He’s one of the most in demand writers in the business, currently working on a Game Of Thrones prequel and finishing the long (long!) awaited Game of Thrones novel ‘Winds Of Winter’. So it’s a major coup for the IFI to have the international bestselling author show up for a very special screening of Fred M Wilcox’s seminal 1956 sci-fi classic ‘Forbidden Planet’ in 35mm on Saturday, August 17th. This event is presented in association with Dublin 2019: An Irish WorldCon.

Screening in a splendid CinemaScope print, Forbidden Planet is one of the classic science fiction movies of the 1950s. A lavishly produced, completely studio-bound extravaganza, it features Leslie Nielsen in an early role, special effects that are still impressive, and the first musical score for a film created entirely electronically.

Following the screening, George R.R. Martin will be in conversation with Maura McHugh of Dublin 2019: An Irish WorldCon about Forbidden Planet and the influence such works have had on his own writing and career.

Information on how to buy tickets will be available soon, watch this space!