t go out and is stuck at his home where he has plenty of time to pass and write The Winds of Winter. There are some rumors that claim “The Winds of Winter” release date could be preponed as the book launch will happen earlier than expected.
George RR Martin has Enough Time to Finish the Book
George RR Martin, the creator of “A Song of Ice and Fire” series is also held in captivity under the coronavirus lockdown. The author wrote in a blog that he also needs to pass time under this captivity which is why he is writing “The Winds of Winter” book at a much higher pace than usual.
George said that he is spending more time in Westeros compared to the real world and it is actually good for TWOW fans. Martin also updated that the only silver lining in this COVID-19 pandemic cloud is that he gets more time to finish The Winds of Winter as he continues to write up every day.
The Winds of Winter to Release Early
The Winds of Winter was supposed to come out during the World Con 2020 event as promised by George RR Martin. But amid the Coronavirus lockdown and social distancing guidelines, the Worldcon has been changed to a virtual event that will be streamed all over the world.
It kind of makes the promise of George RR Martin to come with The Winds of Winter book at the event null, but the author can take part virtually too. Most of the people are stuck under quarantine and if Winds of Winter is completed early, GRRM would be wise be enough to prepone the book launch on an earlier date.