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sharki69
05-19-2015, 04:23 PM
Well I was thinking to start that thread for a few days. The hype around this book is huge and will get bigger when the movie (directed by Spielberg) will be out.

The second book (Armada) is scheduled to be published in July along with US signing tour.

If you didn't read the book - Do it !

If you can get your hands on the first edition - Do it !

Info from Goodreads (https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9969571-ready-player-one)

Let's go....

sharki69
05-19-2015, 04:25 PM
Here is my first edition copy :)

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/B90B41F5-26C4-46F7-AE66-0FBE7D53903A.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/B90B41F5-26C4-46F7-AE66-0FBE7D53903A.jpg.html)

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/5F0F0252-D25A-45BF-921C-9DF2099FD19D.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/5F0F0252-D25A-45BF-921C-9DF2099FD19D.jpg.html)

Kingfan24
05-19-2015, 04:30 PM
So awesome Shac!

I was able to get the green and white ARC - I plan on getting it signed in Columbus in July! I will post pics when I receive it.

sharki69
05-19-2015, 04:33 PM
ARMADA Signing tour dates

July 13, 2015 7:00 pm
COPPERFIELD'S BOOKS
140 KENTUCKY ST
PETALUMA, CA, 94952-2994

July 14, 2015 7:30 pm
KEPLERS
1010 EL CAMINO REAL
MENLO PARK, CA, 94025-4349

July 15, 2015 7:00 pm
POWELL'S BOOKS
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR, 97005-1337

July 16, 2015 7:00 pm
Whatcom Community College Heiner Center
237 W. Kellogg Street
Bellingham, WA, 98226

July 16, 2015 12:00 pm
UNIVERSITY BOOKSTORE
4326 University Way NE
SEATTLE, WA, 98105

July 20, 2015 7:00 pm
Weyerhaeuser Chapel at Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, MN, 55105

July 21, 2015 7:00 pm
Wentz Concert Hall
171 East Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL, 60540

July 22, 2015 6:00 pm
THE BOOK LOFT
631 S 3RD ST
COLUMBUS, OH, 43206-1025

July 23, 2015 7:00 pm
BARNES & NOBLE
33 E 17TH ST
New York, NY, 10003-2005

July 28, 2015 7:00 pm
BOOK PEOPLE 6TH AND LAMAR
603 N LAMAR BLVD
AUSTIN, TX, 78703-5413

July 29, 2015 7:00 pm
JOSEPH-BETH BOOKSELLERS
161 LEXINGTON GREEN CIR
LEXINGTON, KY, 40503-3325

July 30, 2015 5:00 pm
LEMURIA BOOK STORE INC 202 BANNER HALL
4465 I 55 N
JACKSON, MS, 39206-6124

August 1, 2015 12:00 am
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX, 78751

becca69
05-19-2015, 07:37 PM
Here is my copy that I just received from another member. I've been looking for a nice 1st for ages. This one is perfect!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/Book%20Collections/IMG_2733.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/Book%20Collections/IMG_2733.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/Book%20Collections/IMG_2734.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/Book%20Collections/IMG_2734.jpg.html)

Lookwhoitis
05-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Hunting a 1st ed if anyone has one...

cit74
05-19-2015, 10:45 PM
Well I'm working and on-call the night of the 13th - so I won't be able to make it to Petaluma - too bad - nice place and was there to see Joe Hill last year. At least I'm off on the 14th - so I'll be at the official book launch at Keplers. I don't have any pictures of my 1/1 - turns out I had my reading copy from a few years back - carried it around awhile - took the dj off and left it somewhere. Left the book for my wife to read - after we moved - found the dj put it back on book and then on bookshelf since my wife never had time to read it - then found a 1/1 online the other day (should be here next week) and figured I should check what was the printing of the copy I had at home - stupid me it turns out it was a 1/1 - I had no clue. I guess this was back before I really started collecting and didn't pay any attention. Anyway becca said I gotta stop checking to make sure it's still a 1/1 and stop touching it (the book that is).

The plan will be for that copy to be signed on the 14th. I'm off that day and have a meeting until 2pm - so I'll head down there and get in around 4 - plenty early to scope things out and get situated - in case anyone else is around and wants to join me.

Oh and I just got the ebook of rp1 with audio by wil Wheaton, since my "reading" copy ain't a reading copy anymore. We have a long drive on Thursday - so we will listen to wil on the way down - should be fun.

Lurker
05-20-2015, 02:38 PM
I had no idea this book was "collectable"; dug mine out and slapped a Broadart on it. It is a first - but "gently" read. I still have all those old Infocom games and some of the "New Zork Times" issues. Loved that stuff.

http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/ReadyPlayerOne_zpsytefoucu.jpg

Kingfan24
05-29-2015, 10:10 AM
Just got my Armada ARC

subpress
06-01-2015, 01:21 PM
You all might be interested to know we plan an oversize limited of READY PLAYER ONE. In fact, it's been designed and is being proofread.

Best,

Bill
SubPress

mattgreenbean
06-01-2015, 01:41 PM
You all might be interested to know we plan an oversize limited of READY PLAYER ONE. In fact, it's been designed and is being proofread.

Best,

Bill
SubPress

Illustrated?

cit74
06-01-2015, 01:52 PM
You all might be interested to know we plan an oversize limited of READY PLAYER ONE. In fact, it's been designed and is being proofread.

Best,

Bill
SubPress

My wallet just let out a mild scream...glad I passed on the IDW re-book. Any idea when we might expect an announcement?

ELazansky
06-01-2015, 02:59 PM
You all might be interested to know we plan an oversize limited of READY PLAYER ONE. In fact, it's been designed and is being proofread.

Best,

Bill
SubPress

Very much looking forward to it!

cit74
06-01-2015, 03:07 PM
In case anyone is interested -I do have an extra copy of RP1 (1/1) - it is unsigned - but I will be attending the book launch for Armada in July and can get it signed/personalized that day as well as a copy of Armada from launch day too.

SOLD

btw - I will not be selling the copy unsigned - since 3 signed copies on eBay have gone for $360/380/400 recently and there is another for $445. But I will be willing to sell a signed copy for less than those, plus the Armada at cost.

Oh, and I will not be planning on getting anymore copies of armada separately on launch day either - my bag is already filled (I have learned to limit myself :) )

Lauterer
06-01-2015, 03:07 PM
You all might be interested to know we plan an oversize limited of READY PLAYER ONE. In fact, it's been designed and is being proofread.

Best,

Bill
SubPress

Very much looking forward to it!

Uuuuuhhhh yes...me 2!

Lauterer
06-01-2015, 03:12 PM
In case anyone is interested - I do have an extra copy of RP1 (1/1) - it is unsigned - but I will be attending the book launch for Armada in July and can get it signed/personalized that day as well as a copy of Armada from launch day too.

btw - I will not be selling the copy unsigned - since 3 signed copies on eBay have gone for $360/380/400 recently and there is another for $445. But I will be willing to sell a signed copy for less than those, plus the Armada at cost.

Oh, and I will not be planning on getting anymore copies of armada separately on launch day either - my bag is already filled (I have learned to limit myself :) )

I would love to have a signed copy of RP1, but i think i have to skip in this case because of the prices... damn...:mad1:

sharki69
06-02-2015, 06:26 AM
You all might be interested to know we plan an oversize limited of READY PLAYER ONE. In fact, it's been designed and is being proofread.

Best,

Bill
SubPress

Great news Bill. Looking forward. It will be a blast !

harrison ryan
06-02-2015, 08:07 PM
Alright! Cline is coming to my local bookstore in July! I really enjoyed RP1, I've read it twice. Anyone have an extra 1st/1st they wanna sell? Looking forward to Armada...

Lookwhoitis
06-02-2015, 09:04 PM
anyone have a link to his tour dates/cities?

cit74
06-02-2015, 09:22 PM
anyone have a link to his tour dates/cities?

Nothing up or listed. His blog has links to buy signed copies of armada - and info to come soon. I just happened to come across keplers site and they mentioned having the book launch - otherwise I haven't seen any other listings; although another local spot said he'd be there on the 13th - which I'm not sure since its day before the launch.

sharki69
06-03-2015, 04:49 AM
anyone have a link to his tour dates/cities?



anyone have a link to his tour dates/cities?

Nothing up or listed. His blog has links to buy signed copies of armada - and info to come soon. I just happened to come across keplers site and they mentioned having the book launch - otherwise I haven't seen any other listings; although another local spot said he'd be there on the 13th - which I'm not sure since its day before the launch.

Look up at post # 4......

cit74
06-03-2015, 05:29 AM
anyone have a link to his tour dates/cities?



anyone have a link to his tour dates/cities?

Nothing up or listed. His blog has links to buy signed copies of armada - and info to come soon. I just happened to come across keplers site and they mentioned having the book launch - otherwise I haven't seen any other listings; although another local spot said he'd be there on the 13th - which I'm not sure since its day before the launch.

Look up at post # 4......

Thanks - completely overlooked that. A fairly short tour/signing.

Booknutt
06-03-2015, 05:43 PM
If you're a netgalley member, Armada is up for request.

sharki69
06-08-2015, 04:45 PM
Armada proof Signed !

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/74920D07-F2C2-4508-874B-702ADF8DDC6F.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/74920D07-F2C2-4508-874B-702ADF8DDC6F.jpg.html)

becca69
06-08-2015, 05:59 PM
Sweet! I want!

Lauterer
06-09-2015, 12:13 AM
Armada proof Signed !

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/74920D07-F2C2-4508-874B-702ADF8DDC6F.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/74920D07-F2C2-4508-874B-702ADF8DDC6F.jpg.html)

Ebay? Then you outbid me *grrrrrrrr :-)

Nice, really nice...

sharki69
06-09-2015, 05:04 AM
Thanks !

eBay - but BIN....

Anubis2347
06-09-2015, 07:16 PM
Does anyone have a Ready Player One arc that they would be willing to part with?

If so please PM me.

Kingfan24
06-10-2015, 03:39 AM
Unfortunately they seem pretty hard to find at the moment - and when you do find them, they are expensive. A signed proof went for 340 the other day.

I have both states of the proof, however I am not selling at this point.

mattgreenbean
06-10-2015, 06:12 AM
That's some signature huh?

sharki69
06-10-2015, 06:27 AM
B&N has signed copies of Armada for $16.68

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/armada-ernest-cline/1121206045?ean=9780804188753

These will probably be signed on a tipped in page

Anubis2347
06-10-2015, 07:10 AM
Just wanted to add it doesn't have to be signed.

Does anyone have a Ready Player One arc that they would be willing to part with?

If so please PM me.

zelig
06-13-2015, 06:34 PM
Oh my! So after seeing a picture of RP1 somewhere on TDT and this thread in particular, I picked up a copy and read it in 3 days. Just finished it a few minutes ago actually.

Absolutely loved it! If anyone has a 1/1 for sale, let me know. I don't know how I missed this book.

For me, it was a wonderful trip down memory lane, a powerful statement about perseverance, a touching love story, and a great lesson about getting out more and experiencing life outside of technology. Oh, and of course, a fitting tribute to 80's pop culture.

sharki69
06-13-2015, 09:10 PM
Oh my! So after seeing a picture of RP1 somewhere on TDT and this thread in particular, I picked up a copy and read it in 3 days. Just finished it a few minutes ago actually.

Absolutely loved it! If anyone has a 1/1 for sale, let me know. I don't know how I missed this book.

For me, it was a wonderful trip down memory lane, a powerful statement about perseverance, a touching love story, and a great lesson about getting out more and experiencing life outside of technology. Oh, and of course, a fitting tribute to 80's pop culture.

Told you..... Glad you enjoyed it

cit74
06-13-2015, 09:57 PM
Oh my! So after seeing a picture of RP1 somewhere on TDT and this thread in particular, I picked up a copy and read it in 3 days. Just finished it a few minutes ago actually.

Absolutely loved it! If anyone has a 1/1 for sale, let me know. I don't know how I missed this book.

For me, it was a wonderful trip down memory lane, a powerful statement about perseverance, a touching love story, and a great lesson about getting out more and experiencing life outside of technology. Oh, and of course, a fitting tribute to 80's pop culture.

It's even fun listening to wil Wheaton read it - going through the audio book now - a few chapters each night with my wife - a nice way to end the day. Does everyone have an armada arc yet? Cause I keep getting outbid late - and am trying to get a copy before the signing ;)

becca69
06-14-2015, 03:59 AM
Sorry Chad :blush:

cit74
06-14-2015, 04:55 AM
Sorry Chad :blush:

No worries - figured I was bidding against several members here anyway - now everyone just stop your bidding on the one ending Tuesday and let me get my copy - that's all I ask ;)

Booknutt
06-14-2015, 08:11 AM
�� I'm bidding on one ending Tuesday!

cit74
06-14-2015, 08:02 PM
Some updated tour info - and a few extra dates:

I finally have the complete list of appearance for my ARMADA book tour next month! Here they are:

Monday, July 13th
Copperfield’s Bookstore
140 Kentucky Street
Petaluma, CA
Event at 7:00pm
Talk, Q&A, Signing

Tuesday, July 14th
Kepler’s Bookstore
1010 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Event at 7:30pm – Talk, Q&A, Signing
*free & open to the public

Wednesday, July 15th
Powell’s City of Books
1005 W. Burnside St.
Portland, OR 97210
Event at 12:30pm – Signing only
*free & open to the public

Wednesday, July 15th
Powell’s at Cedar Hills
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd
Beaverton, OR 97005-1337
Event at 7:00pm
*free & open to the public

Thursday, July 16th
University Bookstore
Lunchtime Talk, Q&A, Signing
4326 University Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105
Event at 12:00pm (lunch)
*free & open to the public

Thursday, July 16th
Whatcom Community College
Heiner Center
237 W Kellogg Street
Bellingham, WA 98226
Event 7:00pm (doors open 6:30pm)
*ticketed event (tickets are $5 but the store will give one free ticket for the pre-sale or in-store purchase of Armada). Tickets can be obtained in-store and on Brown Paper tickets.

Monday, July 20th
Weyerhaeuser Chapel @ Macalester College
1600 Grand Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105
Event at 7:00pm – Talk, Q&A, Signing
*free & open to the public

Tuesday, July 21st
Wentz Concert Hall
171 East Chicago Ave
Naperville, IL 60540
Event 7:00pm – Talk, Q&A, Signing
*ticketed event (attendees will receive a ticket with the purchase of Armada). Tickets can be purchased in store, online, and over the phone.

Wednesday, July 22nd
The Book Loft
631 S. 3rd Street
Columbus, OH 43206
Event 6:00pm-8:00pm – Talk, Q&A, Signing
*they will issue numbered tickets for pre-orders of the book, place holder style.

Thursday, July 23rd
Barnes & Noble Union Square
33 E. 17th Street
New York, NY 10003
Event 7:00pm – Talk, Q&A, Signing
*free &open to the public. No slideshow.

Sunday, July 26th
Austin Classic Game Fest
Palmer Events Center
900 Barton Springs Rd
Austin, TX 78704
Appearing from 12:00pm-3:00pm

Monday, July 27th
Alamo House
100 South Central Expressway
Richardson Heights Village
Richardson, TX 75080
Event time 7:00pm – Talk, Q&A, Signing

Tuesday, July 28th
Book People
603 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78703
Event 7:00pm – Talk, Q&A, Signing
*free & open to the public. With the Delorean!

Wednesday, July 29th
Joseph-Beth Bookstore
161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY 40503
Event 7:00pm – Talk, Q&A, Signing
*free & open to the public

Thursday, July 30th
Lemuria Bookstore
4465 I-55 N
Jackson, MS 39206
Event 5:00pm – Talk, Q&A, Signing
*free & open to the public.

Saturday, August 1st
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX 78751
Event 12:00pm-3:00pm – signing only

I hope my travels are bringing me through your neck of the woods, and that you can make it to one of the events listed above. If not, I’ll be making an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con next month, too. More on that soon!

Anubis2347
06-15-2015, 08:22 AM
I am actually looking for someone who is willing to trade an ARC of Ready Player One (fine Condition) for a signed copy of Finder's Keepers (from the Maine Event).

PM me if interested.

***I will also throw in a signed hardcover copy of Ready Player One (not a first printing)***

cit74
06-19-2015, 07:00 PM
check out ernie's website - you can download his spoken word album - with many of his poetry slams from the Importance of being Ernest:

http://www.ernestcline.com/spokenword/

the rest of the site is fun to go through as well - especially his bio

Br!an
06-21-2015, 11:53 AM
B&N has signed copies of Armada for $16.68

http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/armada-ernest-cline/1121206045?ean=9780804188753

These will probably be signed on a tipped in page

You can get Armada signed or personalized from BookPeople (http://www.bookpeople.com/book/9780804137256) for $26.

zelig
06-21-2015, 08:03 PM
Thanks for the link Brian. I had ordered one from B&N but may go this route instead as I like inscribed books.

So, those who have an Armada ARC, had anyone read it yet? If so, is it good?

Finally managed to find a 1/1 Ready Player One today. Now just need to get it signed.

zelig
06-23-2015, 06:36 PM
If anyone's looking for one, a couple signed 1sts are on Abe. Not cheap.

Ready Player One (http://www.abebooks.com/Ready-Player-Cline-Ernest-Crown-Publishers/16271552856/bd?cm_ven=nl&cm_cat=trg&cm_pla=want_CM&cm_ite=viewbook_low)
Ready Player One (http://www.abebooks.com/Ready-Player-Cline-Ernest-Crown-Publishers/16271681192/bd?cm_ven=nl&cm_cat=trg&cm_pla=want_CM&cm_ite=viewbook_high)

Kingfan24
06-26-2015, 11:28 AM
If anyone would like a signed ARMADA Arc - please pm me. Will be getting one signed in July.

8vo
06-28-2015, 06:27 AM
Subterranean Press has announced the limited edition of READY PLAYER ONE:

http://subterraneanpress.com/store/product_detail/ready_player_one

Thoughts?

stroppygoblin
06-28-2015, 06:30 AM
also read this book recently, as a teenager in the early 80's this was a real blast! Highly recommended read.

Kingfan24
06-28-2015, 06:34 AM
wow heck of a preorder day

chrise
06-28-2015, 06:35 AM
wow heck of a preorder day

No kidding!

Kingfan24
06-28-2015, 06:44 AM
I'm a sucker... I got both...

sharki69
06-28-2015, 07:14 AM
I'm a sucker... I got both...

Me too!!

Thanks for the heads up

cit74
06-28-2015, 07:19 AM
I just ordered the s/n - no need for both for me. Still - sending it out on a Sunday morning - is that a first for subpress?

Anubis2347
06-28-2015, 07:36 AM
Just ordered the Limited. No mention of a slipcase... I really hope it comes with one.

Tommy
06-28-2015, 07:39 AM
Lettered SOLD OUT

8vo
06-28-2015, 07:41 AM
I just ordered the s/n - no need for both for me. Still - sending it out on a Sunday morning - is that a first for subpress?

No; they'll often sneak in an update on Sundays. First time that I can remember that they did two major limiteds, though.

Lurker
06-28-2015, 08:02 AM
Lettered SOLD OUT

Wow. That was fast. They still had the lettered when I ordered and I really debated it. I always check them on Sunday mornings; usually Jerad sends out his weekly newsletter on Sunday mornings, so it's just habit to check them both. I just got my e-mail from them and would have been a bit upset if I had wanted a lettered one.

But as surprised as I was to find out Ready Player One was a "collectable" I just checked the price for a signed first Martian and am even more stunned...Need to go find that one and broadart it.

zelig
06-28-2015, 08:03 AM
Can't believe the lettered is sold out already. I was about to order one as I just checked my email and saw the announcement. Seems to have sold out in less than an hour. Really disappointed I didn't snag one.

becca69
06-28-2015, 08:11 AM
Can't believe the lettered is sold out already. I was about to order one as I just checked my email and saw the announcement. Seems to have sold out in less than an hour. Really disappointed I didn't snag one.

I had a lettered in my cart but it was sold out before I could pay :(

becca69
06-28-2015, 08:12 AM
Just ordered the Limited. No mention of a slipcase... I really hope it comes with one.


The $75 books don't usually come with one.

8vo
06-28-2015, 08:13 AM
If it doesn't specifically say, it usually means not. But can hope.

becca69
06-28-2015, 08:13 AM
I just ordered the s/n - no need for both for me. Still - sending it out on a Sunday morning - is that a first for subpress?

It's not normal for sure!

sharki69
06-28-2015, 08:15 AM
Can't believe the lettered is sold out already. I was about to order one as I just checked my email and saw the announcement. Seems to have sold out in less than an hour. Really disappointed I didn't snag one.

It was sold out after 40 minutes. 200 s/l gone so far

Martian lettered also sold out now.

zelig
06-28-2015, 08:21 AM
Can't believe the lettered is sold out already. I was about to order one as I just checked my email and saw the announcement. Seems to have sold out in less than an hour. Really disappointed I didn't snag one.

It was sold out after 40 minutes. 200 s/l gone so far

Martian lettered also sold out now.

Wish I would have checked my email sooner. I missed it by a few minutes. Aaaarrrrgggg!!

Lauterer
06-28-2015, 01:51 PM
Damn... also was to late for the lettered. Loved to have one, now i go with the s/l... Ok, but arghhhhhhh

Booknutt
06-30-2015, 08:38 AM
Just found an ARC of Armada on abebooks for $9! ��

Lauterer
06-30-2015, 09:22 AM
Crazy... i guess the condition is not nf/f

cit74
06-30-2015, 10:42 AM
Crazy... i guess the condition is not nf/f

It was listed as new, unread in fine condition - there were actually two copies listed - so I was able to grab the other copy - guess I will see how it looks when it arrives :)

Booknutt
06-30-2015, 10:44 AM
Crazy... i guess the condition is not nf/f

It was listed as new, unread in fine condition - there were actually two copies listed - so I was able to grab the other copy - guess I will see how it looks when it arrives :)


Nice!

cit74
06-30-2015, 10:50 AM
Crazy... i guess the condition is not nf/f

It was listed as new, unread in fine condition - there were actually two copies listed - so I was able to grab the other copy - guess I will see how it looks when it arrives :)


Nice!

Thank you for the listing - and only grabbing one of the books :) - now another book to add to the signing event. At this rate I will just wait until the bitter end and get in the back of the line for the signing

Booknutt
06-30-2015, 10:59 AM
Crazy... i guess the condition is not nf/f

It was listed as new, unread in fine condition - there were actually two copies listed - so I was able to grab the other copy - guess I will see how it looks when it arrives :)

Nice!

Thank you for the listing - and only grabbing one of the books :) - now another book to add to the signing event. At this rate I will just wait until the bitter end and get in the back of the line for the signing

No problem. I'm not the type that needs more than one copy. And the wait for the signing will be worth it.

zelig
06-30-2015, 11:14 AM
That's an amazing deal. I recently found a 1/1 of Ready Player One on eBay in Fine condition for $17. Of course it was a day after I had just paid $190 for one on Abe.

becca69
06-30-2015, 11:59 AM
The Signed Page is now offering signed copies of Armada... not sure if they can be personalized or not.

http://signedpage.com/shop/armada-by-ernest-cline/

cit74
06-30-2015, 01:04 PM
The Signed Page is now offering signed copies of Armada... not sure if they can be personalized or not.

http://signedpage.com/shop/armada-by-ernest-cline/

yes - but once it arrives - then you will notice that Ernest never actually signed it and then you will need to stalk him on Facebook, find his address and mail your book to him to actually be signed...;)

becca69
06-30-2015, 03:49 PM
The Signed Page is now offering signed copies of Armada... not sure if they can be personalized or not.

http://signedpage.com/shop/armada-by-ernest-cline/

yes - but once it arrives - then you will notice that Ernest never actually signed it and then you will need to stalk him on Facebook, find his address and mail your book to him to actually be signed...;)

LOL.

zelig
06-30-2015, 06:06 PM
There's been a lot of Armada proofs showing up in the market. Doesn't seem to be all that rare. I wonder about how many copies were printed.

cit74
06-30-2015, 06:39 PM
There's been a lot of Armada proofs showing up in the market. Doesn't seem to be all that rare. I wonder about how many copies were printed.

And who knows how many have gone back n forth - especially the ones sold for mid 20's might be ones people are trying to sell in the 80's. Then what'll happen after the tour with the signed copies hitting the market. I think I'll have to ask him what he thinks about the new pixels movie and if you just shake your head when that comes out around same time as your book.

Joe315
06-30-2015, 07:21 PM
Powell's is selling signed copies as well.

http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9780804137256-42

cit74
06-30-2015, 08:38 PM
Powell's is selling signed copies as well.

http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9780804137256-42

Not sure I'd take the risk:

Please note: Cline will join us for a lunchtime booksigning at our downtown store and an evening event (reading and booksigning) at our Cedar Hills Crossing location.

Please note: Signed preordered books will be shipped to you and are not available for pick-up in the store the night of the event (but if you're planning to attend, don't worry! Signed editions are usually available at the events). Also, we are sorry but we can not accommodate personalized inscriptions, or guarantee the signed books are first editions. Thanks for your understanding.

Joe315
06-30-2015, 09:59 PM
Powell's is selling signed copies as well.

http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9780804137256-42

Not sure I'd take the risk:

Please note: Cline will join us for a lunchtime booksigning at our downtown store and an evening event (reading and booksigning) at our Cedar Hills Crossing location.

Please note: Signed preordered books will be shipped to you and are not available for pick-up in the store the night of the event (but if you're planning to attend, don't worry! Signed editions are usually available at the events). Also, we are sorry but we can not accommodate personalized inscriptions, or guarantee the signed books are first editions. Thanks for your understanding.

Good catch. Didn't see the note on possible later printings.

cit74
07-01-2015, 05:32 AM
Powell's is selling signed copies as well.

http://www.powells.com/biblio/2-9780804137256-42

Not sure I'd take the risk:

Please note: Cline will join us for a lunchtime booksigning at our downtown store and an evening event (reading and booksigning) at our Cedar Hills Crossing location.

Please note: Signed preordered books will be shipped to you and are not available for pick-up in the store the night of the event (but if you're planning to attend, don't worry! Signed editions are usually available at the events). Also, we are sorry but we can not accommodate personalized inscriptions, or guarantee the signed books are first editions. Thanks for your understanding.

Good catch. Didn't see the note on possible later printings.

It seems unlikely since their signing is day after book launch. But I assume they added that from issues with previous signings and disgruntled shoppers

Booknutt
07-06-2015, 09:55 AM
And of course now that I broke down and bought a copy of the ARC of Armada, what shows up literally at the same time? An copy from my Random House source. Lol, glad I didn't spend a lot.

Seem I have an extra ARC if anyone's interested.

Booknutt
07-06-2015, 11:08 AM
Brian, your pm's are full. I can't message you back.

Br!an
07-06-2015, 11:32 AM
Brian, your pm's are full. I can't message you back.

Typical!

cit74
07-06-2015, 04:59 PM
And of course now that I broke down and bought a copy of the ARC of Armada, what shows up literally at the same time? An copy from my Random House source. Lol, glad I didn't spend a lot.

Seem I have an extra ARC if anyone's interested.

Well at least you can pass it along. Mine came today as well - and fine condition, not a blemish - the seller was true in their description.

cit74
07-08-2015, 08:21 PM
Nice EC interview on goodreads. Talks about rp1 trilogy...

GR: Which writers have been influential or inspirational to you?

EC: William Gibson, Neal Stephenson, Roald Dahl. But I also love Carl Sagan's nonfiction books as well as his book Contact. Arthur C. Clarke, Robert Heinlein, his juvenile adventures and his bigger novels, too, and Alfred Bester, who wrote The Stars My Destination. But probably the biggest of all time is Stephen King. I just devoured Stephen King books when I was growing up.

Here's link to interview:
https://www.goodreads.com/interviews/show/1045.Ernest_Cline?utm_medium=email&utm_source=newsletter&utm_campaign=2015-07&utm_content=cline

Lauterer
07-08-2015, 11:16 PM
What´s the market price for an unsigned green/white US proof of RP1 , any idea?

Kingfan24
07-09-2015, 04:18 AM
I wouldn't sell mine for less than 250. There have been a few sold for 350-400. The black cover proof seems even more scarce. One just sold for 350 on eBay. I lucked out and found one on ABE for 75.

zelig
07-10-2015, 09:18 AM
There's a paperback version of Armada out of Australia it seems. I'm guessing it's like with new King releases when a trade paperback is released at the time of the hardcover for airports and some export countries. There's some on eBay here (http://www.ebay.com/itm/131553813839).

cit74
07-14-2015, 06:40 AM
Getting Ready for the Armada book launch today. I know this is not as exciting as the Finder's Keepers weekend. But I hope I can get a bit more than one book signed. Plus I think Ernie might be a bit more entertaining than King at this event tonight. Anyone with any questions you want me to try and ask? I think I will see what he has to say about a movie like pixels being released at same time his book is - and does he enjoy a movie like that or cringe knowing his book was already optioned.

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4751_1024_zpsdpmfo9cd.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4751_1024_zpsdpmfo9cd.jpg.html)

this doesn't even include the 8 copies of Armada that I have waiting at the bookstore. Plus a few copies of RP1 for my nieces too...

cit74
07-14-2015, 06:41 AM
I can only hope that most people will only be getting a copy of Armada signed - then the crazy guy with two bags of books shows up...

ELazansky
07-14-2015, 06:53 AM
Are those Hebrew copies? Nice.

I have to find me a 1/1 or RP1 somewhere.

cit74
07-14-2015, 08:21 AM
Yes they are first edition Hebrew copies. I have to thank shac for mine. He shipped me his and was able to get a friend to buy a copy while in Israel and get it shipped to me in plenty of time. I think the Hebrew rp1 cover is more fitting to armada though. Now maybe if I write out my Hebrew name he could inscribe that…

sharki69
07-14-2015, 09:45 AM
Yes they are first edition Hebrew copies. I have to thank shac for mine. He shipped me his and was able to get a friend to buy a copy while in Israel and get it shipped to me in plenty of time. I think the Hebrew rp1 cover is more fitting to armada though. Now maybe if I write out my Hebrew name he could inscribe that…

It was my pleasure chad. Enjoy the event and looking forward to stories and photos :)

zelig
07-14-2015, 09:56 AM
Enjoy the event! Sounds like you have a lot of books to be signed. Hopefully he signs them all. I can't make any of the events but I managed to get some books signed which are on the way to me. I will post pics when they arrive.

Shac, if you have an extra Hebrew edition I would like one.

Lauterer
07-14-2015, 01:59 PM
Have fun and do your best ^^ :cool_002:

cit74
07-14-2015, 04:21 PM
Just sitting back - eating a salad and enjoying a beer before seating opens up in about an hour. Checked in early and spoke with people working event - one of the women handed me one of those earth alliance patches - she said she only had a few giveaways - not sure what else I might be able to get

cit74
07-14-2015, 07:54 PM
Reading was a lot of fun - Ernie talked for about 50 minutes and then answered questions for a bit. Showed a slide show with all of the movies, etc that influenced him. He's a very fast talker - he went through his whole life history and a timeline of his writing and about fan boys as well. A lot of fun. Waiting now until the end to get my stuff signed. Fortunately I'm off tomorrow since it'll be a long night. But I don't want to be that guy with two bags of books - and feel rushed with glaring eyes boring through my skull. Plus either his hand will be very tired (although this is only second stop on the tour) or he'll be accommodating to all my wants and desires - for signing of course - I'm hoping the latter.

becca69
07-15-2015, 04:35 AM
Excited to know how everything worked out! ;)

cit74
07-15-2015, 06:11 AM
Tiring, very tiring. 90 minute drive there and then back. Signing started at about 8:50 and I was near the end at about 10:30 - so not too bad. The store workers were really nice and helped move things along. But it was extremely difficult to keep track of 24 books, try and talk with Ernie, get a picture, etc.

I told him about the dark tower and that most of the extra books were for members - he said "oh I've been on there in the past" and I mentioned we started a Cline thread and he said he'd have to check it out - so who knows, maybe one day Ernie will happen along our thread and share some insight.

After all of the books were signed (as I was nearing the end) I asked if he wouldn't mind signing a couple Atari cartridges - he was cool with that - but the staff weren't (it was late and one said "I think we can't sign any more toys" - so I only got a couple signed - but that was the same woman who took a picture of me next to Ernie). There were no posed pictures to move the line - but I got one since I was near the end - basically a photo book bomb - so I was happy.

A really enjoyable evening. I even went on amazon afterwards to order fan boys - since I had not seen it (and it's not on Netflix). I'll post some pics shortly

cit74
07-15-2015, 06:12 AM
Oh and that was the first time he had seen the Hebrew version - so he was really excited to see that one too.

becca69
07-15-2015, 06:33 AM
Sounds fun and exhausting at the same time! Oh, and did he personalize or line the books?

Booknutt
07-15-2015, 06:34 AM
I wish he was coming somewhere near me.

Booknutt
07-15-2015, 07:16 AM
Btw, I finished Armada last night and I really enjoyed it.

And anyone who says that it's a rip off of the Last Starfighter or Ender's Game either hasn't bothered reading it or just plain doesn't get it. It's much more of an homage.

And another interesting tidbit. Go look at the IMBD page for the Last Starfighter. Interesting close coincidence.

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:17 AM
Good news: every book was signed :)
All books were personalized - for those that wanted. He was not much into lining the books - had to ask - and with 24 books a near impossible task to do. He usually wasn't dating them either - I had to ask each time - and some made it through before I could ask.
You might see an odd inscription in your book - MTFBWYA! - I noticed it last night but did not pay much attention - then I saw it in most when I was going through the books. It took me about 5 seconds to figure out what it was - hint - it is from his favorite movie

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:20 AM
Btw, I finished Armada last night and I really enjoyed it.

And anyone who says that it's a rip off of the Last Starfighter or Ender's Game either hasn't bothered reading it or just plain doesn't get it. It's much more of an homage.

And another interesting tidbit. Go look at the IMBD page for the Last Starfighter. Interesting close coincidence.

Totally agree - I am on chapter 5 and will finish it later today. But he loved Last Starfighter and spoke about that. Showed all of the movies that influenced him. If anything he said that his book was a rip-off of Iron Eagle

Aronstg
07-15-2015, 07:21 AM
Tiring, very tiring. 90 minute drive there and then back. Signing started at about 8:50 and I was near the end at about 10:30 - so not too bad. The store workers were really nice and helped move things along. But it was extremely difficult to keep track of 24 books, try and talk with Ernie, get a picture, etc.

I told him about the dark tower and that most of the extra books were for members - he said "oh I've been on there in the past" and I mentioned we started a Cline thread and he said he'd have to check it out - so who knows, maybe one day Ernie will happen along our thread and share some insight.

After all of the books were signed (as I was nearing the end) I asked if he wouldn't mind signing a couple Atari cartridges - he was cool with that - but the staff weren't (it was late and one said "I think we can't sign any more toys" - so I only got a couple signed - but that was the same woman who took a picture of me next to Ernie). There were no posed pictures to move the line - but I got one since I was near the end - basically a photo book bomb - so I was happy.

A really enjoyable evening. I even went on amazon afterwards to order fan boys - since I had not seen it (and it's not on Netflix). I'll post some pics shortly

Sounds like you had a good time and got most everything you wanted signed !

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:25 AM
Slightly more books than what I started the day with

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4763_1024_zpscjrjoiln.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4763_1024_zpscjrjoiln.jpg.html)

and a quick plug for Keplers - apparently if you buy enough books they throw in a big arse tote

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4772_1024_zpsa4vodayl.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4772_1024_zpsa4vodayl.jpg.html)

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:29 AM
And a few of Ernie up on the small stage - he is really a fan - and I think still amazed that he gets to hang out with people he had only dreamed of meeting - very down to earth. Showed a bunch of pics of him with GRRM, a halloween party at Seth Green's place, various people in his ECTO 88 delorean...

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4754_1024_zpskhl7irni.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4754_1024_zpskhl7irni.jpg.html)

His favorite movie - might help with that line from above:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4755_1024_zpsf66bfk9t.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4755_1024_zpsf66bfk9t.jpg.html)

tough pic to take off of projector - but that is GRRM as Marty McFly on the Delorean

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4756_1024_zpsgascmslu.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4756_1024_zpsgascmslu.jpg.html)

And the reason for the signing:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4757_1024_zps0knutrqg.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4757_1024_zps0knutrqg.jpg.html)

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:32 AM
The DJ is pretty cool too:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/d14a96a5-60f2-4efe-9c00-7e98580c04b0_zpsnlp07xiq.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/d14a96a5-60f2-4efe-9c00-7e98580c04b0_zpsnlp07xiq.jpg.html)

some swag:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4753_1024_zpsukhnimve.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4753_1024_zpsukhnimve.jpg.html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4765_1024_zpsoihew8sg.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4765_1024_zpsoihew8sg.jpg.html)

they handed out the earth defense patches to the first few people in line - probably had about 40 of them to hand out and there were over 200 people at the event.

the only game cartridges I was able to get signed:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4764_1024_zpshixerlxx.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4764_1024_zpshixerlxx.jpg.html)

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:34 AM
And now for my books: the hebrew version with the MTFBWYA! tag

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4767_1024_zpspqxxo6dz.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4767_1024_zpspqxxo6dz.jpg.html)

and importance of being ernest

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4766_1024_zps0vutccbp.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4766_1024_zps0vutccbp.jpg.html)

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:35 AM
The no 6-er doodle randomly showed up amongst the books

My ARC:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4768_1024_zps9bixxpwx.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4768_1024_zps9bixxpwx.jpg.html)

which happened to have the letter sent to store owners still tucked in:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4752_1024_zpsro083jmd.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4752_1024_zpsro083jmd.jpg.html)

of course I forgot to pull this out and get him to sign it - oh well

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:38 AM
And if you were not quite sure that I was really there:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4758_1024_zpsf6xtrej4.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4758_1024_zpsf6xtrej4.jpg.html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4760_1024_zpsc0jibpye.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4760_1024_zpsc0jibpye.jpg.html)

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4761_1024_zpsyt4lrskw.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4761_1024_zpsyt4lrskw.jpg.html)

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:44 AM
This one is for my niece (a sophomore at PSU - who loved my library at her visit here last month) - and fortunately I talked to her about RPO and she said she loved it - and I mentioned I would see him in a few weeks...after reading the book she had to go out and watch War Games - so I asked for this for her:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4762_1024_zpsjqnqmqy8.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4762_1024_zpsjqnqmqy8.jpg.html)

I think that is awesome - now I enjoyed War Games - but I was a much bigger fan of Douglas Adams and the Hitchhikers guide - so I asked for something along that line in my 1/1 RPO:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4769_1024_zpsgu9j7qbv.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4769_1024_zpsgu9j7qbv.jpg.html)

So to me - this one means more - but the war games line is pretty awesome (plus he added one of the no 6-ers in there

And lastly - my copy of Armada:

http://i287.photobucket.com/albums/ll123/chadtarter/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4770_1024_zpsd9z1jnlr.jpg (http://s287.photobucket.com/user/chadtarter/media/Ernest%20Cline/thumb_IMG_4770_1024_zpsd9z1jnlr.jpg.html)

living just outside Napa/Sonoma - I loved this line and was happy he added it in when I asked - it occurs early on in the book - "In Wine there is Truth"

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:46 AM
Okay - I am done for now, got a lot of books to pack up and ship out today, a book to read too. It was a really fun night - I hope that you all enjoy your books when they arrive to you.

Lauterer
07-15-2015, 07:48 AM
Wonderful... looking forward to may parcel... Will it arrive tomorrow ^^;-)

cit74
07-15-2015, 07:53 AM
Wonderful... looking forward to may parcel... Will it arrive tomorrow ^^;-)

I don't think you want to know how much it will cost to get there tomorrow...although as far as I remember when I ship UPS (I use them over USPS for overseas) it actually gets there in 2-3 days (or less than a week)

zelig
07-15-2015, 08:00 AM
Wow, looks like it was a great event. Thanks for posting all the pictures.

sharki69
07-15-2015, 08:15 AM
Chad - that's amazing ! Thanks for sharing and looks like you had great time. Love the inscriptions!!

Looks like there is some demand to the Hebrew version - I'm in Israel now (coming back Sunday) and can get some copies. Pm me if you're interested

cit74
07-15-2015, 09:10 AM
It was a lot of fun. And a very long day. I got there around 3 or so. Was in line early to get a seat. And then for the signing - those that were in first got to go through the signing line first. So I could have been out of there in about 25 minutes - but instead I waited until the end. Maybe that is one thing to pass on - and maybe that is just me. If I was in line behind someone that had 25 books to sign - I might feel a bit annoyed, plus if I went early in line with that many books - it would have gone too quickly - and I figured the only way I could get a few lined was to wait until the very end (and I have a lot of patience). Also the Keplers staff were appreciative that I waited until the end with all of my books - so it really worked out well. I guess that is my biggest signing tip - have patience and enjoy the whole event. I was in no rush and enjoyed talking to the young kid next to me in line. He just happened to read about the event a few days ago and thought it would be interesting - and picked up RPO that day and started reading it - it was a lot of fun. I got everything out of the event that I wanted (and there was no one else from here that was there to start any finders keepers back n forth as to my actions...jk - ;) )

cit74
07-15-2015, 09:15 AM
Has anyone purchased the kindle version of Armada? I am most interested in the audio version (to hear Wil Wheaton again - my wife enjoyed him reading RPO) - but amazon usually discounts the audio version after you buy the kindle book. So far I had not seen any discounts to add the audio version yet (maybe book is too new?). However the Martian was on sale for kindle for about $5.99 and you could add the audio book for another $3.99 - so I was hoping for that kind of deal. So if anyone has purchased and can confirm that would be great. I think i might just have to wait for this one to come up though.

zelig
07-15-2015, 12:31 PM
These just arrived. Not from the signings, but was something I arranged through a mutual friend. Thank you Ernest for signing these! Still waiting on the signed trade of Armada. More pictures in my collection thread (http://www.thedarktower.org/palaver/showthread.php?18803-Book-Collection-zelig&p=933856&viewfull=1#post933856).

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c330/zelig7/IMG_4572_zps0mz8mied.jpg

1st Trade of RPO.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c330/zelig7/IMG_4573_zpskknucdn6.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c330/zelig7/IMG_4574_zpshgf1yzgu.jpg

This is a rare state of the Armada proof, with the black spine. More like a bound manuscript.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c330/zelig7/IMG_4577_zpsgvuc9uao.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c330/zelig7/IMG_4578_zpszgzmqfkp.jpg

cit74
07-15-2015, 03:38 PM
Very cool - so is Ernest your mutual friend? Or did you just send them directly for him to sign?

And Ernie mentioned possibly plans for trilogy of both books - i know, i hate the trilogy thing - but he stated the movies plan these things out - and want to expand the series - and if you do not write the next book - they will still make the next movie. Sounds kind of game of thrones HBO/ish - kind of sucks for the writers though.

Joe315
07-15-2015, 04:10 PM
Very cool - so is Ernest your mutual friend? Or did you just send them directly for him to sign?

And Ernie mentioned possibly plans for trilogy of both books - i know, i hate the trilogy thing - but he stated the movies plan these things out - and want to expand the series - and if you do not write the next book - they will still make the next movie. Sounds kind of game of thrones HBO/ish - kind of sucks for the writers though.

They did that with JP The Lost World. They convinced Crichton to write the book and then used almost nothing from the story.

zelig
07-15-2015, 04:14 PM
Very cool - so is Ernest your mutual friend? Or did you just send them directly for him to sign?

Thanks. Basically, a friend of mine who I've known for over 15 years is also a friend of Ernest's. So I sent them to my friend and he was kind enough to get them signed for me. Interestingly, I also discovered we had another connection. In the late 90s/early 2000's, Ernest and I were both on slam teams from different cities, competing at the nationals. But I never met him back then. Another coincidence was that the press that published his early spoken word poetry, was the same one that had published a book of my poetry. Of course, Ernest ended up becoming famous and I didn't! :cry:

cit74
07-15-2015, 04:16 PM
Nothing worse than a rushed book - unless you are waiting for GRRM...

Oh I just got my B&N signed Armada today - I would post but it is nothing special. No tipped in page, just signed on front sheet - and actually you would hardly know he signed it. Nothing like the sigs from last night. It looks like his initials. Oh well - that will be the copy I read and then send over to my dad to read. Plus they put and extra bar code sticker on the back over the one on the DJ

cit74
07-15-2015, 04:19 PM
Very cool - so is Ernest your mutual friend? Or did you just send them directly for him to sign?

Thanks. Basically, a friend of mine who I've known for over 15 years is also a friend of Ernest's. So I sent them to my friend and he was kind enough to get them signed for me. Interestingly, I also discovered we had another connection. In the late 90s/early 2000's, Ernest and I were both on slam teams from different cities, competing at the nationals. But I never met him back then. Another coincidence was that the press that published his early spoken word poetry, was the same one that had published a book of my poetry. Of course, Ernest ended up becoming famous and I didn't! :cry:

So where do we have to go to read your poetry?

zelig
07-15-2015, 04:26 PM
Ha! I was afraid you'd ask that. I sort of compartmentalize certain aspects of my life, and I keep that part separate/private from most other things. The book is out of print, but if you like poetry and would like to read it, PM me your address and I will send you a copy. I will even sign it for you! Peace.

wolfehr
07-16-2015, 03:45 AM
Found this on Abe and pulled the trigger last night.

http://i.imgur.com/jsmO9Ws.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MSiwdYM.jpg

wolfehr
07-16-2015, 04:01 AM
Thanks for sharing all those pictures cit74! I'm planning to attend the signing in NYC next week and am extra excited now! Don't have anything to bring along to get signed, but planning to pick up a few things there :)

ELazansky
07-16-2015, 04:54 AM
So I'll throw this out there - if anyone can locate a 1/1 of RP1, please let me know. I don't want to pay a fortune, but I'd still like to find a copy somewhere. Thanks.

wolfehr
07-16-2015, 08:01 AM
Just in case anyone has any extra copies they'd be willing to part with, I'm looking for the following (signed is the preference for all)...

RPO 1/1
RPO green/white ARC
Armada ARC
Armada ARC w/ black binding on spine

zelig
07-17-2015, 10:54 AM
Found this on Abe and pulled the trigger last night.

http://i.imgur.com/jsmO9Ws.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/MSiwdYM.jpg

Congratulations. Nice proof. I'm still looking for that one.

wolfehr
07-17-2015, 03:39 PM
Thanks!

Lurker
07-20-2015, 02:27 PM
http://i885.photobucket.com/albums/ac54/ICONfan/Signed%20Armada_zpszg0lvkvp.jpg

wolfehr
07-24-2015, 07:56 AM
Some pictures from the Ernest Cline signing in NYC last night. He was awesome and hilarious and I had a great time. Haven't had a chance to take any pictures of my haul yet; will do that this weekend.

Waiting in line
http://i.imgur.com/doR9ZGW.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/YvvDxqf.jpg

Finally seated
http://i.imgur.com/Bgt8Pyn.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/JkQWvwX.jpg

Ernest Cline on stage
http://i.imgur.com/avjO8l8.jpg

Kingfan24
07-24-2015, 08:05 AM
What did you have signed?

Booknutt
07-24-2015, 08:11 AM
Got my order from Book People and it got a little bumped. Kinda pissed that they would ship in crappy flimsy mailers. Luckily it really wasn't enough to bitch about. The envelope had ripped so it could of been worse.

Br!an
07-24-2015, 08:23 AM
I just received my signed copy of ARMADA from Powell's. Shrink wrapped to a piece of cardboard so it wouldn't move around then placed in a box and padded with paper. It arrived in beautiful condition.

zelig
07-24-2015, 09:20 AM
Nice pictures! Looking forward to seeing what you got signed.

My copy from Book People arrived okay. Guess I was lucky.

sharki69
07-24-2015, 09:29 AM
Great photos ! thanks for sharing

Received my signed Armada and signed Hebrew RP1 from Cit74 - thanks man !!

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/5B9ECFE2-320C-43B5-886D-72595FF231E4.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/5B9ECFE2-320C-43B5-886D-72595FF231E4.jpg.html)

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/068DDE70-797B-4E6D-8BE2-135C56B7EAA9.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/068DDE70-797B-4E6D-8BE2-135C56B7EAA9.jpg.html)

zelig
07-24-2015, 10:21 AM
Way to go Shac. I dig it.

wolfehr
07-24-2015, 01:07 PM
What did you have signed?

RPO ARC - Was already signed, but had it inscribed to me
http://i.imgur.com/VKvyjfR.jpg

Armada ARC - Was already signed, but had it inscribed to me.
http://i.imgur.com/OgIu2rI.jpg

Armada - Inscribed to me
http://i.imgur.com/iostkan.jpg

Armada - Inscribed to my girlfriend
The Importance of Being Ernest - Flatsigned
http://i.imgur.com/7nV5Pek.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/GYEov4r.jpg

RPO (First, later printing) - Inscribed to me
http://i.imgur.com/miuWCsX.jpg

wolfehr
07-24-2015, 01:09 PM
Way to go Shac. I dig it.

The hebrew cover is one of my favorite variants.

zelig
07-24-2015, 02:01 PM
Way to go Shac. I dig it.

The hebrew cover is one of my favorite variants.

Me too. Space Invaders was one of my favorite games as a kid.

becca69
07-28-2015, 06:31 AM
Got my order from Book People and it got a little bumped. Kinda pissed that they would ship in crappy flimsy mailers. Luckily it really wasn't enough to bitch about. The envelope had ripped so it could of been worse.

Although Chad got most of my stuff signed, I ordered one from Kepler's and they sent it in an envelope and it has a lean and bumps all over. Very unhappy about it. They haven't replied to my email yet. :arg:

cit74
07-28-2015, 11:50 AM
Got my order from Book People and it got a little bumped. Kinda pissed that they would ship in crappy flimsy mailers. Luckily it really wasn't enough to bitch about. The envelope had ripped so it could of been worse.

Although Chad got most of my stuff signed, I ordered one from Kepler's and they sent it in an envelope and it has a lean and bumps all over. Very unhappy about it. They haven't replied to my email yet. :arg:

I had issues with my GRRM books - the world and rogues - they eventually did respond - they sent me a gift card for book total - and let me keep the books - they were no longer in stock - so I could not exchange. At least now i will have to go overboard for all of your books - or send them in a paper bag...

becca69
07-28-2015, 12:40 PM
Got my order from Book People and it got a little bumped. Kinda pissed that they would ship in crappy flimsy mailers. Luckily it really wasn't enough to bitch about. The envelope had ripped so it could of been worse.

Although Chad got most of my stuff signed, I ordered one from Kepler's and they sent it in an envelope and it has a lean and bumps all over. Very unhappy about it. They haven't replied to my email yet. :arg:

I had issues with my GRRM books - the world and rogues - they eventually did respond - they sent me a gift card for book total - and let me keep the books - they were no longer in stock - so I could not exchange. At least now i will have to go overboard for all of your books - or send them in a paper bag...

LOL! Paper bag for the win!

zelig
07-28-2015, 06:03 PM
I wanted to get the hardcover reprint of RPO with the alternate DJ, then I came across this one. I thought it was unique because it's a 2nd printing. Whenever I've seen this reprint, it's always somewhere in the twenties.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c330/zelig7/IMG_4644_zpsu21ggvcl.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c330/zelig7/IMG_4646_zpswbssndv4.jpg

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c330/zelig7/IMG_4645_zpsicvzu4fk.jpg

jsmcmullen92
07-29-2015, 07:13 AM
Got my order from Book People and it got a little bumped. Kinda pissed that they would ship in crappy flimsy mailers. Luckily it really wasn't enough to bitch about. The envelope had ripped so it could of been worse.

I was just there last night for the signing and talk... I picked up my 3 copies and one was already dinged up and Ernie forgot to write the inscription in the book so it looks like someone from the store just added it for him...
Oh well I stayed and got them double singed (and got him to draw pac-man in my girlfriends)
Oh well I'm happy.

If anyone needs a copy of Armada shoot me a PM, I have a spare that was pre-signed/dated before the event. (They got him to sign them then you could go to the event with more books)

sharki69
07-29-2015, 09:24 PM
Came back from Lexington event.

First, the bookstore (Joseph & Beth) is awesome, huge and beautiful.
Got there at 7:00 pm (3 hours drive from Nashville) - talk, Q&A and signing. Ernie is fast talker, funny and very very nice person. He took the time to signed every book anyway you wanted, chat with people and pose for photos. Store personnel was very helpful and nice. Great event ( and worth the driving)

Ernie walking in
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/F6D7AA92-92CB-4AEC-A534-B6DA859C7547.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/F6D7AA92-92CB-4AEC-A534-B6DA859C7547.jpg.html)

Me and the ghostbusters !!! These guys played the gate keepers to the signing table...
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/C5D83671-1F1E-4199-B4EB-F3C94E479DDF.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/C5D83671-1F1E-4199-B4EB-F3C94E479DDF.jpg.html)

Me and the man !!
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/D5943825-EF01-4751-8588-E5D7F59586E1.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/D5943825-EF01-4751-8588-E5D7F59586E1.jpg.html)

Panoramic photo from the store FB. You can see me on the right with the Hebrew copy...
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/6CF2D12D-53BE-4A01-B2DE-0F39F0CCCED6.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/6CF2D12D-53BE-4A01-B2DE-0F39F0CCCED6.jpg.html)

What I got signed :)
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/AA044E15-712E-4F00-A873-6B141E2DD84A.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/AA044E15-712E-4F00-A873-6B141E2DD84A.jpg.html)

Armada arc letter
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/075E44FB-BE89-4C5F-A073-B723F82D85A0.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/075E44FB-BE89-4C5F-A073-B723F82D85A0.jpg.html)

I forced him to write my Hebrew name - not bad !!
http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/CCBCC10F-4AE6-4322-A16F-79354C3D1BDE.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/CCBCC10F-4AE6-4322-A16F-79354C3D1BDE.jpg.html)

Lauterer
07-29-2015, 11:11 PM
Cool pics. i really like the panoramic one. Seems like you had lot of fun! Thanks for sharing! Nice bookstore from what i can see!

zelig
07-29-2015, 11:13 PM
Fantastic Shac! Some great pictures and it looked like a good event. And first time I've seen the publishers letter for the proof. Congratulations!

sharki69
08-11-2015, 09:34 AM
New novel by Ernie announced

http://io9.com/third-sci-fi-novel-coming-from-ready-player-one-author-1723244928

louis2003b
08-15-2015, 12:01 PM
Wanted- I am looking for a SubPress Lettered edition of Ready Player One and/or The Martian. I would be willing to workout a trade for my limited edition ASOFIAF. I have ADOD, COK, GOT & Knight of Seven. I also have the Lettered edition of Knight. I also have Stephen King Secretary of Dreams volume 1 & 2. If you or someone you know has these books preordered and is interested let me know.

Thank you

louis2003b
08-15-2015, 12:08 PM
I am looking for a SubPress Lettered edition of Ready Player One and/or The Martian. I would be willing to workout a trade for my limited edition ASOFIAF. I have ADOD, COK, GOT & Knight of Seven. I also have the Lettered edition of Knight. I also have Secretary of Dreams Volume 1 & 2 signed CD. If you or someone you know has these books preordered and is interested let me know.

Thank you

jsmcmullen92
08-18-2015, 12:17 PM
So you guys will enjoy this.
I can't seem to find a hardcover of RPO any where I go lately so I just ran to half price books and they happen to have one paper back. I do my usual I look at the printing and notice it is a 29th. Don't really care just want a reading copy. Drop the $7.00 take it home throw it on the shelf next to Armada. Later that night I go in the library and notice the book had fallen over so I pick it up and just thumb through it. Then to my surprise I end up on the title page to find Cline's signature... HPB didn't catch that it was signed and neither did I until I bought it and had already taken it home and put it on the shelf! :excited: :rock: :nana:

zelig
08-18-2015, 12:20 PM
Nice dude! Always great to discover a gem like that. Congrats.

Anubis2347
08-19-2015, 12:29 PM
If anyone pre-ordered the Ready Player One lettered edition from Subterranean Press and has decided to part with it please PM me.

Anubis2347
08-19-2015, 07:42 PM
Willing to trade a Fine S/L of DT III (Wastelands) in fine condition plus some cash for a Lettered Ready player one.

sharki69
09-02-2015, 03:26 PM
It's here - finally !!

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/645FBF0E-D7AC-410D-9076-B79177945950.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/645FBF0E-D7AC-410D-9076-B79177945950.jpg.html)

zelig
09-02-2015, 03:28 PM
Oh man. Congratulations! I'm very jealous.

Lauterer
09-03-2015, 02:08 PM
Cool, i still look out for this proof... grrrrrrrr

wolfehr
09-04-2015, 09:35 AM
Congrats sharki69! I love that proof and it's by far my favorite cover. I talked to Ernie Cline briefly at the signing in NYC a few weeks ago and he said it's his favorite cover too.

biomieg
09-04-2015, 09:41 AM
Anyone have a spare 1st/1st RPO hardcover? I got a later printing reading copy just to see whether I would like the book and I did, so... I needssss a collectible copy now, I do!

Please PM me :)

ELazansky
09-04-2015, 10:55 AM
Anyone have a spare 1st/1st RPO hardcover? I got a later printing reading copy just to see whether I would like the book and I did, so... I needssss a collectible copy now, I do!

Please PM me :)

I've been looking everywhere for one. Every time one shows up on eBay, a lot of people bid on it. Certainly not easy to find.

biomieg
09-04-2015, 11:22 AM
Hmmm, I did not realize they were that hard to find. I still want one, though! :)

zelig
09-04-2015, 11:30 AM
Hmmm, I did not realize they were that hard to find. I still want one, though! :)

They can be tough to find. There are a couple on Abe right now signed but I don't know if you want to spend that much.

sharki69
09-20-2015, 12:12 PM
Oh man. Congratulations! I'm very jealous.


Cool, i still look out for this proof... grrrrrrrr


Congrats sharki69! I love that proof and it's by far my favorite cover. I talked to Ernie Cline briefly at the signing in NYC a few weeks ago and he said it's his favorite cover too.

Thanks all

Ben Staad
09-20-2015, 12:54 PM
Finally got around to reading this one.

jsmcmullen92
09-21-2015, 06:32 AM
Finally got around to reading this one.

I started on Friday... we shall see if it lives up to the rep.

jsmcmullen92
09-24-2015, 07:15 AM
Finally got around to reading this one.

I started on Friday... we shall see if it lives up to the rep.

And finished it last night... I would say I thoroughly enjoyed it! There were a few weird things that I think were overlooked that bothered me but you can easily see past them. Overall an 9 out of 10

Ben Staad
09-24-2015, 07:50 AM
Glad you liked it. I enjoyed it enough and would give it a 7 out of 10. I felt the story lacked in many areas however the author is certainly talented and was able to keep me entertained.




Finally got around to reading this one.

I started on Friday... we shall see if it lives up to the rep.

And finished it last night... I would say I thoroughly enjoyed it! There were a few weird things that I think were overlooked that bothered me but you can easily see past them. Overall an 9 out of 10

jsmcmullen92
09-24-2015, 08:15 AM
So I have to ask because maybe I missed it...
How did Art3mis get ahead by second round?
Round 1 - Wade was ahead by 1000 points because he found the key first, then when he went thought the gate (and somehow everyone got the same amount of points even though it talks about losing points for being late) he was in first followed by Art3mis and H each leading the other by 1000.
Round 2 - Somehow when Art3mis finishes the second round first followed by wade she is now ahead by 1000 points... shouldn't they be equal? if she was at +0 and he was at +1000 when she gets the +1000 and he gets +0 they are now tied... I don't get it

Ok I'm done complaining... :)

webstar1000
09-24-2015, 08:20 AM
I have stayed away from this.... mainly cause mostly bad reviews. Seems kind of mixed here too... I may someday though!

zelig
09-24-2015, 08:23 AM
I have stayed away from this.... mainly cause mostly bad reviews. Seems kind of mixed here too... I may someday though!

You're missing out. I loved this book. One of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time.

webstar1000
09-24-2015, 08:26 AM
I have stayed away from this.... mainly cause mostly bad reviews. Seems kind of mixed here too... I may someday though!

You're missing out. I loved this book. One of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time.

Really? What would you give it out of 10?

zelig
09-24-2015, 08:32 AM
I have stayed away from this.... mainly cause mostly bad reviews. Seems kind of mixed here too... I may someday though!

You're missing out. I loved this book. One of the most enjoyable books I've read in a long time.

Really? What would you give it out of 10?

9.5.

There was a lot of nostalgia for me in this story. So maybe that accounted for a point. And it has all the elements I love in a book. Action, adventure, love story. And I felt it was well written of course. Engaging all through. A real page turner. I was never bored.

jsmcmullen92
09-24-2015, 09:20 AM
Kris, I did the same thing... There was so much hype around it that I didn't want to read it. My girlfriend finally convinced me to pick it up and I couldn't put it down until the end. Very good story

ELazansky
09-24-2015, 09:20 AM
I have stayed away from this.... mainly cause mostly bad reviews. Seems kind of mixed here too... I may someday though!

Bad reviews? It has 91% 4 and 5 star ratings on Amazon.

As a child of the 80's, I loved it. Armada, his second book, wasn't as good, but RP1 is wonderful.

A solid 9/10 for me

biomieg
09-24-2015, 09:35 AM
I loved RP1, Armada was good until the rushed ending.

webstar1000
09-24-2015, 09:43 AM
K ya sold me guys and thanks! I will read it. lol

zelig
09-24-2015, 09:46 AM
Kris, I did the same thing... There was so much hype around it that I didn't want to read it. My girlfriend finally convinced me to pick it up and I couldn't put it down until the end. Very good story

For me the book with so much hype, that I ended up not enjoying at all was The Martian.

webstar1000
09-24-2015, 10:06 AM
Kris, I did the same thing... There was so much hype around it that I didn't want to read it. My girlfriend finally convinced me to pick it up and I couldn't put it down until the end. Very good story

For me the book with so much hype, that I ended up not enjoying at all was The Martian.
I am NOT reading that at all. Too much tech stuff I am told... I think that takes away from the story. The movie however is getting RAVE reviews... 98% I think of Rotten Tomatoes!

ELazansky
09-24-2015, 11:44 AM
Kris, I did the same thing... There was so much hype around it that I didn't want to read it. My girlfriend finally convinced me to pick it up and I couldn't put it down until the end. Very good story

For me the book with so much hype, that I ended up not enjoying at all was The Martian.

That was a tough book for sure, but I actually loved it. I guess having a math/science background made it a little easier for me. Can't wait for the movie. Matt Damon is going to be awesome.

biomieg
09-24-2015, 11:46 AM
I wholeheartedly agree, Eric - having a science background myself I loved that aspect, but I can see how it wouldn't work for everyone. Looking forward to the movie as well.

zelig
09-24-2015, 11:48 AM
I may still go see the movie. But I tell ya, I did not like that book at all. I was utterly bored. Must be the lack of a math/science background.

biomieg
09-24-2015, 11:50 AM
The funny thing is, I loved reading the book but at the same time I would not call it a great book. Does that make sense? I probably won't reread it but I really enjoyed the ride.

zelig
09-24-2015, 11:51 AM
Yeah it makes sense. I've felt that way about other books I've read.

ELazansky
09-24-2015, 12:06 PM
I think it will translate into a great film. It is like reading a textbook as opposed to seeing an experiment. It's more fun to see the action.

Br!an
09-24-2015, 01:41 PM
I'm about to start reading it. I like physics and science, so I think I'll like it.

sharki69
09-24-2015, 04:36 PM
I couldn't put down RP1. It is great book IMO 9.5/10 I think the movie will be awesome !

The Martian was slow at the beginning - too technical for me but I enjoyed it and during the reading I was thinking - man, I can't wait for the movie. This book was written to be a movie.
Btw - I read an article that NASA actually supported weir with the book and especially to promote it in Hollywood ...

stroppygoblin
09-25-2015, 07:51 AM
Loved The Martian. i read it about a month ago. If you haven't read it yet, think Apollo 13 (which in turn was based on "Lost Moon" by James Lovell) Yes it has a lot of tech but it is an amazing story of survival and problem solving. As soon as I finished it I thought "That would make a GREAT movie" 3 weeks later I started to see the advertising Billboards! I cant wait to go and see it.

cit74
09-25-2015, 09:42 AM
I am on vacation this week - so the goals are - finish the martian - then see the movie and then meet Andy at the end of the month (and get several books signed).

And I loved RP1, and I really did enjoy Armada - it was a fun read - nothing spectacular - maybe slightly biased since I did get a chance to meet him during the signing tour - maybe that always allows for a bit more leeway when rating a book. Speaking of RP1 - i really enjoyed the audio version - my wife doesn't read that much - or have the time with her work. but she thoroughly enjoyed the audio book and Will Wheaton reading - on our last hockey traveling trip. Will reads Armada as well - so I will give that a try too. The RP1 audio version was very cheap when I got the discounted kindle ebook and added the audio version with it.

sharki69
11-15-2015, 08:00 PM
I was chasing this one for a long time. Ready Player One green proof SIGNED

HUGE thanks to Josh (jsmcmullen92) for finding this for me. Thanks buddy

http://i367.photobucket.com/albums/oo111/sharki69/01FB8109-0C5D-4DA9-89B9-5FDB1279AEDE.jpg (http://s367.photobucket.com/user/sharki69/media/01FB8109-0C5D-4DA9-89B9-5FDB1279AEDE.jpg.html)

zelig
11-15-2015, 08:21 PM
Wonderful Shac. Congratulations!

terrier91
11-15-2015, 09:56 PM
Nice looking proof. I'm about halfway through the book right now and loving it!

wolfehr
11-17-2015, 12:19 PM
Congrats sharki69! Awesome pickup.

wolfehr
12-15-2015, 11:02 AM
Limited Edition Ready Player One poster signed by Ernest Cline. I tried to grab one directly from the artist, but it sold out in about 15 minutes. Retail was $90, and the current bid is $132

Ready Player One poster by Harlan Elam SOLD OUT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/272078041618)
Charity Auction benefitting the Austin Disaster Relief Network

Hello fellow Gunters. You're here presumably because you're a huge fan of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One and you missed out on buying one from my shop. Here's your second chance to score one of these sold out poster tributes to a fantastic book and give back to the community in a fantastic way.

Proceeds from this auction will go directly to helping one of 350+ local families who fell victim to major floods in October of 2015.

sharki69
12-15-2015, 11:34 AM
That's amazing poster

jsmcmullen92
12-15-2015, 11:40 AM
Limited Edition Ready Player One poster signed by Ernest Cline. I tried to grab one directly from the artist, but it sold out in about 15 minutes. Retail was $90, and the current bid is $132

Ready Player One poster by Harlan Elam SOLD OUT (http://www.ebay.com/itm/-/272078041618)
Charity Auction benefitting the Austin Disaster Relief Network

Hello fellow Gunters. You're here presumably because you're a huge fan of Ernest Cline's Ready Player One and you missed out on buying one from my shop. Here's your second chance to score one of these sold out poster tributes to a fantastic book and give back to the community in a fantastic way.

Proceeds from this auction will go directly to helping one of 350+ local families who fell victim to major floods in October of 2015.

That is so cool! Definitely giving this one a bid!

EDIT: And already above my limit :)

Lookwhoitis
01-10-2016, 06:22 PM
sooo I have a hardcover of Ready Player One that is deep in my reading pile, also I have checked out the Audiobook edition (read by Will Wheaton) from the library. Any thoughts on which to consume first?

I have never turned to an audiobook fiorst for a book i REALLY want to read. If i listen to the audiobook though I will get to Ready layer One quicker than if I read it in prose.

zelig
01-10-2016, 06:24 PM
Read the book.

cit74
01-10-2016, 07:10 PM
Read the book.

agreed - but then listen to the audiobook - it is well worth it. I read it first and then listened with my wife - since that was the only way to get her to "read/listen" to it

Lookwhoitis
01-14-2016, 06:50 PM
gonna take all yalls advice to heart. Its just hard for me to move something up in the read pile. Library due dates ya know lol. But i am looking forward to reading and listening.

jsmcmullen92
01-15-2016, 05:50 AM
gonna take all yalls advice to heart. Its just hard for me to move something up in the read pile. Library due dates ya know lol. But i am looking forward to reading and listening.

At your reading rate, it would take you all of a day to sit down and finish it.

CurtSeattle
01-15-2016, 04:48 PM
gonna take all yalls advice to heart. Its just hard for me to move something up in the read pile. Library due dates ya know lol. But i am looking forward to reading and listening.

At your reading rate, it would take you all of a day to sit down and finish it.

Just listen to an audiobook while reading. Multitasking! haha!

sharki69
01-21-2016, 08:41 PM
More Armada signigns

April 12, 2016 7:00 pm
BOOK PEOPLE
603 North Lamar
Austin, TX, 78703 5413

April 23, 2016 12:00 pm
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX, 78751

jsmcmullen92
01-22-2016, 08:58 AM
More Armada signigns

April 12, 2016 7:00 pm
BOOK PEOPLE
603 North Lamar
Austin, TX, 78703 5413

April 23, 2016 12:00 pm
Austin Books & Comics
5002 N. Lamar Blvd.
Austin, TX, 78751

Really... I went to one signing at Book People already for that. Any one wanna sell me a 1/1 HC that I can then take with me? :lol:

wolfehr
03-17-2016, 04:19 PM
My Sub Press RPO S/L arrived today. Overall a very nice production. Happy with my purchase.

http://i.imgur.com/IClOwU3l.jpg?2

http://i.imgur.com/AuwzFzql.jpg?1

http://i.imgur.com/sLPIR2pl.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/q3tPPRWl.jpg?1 http://i.imgur.com/L7XxoEXl.jpg?1

becca69
03-17-2016, 05:15 PM
Sweet - can't wait for mine. Art... that's what The Martian was missing!!

Now, who got a lettered?

wolfehr
03-17-2016, 05:17 PM
I got the lettered too :)

becca69
03-17-2016, 05:18 PM
I got the lettered too :)

Nice, I tried to get both The Martian and RP1 lettered but wasn't fast enough. I wish I had gotten RP1 instead.

wolfehr
03-17-2016, 05:22 PM
I'm sorry :( You sold your The Martian, right? Hopefully an RPO will pop up on the secondary market for the same or less than what you got for it!

becca69
03-17-2016, 05:31 PM
I did and got a decent amount for it. If it had some art, I probably would have kept it.

sharki69
03-17-2016, 06:01 PM
I did and got a decent amount for it. If it had some art, I probably would have kept it.

As I remember it was more than just a "decent amount" lol

I got the s/l today as well. Happy with it. Any idea when the lettered will ship?

somekindofstranger
03-18-2016, 02:49 AM
Patiently waiting for this to reach the UK!

becca69
03-18-2016, 06:37 PM
If I remember, it wasn't too long after the limited.

becca69
03-18-2016, 06:38 PM
I did and got a decent amount for it. If it had some art, I probably would have kept it.

As I remember it was more than just a "decent amount" lol

I got the s/l today as well. Happy with it. Any idea when the lettered will ship?

I used up all that money (and some) to get Skeleton Crew, The Stand, Christine S/Ls LOL.

Patrick
03-19-2016, 07:44 AM
My S/L of RP1 arrived a few days ago. I really like it.

I pre-purchased the S/L completely based completely on how much you all like the story. I hadn't read it yet. Now I have and I'm glad I made the purchase on faith. Thanks to you all!

becca69
03-21-2016, 04:20 AM
My S/L of RP1 arrived a few days ago. I really like it.

I pre-purchased the S/L completely based completely on how much you all like the story. I hadn't read it yet. Now I have and I'm glad I made the purchase on faith. Thanks to you all!

You should read it. Even my husband finished it, and he never finishes any book!

somekindofstranger
03-21-2016, 04:59 AM
Mine arrived :-)
Shame there wasn't a slipcase with this one though.

Patrick
03-21-2016, 09:41 AM
My S/L of RP1 arrived a few days ago. I really like it.

I pre-purchased the S/L completely based completely on how much you all like the story. I hadn't read it yet. Now I have and I'm glad I made the purchase on faith. Thanks to you all!

You should read it. Even my husband finished it, and he never finishes any book!
Oh, I have. It's a great book. Now my sons are reading it, they love it too.

becca69
03-21-2016, 09:45 AM
Sorry, didn't read your post correctly. Duh!

becca69
03-21-2016, 09:52 AM
Mine arrived :-)
Shame there wasn't a slipcase with this one though.

Usually at this price point, they don't. Bill did post a traycase (Twitter) that he had specially designed for his personal copy... I would love one for my S/L or trade!!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/Btyr18iCQAEEHNh.jpg-large.jpeg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/Btyr18iCQAEEHNh.jpg-large.jpeg.html)

somekindofstranger
03-21-2016, 11:46 AM
Mine arrived :-)
Shame there wasn't a slipcase with this one though.

Usually at this price point, they don't. Bill did post a traycase (Twitter) that he had specially designed for his personal copy... I would love one for my S/L or trade!!

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/Btyr18iCQAEEHNh.jpg-large.jpeg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/Btyr18iCQAEEHNh.jpg-large.jpeg.html)

Maybe a job for Jeff!

ELazansky
03-21-2016, 11:59 AM
If anyone is looking for some generic traycases, you could get some of these - http://premierecollectibles.com/rare-book-collectors-box/

I have some of my rare first editions in them. Not bad for $18

Br!an
03-21-2016, 04:23 PM
If anyone is looking for some generic traycases, you could get some of these - http://premierecollectibles.com/rare-book-collectors-box/

I have some of my rare first editions in them. Not bad for $18

What size are they? Or more properly what size book can they hold?

ELazansky
03-21-2016, 04:52 PM
If anyone is looking for some generic traycases, you could get some of these - http://premierecollectibles.com/rare-book-collectors-box/

I have some of my rare first editions in them. Not bad for $18

What size are they? Or more properly what size book can they hold?

They fit modern first editions - here's an example

http://i1196.photobucket.com/albums/aa411/ELazansky/Mobile%20Uploads/5eea9a56-84c0-4ef3-8a0e-aab0b34ea84b_zpslqzpg2t8.jpg

probably shouldn't have mentioned them in this forum as we were discussing the Sub Press oversized edition of RP1.

bugen
03-21-2016, 08:43 PM
Thought I'd mention it here too that Cemetery Dance is creating some black slipcases that fit multiple books, Relic being one they mentioned, and Ready Player One is very close in size to Relic. If it fits I'll confirm here but not sure when they're shipping.

jsmcmullen92
03-23-2016, 04:44 AM
I am really excited to see what the lettered looks like. So you guys who bought it please post photos. This may be one of the stories I actually shell out the money for on the secondary market.

Joe315
03-23-2016, 05:10 AM
I am excited that there is interior artwork. I misread the description on the subpress site since I ordered a copy months ago.

jsmcmullen92
03-23-2016, 09:52 AM
I am excited that there is interior artwork. I misread the description on the subpress site since I ordered a copy months ago.

Only two pieces of art but still a very nice production. Now I just need to get Jeff on a Case for both this one and the Martian.

somekindofstranger
03-23-2016, 10:26 AM
I am excited that there is interior artwork. I misread the description on the subpress site since I ordered a copy months ago.

Only two pieces of art but still a very nice production. Now I just need to get Jeff on a Case for both this one and the Martian.

I'd be happy to go in on a case for RPO if it helps with cost.

Anubis2347
03-23-2016, 10:34 AM
I would be willing to go in as well.

becca69
03-23-2016, 10:58 AM
I would go in for cases as well. I would prefer the RP1 to look similar to what Bill posted (as a slipcase) and for The Martian to look similar to my x-lettered tray case with holographic foil stamping.

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/Btyr18iCQAEEHNh.jpg-large.jpeg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/Btyr18iCQAEEHNh.jpg-large.jpeg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/Book%20Collections/IMG_3649.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/Book%20Collections/IMG_3649.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/Book%20Collections/IMG_3651.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/Book%20Collections/IMG_3651.jpg.html)

http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/becca3969/Book%20Collections/IMG_3648.jpg (http://s12.photobucket.com/user/becca3969/media/Book%20Collections/IMG_3648.jpg.html)

Anubis2347
03-23-2016, 11:06 AM
If we are talking about a case for the Sub Press The Martian I am in to chip in for one of those as well.

jsmcmullen92
03-23-2016, 12:20 PM
Well looks like I have another project on my hands. I'll talk to Jeff and see what our constraints are for size and foil options.

@Becca: would you want the case like Bills for the S/L? That matches the trade really well but not necessarily the S/L

@All: Do we want pictures or just words? We can look at the aftermarket Slipcase thread in Calvin's corner for others that have been done.

somekindofstranger
03-23-2016, 12:37 PM
Well looks like I have another project on my hands. I'll talk to Jeff and see what our constraints are for size and foil options.

@Becca: would you want the case like Bills for the S/L? That matches the trade really well but not necessarily the S/L

@All: Do we want pictures or just words? We can look at the aftermarket Slipcase thread in Calvin's corner for others that have been done.

Not sure about the colour but I like the way the book title is done on Bills case.

Anubis2347
03-23-2016, 12:37 PM
I really like the case idea Becca mentioned for RP1, however I'm thinking a change in the colors might make sense.

becca69
03-23-2016, 02:01 PM
I don't mind changing up the color... I just like the design. The yellow does look nice with the trade edition though.

I don't think pictures would work well on these titles (what art were you thinking?). I probably prefer the type only treatment.

cit74
03-23-2016, 08:25 PM
I'd probably be in as well

zachip
03-24-2016, 01:02 AM
i'm in also for the RP1 case.

sharki69
03-24-2016, 12:09 PM
Me too

Joe315
03-24-2016, 01:11 PM
I'm in for a case as well

jsmcmullen92
03-25-2016, 04:59 AM
So I talked to Jeff and he does not have access to a holographic foil but he does have silver glossy foil. You can see that here on my Salems Lot Case.
http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s603/jsmcmullen92/P1010269_zpsaf6hmxuc.jpg

Also he is limited to plates that are 8' x 5.25" I am going to get creative and see what I can come up with. I am running some things by him now but let's see what I can hatch up when I'm bored on the weekend.

becca69
03-25-2016, 06:25 AM
Looks like there are quite a few places that sell the foil. I'm not sure if we could order it for Jeff?? IDK what type of foil he needs... cold/hot, etc.

http://www.crownrollleaf.com/foils_holographic_patterns.html

http://www.infinityfoils.com/store/results_new.cfm?gid=11

http://www.holographic-foils.com/holographic-foil.html

jsmcmullen92
03-28-2016, 02:56 PM
So after a little back a forth with Jeff we came to the conclusion that his set up is not meant for over-sized cases. For the RP1 case I can only go to a maximum size of 8 inches up and down or left to right so to do the circles on the spine it would look off with a 1" gap on top and bottom since it's a 10.25" tall book. For the Martian we could do just a name plate for the front but we could not add anything to the spine due to size limitations. Anyone just wanting a case with no stamp whatsoever can still request one. I am confidant that he can create the case just the stamp is the issue.

So if anyone knows any other case makers let me know.
-Josh

jsmcmullen92
03-28-2016, 03:08 PM
So after a little back a forth with Jeff we came to the conclusion that his set up is not meant for over-sized cases. For the RP1 case I can only go to a maximum size of 8 inches up and down or left to right so to do the circles on the spine it would look off with a 1" gap on top and bottom since it's a 10.25" tall book. For the Martian we could do just a name plate for the front but we could not add anything to the spine due to size limitations. Anyone just wanting a case with no stamp whatsoever can still request one. I am confidant that he can create the case just the stamp is the issue.

So if anyone knows any other case makers let me know.
-Josh

Anubis2347
03-28-2016, 03:36 PM
What about 2 smaller stamps that combine to make the one whole design?

becca69
03-29-2016, 04:21 AM
Would RP1 work with the four circles (not including the Crown logo) centered on the spine and closer together?

And could The Martian just be reduced and closer together?