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Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Mar 13 2017, 05:06 PM
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Posted By kindan
Re: My newest - Albedo 1

And my typical follow up of: does anyone have a hard copy that someone might be willing to part with at some point? :) It's been a few years, still need this!
Forum: The Library Café Nov 4 2016, 02:41 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,032
Posted By kindan
Chatting Live With Todd McCaffrey

http://delarroz.com/?p=233 Info here! Will be Saturday, November 5th at 8:00 PM PST on youtube. Also will be recorded for those who can't make it. I think most of you are on the facebook group now,...
Forum: The Library Café Oct 20 2016, 05:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,896
Posted By kindan
Re: Anne on You Tube

Wow great find, watching now. Thanks Hans :D
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Oct 20 2016, 05:50 PM
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Views: 966
Posted By kindan
My Turn To Have A Book :D

I don't have a ton of information yet, and know it's been awhile. I've still been reading lots of Anne McCaffrey content (i've now read 73 of her novels and all of her published short stories!). I...
Forum: All the Rest May 4 2015, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,581
Posted By kindan
Ring of Fear

Started this book yesterday, got about 100 pages in. I found the other two 'gothic romances' as they're labeled in omnibus form to be a bit tough to get into. Maybe it's Anne's passion for horses...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 27 2015, 10:00 PM
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Views: 304,201
Posted By kindan
Re: What is happening

Been remiss on checking over here, sorry about that! Out in California here been working away, raising the 2 kids, involved in writing the lore for a card game called Doomtown: Reloaded. And...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Nov 23 2014, 02:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,359
Posted By kindan
Re: Dragonriders of Pern games

I wonder if the computer games can be ported and emulated... or has anyone done that?
Forum: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Oct 27 2014, 07:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,287
Posted By kindan
Spam: The Graphic Novel

Ms. Scarborough has completed a graphic novel of Spam The Cat along with artist Karen Gillmore. She has a few available for sale as of a couple days ago for a super limited first printing before she...
Forum: Events Board Sep 22 2014, 06:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 907
Posted By kindan
Con-Volution 2014 - SF

Todd McCaffrey will be gracing Con-volution in San Francisco this weekend. For more information, http://convolution2014.sched.org/speaker/todd55#.VCCc_vldXAs here's Todd's schedule. And other...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Sep 18 2014, 12:00 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 35,396
Posted By kindan
Re: Should Todd's books be considered canon?

You'll find just as many discrepancies or more between Anne's own books. Todd at least keeps a better consistency between those he's worked on. They were also blessed by Anne at the very least so...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 30 2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 350
Views: 62,691
Posted By kindan
Re: Well. they are making the movie.

I don't want to be too much of a party pooper and I was excited too (sorry, didn't see this thread at first cuz it was from awhile ago!). However, Pern's been optioned for as long as I can remember....
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jul 30 2014, 11:13 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,369
Posted By kindan
Warner Bros. Options Pern

I've seen it mentioned somewhere else, here's confirmation from a news source:
http://io9.com/a-dragonriders-of-pern-movie-may-finally-happen-1613040964

All of her books! Interesting.
Forum: The Library Café Jun 19 2014, 06:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 525
Posted By kindan
Exclusivity In Fnadom

I don't typically just plug my blog every time I make a post (though I should in theory!) but it's been bugging me for awhile when I see people trash on someone else's passion. So I decided to make a...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 29 2014, 02:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,350
Posted By kindan
Re: Watch whers

As I recall, Dragon's Fire is the book that dealt with the watch wher hold/nest/weyr being down to one spot. Though it's been quite awhile since I've read it. Yes, the powers were expanded a bit but...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 20 2014, 07:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,892
Posted By kindan
Re: Domick and Menolly

Touche on both counts!
Forum: Events Board May 20 2014, 07:13 PM
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Posted By kindan
Wyrd Con - Los Angeles, May 22-26

Since I haven't seen it posted, Todd McCaffrey is a guest of honor at Wyrd Con this year. If you're close to LA, go by and see him this weekend! http://www.wyrdcon.com/
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 13 2014, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,892
Posted By kindan
Re: Domick and Menolly

I always imagined myself as Menolly's romantic partner when I was growing up. So go with that instead ;)
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern May 13 2014, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 805
Posted By kindan
Re: The Skies of Pern - Bound Galley copy

Yes, this looks like a ARC or proof copy of Skies of Pern. I have one of these as well. I don't see them all too often and don't see one on ABE Books or ebay right now. I'd guess it's around $50-75
Forum: The Library Café Apr 18 2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By kindan
Re: San Diego Comic-Con Gather?

Cool. Am a member there but don't frequent there since this is kinda my "home" board. Will post things up there though, thanks for the tip. Guess folks got til about July to see this thread. :)
Forum: The Library Café Apr 17 2014, 11:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By kindan
Re: San Diego Comic-Con Gather?

I started thinking about taking this one step further, officially calling it a Gather, and having a Pern themed party. Asked Todd if 1. that'd be cool and 2. if he'd come, which I've got a yes on...
Forum: The Library Café Apr 14 2014, 03:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By kindan
San Diego Comic-Con Gather?

Well, I go to SDCC each year and this year I'm looking at actually holding a little party while down there. Anyone from MoM go? Wouldn't be bad to have the party be Pern themed... You all are, of...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Apr 14 2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,607
Posted By kindan
Re: Banks and Bankers on Pern

Sorry if this is pretty simple information that I just missed somewhere but was rereading Dragonsinger this weekend and got to be a little curious about economy. How are trades like Harpers paid? Is...
Forum: All the Rest Apr 2 2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,963
Posted By kindan
Re: Mark of Merlin

Well I finished the book. I have to say I found it less "romance-ey" than I thought it was going to be. Assumed there would have been a little more smooching going on in the book and less chatting...
Forum: All the Rest Mar 19 2014, 12:24 PM
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Views: 16,963
Posted By kindan
Re: Mark of Merlin

Definitely there's the human/animal relationship (bit of a theme much with her? ;) ) aspect of the book which is interesting.

I don't think the world war 2 period piece aspect of it is dated,...
Forum: All the Rest Mar 16 2014, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 16,963
Posted By kindan
Mark of Merlin

Well then, I just started a read of this, as I'm slowly but surely going through the McCaffrey books I haven't read yet (there are a lot, not because I haven't read many, but because she wrote so...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Mar 11 2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By kindan
Re: Two New Todd McCaffrey Shorts

Hey, it's not like I said Two New Todd McCaffrey Hot Pants.
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 27 2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By kindan
Two New Todd McCaffrey Shorts

I just found out about this, which I see is buried on his blog but in case people haven't seen it.

1. The Worlds of Edgar Rice Burroughs - Todd has a story 'To The Nearest Planet' in here which...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 26 2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By kindan
Re: State of the Weyr

Todd's Rustycon 2014 GoH Speech (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkA2dnZGekQ) and my ramblings about the con if anyone cares: http://delarroz.com/?p=94 Separated the video so you don't have to read...
Forum: Beyond Anne McCaffrey Jan 25 2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 16,267
Posted By kindan
Re: What have you read lately?

I've been super into Steve Miller and Sharon Lee's Liaden Universe series lately. It's very character driven and fun to read. If you pick up the book Pilot's Choice which features 2 novels in it…...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 25 2014, 01:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By kindan
Re: State of the Weyr

Steam Walker is not out yet -- it's with his agent shopping for publishers. City of Angels is his only non-Pern novel out. I think it's a fun read and worth picking up.

I get the feeling, this...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Jan 23 2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,353
Posted By kindan
State of the Weyr

Todd McCaffrey was guest of honor at Rustycon in Seattle this last weekend. In his Guest of Honor speech he reiterated that he's taking a break from Pern for awhile, though he has no shortage of Pern...
Forum: Collector's Marketplace Jan 13 2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,749
Posted By kindan
Re: On offer for 1 dollar per item ex postage

Yikes! That's pretty terrible! What's the book club edition usually run for? Is that the only hardcover version? I don't think I've seen it.
Forum: Collector's Marketplace Jan 11 2014, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,749
Posted By kindan
Re: On offer for 1 dollar per item ex postage

What's postage look like on these to the US? can you send me a pic of the crystal singer?
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 20 2013, 06:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By kindan
Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)

I'll have to do that when I move to my new house since I got everything boxed up right now, but sure! If I can remember. Loved that art so much, happy my wife got me this for my b-day. :)
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Dec 18 2013, 01:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,533
Posted By kindan
Re: White Dragon Promotional Button

I knew you guys would have info. :) Bumper Sticker and T-shirt would be cool! I'll keep my eyes peeled. Someone should really have a café press site for like some generic pern-related stuff like...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Dec 18 2013, 01:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,533
Posted By kindan
White Dragon Promotional Button

Perhaps a collecting highlight here. I saw this on ebay on my pretty regular Anne McCaffrey searches and snatched this up as quickly as I could click. A Del Rey promotional button from the original...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 17 2013, 01:19 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,300
Posted By kindan
Re: Who are you fav. writers besides Anne?

Slightly off topic but I found something interesting on the net the other day that Star Trek readers may be interested in seeing. Apparently the Star Trek novel business had some shady elements back...
Forum: Collector's Marketplace Dec 17 2013, 01:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,167
Posted By kindan
Re: Promotional Poster - Moreta Dragonlady of Pern - Signed

Found it: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Moreta-Dragonlady-of-Pern-by-Anne-McCaffrey-Promotional-poster-/231116961652?pt=Fiction&hash=item35cfa4f774
Forum: Collector's Marketplace Dec 15 2013, 10:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,167
Posted By kindan
Re: Promotional Poster - Moreta Dragonlady of Pern - Signed

This going back up? Would be interested in seeing it.
Forum: The Library Café Dec 12 2013, 06:58 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 5,300
Posted By kindan
Re: Who are you fav. writers besides Anne?

In descending order:

Lois McMaster Bujold
Brandon Sanderson
Robert Heinlein
Steve Miller and Sharon Lee
Spider Robinson
Forum: Events Board Dec 12 2013, 05:44 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 29,683
Posted By kindan
Re: Worldcon 2014 in London: Loncon3

Sorry Moonlady, I missed this. I'm up in NorCal, SF Bay. I have so many people harassing me to go to London now... it's making it hard to say no.
Forum: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Dec 12 2013, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,915
Posted By kindan
Re: Eann's Kickstarter!

Cuz you're famous!
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 12 2013, 05:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,364
Posted By kindan
Re: Dragonwriter - A Tribute to Anne McCaffrey and Pern

That said, most of the people in this book are professional authors who do speak at conventions regularly, and I've met the ones that aren't and they're darn good speakers. Would be difficult to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 12 2013, 05:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By kindan
Re: What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)

I have a nice framed large version of this cover (Dragonwriter). I'll take a picture of it for a Collector's Highlights series :D It looks amazing not wrapped around and with the portrait of Anne in...
Forum: The Library Café Dec 11 2013, 05:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,149
Posted By kindan
Re: What's up with the NKT?

I had my site hit by a virus once, and it was "suspended" by the hosting site. It took me going through a lot of bureaucracy with them, who finally did something where they reverted the site back to...
Forum: Dragonriders of Pern Dec 10 2013, 08:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,065
Posted By kindan
What The White Dragon First Looked Like (tor.com)

Just got posted: http://www.tor.com/blogs/2013/12/anne-mccaffrey-white-dragon-michael-whelan-sketch

I've seen this before and I'm sure a lot of you probably have too. Still pretty to look at...
Forum: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Dec 10 2013, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,915
Posted By kindan
Re: Eann's Kickstarter!

Yayyyy! I'm so happy for her. And now that it's successful looks like even more are flooding in. That's a huge accomplishment to get that kind of backing for a book to start.

It's so cool we live...
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Dec 10 2013, 01:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,617
Posted By kindan
Re: My newest - Albedo 1

I'm on the editorial staff now :) It's fun choosing stories to show to the world. Very interesting experience. There's a lot of realllllllly bad stuff (as in people don't even check their theres or...
Forum: Elizabeth Ann Scarborough Dec 10 2013, 01:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,915
Posted By kindan
Re: Eann's Kickstarter!

This is reaaaallly close to funding. Push it over the top, MoM! Someone's gotta give $250 and name a dragon :D :D
Forum: Book Collector's Meeting Room Dec 9 2013, 07:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,617
Posted By kindan
Re: My newest - Albedo 1

I now work for Albedo One and can't get a copy of this!!! ;) They didn't even hold any back. Wonder how many are actually out there.
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