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deb



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Signing in concrete now? Wow, AG. You've really made it!
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Lenore



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After that, I just want to say to you guys, that if you come to one of my events to meet me, and you find yourself underwhelmed, after anticipating meeting me, I apologize. I'm not quite sure how to address this problem, to make it right, but I can see that it's something I need to figure out -- especially since I've had some sort of corospondence relationship with you, but in a room full of people, we all tend to look alike -- the history doesn't show.

This bugs me.


Here's some advice. I haven't been to a book signing but I have been to a fan convention (okay, stop giggling) and I found that the people who didn't make eye contact and just signed the photo or drawing or action figure...stake etc Smile and went on to the next fan had the most negative comments made about them.

I don't think anyone here (I may be wrong) expects you to recognize us from our avatars or screen names or real names. We will be happy (or I will be, not to generalize) to shake your hand and thank you for your work.

The eye contact is kind of key, otherwise it's so impersonal.

I know it has to be exhausting to do that, to make a tiny connection with every person with your book but I think it's probably worth it.


and anyway, how many LENORES do you know?? HUH?

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T_T Come to Dallas, please? I'll bring pie.
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chris wrote:

This bugs me.

Any suggestions for how that 20 seconds or so we spend across the table from each other can be less like a moment at the DMV?


well, to be fair to you, AG, a lot of fans are just trying not to make asses of themselves when they meet an author. like when you stopped in Monterey for the Fluke tour, i--well, i sounded like a valley girl, but i was 16, and it was pretty unavoidable that year. Embarassed
oh! you should always make sure that your fans use flash on their cameras. because i didn't. the picture i have is blurry, and i look terrified while you look pissed off. but who knows? it might have come out that way with flash, too.
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So, wait, should Hill and I be offended? Neither of us got a "nice tits" out of the AG when he was here last. Although, a few years ago at NEBA, Chris said he liked my jacket.

Hey, waitaminute. Was that code? Wink

In all seriousness, AG, I think we all know that you're busy at your signings. You have a lot of people to make happy, and while the person directly in front of you has your attention, you also know that everyone else in line is itching to get up to that same place. You know who we are, and you appreciate us - or at least, you do a good job of pretending to. (I keed, I keed.)

We loves ya no matter what.
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Lauren wrote:
In all seriousness, AG, I think we all know that you're busy at your signings. You have a lot of people to make happy, and while the person directly in front of you has your attention, you also know that everyone else in line is itching to get up to that same place. You know who we are, and you appreciate us - or at least, you do a good job of pretending to. (I keed, I keed.)

We loves ya no matter what.


Lauren's absolutely right. Most of us are just happy if we don't faint or slobber on ourselves when we try to talk to you. Smile
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Bullshit. I want special treatment like the goddamn diva I am!


(please?)
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deb wrote:
Bullshit. I want special treatment like the goddamn diva I am!


(please?)


My sentiments precisely, deb. Besides, I'm old. I get cranky when I have to stand in line for a long time. I want perks!

Not really. Your Fluke stop was great. Besides, you stuck around chatting with us till the Borders folks told us they were going to make us start putting the chairs away if we didn't leave. Shocked Never closed a bookstore before. Nobody yelled, "Last call!"

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All I know is that my FattyFattyPorkface T-shirt will be worn with pride. I have a Fluke t-shirt, but no one else has an FFPF t-shirt.
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FattyFattyPorkFace wrote:
All I know is that my FattyFattyPorkface T-shirt will be worn with pride. I have a Fluke t-shirt, but no one else has an FFPF t-shirt.


I do. It says "I made FattyFattyPorkFace my porcine bitch"
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FattyFattyPorkFace wrote:
All I know is that my FattyFattyPorkface T-shirt will be worn with pride. I have a Fluke t-shirt, but no one else has an FFPF t-shirt.


I do. It says "I made FattyFattyPorkFace my porcine bitch"
This I wish I could see.
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FattyFattyPorkFace wrote:
All I know is that my FattyFattyPorkface T-shirt will be worn with pride. I have a Fluke t-shirt, but no one else has an FFPF t-shirt.


I do. It says "I made FattyFattyPorkFace my porcine bitch"

great. now i'm craving bacon.
that's it, we can all bring bacon to the signings. secret bacon code.
man, i'm hungry. Very Happy
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I leave for a few days and everything just explodes. While my trip didn't include a super cool t-shirt I did get hooked on Disney Pin trading.
I want that shirt.
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deb, AWESOME SHIRT! I TOTALLY WANT ONE!!

Dan - Disney bad - stay away...far, far away...


Just to make sure I'm clear on what to do if I get to go to a book signing, so far I'll need to bring pie, give the secret handshake, wear a name tag, say 'nice tits', and wear a t-shirt with FFPF on it...man, that's a lot of stuff just to get the AG to say hi.
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