Brisbane SupaNova 2011 winds to a close

Well, I was sorry to see it end!  We had such fun here, met so many readers and made new friends.  Everything at the festival went absolutely as planned, and that is astonishing at such a large event!  So many volunteers turned out to make it a wonderful time for everyone.  And my very special thanks to Jade, who said she volunteered after she knew I’d be a guest there. What a compliment! 

I’m already looking forward to the next weekend at Melbourne for SupaNova there.  If you are waffling on whether you want to attend, I urge you to look at their website, and then take a chance.  I’ll wager you’ll have a great time.  I certainly did.

But before Melbourne SupaNova, I have a stop in Sydney at Dendy Theatre for a signing and reading   Wednesday April 6 at 6:30.   This event is sponsored byDymocks, and books will be available there.  There is even a special offer.  When you buy two books of a trilogy there, you can get the third one free.  I hope to see some Sydney readers there!

26 Responses to Brisbane SupaNova 2011 winds to a close

  1. 😛 REALLY looking forward to meeting you and getting a book or two signed next weekend! (HOW to decide which book/s?)

  2. Why, why, why do I have a maths exam on Wednesday? Oh well, I’ll just be comforted with your new book which is sitting on the shelf saying “Don’t study! Read me!”
    Enjoy Oz and Melbourne Supanova 🙂

  3. Thank you so much for signing a book each for me and Mike at the Supanova. It was great to meet you in person. Just a shame that our little boy Dash wouldn’t smile for you!

  4. Hi Robin,
    Just wanted to say thanks for coming to Brisbane, it was just amazing and special.
    You and Jack Vance take pride of place on my many book shelves 😀

    All the best from Ron,Emily and baby Alexander.

  5. Hi Robin,

    cool to see you have a blog and thanks for the book signing.

    Was stoked to find out you had another book out. Have fun on the rest of your trip!

    Jack

  6. Thank you so much for coming.
    I really enjoyed The Inheritance.
    Rosemary’s story was traumatic, and I loved re-visiting Homecoming after Legends 2.
    Reading what you wrote in my books afterwards was heart warming. I have to say you really completed the image of a wonderful person writing stories that touch the hearts of all of my friends and me. There is not a person I’ve forced to read your first book that has not gone on to read at least the entire six duchies and bingtown chronicles.

    Sorry for the long rant, I was hardly verbose at Supanova, I was meeting a hero.

    -Freya

  7. When I heard that you were coming to Brisbane I was very excited, you have been my favourite author since my mid-teens and I am always insisting people read the Farseer Trilogy (no suprises, but most people love it).

    Unfortunately, the night before the festival I had a severe allergic reaction which closed my throat, meaning I had to spend Sunday in the emergency ward! Needless to say, I was a bit upset as I knew it might be my only chance to meet you and let you know how much I have appreciated your work.

    That night I received a visit from my girlfriend and best-friend who had gone to SupaNova to have my favourite, worn copy of Royal Assassin signed for me. They also had a lovely note from you wishing me well and to get better soon.

    I know it may not seem like much, but I wanted to thankyou for writing this note for me. It truly cheered me and it will certainly have a special place on my bookshelf. Although I didn’t get to meet you I still feel incredibly lucky to not only have read such moving works but to have such caring friends who would do this for me. What started as a very depressing situation has become a simple joy that I will treasure for a long time.

    I know you’ve probably had your fill of fans telling you this after the weekend, but thankyou Robin, I truly appreciate your kindness.

  8. Hi Joshua!

    I hope you have discovered what it was that you had such a terrible reaction to! And that you are home and better by now.

    Whenever I see a really battered copy of a book, I feel very complimented. You should see my Fellowship of the Ring hardback that I’ve had since the late 60’s! Obviously a beloved book for me.

    I was surprised at how many people came to SupaNova carrying pounds and pounds of books to be signed for friends and family members. How devoted is that? So, I’m very impressed. You are obviously valued highly by your friends.

    I hope you recover quickly and that someday our paths can cross.

    Best wishes,

    Robin

  9. No, no, no! Study for the maths! The score may haunt you for a long time, whereas the book will always be there and waiting to be read at any time. More than once, even!
    Best of luck on your exam!

    Robin

  10. Wow. Next to JACK VANCE? That’s an incredible honor. My copy of Dying Earth is mostly a handful of pages held together by sheer love now!

    Robin

  11. Hi Freya!
    Was so glad to meet so many readers in Brisbane. SupaNova was the Best! I’m already looking forward to the Melbourne one.

    I hope you’ll like the Lindholm stories as well as the Hobb ones. I’m very curious as to how Hobb readers will feel about the Lindholm voice.

    Best wishes,

    Robin and Megan!

  12. Hi Robin,
    I’d also love to leave my appreciation about your presence at the Brisbane Supanova over the weekend! You gave me a great point about the cover of my book and I’m reading reading away so I know when to notice the importance of it 🙂 I’m really enjoying the character development and can’t wait to read the rest of the Farseer trilogy! I am glad to hear that you had such a lovely time in Brisbane. We love you here!
    Cheers,
    Jessica.

  13. Hi Robin,

    It turns out it was a grass allergy! So, I was unable to attend a Sci-Fi convention because of my grass allergies… There must be a joke in there somewhere.

    My battered copy of Royal Assassin now has now overtaken my Cormack McCarthy first editions in my bookshelf, I definitely know what you mean about worn copies meaning more. That being said, I have a habit of reading in the bath so when a book actually lasts long enough to look worn luck generally plays a role.

    I’m looking forward to reading The Inheritance, I have never read a Megan Lindholm book but I’m very intrigued.

    Joshua Roche

  14. Dear Robin
    I just received my copy of The Inheritance, thought I’d see when the next Rainwilds book came out, and stumbled on this thread. I do hope I can get to the Dendy after work to get a book signed maybe – during the past year your books have meant so much to me as I re-read them all and fell in love again with your wonderful people…

    I’m more excited than I can say to see this lovely cover on the bedside table beside me…..Another wonderful few days ahead! I’m one of those who have loved both Robin and Megan although I’ve started The Gypsy and am still not sure if I am on it’s wavelength yet 🙂

    And welcome to Australia!

  15. G’day everyone.

    For any of you who also went to Supernova in Brissie, was it only the newly-covered copies of The Reindeer People and Wolf’s Brother (which I bought) that were available from Lindholm stock for purchase?

    I know all the Hobb books were represented there (I bought more spares than I should’ve!) in the Dymocks stand but hope I didn’t bypass Ki and Vandien books etc that may have been right there in front of me?! I’m pretty sure there weren’t any but thought I’d best check after someone has asked about them.

    Thanks! :mrgreen:

    Netta

  16. Hi Netta!
    I think it was only Reindeer People and Wolf’s Brother that were in stock at the moment. But I think you could order the others at a bookstore or online site if you wished!
    Thanks for coming to see me at SupaNova!

    Robin

  17. Hi Jann! I’ll be hoping to see you tonight at the Dendy, then!
    The Jackie Morris covers are beautiful, aren’t they? Have you visited her website? You will really enjoy it.
    And let me know what you think of The Gypsy when you get a chance. Steve Brust and I had such fun writing together.

  18. Joshua, so glad you’re feeling better. A grass allergy? That’s going to be a bit hard to avoid! Best of luck on that and I hope they can find a way so you don’t have such an extreme reaction again!
    Let me know what you think of the Megan Lindholm stories when you get a chance, here or at meganlindholm.com

    Thanks!
    Robin

  19. Hi Jessica!
    Well, thanks so much for being at Brisbane. I felt very welcome and SupaNova treated all of us so well that I can’t wait to do the one in Melbourne! Australia has been great for me!

    Robin

  20. Hi Robin,
    So glad you’ve been treated well so far! I’m sure Melbourne will be the same 🙂
    and we hope you’ll come and visit us again sometime!
    Jessica.

  21. Oh Robin – her work is so lovely… thanks for the link. I am a bit in awe of her other works. I have loved the last series of your covers..

    I read Steven Brust’s “Freedom and Necessity” which was extraordinary – so I know it may just take a bit of time! I can’t imagine how that process of collaboration works….

    Sorry we didn’t turn on our best autumn weather for you.. but then you will go home to a wonderful spring! I hope 🙂

  22. I did really enjoy the Megan Lindholm stories too. I have a very special spot in my heart for political high fantasy. A spot that was created by you and is now inhabited by other authors like George R R Martin and… Well honestly only you and he do that style of novel any justice.

    My favourite of the Megan ones was A Touch of Lavender. So sad.

  23. Thankyou for that confirmation Robin and, yes, Jackie Morris has created some gorgeous works of art to complement your truly special words of art.

    Echoing Jessica’s sentiment, “We love you here!” 😀

  24. Running out of the hotel this morning, so I don’t get to respond to each post as I like to! Many thanks for all your good wishes. And yes, Jackie Morris is a treasure. You can buy all her children’s books and pretend they are gifts for children. And then, of course, keep them for yourself!!!

    Tonight I fly for Melbourne. Hope to see many readers there.

    Robin