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  • Question for DefCon attendees

    Hey guys, I would like a little feedback from you. I know that from talking to many of you online, there are several of you who, like me, are fans of Science Fiction and Fantasy. I happen to have a "friend" (acquaintance is a better word I guess) who is an author that has done several books in these genres.

    Anyway...back to my point...if an author of this type were to be interested in doing a book signing/sale at DefCon would this be something you guys would be interested in?

    If so, let me know and I will approach DT with the idea...if it is something you could really give a shit less about...also fine, just an idea for something kinda new.
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    i'd say go for it...i am somewhat interested in these topics, just been too busy lately to do much reading...but im sure there will be attendees who would enjoy something like this...

    also, i don't think DT would mind, just as long as the author(s) purchased a booth like the other vendors

    Last edited by GodMinusOne; January 12, 2003, 18:38.
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    • #3
      I am sure that would depend on the author and the fan base.

      ... as an aside I think it would be nice to have those that attend that write books (there are quite a few) perhaps donate time to their fan base and participate a booksigning rotating at one specified defcon-author booth... that would be very nice for those who have books that can be signed... it sometimes appears difficult to approach a well known author, or carry abook around all day hoping to run into them at one period in time without bothering them too much.

      You could set up AuthorBooth and have half hour shifts, the author could bring books to be bought or just have those whom have books signed...

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      • #4
        I think an author booth would be sort of neat... not just sci-fi authors, but those who have technical books, or other books of interest to Defcon attendees. Short stints of 30-60 mins, throughout the weekend would guarantee plenty of slots, with more time being alloted to high-interest authors first if all slots aren't filled.

        Ob. semi-off-topic comment: Anyone have any connections to Angelina Jolie's people? I'd be all for a signing of my copy of Hackers. ;-)
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        • #5
          I would totally dig this because I am an extreme Book Whore. I agree that having more than one author would be nice. Tech Book writers included.

          It would also be nice to have a list of authors before the con so we can bring any books we own by said authors.
          .: Grifter :.

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          • #6
            I would dig the idea of tech book signings... I haven't been that big into the more recent sci-fi stuff. As depends on the author and the book(s)
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            • #7
              There was a book signing at DC9 but the guy got very little press, and he was located in a back area. I am for all book signings of all sorts, I love to meet authors and other sci-fi folks.

              So when he writes about the Killer Oompas from Outer Space, that's you, right?

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              • #8
                Im all for it, always love to hear feedback about book, hell thats how i read most of mine. Theres so many out there that they have to be refered to me by someone to get my attention... :D

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                • #9
                  I would like to meet the people that write the tech-books that I always am reading. Sci-Fi would be intresting, I am a book guy, so I am down with it.
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                  • #10
                    aaahhh books......
                    that idea totally rocks!



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                    • #11
                      Put me on board for this idea. I totally agree with Grifter.
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                      • #12
                        Add another one to the tally!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 0versight
                          I own several O'reilly books, so yeah it'd be pretty cool to get em signed, I have other ones as well, tons. Great idea though about getting tech authors up to Vegas
                          You should come to ApacheCon. Tim O'Reilly was a keynote speaker this year, you could get them signed by the publisher. If that's what you're into. :)
                          .: Grifter :.

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                          • #14
                            my .02

                            I think that would be pretty cool and a good draw with the right authors.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by GodMinusOne
                              i'd say go for it...i am somewhat interested in these topics, just been too busy lately to do much reading...but im sure there will be attendees who would enjoy something like this...

                              also, i don't think DT would mind, just as long as the author(s) purchased a booth like the other vendors
                              I'm pretty sure we can get him a booth for free.... :-)

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