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On September 23, 2013, the Palms-Rancho Park Branch Library near Ray Bradbury's Cheviot Hills home was dedicated to Ray. There was a panel discussion on that date which included Steven Paul Leiva, George Clayton Johnson, and the inimitable Harlan Ellison. For me, the funniest part of the talk is listening to Harlan Ellison describe his horror at Ray signing books from his collection with his usual black Sharpie, due to the fact the ink would leak through the signed page. At one point, Harlan says he begged Ray not to use a Sharpie, but that Ray came at him with "a marker that was as big as Lithuania"! The link below will take you to a video that very entertaining talk. (A warning to the sensitive: Harlan Ellison uses some very colorful language in his remarks.)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD5zfBTy16k
 
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Haha, speaking of bad autograph pens, it reminds me of a story a few years ago....

Long story short, I entered a lego stop-motion animation into the "ninjago movie" contest and was awarded a prize, after signing away my rights to Warner Bros and the filmmakers.
Here's my entry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGw_X5ZZ7ho
A few months later they released the second trailer in which they'd totally ripped off my bus gag http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5JV3nVOLMA&t=0m46s
and all the TV spots included that gag and everything. What could I say?
I recieved a number of prizes such as fantastic lego sets and a book of the artwork of the movie, signed by the film's directors. They used icky sticky gold paint pens that made the pages stick together. Ugh what a nightmare. I then applied to work on the next lego movie, since they loved my gags so much.... no reply.
 
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