Originally Posted by TheReverend
The HBO people. I believe that contingency plan has been already been arranged for and he's given them key plot lines etc.
Martin was a big WoT fan (though judging from this thread the series is apparently ****?) and has several references to that series (as well as LoTR).
Marillion, Sam Tarly and Jon:Samwise and Frodo, etc
As far as the WoT references go, this one is my favorite:
House Jordayne, led by Trebor (Robert backwards) that rule over Tor (the publisher of WoT) and the house motto is "Let it be written" haha.
That's actually pretty awesome.