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StegoKing Candidate | joined 14 July 2005 | 18 posts


Any Chance of a Worldcon appearance? posted 14 July 2005 in Tour and Signing InformationAny Chance of a Worldcon appearance? by StegoKing, Candidate

I realize we are getting very close to Worldcon 2005 in Glasgow, so I won't even bother to ask.

However, would Worldcon 2006 in LA be a possibility? The whole politics of the Hugo Awards and such is rubbish, but it couldn't hurt your chances for a Hugo nomination to be there. (and I have no doubt that TTT will deserve a nomination at the very least)

Regardless of that crap, I know personally of dozens of fans who would like to meet the author of the thinking-mans epic fantasy. Your work is very highly thought of within George R.R. Martins fan group, the BwB, of which I am a member. I am certain it's garnering like attention elsewhere.

As a book collector, I've already had to buy multiple copies of your work due to damage from re-reading. As much as any other author currently writing, I greatly desire getting these editions signed.

Basically, I'd love to see you out in LA, and I'd be thrilled to buy you a pint or two.

If making a worldcon isn't in the cards for the immediate future, or a signing in the US Northeast, is there any way I could send the books to you to be signed? (with return shipping, of course) Perhaps I could send some bookplates for you to sign?

Please advise, and many thanks. view post


Feast for Crows due this Summer posted 14 July 2005 in Literature DiscussionFeast for Crows due this Summer by StegoKing, Candidate

I'm that asshole George told at Boskone that AFFC would be out this summer.


He was close. <!-- s:P --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_razz.gif" alt=":P" title="Razz" /><!-- s:P --> view post


World Fantasy Convention posted 27 August 2005 in Tour and Signing InformationWorld Fantasy Convention by StegoKing, Candidate

Just wondering if you'll be making an appearance, Mr Bakker, as you infered the possibility in the other thread.

On your mention, I looked into going. The possibility of you being there along with the definite appearance of Gene Wolfe and John M Ford made the con impossible for me to pass up, so I promptly purchased memberships for my wife and I.

So come on Scott, make it out! <!-- s:D --><img src="{SMILIES_PATH}/icon_biggrin.gif" alt=":D" title="Very Happy" /><!-- s:D --> view post


MADISON, WI posted 17 October 2005 in Tour and Signing InformationMADISON, WI by StegoKing, Candidate

I'll certainly be there to harass you a bit. Worry not, however, my wife will be on hand to keep me under control. view post


MADISON, WI posted 30 October 2005 in Tour and Signing InformationMADISON, WI by StegoKing, Candidate

How many beers will it take to get an ARC of TTT off of you?

no really, I'm serious. view post


MADISON, WI posted 07 November 2005 in Tour and Signing InformationMADISON, WI by StegoKing, Candidate

Had a wonderful time, Scott. It was great meeting you.

Hope you got home from Detroit ok. (and maybe even got some sleep?) view post


Question! re: Advance Reader Copy posted 12 November 2005 in Author Q &amp; AQuestion! re: Advance Reader Copy by StegoKing, Candidate

While an underprinted First Trade Edition is more valuable, an ARC is obviously the true first edition, as it is the first time a work is bound.

As for value, it's like everything else in this world, supply and demand. It also depends on bells and whistles, for example:

The recent release of Hal Duncans Vellum was very highly touted, and I believe this was due, more than anything else, to the release of a signed and limited edition ARC by the publisher. The book, signed, sells for about 40 dollars American, but the limited ARC is upwards of 200 dollars.


Also, for instance, The ARC for George Martins A Game of Thrones is worth far more than the first edition, both the US and UK versions. The US edition was published with a dust jacket, and the UK version is exceedingly rare. Both things lead to value.

If (when) Scott blows up, it will most likely be the first Canadian ARC whose value is sent through the exosphere, but the ARCs for his other works, as collectors items, will certainly go up in value. view post


Prince of Nothing gone in 40 years posted 25 November 2005 in Author Q &amp; APrince of Nothing gone in 40 years by StegoKing, Candidate

Leather is not required, but a great limited edition hardcover with acid free pages and a slipcase would be sweet. (Hell, Easton Press would be ideal) view post


Prince of Nothing gone in 40 years posted 25 November 2005 in Author Q &amp; APrince of Nothing gone in 40 years by StegoKing, Candidate

Although I must say, I have books from the 30's that aren't faded or beat up in the slightest. view post


Prince of Nothing gone in 40 years posted 05 December 2005 in Author Q &amp; APrince of Nothing gone in 40 years by StegoKing, Candidate

Fair enough Ent, but no one is going to make leather, slipcased books on standard paper and glue them.

Come one now.

......and Scott....get to work on the special editions!!! Baby steps me arse! view post


Another silly review posted 07 December 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtAnother silly review by StegoKing, Candidate

Not to say that anyone elses reviews are silly....but mine certainly is.....

[url:3uqkheav]http&#58;//asoiaf&#46;westeros&#46;org/index&#46;php?showtopic=1908[/url:3uqkheav] view post


Was Cnauir gay? posted 11 December 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWas Cnauir gay? by StegoKing, Candidate

Cnauir has sex with people of both sexes, so I'd say it's more fair to cal him bisexual. view post


Was Cnauir gay? posted 13 December 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWas Cnauir gay? by StegoKing, Candidate

ahhh.....

Kansas, no.

He most certainly is gay. (or most certainly is bisexual at least) view post


Was Cnauir gay? posted 14 December 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWas Cnauir gay? by StegoKing, Candidate

It's not ambiguous at the end of TTT at all....... homeboy is gay. view post


Was Cnauir gay? posted 15 December 2005 in The Thousandfold ThoughtWas Cnauir gay? by StegoKing, Candidate

I think it's quite obvious from the first two volumes of the Prince of Nothing that Cnauir is gay. As such, it's hardly a spoiler, though I apologize if you read it as such. I suggest you reread the first two books if you doubt this fact in the slightest.... you're probably missing a lot if you didn't pick up on that tidbit.

I was a bit perterbed by the frothing homophobia in this thread and was railing against it.

"Cnauir is too fuckin cool to be a fagg0t!!!!!11111" view post


Cnaiur posted 22 April 2006 in The Thousandfold ThoughtCnaiur by StegoKing, Candidate

I believe Cnauir is just too damn amazing to die. There's something wonderful about a homosexual Conan with the intelligence of Ender Wiggin. view post


Steven Erikson missed the boat on this one: posted 27 April 2006 in Literature DiscussionSteven Erikson missed the boat on this one: by StegoKing, Candidate

Steven Erikson was a huge proponent of The Darkness That Comes Before, and indeed all of Bakkers work, and so when he got behind In The Eye of Heaven by David Keck in a similar manner, I raced to my local bookstore to snatch it up.

What a dissapointment. I guess one out of two isn't so bad, but I have to wonder what Erikson was thinking. Perhaps they're old friends. Perhaps Erikson owes Keck some money.

ITEoH is one of the worst books I have ever read in any genre. I have a full review blasting it [url=http&#58;//speculativereviews&#46;blogspot&#46;com/:3mhnnm0g]here,[/url:3mhnnm0g] if anyone is interested. view post


Readercon posted 17 June 2006 in Tour and Signing InformationReadercon by StegoKing, Candidate

I'd be happy to buy you both a beer at the hotel bar.

Maybe we could get Scott to debate something with Nick Mamatas. That would be fun to witness. view post


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