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as “GEORGE R. R. MARTIN DAY!”
Today, Mayor Javier M. Gonzales proclaimed March 29, 2014 as George R.R. Martin Day. George R.R. Martin, a resident of Santa Fe, New Mexico since 1979 is the author of the Song of Ice and Fire fantasy book series that inspired the popular HBO show Game of Thrones and owner of Jean Cocteau Cinema. Season 4 premiere of the popular show is being shown today in two free showings, including one in Spanish, before the episode airs April 6, 2014 on HBO-TV.
This morning Mayor Gonzales officially cut the red ribbon if front of the infamous iron throne and read the proclamation in front of the Jean Cocteau Cinema, along with George R.R. Martin and Pedro Pascal, cast member from Game of Thrones series.
Below is the text of the proclamation:
WHEREAS, George R. R. Martin has been a longtime resident of Santa Fe and inspired by the magic of our city; and
WHEREAS, George R.R. Martin has excelled in his work, writing novels recognized internationally for their quality and power; and
WHEREAS, George R. R. Martin has contributed to the cultural and civic richness of Santa Fe through his creation of the Game of Thrones series; and
WHEREAS, George R. R. Martin has shown an investment in Santa Fe's diverse arts, film, and nighttime economies through his restoration of the historic Jean Cocteau Theater; and
WHEREAS, George R. R. Martin has agreed in principle and action not to raise man-eating dragons within the limits of the city; and
WHEREAS, George R.R. Martin has kept winter at bay; and
WHEREAS, George R.R. Martin has, through his talent, dedication, kindness, and vision, earned a place among the most respected and honored citizens of our city.
NOW THEREFORE, I, JAVIER GONZALES, MAYOR OF THE CITY OF SANTA FE, DO HEREBY PROCLAIM Saturday MARCH 29,, 2014 AS
“GEORGE R. R. MARTIN DAY”