Posts tagged Writers
Posts tagged Writers
Sometimes my life is pretty awesome :D
The event was much smaller than I’d imagined, which made me realise just how lucky I was to get tickets. It was more like Edinburgh than, say, the huge signing after the fairy tales thing in London last October, and I don’t imagine this kind of thing happens much anymore. The photo above was taken during the drinks reception before Neil’s talk, when he was basically standing around talking to people and being kind and generous, and everyone was quietly freaking out (or jumping up and down after they were done talking to him, which I actually saw a girl do :D). I got my copy of The Dream Hunters signed in addition to the Kindle, and I also got to thank him for everything (yes, again, but I do have enough to thank him for to justify saying it every time I meet him).
The talk itself was also really good - there was an emphasis on movie and TV adaptations of his work, since this is a film festival, but it covered a little bit of everything. I forgot to take a pen and notebook, and I can’t trust my sleep-addled brain (ugh, 6am flights) to remember things coherently enough to write a proper post, so this time the photos and very brief summary will have to do.
We’ll also be visiting Nottinham, Manchester, or Birmingham. Which? Your votes decide.
London here I come :D WE SO EXCITED.
The Edinburgh International Book Festival. More photos (and many words) at the other place if anyone’s interested.
Patrick Ness - “Teenagers Deserve Better”
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And speaking of Patrick Ness, behold the brand new winner of the Carnegie and Greenaway medals :D First book to win both, and I believe also the first time someone wins the Carnegie two years in a row (ETA: actually second, but still!). So happy for Mr Ness - can’t think of a more deserving author :D And for Jim Kay too, of course.
RIP Ray Bradbury :(
(Photo taken at Sheffield Library, 2007)
Things that make me happy: Neil Gaiman and John Darnielle hanging out.
Neil Gaiman and Connie Willis at the World Fantasy Con 2011. “Probably the best panel I’ve ever been on, in 28 years of con panels”.
I narrated the opening of “The Thirteen Clocks”, and they’ve animated it into something wonderful. Go to the site and click on Click here to watch now.
Could not resist.
A good day :D