Game of Thrones author George RR Martin is coming to the Irish Film Institute (IFI) in Dublin in August for a special screening of legendary sci-fi film Forbidden Planet as part of next month's world science fiction convention in the city.

The 35mm screening takes place on Saturday, August 17 at 8:00pm, with Martin set to discuss the impact Forbidden Planet had on his career.

Details on tickets for the screening will be announced in the coming weeks. Tickets will only be available through the IFI's website, ifi.ie.

Martin is in Dublin as a guest of the IFI and Dublin 2019: An Irish WorldCon, the 77th world science fiction convention, which takes place in the city from August 15-19. For more, see: dublin2019.com.

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