Book Signings

Discussion in 'General Discussion & Questions' started by RichardX, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. Neesy

    Neesy #1 fan (Annie Wilkes cousin) 1st cousin Mom's side

    Maybe sit them down and ask them "20 questions" to ascertain that they are a true Constant Reader and not some money grubbing opportunist? :frog:
     
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  2. Bev Vincent

    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

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    Bev Vincent Well-Known Member

  4. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Thank you Bev!!
     
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  5. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Before anyone starts asking why we didn't announce it here, Steve didn't want us to--he wanted it to be a local event.
     
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  6. skimom2

    skimom2 Just moseyin' through...

    He's a good man. Why create a madhouse when it could be enjoyable for all?
     
  7. Spideyman

    Spideyman Uber Member

    Side note-- Steve really looks good. Relaxed, happy and enjoying life. Way to go!!!! Hope he enjoys a year off of tiring tours.
     
  8. ghost19

    ghost19 ..."I aim with my eye."...

    I am and always will be thankful for actually getting to meet Mr. King and shake his hand. I got to meet him at the 11/22/63 event in Dallas, TX on November 10th, 2011. I had never been to ANYTHING like this before. I've wanted to just tell him thanks and keep on doing what he does for thirty years. When someone's books mean so much to you along that kind of timeline you take part of those books as your own. In the good times, the bad times, and the really $h1tty times of my life, Mr. King has kept on writing wonderful tales and they have always allowed me something to focus on when I needed to get out of my head. So anyway, I'm wondering around the top floor of the Majestic Theater with the other people who bought the ticket for the meet and greet. I met some really cool people, some from as far away as Boston. There was no fanfare at all, one minute I was drinking a glass of something, don't remember what, but it tasted expensive, then I turn to my left that there is Stephen King, just kind of standing there drinking a bottle of water and looking like he had just popped in to see the local night life or something. He was such an...ordinary type of guy. There was no aura about him, no special light. He was just a helluva guy who seemed to have time to talk to every single person in the room, people asked him questions about books, about the Red Sox, he took the time to answer everyone with the same easygoing "how ya' doin?" attitude. He was great to be around. Some people say it's not smart to meet your heroes and I agree with that for the most part but my hero was a helluva nice guy and seemed genuinely inquisitive and curious about his fans. Thanks again for coming to Dallas, TX Mr. King. We were well met on the path of the beam that night, I say thank-ya sir.
     
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  9. hossenpepper

    hossenpepper Keeper of Octopus Volcano

    I was there yesterday in Sarasota. My son recently began his first SK book-- The Shining. We were #'s 300 & 301 of 400. Steve looked good and like he'd been getting some sun. What's very surprising is there were a sizable number of people who ordered or phoned in for tickets and didn't show up. The book store people all commented on that. The ice cream store next door was decidedly less happy about the event taking place.

    All in all it was a good event. Time with Sai King was very brief. I'd say he was probably done with all the signings in an hour. But, we got 2 copies signed. One will be a gift for a close friend and Constant Reader who will probably never get a chance to go to a signing like this.
     
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  10. hossenpepper

    hossenpepper Keeper of Octopus Volcano

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  11. ghost19

    ghost19 ..."I aim with my eye."...

  12. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    I just called the bookstore and they do not have any extra signed copies. That makes me.........sad.
     
  13. hossenpepper

    hossenpepper Keeper of Octopus Volcano

    It was still a madhouse. There were several people getting belligerent and testy about the somewhat disorganized nature of the line at first. Once they started calling people by numbers, that removed most of the problems. As I said, the ice cream store next door was pretty upset by the whole thing. I think a lot of the people in line kept asking to use their bathroom. Which, they shared with the bookstore and the hallway between was how you exited. My son and I had ice cream before we got in line and when I went back to use the restroom, SK was there and getting ready to start. I think some peeps were trying to catch him outside the signing to get other things not on the agenda penned.
     
  14. DiO'Bolic

    DiO'Bolic Mr. Man

    I watched the movie House again over the weekend. That scene of the fans in line for the horror author’s book signing always sticks in my mind, and probably why I never wanted to go to an SK signing event. (fear of trying to act cool and reserved, and suddenly turning into one of those "biggest fans ever" LOL)
     
  15. kungfuchook

    kungfuchook Member

    Hey Marsha, is he looking in the future to head south? Say Australia maybe... I'll fire up the bbq :D
     
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  16. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    Not likely--he's been there twice already. :smile2:
     
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  17. EMARX

    EMARX One book at a time......okay sometimes two.

    A book signing in Havelock, Ontario Canada. POP 1300
    If this isn't on Mr King's bucket list it should be.
    There's a used bookstore and I'll throw in lunch. ;)
     
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  18. Moderator

    Moderator Ms. Mod Administrator

    With an offer like that..... ;-D
     
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  19. VultureLvr45

    VultureLvr45 Well-Known Member

    Wish he would do a signing in a small book store here in Glenwood, MD (Books With A Past).
     
  20. kingricefan

    kingricefan All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.

    Can he come to my house and sign my books? Please, pretty please? I'll serve tea and cheesecake. Yes, Marsha, I said CHEESECAKE!!!!!!!!! =D
     
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