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Postby Eru » 23 Aug 2008 18:03

So, Dragon*Con is next weekend here in Atlanta, and I can't freakin' wait! Anybody coming into town to take part in the festivities?
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Postby SandChigger » 23 Aug 2008 19:28

You'll have to be our proxy, unfortunately.

You probably saw this over on T(A)U, but everyone (who's expressed an opinion) seems to want you to take a copy of Dune and ask KJA to sign it. :wink:

What do you think?
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Postby inhuien » 24 Aug 2008 05:24

Come on you know you wanna :) pleeeese :_))
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Postby Nekhrun » 24 Aug 2008 09:32

Yeah, just tell him that you couldn't get a copy of Paul of Dune in time for him to sign it and you didn't think he'd mind since it's a Direct Sequel and all.

I still think your picture is on a flyer he'll be handing out to his security team.

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Postby Ampoliros » 24 Aug 2008 11:52

ooo try and get one of those flyers for him to sign
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Postby Eru » 27 Aug 2008 17:47

Ampoliros wrote:ooo try and get one of those flyers for him to sign


:lol: Will do! I like the idea of bringing a copy of Dune...
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Postby Freakzilla » 27 Aug 2008 19:46

I'm hoping the birthday fairy will bring me a ticket and I see you there.
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Postby Freakzilla » 28 Aug 2008 16:01

Looks like I'm going...

THINGS TO DO AT DRAGON-CON:

1. Get KJA to cross out FH's name and sign my copy of Dune.
2. Ask to see the outline.

Any other suggestions?
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Postby A Thing of Eternity » 28 Aug 2008 16:20

Freakzilla wrote:Looks like I'm going...

THINGS TO DO AT DRAGON-CON:

1. Get KJA to cross out FH's name and sign my copy of Dune.
2. Ask to see the outline.

Any other suggestions?


I doubt you'll get him to cross out FH's name, I'd just see if he's dumb enough to sign it.
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Postby Freakzilla » 28 Aug 2008 16:28

A Thing of Eternity wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Looks like I'm going...

THINGS TO DO AT DRAGON-CON:

1. Get KJA to cross out FH's name and sign my copy of Dune.
2. Ask to see the outline.

Any other suggestions?


I doubt you'll get him to cross out FH's name, I'd just see if he's dumb enough to sign it.


You're probably right.
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Postby Omphalos » 28 Aug 2008 16:32

Freakzilla wrote:Looks like I'm going...

THINGS TO DO AT DRAGON-CON:

1. Get KJA to cross out FH's name and sign my copy of Dune.
2. Ask to see the outline.

Any other suggestions?


Ask him why he went with pulp SF ideals instead of New Wave ones when he was writing the Dune books.

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Postby Freakzilla » 28 Aug 2008 16:59

Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Looks like I'm going...

THINGS TO DO AT DRAGON-CON:

1. Get KJA to cross out FH's name and sign my copy of Dune.
2. Ask to see the outline.

Any other suggestions?


Ask him why he went with pulp SF ideals instead of New Wave ones when he was writing the Dune books.


What would an example of a "New Wave" idea be?
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Postby Omphalos » 28 Aug 2008 17:02

Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
Freakzilla wrote:Looks like I'm going...

THINGS TO DO AT DRAGON-CON:

1. Get KJA to cross out FH's name and sign my copy of Dune.
2. Ask to see the outline.

Any other suggestions?


Ask him why he went with pulp SF ideals instead of New Wave ones when he was writing the Dune books.


What would an example of a "New Wave" idea be?


Dune's emphasis on psychology and psychologial warfare/domination.

Turmoil inside the individual, rather than the space opera idea of conflict with aliens.

Drugs and the effects of using them.

Those are three good ones. Dune was New Wave. Nu-Dune is pulp.

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Postby Freakzilla » 28 Aug 2008 19:49

Eru, when are you planning on being there?
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Postby SandChigger » 28 Aug 2008 20:55

(Are you guys footing your own bill, or did I miss the collection plate when it went around? :( )
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

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Postby Freakzilla » 28 Aug 2008 21:25

SandChigger wrote:(Are you guys footing your own bill, or did I miss the collection plate when it went around? :( )


Rob told me he was sending me a contribution. :D

I told him I'd make it up to him.
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Postby SandChigger » 28 Aug 2008 22:08

Yeah, but with Robbo that could mean anything from a bottle of whiskey to a box of his used shorts. :shock:

:P

How's he getting it to you?
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I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Robspierre » 29 Aug 2008 01:23

That would only be true if I wore shorts :shock:

Want me to add a contribution from you Chig?

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Postby SandChigger » 29 Aug 2008 01:37

How much you contributin'?

And how ever shall I repay you if we proceed with this transaction?
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

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I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Robspierre » 29 Aug 2008 03:03

I'm sending 20, I will toss in another 20 for you and 20 for Omph. Repayment is nae an issue, we can deal with that later. I have a Pell Grant for Education majors, a promotion to assistant manager at work, I'm not hurting for funds.so at the moment that is $60 towards Freaks epic quest.

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Postby SandChigger » 29 Aug 2008 04:05

Cool. We'll settle up later!
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

I don't like every writer's style; for instance, I have never been able to get through Ursula LeGuin, China Mieville, or Iain Banks, all of whom are critical darlings. —KJA

I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Nekhrun » 29 Aug 2008 07:34

I'll throw in a few bones as well if you send me an address. Should be well worth it.

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Postby Freakzilla » 29 Aug 2008 09:21

From DN:

DragonCon Appearances and Schedule
One of our favorite conventions every year is DragonCon in Atlanta, GA. Rebecca and I flew out this morning to spend the weekend with fans and friends, writers, actors, and artists. If you are attending the con, you can track us down at the following panels and appearances:

Fri 01:00 pm Matters of the Force & 501st Celebration (Star Wars) K&R
Fri 04:00 pm Autographing K&R
Fri 05:30 pm Funny As Hell (Humor and Horror, BLOOD LITE) K
Sat 02:30 pm What Every Writer Needs to Know K&R
Sat 05:30 pm Historical Influences in the Star Wars Universe K&R
Sat 08:30 pm Writing Bestselling Fiction K
Sun 10:00 am Jedi RoundTable K&R
Sun 01:00 pm PAUL OF DUNE Reading
Sun 02:30 pm Rebecca Reading
Sun 04:00 pm autographing at "Missing Volume" booth
Mon 10:00 am SF&F for Teachers R
Mon 01:00 pm Exciting Secondary Characters R

I will also be speaking and autographing at the Decatur (GA) Book Festival on Saturday morning from 11:00 - noon. This event is open to the public.

And for those who are getting up early on Labor Day morning, I'm scheduled to be a guest on "Good Day Atlanta" at about 6:30 AM on the local FOX TV station.

We will be handing out plenty of free hardcovers of CRYSTAL DOORS as well as plenty of the PAUL OF DUNE gummi sandworms. We hope to see you there!

-- KJA


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Postby Freakzilla » 29 Aug 2008 10:20

I wonder if he's going to read that first chapter on Sunday. I'd kind of be dissappointed but then again, I'm prepared for that.
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Postby Freakzilla » 29 Aug 2008 10:28

I can't wait to get my PoD gummi sandworms! :lol:
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