Monday, July 25, 2011

Edinburgh


Well now... this IS interesting.

As you may or may not know, I’m heading over to Edinburgh on the 15th of August for the Book Festival. It’s a big festival, one of the best-known in the world, and I’m happy to be a part of it. Some of you from this Blog are going, and a few weeks ago one of you asked if Death Bringer would be available to buy on the day. I laughed, shook my head in a wise sort of way, and gently told the lad that no, it will not be available, and that he’d have to wait a further two weeks like everyone else. The start of September, I said, is when it will be unleashed. Not even the legendary Edinburgh Book Festival will get my publishers to change their mind about THAT.

Ahem.

And so I must backtrack, and eat my words, and announce that yes indeedy, Death Bringer will be available to buy at the Edinburgh Book Festival...!

We’re releasing it two weeks early so that the readers who attend the event can be the first to get the book signed- but there are some rules.

Rule Number One: The book will ONLY be available to buy for FOUR HOURS on the 15th. Once those four hours are up, the remaining books will be packed up and hidden away until the proper release date.

Rule Number Two: Those who DO attend and who DO buy the book must swear a solemn oath to NOT divulge ANY spoilers, not matter how much others may beg. ESPECIALLY not the twist in the middle!

Rule Number Three: Do not talk about Fight Club.

Over the next few days we’ll be putting up various things on the Skulduggery website and Forums and Facebook pages with more details about what’s going on, ticket information, things like that. For those of you who can go, the chance to get the book early is pretty cool. For those of you who can’t go... well... at least you’ll only have another two weeks to wait...

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Taia-DeMars said...

green is a colour :P

Taia-DeMars said...

Yaay!! *grins*

*realises there's nobody to celebrate with*

*tries to think of a good dedication*

blubber2000 said...

OMGH! people mite actualy c my comment now! just 2 say Derek Landy and Skulldugery PLeasent are AWSOME!!!!!!

Taia-DeMars said...

I dedicate this page to...
Myself. MWAAAHAAAHAAAAHAAA!!

No.

I dedicate this page to all the people of Blogland, because they deserve having this page dedicated to them.

Oh, and oranges. Oranges and cookies must also be metioned in this dedication, becuse they're nice to me, and they'll always be there (hopefully) - Much like those people I mentioned in the first half of this dedication.

Taia-DeMars said...

MASTER DEREK!!
Apparantly, I MIGHT be able to come to Dublin some time this week (though I have no idea when...) And I would REALLY like to meet you!

And... You'd like to meet me, right? Your little minion who likes oranges?

Um... So, please reply if you're in Dublin then, because it would be amaazing you are.

Your Loyal minion,

Me.

And, Sorry if I'm annoying you, because I probably am. It's a talent of mine, being annoying. It's just pure skill. So yeah, sorry. Unless I'm not annoying you, in which case this whole paragraph was pretty pointless, and a waste of time.
Sorry.

*Places a carrot on the table of Taia's offerings*

Ann Marie said...

Did somebody say POTATOES?

Nobody will miss them with all the sandwiches and oranges and this carrot here.

*steals potatoes*

Isobel said...

okkkkkaaayyyyy.....I know this is out of the blue and out of place but...My Grandfather just died. it was quite sudden for me. My mum just told me. She called my place at home and yeah...She said "Grandpa has passed away" and I think she said it like that to make it sound more peaceful. Let me get this straight, I didn't really like my grandfather. He was inflexible, snappy, formal, unpleasant, not able to take a joke and self pitying. But maybe that's unfair, I never really knew him. Our grandparent's house was 2-3 hours drive away. We live in Sydney, they lived in Canberra. we went their every holidays, and I hated the stays there. when I was five, I would run away from him when I heard him coming down the hall. When Mum said it: "Grandpa has passed away" I used to think that I would feel relieved when he was dead. It's NOTHING like that. At first shock. my mind went completely blank. Mum sounded calm for having one of her parents die, but Dad said she was probably in shock. anyway, I have no idea why I posted this here... I was just checking the blog when the phone rang. I feel strange. it's like someone sucked out the insides of my heart. Painless and numb. It's strange to think that I will never again unwittingly make grandpa angry. It's an easy thing to do really. It's strange, suddenly, when someone dies, they become an angel. Everyone forgets every bad thing they've done in their life.



When the reality of it kicks in, I'm not sure how I'll react. I don't think I'll cry, but it's just a taste of the shock that comes with a death of someone you knew well.

Rachel said...

I be-ith here-ith!!!

:P hey all!

for those who cant come to Edinburgh, check this if u want:

http://rachelsanythinggoes.blogspot.com/2011/07/message-from-minions.html

:P and Ann! Part 9 is up if u ever want to read it :)

Ann Marie said...

@ Isobel - I'm not sure you want condolences, but I'll offer them anyway. *hugs* Peace and love to you and your family.

Good morning, Rachel! Ooh, something to read! I should really be working on dinner, but... *shrugs*

Rachel said...

Morning Ann! What time is it in sunny america? :)

Rachel said...

:) just readin Dark Days for the second time ever! have mostly forgotten it...but thought i should recap before Death Bringer... Onyhoo! on page 60! *does a dance*

...but only after about an hours reading...

:P

Isobel said...

Oh thanks Ann! lol people i meet online are like nicer than people in real life!

Rachel said...

:P But we're real too...i hope

*starts poking self in a panic*

Aquila Felis said...

Hi all!
*pokes Rachel*
Yup, you're real. :P

^^

Isobel said...

I am meant to be in bed right now it's 9;30 in australia, but i have amazing sneaking skills, so i got back on the computer. I THINK I"LL TRRRYYYYYYY DEEEEEFFYYYYYINNNNNNGGGG MY PARENTS JUST BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE IT!!!!!!!!!!!


sorry, i just like wicked

Ann Marie said...

@Rachel: Not sunny at all - will be pretty soon, though. 5:30am right now, was 3:30 when you asked. Sorry for disappearing, right when I hit post everyone came out and started making hungry noises at me. Apparently they think my time is better spent feeding them than reading. Whatever.

I do have to go to bed now, though. Night all!

Rachel said...

does that make you nocturnal? :P

Night Annn!!!

Rowena said...

reading your blog is so similar reading the parts of your books where Gordon Edgley appears, its great

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Hi everybody!

@Isobel
I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family find comfort during this time.

I would say more, but my keyboard is being horrible. :(

*hugs Isobel*

Flame Phoneix said...

hi

Bethany said...

Also, Derek, thank you for recommending Divergent. It's exactly what a book SHOULD be

Dragona Pine said...

Have to go now. Night guys!

nights.raven said...

hey everyone

Flame Phoneix said...

Yeah I'm reading divergent too

nights.raven said...

hi flame, how r u?

Flame Phoneix said...

I'm fine

Flame Phoneix said...

Aru goin 2 edinburgh?

Flame Phoneix said...

Derek please post tour dates!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

nights.raven said...

:)
nope, unfortunetly *sulks* i live in america

nights.raven said...

lol

Flame Phoneix said...

I live in Ireland goin on hols anyway

Flame Phoneix said...

I wish I could go tho as most of my favourite authors wil be there......

nights.raven said...

i wish u could go too :)

Rachel said...

Heya! :P

check this guys! tis mostly for folks who CANT go the edinburgh thing...

:P

how u all this fine evening?

Rachel said...

LOL... forgot to even post the link! ... must be gettin late :P

http://rachelsanythinggoes.blogspot.com/2011/07/message-from-minions.html

nights.raven said...

hi rachel
im fine, how r u?

nights.raven said...

lol

Rachel said...

:D I'm good thanks Raven!

:Pjust been readin Dark Days for the past 6 hours or so... a bit bleary eyed O.O

nights.raven said...

:)

lol

Flame Phoneix said...

Derek tour dates??????

nights.raven said...

anyone on?

nights.raven said...

i g2g, ill be on tomorrow sometime *waves* bye all

Venice Rain said...

hello?
srsly?
no one?

Valkyrie Cain said...

YO! Nobody answered my question!!! When are the Valkyrie Cain movie auditions and where are they?????

Skyril said...

They aren't doing stuff like that yet, Valkyrie.
Read this post

http://dereklandy.blogspot.com/2011/06/ow-im-sore.html

Ann Marie said...

Valkyrie, I seriously doubt anyone knows at this point. Derek posted just recently that he was talking to different movie companies, and had yet to make a decision as to which, if any, would get the honors.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Hey everyone.
:D

Ann Marie said...

Hi! Milking, not here!

Ann Marie said...

Ok, I'm back. Hi Skyril! Hi Kal! How's your computer?

Ann Marie said...

.... :-(

Ann Marie said...

*misses all the people on vacation*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Hi.Not here either. *whispers* Am busy stealing Ann's milk.
REG

*dashes madly away with two pails of milk*

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

*jumps on a get away goat and makes her escape*

Ann Marie said...

*wonders if Kallista can guess which pail the dog drank from*

:-D

Ann Marie said...

*jumps on other goat to pursue*

*goat collapses under weight* Oops...

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Have to go. keyboard is faili me.
Night Ann. * hugs her*

Ann Marie said...

(((Kallista)))) goodnight!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

any one on?

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

Ann..you still there??

Ann Marie said...

I'm still here!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

HUZZAH!!!

Skulgirl13 A.K.A Deryn Mellifluous said...

uhhhggg forget i was here OOOOO IM A GHOST!! *really i just need to go to sleep new poem thingy on my blog*

GOODNIGHT DEREK LANDY'S BLOG!!!

Ann Marie said...

How are you?

Ann Marie said...

Ack, I don't refresh the page often enough. Goodnight!

Tiny1 said...

Oh I'm so sad :( I'm going up there TWO DAYS after you go there. Aargh, why couldn't my holiday be earlier hmmm?
:)

Flame Phoneix said...

HEY! HEY! WHO IS HERE? HEY! HEY!

Dragona Pine said...

http://dragonapine.blogspot.com/2011/08/demonata-fanfiction-part-six.html


New fanfic on my blog.

Ann Marie said...

I'm here for a few minutes. Good morning! Anyone?

Ann Marie said...

And time for bed. Goodnight!

Ayesha said...

derek!!!! its not fair i wont be able to meet you because you aren't doing a book signing near manchester and that was the only way i could meet you, now i will have to wait till next year, its not fair!!!!
*sit in a corner and cries*

:'(

Crimson Nightmare said...

For Aquila:

Name: Rabbit Ivory

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Powers: Adept, can shape-shift into a hare, and is psychic.

Additional dets.: Is embarrassed cos shes a hare, but her name is Rabbit, is a really fast runner.

Looks: Long glossy black shoulder-length hair, pale skin, teal eyes.

Clothing: Plain black Doc. Martins, skinny black jeans, black and blue striped baggy tee-shirt.

Favourite Weapons: Two daggers, she has excellent aim with knives etc

Personality: Cheerful, friendly, easily scared.

Kallista Pendragon- The Beautiful Goddess Queen said...

Derek has posted again.

Blood Butterflies said...

HI GUYS!

Taia-DeMars said...

Master Derek!!

Please ignore all previous annoying comments.
I'm back home now, didn't get to go to Ireland...
Well, Maybe next time...? *looks hopeful*

Sci Phoenix said...

We have a problem. You write much slower than I read. So could you please speed up by some factor 365?

Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace said...

I was so young.

Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace said...

Also an egg.

Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace said...

Shhhhh.

Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace said...

Hush.

Octaboona Ambrosius: Horace said...

Boop.

Taia DeMars, Inesculent Bean of Written Ramblings (and Dinosaur Enthusiast) said...

*sighs*

I never did get to visit Ireland...


Also:




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