Re: [Fantasy_Books] Terry Prachett signing experience
- At last I get some time to sit down and tell you all what happened.
We arrived an hour early, and slowly the queue got longer and longer. He
finally arrived, settled at the table and one at a time, we all approached.
The guy in front laid 5 books down, and a PC game booklet. He looked a little
peeved about it, but signed them all anyways, then he told the guy to move along
quickly before they (us, we were next) kill him! Ha! So, we gave him a book
each (my daughter and I) and said we had only bought two as we heard that the
unsigned ones would be more rare. He told us that actually, after making a
positive guess, he had came to the conclusion that only about 7% of his books
had been signed. so I said I'd bring some more next time :).
We then told him we'd meet him at the church later for the reading. He seemed
surprised to be in a church and asked us if it really was a church. We said we
didn't know as we hadn't been there before, but we'll see!
Well, later came a long, and it really was a church and it was packed! We were
one of the first ones there, so got a front seat.
Terry came in after an introduction, and he didn't read, but just told us all
about how he started writing. He had lots of little funny stories and we were
all laughing a lot!
Then he opened the floor up for questions. I jumped up and asked if there would
be any more books about the witches as they are my favourite. He said there
would be eventually, then someone asked what book he had just read, what film he
had just seen and which play he had last seen. Well, he the last play he saw
was Men At Arms: the last film was Galaxy Quest: and the last book he read was
The History of Making Snuff!. In his bag for the plane he had a book about
finding real live Yetis. :)
He talked about new publications coming up, Discworld conventions, then he said
he would sign some more books, but only put his scribble in so as to do as many
as possible in the time left. As I had just got two more books while there, I
jumped up and got them signed. I thanked him for a very enjoyable evening to
which he replied, Oh yes, you were down there in the front laughing so much.
You want to be Nanny Ogg when you grow up don't you? Yes I replied, then he
said, keep it up, you're doing really well!
In a week George R. R. Martin, and I am going to try and get my three books
signed then too!
Lots of regards to all. Still in cloud nine.