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'Game of Thrones' creator George R.R. Martin to be honored during Northwestern game

Best-selling author George R.R. Martin, creator of the popular “Game of Thrones” series, will be honored at halftime of Northwestern’s football game Saturday.

Martin, a 1970 graduate of the school, will be recognized on the field during the Wildcats’ game against Penn State. According to a press release, Martin will be presented with the Medill Hall of Achievement alumni award on Wednesday.

The marching band will perform a Game of Thrones-themed halftime show, and students will receive a similarly themed shirt, according to the release.

Fans can even add a special “Game of Thrones” filter to their photos on Facebook.

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More than 60 million copies of Martin’s books are in print, and the HBO show based on the novels has won multiple Emmy Awards.

The Wildcats are ranked No. 21 in the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season, which were released Tuesday night.

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