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Old May 15 2007, 09:36 AM   #1
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Dear people,

9 out of (the current) 39 participants have sent me their story and picture

that leaves 30 that still need to send in their contribution.


PLEASE DO SO AS SOON AS POSSIBLE

I now am setting June 30th as deadline - I DO need some time to actually make the book and I want to present the first copy to Anne in September at the Eurocon in Copenhagen officially.

Remember, this will be published through an online printingservice and the book will be offered at cost. This involves no expensies for any contributor. You only pay the cost of a copy + postage to yourself if you decide to buy a copy for yourself. The copy we'll give Anne will be a present from us all and this will be reflected in the book.

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required are a story of how you came to read Anne and why you still love her work (maximum 1000 words)
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a picture of yourself (preferably with your favourite Pern book, your Pern Collection or whatever) - pic need to be of good enought quality to print (I'll let you know if it is not)

GET YOUR FINGERS TO THE KEYBOARD PEOPLE!
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Old May 20 2007, 04:58 PM   #2
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Persuaded my visiting Mother to do an impersonation of David Bailey last night - so photo and words to follow by the end of May
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I've finished my essay and submitted it! It took me about 2 hours, which isn't so bad considering I'm a slower-than-average writer. So get writing, everyone!
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Old May 21 2007, 12:10 PM   #4
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What is the minimum number of words? I only have 408...
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There is no minimum, only a maximum. There are short and long entries but the important thing is that it tells the story

But rest easily, Thais, co-author on the Petaybee and Acorna series, Elizabeth Anne Scarborough's entry is "only" 220 words but it tells the story!
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Wait a minute.... didn't I do that already?
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Wait a minute.... didn't I do that already?
Yes, dear, I got both your story and your great picture!

You're among the two handfull that is mentioned as already having sent in their stuff!
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Old May 21 2007, 04:57 PM   #8
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Yes, dear, I got both your story and your great picture!

You're among the two handfull that is mentioned as already having sent in their stuff!
ah, good. My mind is a sieve lately, and my life is so disorganized, I am thinking of playing ostrich.
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Old May 21 2007, 05:04 PM   #9
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I've got exams until the 29th I'll write it then!
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I don't suppose there's a way for me to get in on this thing last-minute?
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Old May 30 2007, 05:19 PM   #11
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I don't think we've reached the maximum number of participants yet, so I don't see why not!

There's more of a description of what we're looking for in the 40 Years subforum under Pern.
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Not by far, Cheryl. There's plenty of room! The deadline is June 30, Charlotte.
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Old May 31 2007, 11:52 PM   #13
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I really need to find someone with a digital camera. I don't own one, and even if I did, I doubt I could figure out how to make it take a picture on a timer.
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If absolutely necessary just send one you like yourself; if you have one reading I'll gladly photoshop your fav Pern book over the one you're reading
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Old Jun 1 2007, 12:39 PM   #15
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I am totally going to get this in within the next week, i just keep forgetting!
(No worries, I've created some reminder post-its, and stuck them strategically around my house )
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Well, I've done a few paragraphs but I'm not sure they're exactly what you're looking for. I'll talk to my daughter about geting a photo made tomorrow.
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I don't actually think I have any pictures of me reading...I'll see what I can do in the way of pictures where you could slip a book in somewhere.
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umm...mine deleted! i'm going to have to redue it...

and i'm not going to be at home very much, but i'll try my hardest to get it in!!!
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I'm going home for my aunt's wedding this weekend, and I'll make my dad take a photo!
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I'm sorry for my recent inactivity but I was moving so I had not that much time to post anything.
Anyway, I just wanted to confirm that I'm doing this too. I'll write my text next week. Also, since English is not my first language, would someone be nice enough to correct my mistakes if there are any (and I know there will be XD). Thanks!
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Kira, we have several native English speakers on the team, so no worries there!
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And our plan is to edit for spelling and grammar, but not content!
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Cheryl--> that would be perfect indeed ^^

Thank you for your help ^^
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No problem!


I've now gotten myself a shiny new haircut, so I should try to get my photo done and in soon Hans!
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You better! *wags finger admonishingly*
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Hi Hans,

Lanen and I have taken photographs of each other with our favourite Pern books. All we need to do now is put the words together. You should get them both before the deadline.

How do we send the pictures to you? They're around 3 Mbytes each. I would normally reduce them in size, but you'll need the originals for print quality. Will your email accept such large attachments?
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That's great, Steven.

My email can handle that, use either the elrhan or info @ pern.nl; and if ther's any problem you can send them to mail work email which can surely handle that size; to be sure send them seperate.

I'll PM you my work email.
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Hans - I emailed you the picture but not the written part yet.
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I emailed you back I received the picture; didn't you get that?
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I've written 400 words and I'm stuck.
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Don't be too hard on yourself; you just have to tell how you discovered her books and why you like them!
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Eddie I don't thinl Kibbie & I wrote that many works between us. You are doing better than we did.
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That's true, entries vary from a substantial paragraph to a page and a half, so nobosy should worry about the length of their contribution!

Again I say: 1000 words was a maximum, NOT a minimum requirement!
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Well, I finally got some pictures done! Now all I have to do is figure out how to attach them to an e-mail and I'll be set!
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Hmm, most email programs should have an Attach Files button somewhere when you're composing a message. Then you click Browse, find your file, and click on Open. The name of the file will appear in the space under Attachments or Attach Files. You click on Attach, and it should attach.
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Hans, by the time you've collected all the input from this many people (not to mention sorting out all our problems) you should be granted Sainthood!
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Sandi.... Saint Hans???
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I have emailed/PMed all of the people who have indicated they wanted to contribute but haven't send in anything a first reminder.

Note: if you have any real problems with having your pciture in a book, remember the picture is highly appreciated, not compulsory.

There's still a lot of work left to be done for me and the other editors; so please send in your contributions before June 30, 2007!
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