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Ok everyone... update time:

I had breakfast with Neil and Kitty from Neverwear on Tuesday, and we did some Super Sekrit Plotting, and have decided that:

A) Neil is behind it 100% and will blog/tweet when it goes up.
B) eBay Really Truly is the Best Option for the Greatest Impact
C) Everything will be posted at once

What ebay ID is going to be used is still up in the air. I don't have one/seller rating/etc. So, something is in the works.

More info when I have it....


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Simmons: "Oh, shut up! Your armor's pink."
 
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PS: Neil did say that GMZoe should just buy it all at premium prices so it's over quick and easylike.

=)


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Simmons: "Oh, shut up! Your armor's pink."
 
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Good to know that you are getting a plug, for maximum return!

(And why GMZoe? Is he a seekrit millionaire or something?)


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That's just awesome Walker!

I won't be able to really afford anything at what it's worth/what it should go for at auction, but I'd still like to send you something. Paypal is obviously easiest for me, but it'll mean that you pay fees (and there is something on paypal about micropayments - it's for small businesses that don't get paid a lot for a low volume of items. I looked into it when I set things up to sell my hat patterns online and it's been a while since I did it, so I don't remember exactly what it was) so if you do set up a paypal account, please let me know that info. I'd also be willing to just mail a check, if you have a snail mail address. PM me/facebook message with info.


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That's great news! I'm sending *vibes* for an awesome sale. You deserve better then all the crap life has thrown at you lately.


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quote:
Originally posted by Hive:
Walker, might you be willing to reveal your ebay ID here (if it's not your real name) or in a PM? That way I can take a look on the open market, as it were, and then if I do win anything I'll know I'll have paid you a fair price for it.

(I'm not making suggestions direct to you because I have no idea what anything is worth, and I don't want to mess up - I imagine other people here are much more au fait about these things than me, and know what to offer!)


Seconded!

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Originally posted by Saint NightWalker:
Ok everyone... update time:

I had breakfast with Neil and Kitty from Neverwear on Tuesday, and we did some Super Sekrit Plotting, and have decided that:

A) Neil is behind it 100% and will blog/tweet when it goes up.
B) eBay Really Truly is the Best Option for the Greatest Impact
C) Everything will be posted at once

What ebay ID is going to be used is still up in the air. I don't have one/seller rating/etc. So, something is in the works.

More info when I have it....


Awesome! You should have be all set, then, with the hordes that NG commands. Big Grin Best of luck!




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quote:
Originally posted by Saint NightWalker:
Ok everyone... update time:

I had breakfast with Neil and Kitty from Neverwear on Tuesday, and we did some Super Sekrit Plotting, and have decided that:

A) Neil is behind it 100% and will blog/tweet when it goes up.
B) eBay Really Truly is the Best Option for the Greatest Impact
C) Everything will be posted at once

What ebay ID is going to be used is still up in the air. I don't have one/seller rating/etc. So, something is in the works.

More info when I have it....
This is a good thing. Not necessarily for my ability to acquire any of your swag, but for the purpose for which you need. I'll definitely be on the lookout though.


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FWIW, I've used ebay a few times with great results, and it was very easy. The only advice I can give it to pay attention to your auction ending times when you set it up to get maximum bidding. I think most guides I looked at recommended weeknights at a time that works well across all US timezones. Almost all of my bids came right at the end.


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I've taken Maeve's advice, and set up a Paypal account for straight charity donations.

PM me for details if you'd like to go this route (I think it's just my paypal email address, right?).

Everyone that sends money, I'll make sure to get something cool to you from somewhere at some point in the near future when things settle down.

Good news is that I'm in the process of securing a new place to live. Now I just need to get this auction up and running in order to pay the first month's rent/etc. and move in.

I've never had to ask for help of this magnitude before, so it's a little awkward for me. Please bear with me.

Thanks.


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Donut: "Oh man, that is a BURN. Dude, you just got BURNED. BURN, dude. BURN."
Simmons: "Oh, shut up! Your armor's pink."
 
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~~vibes~~ So sorry to hear what you're going through, and really, truly sorry that you're having to sell such personal items to get through it. I hope the auctions go well, and know that the board is here when you need us


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Ditto what fionchadd said -- I couldn't think of a way to say it better. Smile




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Update:

Things are moving quickly. There is pre-buzz forming from the post in the Neverwear blog.

I have taken pictures and written descriptions of everything. Done a bio.

More when I know...


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Donut: "Oh man, that is a BURN. Dude, you just got BURNED. BURN, dude. BURN."
Simmons: "Oh, shut up! Your armor's pink."
 
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Here are some descriptions of the items as well, as far as I can do research/remember/ask Neil/etc.

Red Temmoku Bowl: Contains Clay from Neil's House.

This clay bowl was acquired by me during the Fiddler's Green Auction
in November of 2004. It was made by John Singer of Joss Research. It
is the only one of it's kind, completely hand made and glazed, and
John used brick clay from under Neil's House to mix into the bowl and
the glaze. The red color and subtle yellow flecks in the glaze make
this a truly beautiful piece, and one of my favorites. More
information can be learned from:
http://jossresearch.org/2011/0...-glazes-red-temmoku/

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George Walker Wood Cuts

These are prints of images from the Biting Dog Press edition of Murder
Mysteries: A Play For Voices. Neil adapted his own short story into
this play (which was broadcast by the SciFi Channel's Seeing Ear
Theatre, starring Brian Dennehy).

The prints were of images found in the extremely limited run of the
book. The prints were not readily available to the public (each print
only had 50 copies), and the Artist Proofs definitely were not. Each
one is signed/numbered (or indicated to be an Artist Proof) by George
Walker, and being a woodcut prints, each one is subtly different from
others of it's kind.

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Stranger Kaddish - Signed

This is a copy of the little-known anthology from Aardwolf Publishing
that Neil's "One Life Furnished In Early Moorcock" appears in. It is
in very good condition, signed with a pen by Neil on his listing in
the Table of Contents.

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Sandman - Preludes and Nocturnes (German?) - Signed

This is a Large Format trade paperback edition of Sandman - Preludes
and Nocturnes... in German. At least, I think it's German. Regardless,
the book is in fine condition (there is visible wear on the edges),
but it has a fantastic illustration of Dream and a signature by Neil.

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Now We are Sick - Signed

Now We Are Sick is an anthology edited by Neil and Stephen Jones. It
contains playful, frightening, and downright hysterical poems from
some of the best authors in Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror. Very
Good condition, signed on the title page.

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Legend of the Green Flame

The story behind this one is crazy: Neil wrote a draft of the script
for Mark Waid long ago prior to Black Orchid being published. Everyone
liked the script, but due to a problem with retroactive continuity,
the script no longer made sense, so DC Comics shelved the idea. To
make a long story short, Neil became insanely popular, DC wanted to
cash in on his name, and they looked for the script and could not find
it. Neil didn't have a copy either. Thankfully, he had sent a few
copies to friends, and the book was finally published in 2000.

This is in Very Fine condition, signed on the title page.

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1993 Chicago ComicCon Guest of Honor Ashcan

These are growing hard to find, if any are left. There were two
editions: Red Cover was signed and limited to 2500, Grey Cover was
unsigned. This is #1111 of 2500, and in extremely good/near mint
condition. Neil has not only signed it, but decorated the sunglasses,
and even points out that #1111 is indeed a Cool Number!

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Snow, Glass, Apples

One of the hardest chapbooks to find. There were only 5000 of them,
and they were produced in 1994 by Dreamhaven Press with illustrations
by Charles Vess. The beige cover and paper were hand selected to tie
in with the story itself. It is signed on the title page. These are so
sought after that "bootleg" counterfeit editions have been made. This
copy is in very excellent/near mint condition.

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On Cats And Dogs

The other of the Hard To Find chapbooks, this contains the first ever
printing of Neil's story "The Price" (now being adapted into a short
film by D. Christopher Salmon). One of 5000, this contains images of
pieces done by Lisa Snellings. Signed on the title page, and in fine
condition.

--

Stardust Limited Edition Advance Reading Copy, Slipcased, #34 of 250

One of the rarest versions of Stardust, this is a limited edition
Advance Reading Copy. Comes with a decorated slipcase, and original
press release from Spike Books. Printed in August 1998, only 1000 of
these Advance Reading Copies were slipcased, with 250 of them being
numbered and signed.

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Coraline (1st edition, 1st Printing, Signed)

This is a 1st/1st of Coraline, in very good condition, signed by Neil
with a very good illustration of a Rat.

--

Beowulf Script - Signed by Neil

This one is crazy. This is a draft of the script of the animated film
Beowulf by Neil Gaiman and Roger Avery. The draft is dated June 10,
1997 and has "Registered: WGA/w Copyright 1997" on it. It is also
signed across the front. When I gave it to Neil to sign one night, he
paused, looked at me, and asked me directly: "Where the hell did you
get this?" I honestly couldn't remember. This was 10 years before the
film was released.

--

Signed Reading Copy of "October In The Chair"

This isn't something normal, either. When Neil does a reading/signing
and he wants to read something that hasn't been published yet, he
prints them out in large format and clips them together. This is a
pre-published copy of "October In The Chair", a 2003 story that won a
Locus Award for Best Short Story. "October In The Chair" was later
published in the collections Fragile Things, and M Is For Magic.

--

Issues of The Magian Line

The Magian Line was a Neil Gaiman Newsletter created from a
conversation between Neil and Sadie on Compuserve. Running
sporadically between April '93 and the Spring of 1998, this was a
hard-copy newsletter mailed out to subscribers. The issues shown are:
Magian Line 1.1, April, 1993, Magian Line 1.2, July, 1993, Magian Line
1.3, September, 1993, Magian Line 1.4, February, 1994, Neil Gaiman
Bibliography, August, 1996

The issues contain interviews with Neil, original art, original lyrics
from Neil ("Post Mortem Of Our Love" in 1.2 and "All-Purpose Folk
Song" in 1.4), and even book reviews of what Neil was reading at the
time.

These are not only extremely limited in quantity, finding 4
individual, sequential issues like this is very rare.

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Randy Bowen "Sandman / Ramadan" Limited Edition Statue (with box!)

This is the much sought after Randy Bowen Sandman Statue depicting
Dream in an iconic sequence in Sandman #50 "Distant Mirrors -
Ramadan". Based on the illustration by P. Craig Russell, this statue
shows Dream holding a crystal sphere. This is the Signed/Numbered
limited edition, #417 of 7000. The Statue is in perfect condition (no
fading, chips, paint missing, etc), and does come with the original
box.


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Donut: "Oh man, that is a BURN. Dude, you just got BURNED. BURN, dude. BURN."
Simmons: "Oh, shut up! Your armor's pink."
 
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Ho-lee-crap! I don't think I have enough pennies to win any of these, but I will definitely be watching. One never knows Smile

And it should go without saying that this is truly shitty that you're in this situation and having to take such drastic measures. While I'm amazed at the rarity of the stuff you're selling, and think you're going to be making some people/collectors very happy, there isn't any part of me remotely happy to see you doing this, Walker. Still, here we are, and I do hope you're able to make the best of this.


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Ditto what fionchadd said -- I couldn't think of a way to say it better. Smile


Double ditto. :: hugs ::


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Hey all...

The buzz groweth, thanks to Cat and the folks at Neverwear:

http://kittysneverwear.blogspo...estopening-soon.html

Check out the picture. I have uncovered a few of the hasn't-been-seen-for-over-a-decade Last Angel Tour posters for the LA Stop.

These are going up as well.

Stay tuned for actual auction dates.

Thanks again for everyone's well wishes and help.


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Donut: "Oh man, that is a BURN. Dude, you just got BURNED. BURN, dude. BURN."
Simmons: "Oh, shut up! Your armor's pink."
 
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...aaaaaaand Neil just tweeted it.

Oh my.


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Donut: "Oh man, that is a BURN. Dude, you just got BURNED. BURN, dude. BURN."
Simmons: "Oh, shut up! Your armor's pink."
 
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I'm glad to see there's a donate button, too, for those of us who may not be able to swing one of the collectibles or one-of-a-kinds.

I wish you all the best.


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...

A few last minute additions, some tweaking, and such.

...

Stay tuned for more info...


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Donut: "Oh man, that is a BURN. Dude, you just got BURNED. BURN, dude. BURN."
Simmons: "Oh, shut up! Your armor's pink."
 
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...prepare for launch...


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Donut: "Oh man, that is a BURN. Dude, you just got BURNED. BURN, dude. BURN."
Simmons: "Oh, shut up! Your armor's pink."
 
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