Brotherhood Without Banners
The Brotherhood Without Banners is a George R. R. Martin / Song of Ice & Fire (book series) / Game of Thrones (HBO TV adaption) club.
The Brotherhood Without Banners ("BWB") fanclub began at the 59th Worldcon (The Millennium Philcon) in Philadelphia, PA in 2001. The first formal BWB event was a dinner at a nearby restaurant on August 30, 2001. George R. R. Martin ("GRRM") and most founding members attended the dinner. Several of the founding members are shown in this photo taken at the dinner:
Very late the next evening, GRRM and several members traveled to Pat's King of Steaks outdoor restaurant in Philadelphia. There GRRM knighted those members present, dubbing each as "Knight of the Cheesesteak". Ken Brown, a classmate (Class of 1966) of GRRM at Marist High School in Bayonne, NJ was dubbed "Knight of the Cheesesteak and City of Bayonne". In this photo of the dubbing, GRRM is at the left in the green shirt wielding the sword and Ken (Kenneth D. Brown) is at the right in the yellow shirt:
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