RB Inteviews or Booksignings?

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23 March 2003, 01:47 AM
RB Inteviews or Booksignings?
Anyone know when Ray Bradbury may be appearing in Los Angeles anytime soon? I just missed one of his events this weekend--DRAT!

23 March 2003, 01:38 PM
You are not alone in your frustration. I received notice from a friend about Ray's appearance only hours before the event and couldn't go.

This message board is the best place to stay informed about Ray's appearances, so keep checking in. There is some sort of poetry reading event coming up, but I don't remember the details and can't find the post...can someone find it and bump it to the top please?

Don't even bother checking the "Appearances" page in the main web site. It's scarcely updated, and now they even have the audacity to refer people to the message board!
23 March 2003, 04:11 PM
Whoops, apparently the poetry event has come and gone. That makes two I missed!
23 March 2003, 04:56 PM
In Chicago at Columbia College on Tuesday night there is a video showing of a recent interview of Ray. It's part of a book/author week-long event there. It's not as good as seeing him in person, but it's something.

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23 March 2003, 11:12 PM
Does anyone think I should attempt to identify and contact Ray Bradbury's assistant? If he would only e-mail me about each appearance, I'll post them to the board as soon as possible!
24 March 2003, 12:00 AM
Nard Kordell

There used to be a ...Ruth Alben (think that's the correct spelling)...years ago arranged many of Ray's speaking schedules, if failing memory serves me right.... Do you recall her? If so, do you know if she's still around..and still have anything to do with Ray's appearances...?
24 March 2003, 03:07 AM
All I know is something about a mysterious grey-bearded "event Nazi."
24 March 2003, 08:52 AM
With regards to Imskippper's message, it is my understanding that a recent videotaped interview with Ray will be shown at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, March 25, 2003 in the Auditorium of the Harold Washington Public Library in downtown Chicago. The event is to be led by Ray's authorized biographer, Sam Weller, who apparently also did the interview. I suggest that anyone interested in attending contact the Library directly to confirm the date and time.
24 March 2003, 02:34 PM
Gosh, I always assumed the Event Nazi was part of the event staff -- but as much as it scares me to think he could have been Ray's assistant...go for it dandelion!
25 March 2003, 12:26 AM
Bill Phelps
So just who is this mysterious "event nazi" and how is he associated with Ray?
25 March 2003, 12:27 AM
Bill Phelps
Video interview with Ray Bradbury and authorized biographer Sam Weller is listed on the Chicago Public Library web site. It is Tuesday, March 25 at 7 pm. Sam Weller will be there.
25 March 2003, 01:36 AM
Bill Phelps,

I believe the event Nazi dandelion refers to is an unpleasant man in a bad suit I once ran into at Ray's Long Beach appearance in October. He was actively discouraging autographs at a reception and rushed Ray out of the green room against his wishes.

Read the post under Inspired by Ray/Long beach was fun.

At the time I assumed he was part of the event/organizer staff since he was so concerned about the schedule.
25 March 2003, 01:38 AM
Also keep an eye peeled on the Los Angeles Festival of Books for a possible Ray appearance. He was there last year.
25 March 2003, 06:12 AM
Nard Kordell
Upcoming in June 20-27, '03...
for all those somewheres aound LA.

Ray is Guest Speaker at the...

� Santa Barbara Writer's Conference �

...held at Westmont College, in Monticeto, California... right outside Santa Barbara. (That's about 100 miles north from LA, a quiet, scenic 2 hr drive).
Ray usually opens the session on a Friday, but best to check. Sometimes he also speaks on Saturday. Used to be $5.00 to get in to hear... but that was 10 +years ago. Let's 'guess' it's not more than 12- 15$

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25 March 2003, 11:02 AM
Nard Kordell
There are two events, less I am mistaken, concerning Ray and Columbia College. One in Chicago, the other West Coast.

Check it out...
click on, or type into finder:

for West Coast, when site opens, type ... Ray Bradbury ....into searchbox....
http://online.colum.edu/cgi-bin/htsearch?config=&restric t=&format=%3Cselect+name%3D%22format%22%3E%OD%OA%

for Chicago (tonight)...scroll down to Ray Bradbury section when site opens... http://online.colum.edu/calendar/

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