Time for a little plug for Is Winter Coming?, the best Ice & Fire (and everything else under the sun) community on the Internet.
With a new and improved interface as of today, Is Winter Coming? remains a "free place" for fans of the series who like to participate in free discussions not heavily moderated; certain sections are quite heavy on what some may call "hate", but mostly the forum is a place of much revelry (by "hate" I mean unmoderated critical and honest opinions about George R.R. Martin, his work ethics, and his books). Come over and have a look!