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#26 2017-07-01 14:30:15

Rook
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Re: US signing events

Firsfron of Ronchester wrote:

Rook wrote:

I guess I should mention that the event wasn't in Mill Creek.

I went to the Mill Creek bookstore, and the cashier didn't know about the event.  So we looked online and it was the store in Seattle next to the University of Washington.

Fortunately I was an hour early, and even with rush hour going on it was less than half an hour drive.

I don't know if any other people might have gone to the wrong place.  There was someone there from Portland, Oregon, though!  (A four hour drive!)

Uh oh! Some crossed wires somewhere. This website says Mill Creek. Hopefully, everyone was able, like you, to get over to the right store. Glad you made it!

Did you get copies of TWC? Are you reading it now?

I got a copy at the store.  I'm pretty excited to read it, but I'm gonna reread the original trilogy to refresh my memory first. :)


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#27 2017-07-01 15:13:21

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: US signing events

Yeah, I had to do the same thing.


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#28 2017-07-01 23:17:08

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Re: US signing events

redNat, Neil (friend of redNat & Matt not-farmer), and I picked Tad up from SFO airport this afternoon.  We recorded a very informal video interview in the car on the way to Borderlands Books on the subject of book-touring.  redNat drove, Neil was camera-man (or iphone-man?  we recorded on redNat's iphone), and I was the interviewer.

Not-farmer Matt was at Borderlands when we arrived.  Tad checked in with Jude (bookstore manager who is awesome) and dropped off his bag, then we all went across the street to the Phoenix Irish pub for lunch (and their very special bloody mary which features strips of bacon).  Jeremy joined us shortly thereafter.

The signing event went well; there was a respectable size crowd, though I would have liked to see more people of course.  Auros and Plymouth arrived just as the event was starting.  redNat recorded the whole thing, so you all will get to see it sometime soon.  After everybody got their books signed, we said goodbye to Tad (there was a car service booked to drive him home).

Matt had left earlier because he had another engagement, but the rest of us went down the street to another restaurant for food and wine.  We were joined by Randall who is a Tad-fan and Borderlands sponsor.  We got to eat and drink and enjoy each other's company.

It was a good day.  :-D


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#29 2017-07-02 00:26:19

Olaf
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Re: US signing events

Yay!


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#30 2017-07-02 01:52:23

Olaf
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Re: US signing events

You can now listen to Tad´s radio interview with Rith Copeland, too.

http://ksco.com/listen/

Go to recent shows. Select "It´s a question of balance, air date, July 1st". There will be a podcast  permalink eventually.


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#31 2017-07-02 02:36:15

Peter
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Re: US signing events

Thanks for the report, Cyan!


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#32 2017-07-02 03:21:57

Olaf
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Re: US signing events

Tad on tour #1: Seattle

@Rook

I used of one of your photos (with proper credit) and also linked back to your report. I hope it´s ok. I asked upstream, but maybe you did not see it. If not, please let me know here, and I´ll remove it.


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#33 2017-07-02 09:23:14

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: US signing events

cyan wrote:

redNat, Neil (friend of redNat & Matt not-farmer), and I picked Tad up from SFO airport this afternoon.  We recorded a very informal video interview in the car on the way to Borderlands Books on the subject of book-touring.  redNat drove, Neil was camera-man (or iphone-man?  we recorded on redNat's iphone), and I was the interviewer.

Not-farmer Matt was at Borderlands when we arrived.  Tad checked in with Jude (bookstore manager who is awesome) and dropped off his bag, then we all went across the street to the Phoenix Irish pub for lunch (and their very special bloody mary which features strips of bacon).  Jeremy joined us shortly thereafter.

The signing event went well; there was a respectable size crowd, though I would have liked to see more people of course.  Auros and Plymouth arrived just as the event was starting.  redNat recorded the whole thing, so you all will get to see it sometime soon.  After everybody got their books signed, we said goodbye to Tad (there was a car service booked to drive him home).

Matt had left earlier because he had another engagement, but the rest of us went down the street to another restaurant for food and wine.  We were joined by Randall who is a Tad-fan and Borderlands sponsor.  We got to eat and drink and enjoy each other's company.

It was a good day.  :-D

Sounds like an awesome day!!! Thanks for the report, Cyan!


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#34 2017-07-02 09:46:17

Rook
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Re: US signing events

Olaf wrote:

Tad on tour #1: Seattle

@Rook

I used of one of your photos (with proper credit) and also linked back to your report. I hope it´s ok. I asked upstream, but maybe you did not see it. If not, please let me know here, and I´ll remove it.

I'm totally cool with it.  Thanks!


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#35 2017-07-02 10:33:58

Olaf
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Re: US signing events

Thanks!


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#36 2017-07-02 10:41:29

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: US signing events

Thank you both!


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#37 2017-07-07 22:11:01

Olaf
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Re: US signing events

Anyone attending Tad´s signing in Santa Cruz on Sunday?

Edited to add: I asked Deborah, if she will be attending.


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#38 2017-08-20 03:28:50

Olaf
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Re: US signing events


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