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misery chastain loves co.

MORE Count Chocula please.....
Jul 31, 2011
2,638
15,012
45
Brewer,ME
#1
I didn't see where anyone has posted about this but, as usual, correct me if I'm wrong :)
Thought I would share a few little tidbits about the evening.
First and foremost our lovely Mod got a big shout out for her efforts in putting this event together. It was a nice one indeed. :applause:
Jim Bishop spoke next and my favorite line was uttered by him "my epitaph will say that I gave Steve King a C+ on his first freshman English paper"
Next up was Mr. King who read some passages from his essay and shared some college day stories about going to see Easy Rider in Boston.
After his talk a few classmates came up on stage and they did a round table discussion with questions from the audience. Some college age kid asked him about the DT series which he deflected as questions were(and should have been)directed at ALL of them.
Stephen also said that 100% of his royalties will go right back to the UMaine small press.
Last but not least, there were 400 pre signed books distributed randomly amongst others available for purchase. (although some people seemed to think this ended up being not so "random". Personally, I have no idea). As may be imagined quite a few people lined up to purchase books after the event. I was going to buy two or three to give it a shot as I had already pre ordered one through UMaine. My friend and her husband bought three, none signed(Stacy if you see this I'm sorry but the whole story must be told! :0:)After that I decided to buy just one. With little to no hope I cracked it open and there was his signature staring back at me. I couldn't believe it!
 

GNTLGNT

The idiot is IN
Jun 15, 2007
81,656
313,409
56
Cambridge, Ohio
#2
I didn't see where anyone has posted about this but, as usual, correct me if I'm wrong :)
Thought I would share a few little tidbits about the evening.
First and foremost our lovely Mod got a big shout out for her efforts in putting this event together. It was a nice one indeed. :applause:
Jim Bishop spoke next and my favorite line was uttered by him "my epitaph will say that I gave Steve King a C+ on his first freshman English paper"
Next up was Mr. King who read some passages from his essay and shared some college day stories about going to see Easy Rider in Boston.
After his talk a few classmates came up on stage and they did a round table discussion with questions from the audience. Some college age kid asked him about the DT series which he deflected as questions were(and should have been)directed at ALL of them.
Stephen also said that 100% of his royalties will go right back to the UMaine small press.
Last but not least, there were 400 pre signed books distributed randomly amongst others available for purchase. (although some people seemed to think this ended up being not so "random". Personally, I have no idea). As may be imagined quite a few people lined up to purchase books after the event. I was going to buy two or three to give it a shot as I had already pre ordered one through UMaine. My friend and her husband bought three, none signed(Stacy if you see this I'm sorry but the whole story must be told! :0:)After that I decided to buy just one. With little to no hope I cracked it open and there was his signature staring back at me. I couldn't believe it!
...good for you honey!!!!.....
 

DiO'Bolic

Not completely obtuse
Nov 14, 2013
18,953
100,943
Poconos, PA
#3
I didn't see where anyone has posted about this but, as usual, correct me if I'm wrong :)
Thought I would share a few little tidbits about the evening.
First and foremost our lovely Mod got a big shout out for her efforts in putting this event together. It was a nice one indeed. :applause:
Jim Bishop spoke next and my favorite line was uttered by him "my epitaph will say that I gave Steve King a C+ on his first freshman English paper"
Next up was Mr. King who read some passages from his essay and shared some college day stories about going to see Easy Rider in Boston.
After his talk a few classmates came up on stage and they did a round table discussion with questions from the audience. Some college age kid asked him about the DT series which he deflected as questions were(and should have been)directed at ALL of them.
Stephen also said that 100% of his royalties will go right back to the UMaine small press.
Last but not least, there were 400 pre signed books distributed randomly amongst others available for purchase. (although some people seemed to think this ended up being not so "random". Personally, I have no idea). As may be imagined quite a few people lined up to purchase books after the event. I was going to buy two or three to give it a shot as I had already pre ordered one through UMaine. My friend and her husband bought three, none signed(Stacy if you see this I'm sorry but the whole story must be told! :0:)After that I decided to buy just one. With little to no hope I cracked it open and there was his signature staring back at me. I couldn't believe it!
Ms Mod prefers her kickbacks in the form of tens and twenties. No big bills, please. :)
 

Spideyman

Uber Member
Jul 10, 2006
40,857
151,401
73
Just north of Duma Key
#4
I didn't see where anyone has posted about this but, as usual, correct me if I'm wrong :)
Thought I would share a few little tidbits about the evening.
First and foremost our lovely Mod got a big shout out for her efforts in putting this event together. It was a nice one indeed. :applause:
Jim Bishop spoke next and my favorite line was uttered by him "my epitaph will say that I gave Steve King a C+ on his first freshman English paper"
Next up was Mr. King who read some passages from his essay and shared some college day stories about going to see Easy Rider in Boston.
After his talk a few classmates came up on stage and they did a round table discussion with questions from the audience. Some college age kid asked him about the DT series which he deflected as questions were(and should have been)directed at ALL of them.
Stephen also said that 100% of his royalties will go right back to the UMaine small press.
Last but not least, there were 400 pre signed books distributed randomly amongst others available for purchase. (although some people seemed to think this ended up being not so "random". Personally, I have no idea). As may be imagined quite a few people lined up to purchase books after the event. I was going to buy two or three to give it a shot as I had already pre ordered one through UMaine. My friend and her husband bought three, none signed(Stacy if you see this I'm sorry but the whole story must be told! :0:)After that I decided to buy just one. With little to no hope I cracked it open and there was his signature staring back at me. I couldn't believe it!
Ka in action. Thank you for sharing with us about the event.
 

kingricefan

All-being, keeper of Space, Time & Dimension.
Jul 11, 2006
28,502
116,676
Spokane, WA
#11
I didn't see where anyone has posted about this but, as usual, correct me if I'm wrong :)
Thought I would share a few little tidbits about the evening.
First and foremost our lovely Mod got a big shout out for her efforts in putting this event together. It was a nice one indeed. :applause:
Jim Bishop spoke next and my favorite line was uttered by him "my epitaph will say that I gave Steve King a C+ on his first freshman English paper"
Next up was Mr. King who read some passages from his essay and shared some college day stories about going to see Easy Rider in Boston.
After his talk a few classmates came up on stage and they did a round table discussion with questions from the audience. Some college age kid asked him about the DT series which he deflected as questions were(and should have been)directed at ALL of them.
Stephen also said that 100% of his royalties will go right back to the UMaine small press.
Last but not least, there were 400 pre signed books distributed randomly amongst others available for purchase. (although some people seemed to think this ended up being not so "random". Personally, I have no idea). As may be imagined quite a few people lined up to purchase books after the event. I was going to buy two or three to give it a shot as I had already pre ordered one through UMaine. My friend and her husband bought three, none signed(Stacy if you see this I'm sorry but the whole story must be told! :0:)After that I decided to buy just one. With little to no hope I cracked it open and there was his signature staring back at me. I couldn't believe it!
I'm very happy that you got a signed copy!! That's fantastic! And you got to see the Master in person to boot!
 
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