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#1 2017-10-04 13:47:42

Lukien
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Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Just discovered I haven't visited this forum for over 7 years....shame on me I know...

Anyway:

Thanks to Olaf Keiths recent posts on Twitter it has come to my attention that Tad will be visiting the Netherlands between the 26th and 29th of October. No details yet, but I'll try to attend at least one booksigning session.

Anyone else attending?

Best,

Pieter (aka Denser/Lukien)


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#2 2017-10-04 21:50:31

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Hi Pieter. Good to see u here.
I will be at three German tour events. If I can attend a Dutch event that will depen on when and where they will be. It is hard to make any plans without the details!


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#3 2017-10-04 23:32:20

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Hiya Lukien!

If he's coming, I'll go to at least one meeting if I can! I've just subscribed to the fantasy newsletter from Luitingh Sijthoff to keep up to date.

But I think it's a bit strange that there are no details when it's this month already! But that's probably my control freak personality. :)

P.S. I'm sure Aan and xavie will also attend a meeting if they can, seeing how they'll have to pass on the German meetings.


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#4 2017-10-05 12:41:30

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Sahi wrote:

P.S. I'm sure Aan and xavie will also attend a meeting if they can, seeing how they'll have to pass on the German meetings.

Wish we could, but with this timing, it looks like we're going to miss out completely. >.<


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#5 2017-10-05 13:02:14

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Oh booh! I hope your trip will be good enough to make up for it, though.


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#6 2017-10-09 12:23:05

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Luitingh Sijthof have posted the dates and places of the Dutch and Belgium tour:

26th October: Haarlem
27th October: Groningen
28th October: Arnhem
29th October: Antwerpen

Pretty far from where I live, so I'm not sure if and when I will attend.


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#7 2017-10-09 13:05:15

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Thanks for alerting me to this.

Now, also posted to the website:

https://www.tadwilliams.com/2017/09/the … pe-and-uk/


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#8 2017-10-09 13:11:31

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Wow, where did you find that?

[edit]Ah, Facebook.[/edit]


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#9 2017-10-09 13:13:40

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

I'll probably attend the Haarlem meeting. (But apparently you can't get tickets yet.)


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#10 2017-10-09 14:30:15

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Sahi wrote:

I'll probably attend the Haarlem meeting. (But apparently you can't get tickets yet.)

Would be something new to me if I have to pay for a session like this. That wasn't the case 11 years ago.

But things change....alltough I think they won't have much of an audience if they are going to charge, lets say, 10 euro.

@olaf: How much to they charge in Germany?


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#11 2017-10-09 15:24:29

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

It depends. There are free events like signings at the book fair and in book stores during opening hours. However, the events in the evenings (after hours) are usually between 10-15 Euros.


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#12 2017-10-10 22:37:50

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Details now seem to be available, and entrance is free. (Although I only checked Haarlem!)


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#13 2017-10-16 00:13:30

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

I've sent a message to the bookstore in Haarlem that I'd like to attend. So hopefully I'll get an answer today.


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#14 2017-10-18 01:21:05

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Still haven't heard from the bookstore, so I've sent them a tweet, as well as an email.


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#15 2017-10-18 01:42:19

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Just tweet Deb and you're in, right?

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#16 2017-10-19 08:13:05

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Just called the bookstore (figuring I could tweet Deb as a last resort, seeing how busy they are). Turns out of your didn't hear anything back you are on the list... 'I figured I'd just put anybody on the list and only start mailing people when the list is full and they can't be put on it anymore.' As you might guess, that's not my kind of communication... Oh well, I'll be going to another moot!


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#17 2017-10-20 02:26:52

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Yay Sahi!

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#18 2017-10-26 07:12:33

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Haarlem, here I come! (Along with MarcoL.)


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#19 2017-10-26 08:16:59

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Have fun, Sahi and MarcoL!


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#20 2017-10-26 08:28:37

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

hug them from me!

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#21 2017-10-26 09:11:12

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

And from me! And LG says hi too.


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#22 2017-10-26 11:39:01

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Basically, hug them from all of us:-)


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#23 2017-10-26 14:41:43

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

It was a lovely evening. Deb wasn't there, as she had a lot of social media work to do, but there were about 20 to 30 Dutch fans there. The Dutch publisher was also there and did a mini interview with tax before the reading, after which Tad read the chapter about the corpse giant. So, yay, it was a different chapter from when I was in Kassel! I handed over some chocolate to MarcoL (as a thank you for driving me to Kassel), and some chocolate letters to Tad. I waited until everyone was done having their books signed and pictures taken (including an awesome picture from Tad with a little dragon!) and then had him sign the dragonbone chair (the new edition). We also took a smarchmoot picture, and then it was already time to say goodbye again.

Oh, during the within I talked to the guy who had translated the Bobby Dollar books into Dutch. Quite cool. He mentioned having taken a look on Smarch some time way back, but apparently he never had an account.


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#24 2017-11-04 06:38:46

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Re: Tads booktour to the Netherlands 2017

Thanks to MarcoL. the Haarlem event was recorded as well, and thanks to me it is on youtube:

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