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Speaking of Signed Books...

... we had a terrific, sold-out evening with Ernie Cline last Sunday at the JCC. Ernie presented a slide show about his life in writing, answered questions, and signed copies of his latest, ARMADA, and we all swilled lots of Easter Eggs, the signature cocktail our mixologist Nik designed in his honor (complete with miniatures Rubik's Cubes).

Of course, we made him sign lots of stock before we let him go, so autographed copies of both ARMADA and READY PLAYER ONE are still available from the JCC bookshop... along with lots of other titles (including a good selection of Neil Gaiman titles, but those are going fast!).


Apr. 20th, 2016 10:06 pm (UTC)
Haven't read Ready Player One but everyone I know seems to rave about it. I'll probably see the movie when it comes out. Nice that the beard is taking a break from historical / bio pics to do something like RP1..
Apr. 21st, 2016 01:05 am (UTC)
I really hope you had a few of those cocktails before your "I'll give you a little hint: Jon's parents' names rhyme with "Schmobert Schmaratheon" and "Schmatelyn Schmark." Joke!!! There's no way D&D guessed that.

Apr. 21st, 2016 01:08 am (UTC)
Sounds like an awesome time. :) I am going to have to check out Ready Player One.
Apr. 21st, 2016 01:18 am (UTC)
Nicely done!
Always good to hear there's been a sold-out event. I'm driving to Arizona ComicCon in June from Texas and I tried really hard to see if I could squeeze in a detour to see this great theater.
Sadly, nope.

Those Rubik's Cubes garnishes are inspired. WOW.
Apr. 21st, 2016 01:22 am (UTC)
Swung by the Cocteau on Tuesday as i passed through Santa Fe. But you guys were closed, unfourtunatly.
Frank Probst
Apr. 21st, 2016 02:14 am (UTC)
Signed books
The thumbnails for the GoT titles are scrambled at the bottom on my view. You may want to have a minion look at it to see if the trouble's at my end or at yours.

And for those of you who don't know, Neil Gaiman doesn't do many signings anymore, which is why those are going fast. If you're a fan, get them while you can. If you're not a fan, please don't be a jackass and buy them just to sell on eBay. There's a special place in hell for people who do that.

And finally, a huge thank you to GRRM for everything the Cocteau does. The signed books are a real treat for fans who have a hard time traveling, and I love the fact that you go out of your way to promote other authors.
los tes
Apr. 21st, 2016 12:09 pm (UTC)
RE: Signed books
That's easy to say if you live in the US. Unfortunately for those of us outside the US buying overpriced eBay copies seems to be the only way of getting a signed book. I don't condone it in any way and would rather pay George or Neil but it's not like we have a choice.
Apr. 23rd, 2016 07:41 pm (UTC)
RE: Signed books
You should look into using a Mail Forwarding Service, that is located here in the USA. Most of them forward packages and parcels as well as the mail.

I am a book seller, located here in the USA, and I sell books online. I ship books to customers all over the world, but I do not ship them to every country. I only ship books to about 1/3 of the world's countries directly, for various different reasons. For those potential customers who live in a country that I am either unable to ship too, or am unwilling to ship too, this is a good alternative.

Their are hundreds of Mail Forwarding Services to choose from that are located here in the USA. A simple search will bring up hundreds of them. They usualy charge a modest fee, usually no greater than 25% of the total cost of USPS International Postage.

This would probably solve your dilema as you could order the signed books that you want from the Cocteau Theatre, and they would then ship it to the domestic address of the Mail Forwarding Service located here in the USA. The forwarding service, after receiving the package, would then ship the package to your home address, wherever it is that you live in the world. Just make sure to purchase the appropriate amount of postal insurance along with the international postage from the Mail Forwarding Service The Cocteau Theatre will have fufilled its obligation to you, once USPS Tracking shows that the package was delivered to the Mail Forwarding Sercice of your choosing. Everthing that happens with the package after that is between you and the Mail Forwarding Service that you choose to use.

I buy books from Europe and Great Britain all the time, and , many of those book sellers choose not to ship any further than their neiboring countries, and do not offer shipping service to the USA. It works well and usually adds no more than a week or so to the package's transit time.

It might be worth your while.

Thank you George for going through all of the hard work, time, and money that it takes to own and run a buisnees like the Jean Cocteau Theatre, and for offering an online store that we can purchase signed copies of some of our favorite author's books, many who may or may not make it to the city that we live in, anytime in the near future.

It is much appreciated.

Edited at 2016-04-23 09:09 pm (UTC)
Stephanie Vital
Apr. 21st, 2016 03:02 am (UTC)