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    This just popped up on the newsgroup:

    Title: Re: update from jms 4/15/07
    Author: "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
    Date: 17 Apr 2007 04:27:40 -0700
    Message-ID: <[email protected] .com>

    Quick follow-up for our friends in the UK...I'll be doing a signing at
    Forbidden Planet London at 179 Shaftesbury Avenue, at 1:00 p.m. on
    Satuday May 12th. This will be my first signing/appearance in England
    since B5 finished its run, about seven years ago.

    jms
    "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

  • #2
    Ackk...

    On the one hand, JMS.

    On the other, paying through the nose to travel all that way only to end up in - ugh - London. :^(

    Gonna have to think about this...

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    • #3
      Originally posted by raw_bean View Post
      Ackk...

      On the one hand, JMS.

      On the other, paying through the nose to travel all that way only to end up in - ugh - London. :^(

      Gonna have to think about this...
      It's JMS. What's to think about?
      "Jan Schroeder is insane" - J. Michael Straczynski, March 2008

      The Station: A Babylon 5 Podcast

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      • #4
        Originally posted by OmahaStar View Post
        It's JMS. What's to think about?
        Seven hours on trains and being ú100 ($200) out of pocket.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by raw_bean View Post
          Seven hours on trains and being ú100 ($200) out of pocket.
          That's a chunk of time and a goodly sum of money to spend just for the sake of standing in a long line with lots of strangers and getting a few seconds with JMS while he signs whatever you've bought.

          Even as fanatical as I can be I don't think I'd do it just for a signing unless there were folks I enjoyed spending time with as part of the equation.

          Jan
          "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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          • #6
            Exactly.

            I think I'll just save up and make my next holiday to the States intersect with a major con appearance instead. Never been to California. :^)

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            • #7
              Let me tell you, San Diego Comic Con is an experience! But it's also incredibly crowded and you sometimes end up standing in line for *long* periods to make sure you can get into an event/spotlight/panel you're really interested in. But there's a whole lot that's interesting besides 'just' JMS.

              Jan
              "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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              • #8
                After standing in line for JMS there's actually time to see other things?

                For me, I like to go to these things on my own so I can spend as much, or as little time as I want in line or whatever. I usually end up chatting with my neighbours in line. After all, they are there for the same reason you are so there's lots to talk about.
                Flying around the room under my own power.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Spoo Junky View Post
                  After standing in line for JMS there's actually time to see other things?
                  Sometimes...sometimes. Last year at SDCC, though, I spent over 1.5 hours in line and an extra hour in a panel room in order to make SURE that I would get into JMS's spotlight where he'd promised to announce something new in the B5 Universe (B5: TLT as it turned out). I don't know what I'd've done if I hadn't manged to get in for that one since I'd promised to report back here and on the moderated newsgroup about the announcement. I think somebody might have sent the Narn Bat Squad after me if I'd missed it.

                  For me, I like to go to these things on my own so I can spend as much, or as little time as I want in line or whatever. I usually end up chatting with my neighbours in line. After all, they are there for the same reason you are so there's lots to talk about.
                  Oh, agreed. There's always somebody to talk to in line and it's nice to be among people who share the same general interests even if not your specific interest. In the 'real world' all too often people look at you funny when you say you're a comics/SF/Fantasy/genre fan. Sort of the same way I look at fanatical sports fans, in fact.

                  Jan
                  "As empathy spreads, civilization spreads. As empathy contracts, civilization contracts...as we're seeing now.

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                  • #10
                    Occasionally I wear my "Only one human captain..." t-shirt to work. People ask what it means and I tell them they'll get a gold star if they know. So far no one has. Oh well, I'll wear it at my next con. That'll be my 'costume' since I don't dress up like so many others do.
                    Flying around the room under my own power.

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                    • #11
                      I finally met him and it was an honor...

                      For a moment I actually got emotional, holding those Babylon 5 script books in my hands. Because, I realized that he is the one who created something so wonderful and dear to my heart. Something that inspired me to never surrender my dreams. And someone who shared so much with us about the process that went into creating this wonderful universe we know in Babylon 5.

                      So, now I am in London, working hard to realize my dreams and do what I have always dreamt of.
                      Meeting him and knowing the history of how Babylon 5 was born and all the people involved and those we lost along the way... made me a bit emotional.

                      Joe, thank you again for giving us something so special...

                      In general, thank you for being you...

                      And I hope the "paper hat" was the right size...

                      -S
                      "For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see;
                      Saw the Vision of the World, and all the wonder that could be..."

                      -Alfred Tennyson


                      http://web.mac.com/just4me/iWeb/Photosphere

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                      • #12
                        Spoo Junkie, do you mean in all this time, you've not run across anybody who's seen 'Severed Dreams? I think you must be spending too much time on the wrong lines.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Joe Nazzaro View Post
                          Spoo Junkie, do you mean in all this time, you've not run across anybody who's seen 'Severed Dreams? I think you must be spending too much time on the wrong lines.
                          Ya, I know. That's why I hang out here. Almost everyone has seen Severed Dreams a gazillion times (and that's a lot of times! )
                          Flying around the room under my own power.

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                          • #14
                            How many people from the board actually turned up yesterday? Or rather how many people here are still active? We have 800+ members right?

                            Just wondering...
                            "For I dipped into the future, far as human eye could see;
                            Saw the Vision of the World, and all the wonder that could be..."

                            -Alfred Tennyson


                            http://web.mac.com/just4me/iWeb/Photosphere

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                            • #15
                              Signed Items at FP

                              FYI,

                              Forbidden Planet now has a lot of signed Straczynski items for sale in their Signed area.

                              Be warned if you order from them, you may get a confirmation email from them confirming the amount of shipping (at least if doing it from the US) and indicating (in a paragraph at the END of the email) that if you don't respond to them approving it, your order will be canceled.

                              I'm still trying to find out if my signed and personalized copy of Children of Hurin I ordered when they had Alan Lee signing was canceled and then sold to someone....

                              Lee
                              Webmaster
                              SFTV.org
                              B520 ( http://www.azsf.net/b520 )

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