Saturday, August 19, 2006


UPDATE You can find great photos here, from Finncon. We are leaving for the US tomorrow, rather tired but having had an amazing time the last five weeks. My only regret is being so tired mentally and physically that we could not accept our hosts invitation for further fun the last couple of days, instead wandering slowly through Helsinki, Ann and I just sitting on a bench on the fortress island and alternatively reading and sleeping for most of yesterday. I will have a full report over the weekend, however.

Jukka Halme, the con organizer, will be posting shortly through Luis, but in the meantime, I just wanted to say we are having a wonderful time and you can find photos and coverage on the excellent Partial Recall blog, along with Cheryl Morgan's comprehensive coverage on her blog (I do not have that address on me).

The Shriek movie parties were this weekend and seem to have generally gone off without a hitch. In addition, the movie premiered here to a huge audience and a very good reaction.

More soon.



At 5:38 AM, Blogger Cheryl said...

Just click here.

At 7:03 AM, Blogger Jason Erik Lundberg said...

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At 7:04 AM, Blogger Jason Erik Lundberg said...

A report of the Raleigh showing is here.

At 9:48 AM, Anonymous Edward Morris said...

The Portland showing went off without a hitch. Attendance was, shall we say less than optimal, but it was fun, and those who showed up (bright-eyed college students with lots of tattoos )enjoyed themselves. We sold some books. I brought raw squid and mushrooms, etc. Videocamera died. Photographs forthcoming.

At 9:50 AM, Anonymous Edward Morris said...

Oh, yeah, Jeff, your earthlink account seems to not recognize my new email, which is:
dante3000 at

I had to pull my Yahoo address because of a psycho writer I managed to piss off. You'd know his name, don't want to say it 3x or he'll show up.


At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Spencer said...

As a member of the Portland audience (true believers), I must say kudos to everyone who made it possible! It was a fun, intimate venue and luckily, no Living Saints threatened our enjoyment of the event.

At 6:37 PM, Blogger werewolfv2 said...

so, the odds of there being a showing in Fall River Mills CA might be a bit slim eh?

have fun over there!

At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks guys! Authorless events, even with movie showings, were always going to be a tough sell, as was coordinating 20 events across the country. These events started as a thank you or reward for VanderFans via the private parties and kinda spiraled out from there. We have had some with intimate attendance, as they say, and some with really good numbers. But, the point is, people who went had a good time, it raised awareness for the book, and we learned a lot from doing them that can be applied to the future.

Meanwhile, the movie will go online in a month and I will now be touring in support of the book and movie, which is a paradigm people are more familiar with.

I am really pleased with all of it, and thanks again to ALL of the organizers. I owe you guys big time.



At 12:53 AM, Anonymous Edward Morris said...

Spencer, you rock. Thanks for coming out.

Jeff... What can I say? Blossom just read your last post and said, "Yaaay! That's a good attitude!" My sentiments exactly.

It was a trip, from the confused fishmonger who sold me the squid, to seeing Jay actually out in daylight and listening to him hold forth about 'Manuscript Found At Saragossa', to the whole experience of actually seeing your work up on the big screen. In the immortal words of Steve Albini, "The results were obvious. We had a fucking blast, and blasted a few ourselves." Cheers, my friend. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.

At 11:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Ed, and thanks for all of your efforts!!

I heard from the San Fran organizers that the event went very well and had great attendance, and it also seems the NYC event went great.

Now recovering from Finncon, which was great!!! I have so much to tell. Jukka, the organizer, is a magnificent bastard, in the best sense. He and his staff really did an amazing job and we felt so comfortable and taken care of the whole time.

This morning we missed our boat for day trip to Estonia because we overslept, so we are lazily exploring Helsinki and just chilling out, just Ann and me.

I have to say this has been one of the most amazing five week periods of my entire life.


At 7:23 PM, Blogger werewolfv2 said...

movie will be online in a month? cool, but any chance of snagging a dvd copy?


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