Tad Williams & friends

Last week, on the best Friday the 13th EVER, Deborah Beale and Tad Williams came to my home town Kassel for a reading in my favourite bookstore, an evening with family and friends from all over Germany and even Austria and the Netherlands and a far to brief stay at my house.

Here is the video of the reading:

And here is the video of the highly entertaining Q&A that followed.
[Edited to add: A few days later Tad was asked if he would have been a good rockstar. His answer was a first hesitant but then heartfelt yes. This is proof.]

 

In the afternoon I had picked up Deb and Tad from the train station and we had coffee and chats in the autumn sun in front of  our house  …

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My very dear friend Q was sick and could not attend the reading. So he at least came over to have his books signed and thus gave me the chance to introduce Tad and Deb to the local incarnation of young Simon Snowlock:

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A pre-event phot- op to record our awesome matching outfits:

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On our way to the book shop we stopped at my parents’ place who had a gazillion books waiting to be signed:

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During the reading my friend and awesome photographer Frank Gerhold took pictures. These are my favourites:

And after it was all was said and done and a lot more books had been signed family and friends had food and drinks and more happy chatter:

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And thus ended a most memorable day …