Tuesday, August 12, 2003

Late night line-up....

It's late at night, I've been to three Tori concerts in two days, and I have music to listen to before I go to sleep... in the meantime:

Just a link to Carol Lay's recent comic on It's about the comic book store case in Texas. With your untiring and much appreciate efforts for the CBLDF, I thought you might be interested.

Thanks for all the support,
Geoff Scott

it's a great comic. I wonder if Carol would let the CBLDF do it as a t-shirt or a poster.

Dear Mr. Gaiman,

I'm sorry to direct this to you, as it does not involve you in the slightest, but I've noticed that in the past, you have linked to Ms. Caitlin Kiernan's website. Recently, if you haven't noticed, her site seems to be experiencing some technical difficulties, i.e. "Page cannot be displayed." If you know the reason for this disruption, could you please post a little bitty note on your blog. If not, don't worry (I'm sure you won't, but it's the niceties right?) I'll just wait and hope she comes back.

Thanks much. Miriam. again, still in Nashville.

p.s. I just finished American Gods the other night. I loved it. And the ending at Rock City...well, I'm glad someone else can see TN's lovely world wonder for what it truly is. And appreciates the scary plastic elves.

Which arrived, along with an e-mail from the Queen of Cool, Caitlin herself, saying:

Dear Neil,

My website and discussion forum and blog *all* went down on Friday morning, which will teach me to trust friends with dubious, free server space. Hopefully, the site will be up again by Wednesday or Thursday - I'm having to have the URL redirected to a new server, which may not be free, but is in no way dubious. Meanwhile, the blog has been placed, temporarily, at, and I'll keep people posted from there about the restoration of the website and the creation of a new discussion forum.

Could you please post something to this effect is your journal? Or just quote the above? We have a lot of readers in common and I'm having a hell of a time getting the word out. I would appreciate it enormously and show my appreciation with something wonderful whenever I see you again (it will happen, eventually).

There. A public service performed.

Lots of messages in from people who didn't come over and say hullo at the Chicago gigs....

Patrick Nielson Hayden writes to say:

-- SLATE elevates you to an interesting status, in a piece about e-text
book piracy:

"Now, academic texts aren't likely to fuel a roaring black market trade.
And it's hard to imagine anyone going out of their way to pirate
collections of literary short fiction or novels (bar the occasional cult
figure like Thomas Pynchon or Neil Gaiman)."



and to finish, something wonderfully trivial...


Sorry to bother you again, but I've just finished Good Omens, a book I've been meaning to read for about eight years. I've long been a fan of Terry Pratchett's although I've not read anything of his for years, and when I first encountered the book, I didn't know who you were, so I was a bit supsicious about one of my favourite writers collaborating with some unknown fellow.

Greatly enjoyed it, but what I really wanted to ask was which one of you came up with the scene at the beginning of "Saturday", which is set in/near my home town of Uckfield? I suspect it's you, based on all those Pooh Corner references in Sandman, but I wanted to make sure.

Thanks and sorry again for bothering you,

Kelvin Green

That was me. Between 1987 and 1992 I lived in Nutley, the next village along (in a building which is still there, and can be found in Coraline...)