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Dan Hocker
03-05-2012, 04:08 PM
Contest is over. Here are the winners.

Teriw - 1st Prize - Smoke and Mirrors ARC
Robert Fulman - 2nd Prize - Screamplays ARC
jhanic - 3rd Prize - The Dropper ARC

If each of you could please go ahead and send me a message with your CD store account email address I can look up your account info and get these sent out to you asap. If you don't have a CD account, I'll just need your name and address. Congratulations everyone! Hopefully we can do some more of these this year.

Martin
03-05-2012, 04:20 PM
Congratulations to the winners, great promo Dan. Thanks!

TerryE
03-05-2012, 04:22 PM
And let's hope some of the newcomers will stick around.

thelion
03-05-2012, 04:40 PM
Congrats to the winners and thanks for the contest! It brought me out of hiding again so I'll try and keep up on posting some more... :D

Ben Staad
03-05-2012, 06:40 PM
Congrats to the winners!

Teriw
03-05-2012, 06:46 PM
Holy shit. I won. Lol. Was hoping for second prize but I guess now ill be checking out some new authors.

jhanic
03-05-2012, 06:50 PM
PM sent. Thanks VERY much!

John

JDar.
03-05-2012, 07:03 PM
CONGRATS - nice ARCs



Contest is over. Here are the winners.

. . . Hopefully we can do some more of these this year.

Yes please. :cool:

Jan

Robert Fulman
03-05-2012, 07:12 PM
Holy shit. I won. Lol. Was hoping for second prize but I guess now ill be checking out some new authors.I would be willing to swap prizes with you.

Also: Woo-hoo!

th3l0rd
03-05-2012, 07:14 PM
too bad for me. But remember that I have a lot of room just in case you have to clean up the warehouse, Dan :)

Teriw
03-05-2012, 07:34 PM
I would be willing to swap prizes with you.

Also: Woo-hoo!

If your sure ill PM Dan about it.

Robert Fulman
03-05-2012, 07:44 PM
If it's possible for them to do it, logistically speaking, then it's okay with me.

Dan Hocker
03-05-2012, 07:58 PM
If it's possible for them to do it, logistically speaking, then it's okay with me.

Done

Robert Fulman
03-05-2012, 08:03 PM
I declare myself first-prize winner (de facto).

Teriw
03-05-2012, 08:05 PM
OMG, you guys are awesome!!!! Thank you Dan and Cemetery Dance and Thank you Robert!

Grant Wootton
03-05-2012, 08:18 PM
Way to go winner dudes (and dudette, Teri) congratz !!!!! Again, a great idea Dan !!!! :cool:

Dan Hocker
03-05-2012, 08:47 PM
Maybe next time I'll figure out some sort of game to go with it.

Teriw
03-05-2012, 08:50 PM
No games, I suck at games and would like to win again. lol

C.W. LaSart
03-05-2012, 09:27 PM
Congrats Winners!

TerryE
03-05-2012, 09:33 PM
Yes, games

bookworm 1
03-05-2012, 09:47 PM
Reindeer games:confused:Congats to the winners.Terri you should have kept the first book,it would have introduced you to new authors and you really could have become one of us.Poor but with great looking books:o
Yes, games

srboone
03-06-2012, 02:45 AM
Congrats to all the winners: Teri Mike & John! and thank to CD for the great give away idea! Here's to more in the future.

Teriw
03-06-2012, 02:46 AM
There's new authors in screamplays too though. Plus the last thing i need is new authors to collect im already poor and trying to collect sk.

Teriw
03-06-2012, 02:46 AM
squire do u EVER log out?

Tasmaniac
03-06-2012, 06:24 AM
Many congrats to the winners! (as I smile through the pain! :p)

Games? May I suggest a horror themed, three line poetry challenge?

srboone
03-06-2012, 06:32 AM
squire do u EVER log out?

no, it gives me the omnipresent mystique. Or maybe makes me look lazy...

peteOcha
03-06-2012, 07:58 AM
What is this "log out" you speak of...?? :confused: And why would anyone want to do it? :confused:

srboone
03-06-2012, 08:12 AM
http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kwu4qvVYgx1qa9armo1_500.jpg

Tito_Villa
03-06-2012, 08:27 AM
Congratulations to the winners!!!

peteOcha
03-06-2012, 08:42 AM
Lol, Squire. :)

Ah, so this "logging out" business means taking a dump, now i see! :)

srboone
03-06-2012, 08:47 AM
Teri seems kinda strange. She fits in nicely, don't you think?;)

Grant Wootton
03-06-2012, 04:05 PM
Teri seems kinda strange. She fits in nicely, don't you think?;)

5141

Uhuh, yeppers ;)

ozmosis7
03-06-2012, 04:47 PM
Gratz to the winners! Great opportunity once again. Thanks CD!

Teriw
03-06-2012, 05:39 PM
I think I'm here more than Facebook now...and that's a lot.

Hedda Gabler
03-07-2012, 04:06 AM
So jealous! Congrats you guys.

Teriw
03-07-2012, 09:40 PM
Done

Done? You sure because I just got an email saying my smoke and mirrors order has shipped?

jhanic
03-08-2012, 12:56 AM
My ARC of The Dropper should be in my hands tomorrow.

John

Ben Staad
03-08-2012, 01:02 AM
My ARC of The Dropper should be in my hands tomorrow.

John

Don't rub it in! LOL and J/K

Robert Fulman
03-08-2012, 01:15 AM
My ARC, which is either Screamplays or Smoke & Mirrors, will be in my hands tomorrow as well.

Ben Staad
03-08-2012, 01:18 AM
My ARC, which is either Screamplays or Smoke & Mirrors, will be in my hands tomorrow as well.

Now you guys are just pushing it! :)

Teriw
03-08-2012, 01:35 AM
Well ill be waiting til sometime between friday and a month from now depending on customs. They've only ever held me up once though.

jhanic
03-08-2012, 03:52 PM
Here it is:

http://i469.photobucket.com/albums/rr60/johnhanic/Other_Proofs/Dropperproof.jpg

I plan on starting it tomorrow.

John

Grant Wootton
03-08-2012, 04:11 PM
Wow John, that was a quick shipment - nice one !!!! :cool:

jhanic
03-08-2012, 05:44 PM
It sounds like a VERY interesting story. I'm kind of anxious to start it.

John

srboone
03-08-2012, 07:14 PM
It's a terrrifc book, John. Enjoy. (I've only heard it read by the author.)

Teriw
03-08-2012, 08:35 PM
My ARC, which is either Screamplays or Smoke & Mirrors, will be in my hands tomorrow as well.

I dont know if you got it yet or not but I did confirm with Dan that he made the swap but didnt change the order itself so you will be getting Smoke and Mirrors regardless of what the email said.

Robert Fulman
03-08-2012, 10:24 PM
I did receive Smoke and Mirrors today, and it is large and very cool looking.

Teriw
03-08-2012, 10:32 PM
No pictures? I'd like to see what I gave up..lol

Robert Fulman
03-08-2012, 10:56 PM
Here it is, compared with SoD II:

5197

And here is what one of the scripts looks like:

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Teriw
03-08-2012, 11:08 PM
If only I had any idea of how big SOD 2 is. Can pretty well tell by the pic anyway though. Very nice. Will post mine in a week or so (hopefully)

Dan Hocker
03-09-2012, 03:45 AM
Smoke and Mirror and Screamplays are going to be two huge books when they are done. The ARC's are at least twice as thick as the SOD V2 arc. Which means the book is probably going to about twice as thick as SOD V2 at that large trim size. I can't wait.

Martin
03-09-2012, 03:46 AM
You sir are not the only one!
Smoke and Mirror and Screamplays are going to be two huge books when they are done. The ARC's are at least twice as thick as the SOD V2 arc. Which means the book is probably going to about twice as thick as SOD V2 at that large trim size. I can't wait.

Teriw
03-09-2012, 06:27 AM
Apparently it takes 3 or more days for the Md usps offices to sort their international mail. Mines still in Baltimore. I hate waiting..lol.

Brian James Freeman
03-09-2012, 04:25 PM
Yeah, I think the SMOKE & MIRRORS and SCREAMPLAYS review copies had to be printed at smaller trim size (8.5 X 11, maybe?) because of the limitations of our ARC printer. These are going to be BIG books. :)

Brian

Dan Hocker
03-09-2012, 05:01 PM
Yeah, I think the SMOKE & MIRRORS and SCREAMPLAYS review copies had to be printed at smaller trim size (8.5 X 11, maybe?) because of the limitations of our ARC printer. These are going to be BIG books. :)

Brian

Yea that makes sense.

bookworm 1
03-09-2012, 09:55 PM
Guess I better reinforce my book shelves:o
Yeah, I think the SMOKE & MIRRORS and SCREAMPLAYS review copies had to be printed at smaller trim size (8.5 X 11, maybe?) because of the limitations of our ARC printer. These are going to be BIG books. :)

Brian

Teriw
03-11-2012, 01:30 AM
Here it is, compared with SoD II:

5197

And here is what one of the scripts looks like:

5198


Did you read it yet? I'm curious what you thought?

Robert Fulman
03-12-2012, 12:48 PM
I read two of the sections this morning, which I'll comment on below. The book is a collection of scripts, treatments, and the like, and they are presented in the original format provided by the writer. This includes typos and edits/notes made with pen or pencil. Overall, I think it's a really neat idea. My main problem is that the 13 stories make up the entire contents of the book. There is no introduction that describes the theme, and there is context provided for any of the individual stories. For example, Joe Hill's "Freddy Wertham Goes to Hell" is a comic book script that tries to introduce a new "host" for what I assume would have been a re-imagining of "Grave Tales". But I have no idea of when the script was written, or if they decided to use a different story or if the whole idea of a new "Grave Tales" series was scrapped. Similarly, "SOFTWAR" by Stewart O'Nan is a 4-page treatment of what I assume is an unproduced movie/TV show. It would be nice to know what exactly is was written for, and why is hasn't been fleshed out beyond the treatment. Up next, I'm going to read the two pieces by William Peter Blatty, just because my sister and his daughter were roommates in college.

Edit to add:I enjoyed Hill's comic script. I've never actually bought a comic book, but I do read trade collections. I would read this comic, if only to see how the artist could possibly cram it all into such a small number of panels. This has me excited to read my SubPress Locke & Key, which also contains the scripts by Hill. SOFTWAR was also good, but fairly vague, as treatments tend to be (he says, hoping noone will challenge him to name another treatment he has ever read). It would work as an episode of an anthology series.

Robert Fulman
03-12-2012, 10:39 PM
I've been working on the assumption that the pieces in Smoke and Mirrors were all unproduced, but William Peter Blatty's "Faith" was produced for the TV show Insight in 1975. I had never heard of Insight before, but I was surprised to learn it was a made by Paulist Productions (an explicitly Catholic/Christian/Religious organization that "creates films and television programs that reveal God's presence in the contemporary human experience.") I just found that to be an interesting bit of info, given that I am reading a horror/fantasy compilation. Within the context of the collection, it is an allegory (to an extent) of a man from space who tries to convince American to get rid of their nuclear stockpile. Within the context of the TV show, it's not really an allegory at all. I would be willing to give it a watch. Interestingly, the title was originally "The Man from Inner Space" but someone scratched it out on the title page and replaced it with "Ambassador", "Envoy", "The Visitor", and finally "Faith". However, according to IMDB, the episode was produced under the title "The Man from Inner Space".

Blatty's "Hell Hospital" is a two-page film premise that might be one of the most ridiculous things I have ever read. I would totally watch it if they could somehow actually get Harrison Ford to star in it.

Robert Fulman
03-14-2012, 12:07 AM
I read the first three scripts/teleplays in the book today and enjoyed all three. The first is "The Magic Shop" by Neil Gaiman, based on the story by H.G. Wells. I had never read the Wells story before, but I am intrigued to do so now. The other two were "Tales from the Crypt" scripts by Frank Darabont, "Showdown" and "The Ventriloquist's Dummy". I definitely remember watching the ventriloquist episode, and I'm pretty sure that I remember Showdown as well. I was able to picture the action pretty closely, even though I saw the shows 20 years ago.

In the ARC, page 16 of the Showdown script is repeated on pages 46 and 47 of the book. I wonder if this is an error on CD's part, of if the mistake was in Darabont's orginal file, as all the scripts are shown in "the author's own formatting".

Up next, I think I'll try "The Joy of Living" by William F. Nolan.

Robert Fulman
03-14-2012, 01:23 PM
The script for "The Joy of Living" was produced as an episode of "Norman Corwin Presents" (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1566276/ (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1566276/)), a Canadian anthology series. The script was interesting, and I would watch it if I came across it on TV one night. However, the real stars of this piece are the introduction and set report, both also written by Nolan. The introduction briefly tells about how "The Joy of Living" was Mr. Nolan's first story sale (to IF magazine in 1954) and his first TV sale. The set report, "With Corwin and Company in Canada: A Television Odyssey" describes Nolan's experiences on the set of the show, where he spent a week writing and re-writing, observing the taping, and even co-starring (to an extent). This fascinating description of the process of making a TV show was written for Coast magazine, which folded before the story was published. The context provided by these pieces increased my appreciation of the script dramatically, but also accentuate the fact that the context is missing from all of the other stories/scripts/etc. that I have read so far. My enjoyment of the script was also enhanced by its raw nature: words are whited-out and replaced hand-written ones, and pages are inserted (as described in the set report).

Dan Hocker
03-14-2012, 02:24 PM
In the ARC, page 16 of the Showdown script is repeated on pages 46 and 47 of the book. I wonder if this is an error on CD's part, of if the mistake was in Darabont's orginal file, as all the scripts are shown in "the author's own formatting"

Yep we caught that. The arc's are made off of the first phase of book design. After the manuscripts have been proof read, but the actual design work hasn't been proof read yet. Unless for some reason the arc's where made late in the game, which doesn't happen often.

Teriw
03-19-2012, 03:45 PM
Finally got screamplays. Will post pics in my collection later when I have time.

Tito_Villa
03-19-2012, 04:02 PM
Congrats Teri!

Teriw
03-19-2012, 05:55 PM
Its huge. I thought itd be smaller than smoke and mirrors since there's fewer in it but judging by Roberts pictures its thicker.

Dan Hocker
03-19-2012, 05:56 PM
Its huge. I thought itd be smaller than smoke and mirrors since there's fewer in it but judging by Roberts pictures its thicker.

Yep it's slightly thicker than smoke and mirrors.