Saturday, March 24, 2007

Snapshot of what early fandom was like

There is something about the first-hand accounts of Jo's book tours that makes me misty-eyed, and an article I just added to the archive is a perfect illustration of this.

Perhaps because I am the veteran of many author visits; perhaps because one of my biggest regrets is that I didn't chuck my graduate school work in 1999 and fly to San Marino Toy and Book Shoppe (where I used to work) and stand in line to meet Jo. You see, I was confident that she'd tour again.

Anyway, Ted Brock's November 1999 article for the Modesto Bee is a delightful read -- it captures perfectly those early days of fandom.

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