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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 8:56 am    Post subject: Reading at FantasyCon 2011 Reply with quote

OK, I'm doing a reading on Saturday morning of the convention at 10.30am and am going to read a scene from Rise of the TaiGethen.

(pauses for murmurs of excitement to die down)

Here's the question - should I avoid a spoiler scene or does the fact that it's only a few pages and months before the book comes out mean that it doesn't really matter? Would you prefer page 1, chapter 1? Or to be transported into the midst of the novel for 20 minds?

Your thoughts are gratefully received...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 22, 2011 4:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Since I'm unable to make it that far South without a nosebleed I vote for the last 3 pages Very Happy

But, if I was able to be there I'd probably want to hear you read one of the fight scenes to hear how you pace it. Not a big spoiler fight though.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 3:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SO what did you opt for James - Spoilerisation or not?
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you won't spoil anything.

I'd prefer Malops idea of a nice fight that's not too important for the story. Very Happy
Or, if a spoiler, then some more obvious like the change of the silent to ********
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He's already done it hasn't he?
He posted last Thurs that the reading is Saturday morning... Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Saturday morning of the convention, wigwam Smile. It's this saturday coming. I've chosen a teaser from chapter 4 rather than the standard chapter 1 or an 'orrible spoiler. It's good for action and character and doesn't give too much away...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

D'OH! Embarassed
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish I could be there but bogged down in new baby stuff! Hope the reading goes well and looking forward to getting my paws on a copy as soon as possible.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 02, 2011 9:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The reading was brilliant, as was James' interview with Joe Abercrombie. All in all a good F'con, made so by the people Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Lizzy wrote:
James' interview with Joe Abercrombie.

That there is Fantasy pron Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 04, 2011 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heartily concur with Lizzy, both the reading and interview with Joe Abercrombie were excellent as was the whole event - shame Graham Joyce didn't win but that's a whole other story........... Shocked
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 05, 2011 4:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Awwwww. I really wish I was there. James reading his piece shouldn't be missed. Sad

I wonder if conventions are streamed on the internet. That will really be nice specially for me. Plane tickets are just so expensive nowadays that a clear, real time stream will be a big blessing. Razz
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 24, 2011 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I can't promise you live streaming but parts of FCon are always videoed and I could always ask for my reading to be filmed next year (if I do a reading, of course).

Welcome to the boards, by the way.
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