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Old 08-16-2011, 11:51 AM   #16
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I had somewhat the same encounter as @jkeene describes.

A few years back, we were walking out of the business class lounge in the ATL airport. My now ex-wife was carrying the latest Dean Koontz. A vaguely familiar looking guy looks at her large chest and the paperback she had pressed against it, asked her what she though of it to which she replied "It's a good airplane book, but we both think Koontz writes the same book over and over again."

About 30 seconds later, I realize why the guy looked familiar. Yep, Dean Koontz.
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Old 08-16-2011, 12:07 PM   #17
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I like to meet authors. Both Cory Doctorow and Slavoj Zizek were pretty much what I'd thought they would be. Both seemed decent fellows, in their own ways. And I'll never forget Zizek walking past me, looking me in the eye, and saying "it's just so crazy" with his trademark lisp.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:24 PM   #18
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From what I have heard there is no such thing [anymore] as Mr. King sitting behind the table in a book shop with a long queue of people bringing books to have them signed.
He sells pre-signed books (for significantly more than they cost un-signed). In your case it might be that he won't be selling those but a raffle would select who receives signed book.
If you think about it, when a relatively unknown author comes to a store to do a book signing, relatively few people would show up. If Stephen King announced that he would be signing books somewhere, the queue would be miles and miles long.

I might be wrong ...
I *hope* I am wrong ...
I totally agree with you, there would be a mob if he had a book signing in a book store or somewhere! But my impression about this is they are having the raffle so the numer of people who are allowed in the signing area would be limited to only those with a ticket. He doesn't have a book that's just been released so don't know about it just being a signed book. This whole thing has a little too much "unknown" facts to me. I'm going to try calling the University next week, see if I can talk to someone who can tell me more.
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Old 08-16-2011, 02:26 PM   #19
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Dear PG4003 (Patricia) I am new to this, so please forgive my lack of protocol if I am doing this incorrectly. I would be interested in buying a ticket to see Stephen King at George Mason if you decide not to attend. I live in NY and would make the drive to attend. I missed the opportunity to obtain a ticket online this morning. Thank you.
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Contact me as the time gets closer. I'm still not sure if I'm going.
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Old 08-16-2011, 08:53 PM   #20
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Some years ago my wife had a chance meeting with him in an airport. She's reading one of his books, and a guy walks past, asks if it's a good book. She replies, "It's Stephen King, he's always a good read." The guy thanks her, and keeps going.

About half an hour later she realized who it was.
lol. I can't say I disagree with your wife. Mr. King always seems to come up with the most entertaining stories. I don't think there will ever be another like him either, just as there will never be another Edgar Allen Poe.
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:04 AM   #21
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I had to come back and update this, guess what, I won one of the Golden Tickets to go to the actual book signing with Stephen King, got my ticket yesterday. Now I'm SO excited!!!


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Old 08-23-2011, 11:39 AM   #22
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Old 08-23-2011, 11:51 AM   #23
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I had to come back and update this, guess what, I won one of the Golden Tickets to go to the actual book signing with Stephen King, got my ticket yesterday. Now I'm SO excited!!!


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Old 08-23-2011, 11:55 AM   #24
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Congrats! That is sooo cool!
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Old 08-23-2011, 06:01 PM   #25
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I had to come back and update this, guess what, I won one of the Golden Tickets to go to the actual book signing with Stephen King, got my ticket yesterday. Now I'm SO excited!!!


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Now you must sing the Golden Ticket song for us...
Could you bring us back some Everlasting Gobstoppers?
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Could you bring us back some Everlasting Gobstoppers?
Forget the gobstoppers--bring back Johnny Depp!
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Now you must sing the Golden Ticket song for us...
"Oh..... I've got a golden ticket. I've got a a golden twinkle in my eye...." lol. Jack Albertson sang that song well.
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Old 08-24-2011, 12:29 AM   #28
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