Space News
space history and artifacts articles

Messages
space history discussion forums

Sightings
worldwide astronaut appearances

Resources
selected space history documents

Websites
related space history websites

  collectSPACE: Messages
  Autograph Shows & Signings
  Novaspace Galleries 2009 Alan Bean signing

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
profile | register | preferences | faq | search

next newest topic | next oldest topic
Author Topic:   Novaspace Galleries 2009 Alan Bean signing
Spacefest
Member

Posts: 1056
From: Tucson, AZ USA
Registered: Jan 2009

posted 06-22-2009 01:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Apart from the book signing, Novaspace Galleries will also have a private, mail-in memorabilia signing with Alan Bean.

We've just added a bunch of obscure photos for the signing, courtesy J.L. Pickering's Retro Space Images CD.

Kim Poor
Novaspace.com

Spacefest
Member

Posts: 1056
From: Tucson, AZ USA
Registered: Jan 2009

posted 07-06-2009 06:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Upcoming deadlines:

Deadline for Alan Bean books, book signing attendance, memorabilia signing, and the VIP evening RSVP is July 20. Two weeks!

We ran out of books prematurely at our last book signing, and turned people away, so buy or reserve yours NOW! 1-800-727-6682 by 7/20, if you haven't yet.

Some of Alan's Distant Celebration giclee/book sets remain.

Kim Poor
Novaspace.com

Spacefest
Member

Posts: 1056
From: Tucson, AZ USA
Registered: Jan 2009

posted 07-22-2009 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
For those who missed our July 20 deadline, GOOD NEWS! We ordered more books and so we should have plenty for mail-orders as well as the gala book signing. We are re-posting our combo deal where you can get the two books, hand-signed by Bean (no personalizations, please) shipped in the USA, for $75,via UPS, and via express mail (insured, trackable and quick) to:

Canada +$41
EU +$49
AUS +$59

We also still have a few seats left at the "Alan (refried) Bean mexican buffet" on Sat. Aug 1st, 3-9 PM. admission $49. Alan will be chatting, signing your books, and posing for photos. Food at 6PM. Call or write to reserve. 800-727-6682.

The FREE public booksigning is Sunday, Aug 2. Alan starts signing at noon. We hope to see our Northern friends there. Tell your friends! Make a ROAD TRIP!

Kim & Sally

ilbasso
Member

Posts: 1494
From: Greensboro, NC USA
Registered: Feb 2006

posted 07-22-2009 09:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ilbasso   Click Here to Email ilbasso     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Kim and Sally, THANK YOU very much for extending your offer! For those of us who couldn't get through the line to see Capt. Bean at the NASM this weekend, it's nice to know that there is a trusted and friendly source that we can turn to for signed copies of Capt. Bean's books at reasonable prices.

Jonathan

AJ
Member

Posts: 509
From: Plattsburgh, NY, United States
Registered: Feb 2009

posted 07-22-2009 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AJ   Click Here to Email AJ     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I was still in line at NASM and I wondered, "how many extra orders will Kim and Sally get after this?" I agree with Jonathan, it's nice to have a trusted source. I just wish I could make it out to Arizona to hang out with all the cool kids.

randyc
Member

Posts: 599
From: Highlands Ranch, CO USA
Registered: May 2003

posted 08-03-2009 12:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for randyc   Click Here to Email randyc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Did any collectSPACE members attend the Alan Bean booksignings in Arizona last weekend? If so how about a report?

NovaRob
Member

Posts: 54
From: Tucson, Arizona, USA
Registered: Nov 2008

posted 08-03-2009 07:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for NovaRob   Click Here to Email NovaRob     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
On Friday, after a weather-delayed flight and a quick dinner, Capt. Bean was at Novaspace for 90 minutes, signing 134 books for mail-orders, and about half of the mailed-in memorabilia. He then went to his hotel for a good night's sleep, which was fortunate, because...

At 7:00 Saturday morning, he returned to Novaspace to sign the rest of the mailed-in items, and 995 mail-ordered books in four hours! The VIP event started at 3, and he spent about 15 minutes with each customer. At 5:30, he presented a one hour slide show of his art, telling the stories behind some of them. The Hilton El Conquistador Resort staff laid out an excellent and delicious Mexican buffet during the slide show, and were so professional that they didn't make a sound, nor clatter a tray, nor drop a serving spoon, so as not to interrupt the show. Alan ate quickly, then went right back to signing. He enjoyed talking with the customers so much, that he didn't finish until 10:15, instead of 9. His stamina is phenomenal, although I'm sure he was very tired.

At Sunday's public event, he spent about 5 minutes with each person, and had a short, but steady, line for 4 hours.

In all, Bean signed about 1580 books, plus mailed-in memorabilia, plus some photos to replenish Novaspace's stock. He was friendly and cheery throughout the entire time.

I must return to work now, to start shipping out all those books and items, and to get ready for the Cernan signing.

Rob at Novaspace

machbusterman
Member

Posts: 1657
From: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Registered: May 2004

posted 08-04-2009 02:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Thanks for the report Rob!

Spacefest
Member

Posts: 1056
From: Tucson, AZ USA
Registered: Jan 2009

posted 08-12-2009 05:46 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Those folks that got a photo CD, or are waiting for your VIP photo with Alan, be advised my printer conked out, and a new one is on its way.

Kim

Jurg Bolli
Member

Posts: 520
From: Albuquerque, NM
Registered: Nov 2000

posted 08-13-2009 11:25 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Jurg Bolli   Click Here to Email Jurg Bolli     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
As I said in another place I am extremely happy with my Bean combo books from Novaspace, an sincere thank you to Alan Bean and Novaspace.

Jurg

ea757grrl
Member

Posts: 555
From: South Carolina
Registered: Jul 2006

posted 08-13-2009 09:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ea757grrl   Click Here to Email ea757grrl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Let me add my thanks to the folks at Novaspace (and to Capt. Bean, too). My books arrived today, and this whole thing was first-class, all the way. Thank you all for making it possible, and affordable.

jodie

tedc
Member

Posts: 86
From: Renton, WA USA
Registered: Mar 2002

posted 08-13-2009 10:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for tedc   Click Here to Email tedc     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My books have arrived as well. Excellent work in the signing and packaging of the books.

My thanks to Novaspace and Alan Bean.

Ted

Sam Que
Member

Posts: 111
From: Chicago, IL, United States
Registered: Feb 2009

posted 08-14-2009 08:48 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Sam Que   Click Here to Email Sam Que     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my books today. As always very happy with my purchase from Novaspace. A great group of people to do business with.

Mike

Aztecdoug
Member

Posts: 1330
From: Huntington Beach
Registered: Feb 2000

posted 08-15-2009 12:09 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Aztecdoug   Click Here to Email Aztecdoug     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I received my Alan Bean signed books this week from Novaspace. After 15 minutes of unpacking I got them out and they are in pristine condition like they just rolled off of the press.

Earlier in the week I received my books from the signings at the Smithsonian. Packaging was a little less intense and while I am not complaining, I will note their condition was a little bit beat up.

Now, at the risk of sounding political, I challenge anybody who received similar shipments from both groups to compare the quality of the shipping and the articles shipped. That in my opinion is the fundamental difference between the quality of the private and public sector in delivering goods and services.

Thank you Kim for both this wonderful opportunity to receive these books, and also for your quality service. In eBay terms I would give you an AAAA++++

------------------
Kind Regards

Douglas Henry

Enjoy yourself and have fun.... it is only a hobby!
http://home.earthlink.net/~aztecdoug/

funkygirlauca
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 08-15-2009 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for funkygirlauca   Click Here to Email funkygirlauca     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My books arrived here in Australia this week in great condition - safe and sound in their bulletproof packaging.

I would like to add my thanks to Al Bean, Kim, Sally, Rob and all the folks at Novaspace for organizing this great offer!

For those of us too far away to have the opportunity to attend a great event like this one, it's wonderful to have a chance to still get books signed at the same price.

Thanks for the great job as always!

By the way, did any cS members attend the public signing? I'd love to see some pics of the event!

Spacefest
Member

Posts: 1056
From: Tucson, AZ USA
Registered: Jan 2009

posted 08-15-2009 06:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Spacefest   Click Here to Email Spacefest     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I'll post some pix later. We've got the Cernan signing in less than two weeks and we're still sending out books at a rate of about 45 orders/day. We've got another week of that!

Thanks mucho for the kind words. Our crew deserves the credit. Ex-employees, kids, and friends help us out at crunch times like this, too.

Kim & Sally Poor
novaspace.com

machbusterman
Member

Posts: 1657
From: Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland
Registered: May 2004

posted 08-20-2009 04:18 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for machbusterman   Click Here to Email machbusterman     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My Alan Bean signed books arrived today in the usual bomb-proof Novaspace packaging. Thanks to everyone at Novaspace for a great job and to Beano for signing!

bruce
Member

Posts: 830
From: Fort Mill, SC, USA
Registered: Aug 2000

posted 08-20-2009 07:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for bruce   Click Here to Email bruce     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Most happy with the Alan Bean signed combo books that arrived in the beautifully engineered package!

Bruce Moody

dss65
Member

Posts: 821
From: Sandpoint, ID, USA
Registered: Mar 2003

posted 08-20-2009 10:08 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for dss65   Click Here to Email dss65     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Received my books about a week ago. (I was on vacation.) I guess I've come to expect the excellent shape in which they were received -- which is a real credit to Novaspace. Can't lose with them.

------------------
Don

A.E. Lou
New Member

Posts:
From:
Registered:

posted 09-03-2009 07:38 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for A.E. Lou   Click Here to Email A.E. Lou     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
This is another public, albeit late, "thank you" to Kim and the rest of the Novaspace team for a job well done. I'm a long time customer (and will continue to be) as nobody does it better from start to finish. Thanks Kim, Sally, and the rest of the gang!

David Bryant
Member

Posts: 903
From: Norfolk UK
Registered: Feb 2005

posted 09-04-2009 12:58 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for David Bryant   Click Here to Email David Bryant     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My books just arrived: great deal, great service! Now we just need Kim and Sally to persuade Neil Armstrong to do a signing!

lm5eagle
Member

Posts: 391
From:
Registered: Jul 2007

posted 09-04-2009 02:03 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for lm5eagle   Click Here to Email lm5eagle     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
My combo pack arrived over The Pond yesterday. My sincerest thanks to Kim, Sally and Staff. When it comes to packaging, nobody does it better. Totally wonderful service.
Andy

All times are CT (US)

next newest topic | next oldest topic

Administrative Options: Close Topic | Archive/Move | Delete Topic
Post New Topic  Post A Reply
Hop to:

Contact Us | The Source for Space History & Artifacts

Copyright 1999-2012 collectSPACE.com All rights reserved.


Ultimate Bulletin Board 5.47a





advertisement