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OLDIE
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From: Portsmouth, England
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posted 03-23-2005 09:52 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for OLDIE     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those who haven't yet noticed, Dave Scott will shortly be doing a book-signing tour and (and talk) in the U.K. (see "Sightings"). Interestingly, "Sightings" doesn't mention his visit to Portsmouth on 6th April. Here, courtesy of Ottaker's plc, he will be giving a talk about "Two sides of the Moon" at Portland Building (University of Portsmouth) commencing at 6.00p.m. Tickets are 2 from Ottaker's (redeemable against book purchase).
All enquiries to 023 92 821255. No mention is made of book SIGNINGS however!
At his London talk, only the first half-dozen or so got an autograph, before the "minders" moved in.

spaced out
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posted 03-23-2005 10:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Talking to one of the other stores it's clear that he will only be signing new paperback copies of his book - not hardbacks, or any other material of course.

Cover price for the paperback is 8.99, making it the cheapest Scott signature to date.

Incidentally, if anyone is interested in a signed 2nd edition hardback copy at cost (17.99) let me know.

Robert Pearlman
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posted 03-23-2005 10:28 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Robert Pearlman   Click Here to Email Robert Pearlman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thank you. I have added the event on the 6th to the Sightings calendar (and have linked it to this thread, as I cannot find mention of the lecture on either Ottakar's or the University of Portsmouth's websites). I also noted a 'new' signing scheduled for the 7th in Basingstoke that was not listed on Ottakar's website when I visited before.

disglobes
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posted 03-23-2005 12:43 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for disglobes   Click Here to Email disglobes     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Anyone know why Davie Scott is doing all of these book signings and has done a lot of book signings in England but not doing any here in the states?

Charles

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spaced out
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posted 03-23-2005 12:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for spaced out   Click Here to Email spaced out     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I think he lives in England, although I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm wrong.

In any case it makes a refreshing change for us Europeans to have an astronaut appearing over this side of the pond for a change.

Steve Procter
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posted 03-23-2005 01:54 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Steve Procter   Click Here to Email Steve Procter     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
It would be nice if he could make it up to this neck of the woods. All his signings seem to be in the South of England or Scotland!

We ARE nice people...

Steve

machbusterman
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posted 03-23-2005 02:21 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll be at the Dundee event in a couple of weeks time. If anyone needs/wants a copy I'll happily pick a copy up for you (first 3 people to email me only and one copy per person). All I ask is for the 6.99 plus postage and packing and if paying by paypal to pay the paypal fee and the fee's must be received in advance of the signing.

Kind regards, Derek

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All gone!! Thanks to all who emailed me. I'll be aiming to ship the books the day after the lecture which will be April 12th.

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Kirsten
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posted 03-25-2005 05:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
And I'm planning to attend the Guildford event on April 12th. (What an appropriate date to attend a space related event ! ) Anyone else planning to go ? Then we could possibly arrange to meet there ...

All the best, Kirsten

747flyer
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posted 03-27-2005 01:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 747flyer   Click Here to Email 747flyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kirsten:
And I'm planning to attend the Guildford event on April 12th. (What an appropriate date to attend a space related event ! ) Anyone else planning to go ? Then we could possibly arrange to meet there ...

All the best, Kirsten


I have a ticket for the event in Basingstoke on April 7th. Did you get any info on what Mr Scott would sign? I asked whether he would sign my hardback copy. They suggested I bring it along and buy a paperback copy if he declined it. Not very helpful....

Kirsten
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posted 04-02-2005 01:40 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi 747flyer,

Maybe you'd better contact the book store in Basingstoke ...

As far as I am informed, Dave Scott will only sign his softcopy book.

All the best,

Kirsten

747flyer
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posted 04-02-2005 12:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 747flyer   Click Here to Email 747flyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kirsten:
Hi 747flyer,

Maybe you'd better contact the book store in Basingstoke ...

As far as I am informed, Dave Scott will only sign his softcopy book.

All the best,

Kirsten



I was actually in the bookshop when I asked the question. I guess it's not the bookshop's decision anyway, so I'm going to take along my hardback and be prepared to buy a paperback copy if I have to.

Anybody else in this group going to the Basingstoke event?


eilisk
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posted 04-02-2005 03:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for eilisk     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi all

I was hoping to go to the Guildford signing (one nearest me), but I'll be in the USA that day! So I am trying to get up to the Basingstoke signing. Does anyone who's going or lives nearby have any idea if it's all booked up?

All the best
Eilis

747flyer
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posted 04-04-2005 07:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 747flyer   Click Here to Email 747flyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by eilisk:
Hi all

I was hoping to go to the Guildford signing (one nearest me), but I'll be in the USA that day! So I am trying to get up to the Basingstoke signing. Does anyone who's going or lives nearby have any idea if it's all booked up?

All the best
Eilis



When I was in the shop, they had a very thin
pile of tickets - hard to see how many, but
not too many. Phone them first to find out, but it you can't get in, let me know because I also phoned first and they said they would put a ticket away for me. As I then went and got one and forget to tell them who I was, it may be that they still have that ticket behind the counter - and you would be welcome to use it in that case.

Kirsten
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posted 04-08-2005 05:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Kirsten   Click Here to Email Kirsten     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Guildford is sold out by now.

Fortunately I have a reserved ticket for it.

Maybe see any of you ? I'm off to London tomorrow but can be reached by e-mail any time.

All the best,

Kirsten

747flyer
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posted 04-11-2005 03:06 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 747flyer   Click Here to Email 747flyer     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Kirsten:
Guildford is sold out by now.

Fortunately I have a reserved ticket for it.

Maybe see any of you ? I'm off to London tomorrow but can be reached by e-mail any time.

All the best,

Kirsten


I was at the Basingstoke event last week. They were also "sold out", but around a third of the seats were actually empty. Also, nobody asked me to show a ticket and the event was in a public area of the store. Anyone could have attended, with r without a ticket.

The talk itself was very interesting - Mr. Scott actually spent more time talking about Alexei Leonov than about his own part of the book. After 20 minutes or so, he started taking questions and this lasted for the balance of the hour.

Those of us who were hoping to get a signature were disappointed right at the start of the evening, as there were printed notes on all the seats aplogising for the fact that time constraints would not allow Mr. Scott to decicate any books. Instead, there were pre-signed copies for sale. I
didn't say anybody buying one, but I did see lots of books in people's hands that weren't going to get signed :-(

Overall though, a worthwhile evening. Good luck to those going to Guildford with getting a *real* signature.


machbusterman
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posted 04-12-2005 02:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Dave Scott gave a rousing talk at his lecture in Dundee last night. The book "signing" happened behind closed doors and the only thing he signed was his paperback. He had a PR lady (same one who was at the Glasgow signing last year) who pretty much kept everyone away from him. A fellow collectSPACE member and I approached her after the lecture and after all the other people had left and asked if it would be possible for Col Scott to sign a photograph. She said he was tired and not in the best of health (looked in great shape to me.... but then again, what do I know... I ain't a doctor... LOL) and that if he signed he'd need to sign for EVERYONE....... by this the two of us WERE everyone!!

It goes without saying that we wouldn't have hounded him but would have preferred to have been able to politely ask him ourselves as even if he refused he might have agreeed to pose for a photograph.

This is not a critiscm of Colonel Scott.... rather a critiscm of the handler. From what I heard about his lecture at Portsmouth University at least one person was fortunate enough to be able to get a signature.... when the PR was not in the room

Regards, Derek

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