Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin is uncomfortable with technology, he uses a DOS computer and he is not a fan of cellphones, but he does love his Tesla Model S with a custom purple paint job (see above), and you don’t get much more high-tech than a Tesla.

As it turns out, he is even more of a Tesla fan than we originally thought. This weekend he joined in on a Tesla Motors Club meetup in New Mexico.

The Tesla Motors Club, which is independent from the automaker, has several factions across the world and some hold regular events, like the Tesla Club of New Mexico (TCNM), which holds a monthly meetup.

The club held its monthly meetup this weekend at the Meow Wolf in Santa Fe and Martin, who lives with his wife in Santa Fe, took a break from writing the next installment of A Song of Ice and Fire, on which the TV series Game of Thrones is based, to make a surprise visit at the meetup.

TCNM member tinm shared a few pictures of the meetup, which gave Martin a chance to take a look at Tesla’s new SUV:

Image Credits: featured image GRRM’s blog and meetup image TCNM member tinm.

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