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Thackery
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - 11:01 am:   

THE THACKERY T. LAMBSHEAD POCKET GUIDE TO ECCENTRIC & DISCREDITED DISEASES comes to New York City, Fri 21 Nov 2003, 7:30 p.m., at the Kipp's Bay Borders (461 Park Avenue). Join discredited doctors such as the diabolical World Fantasy Award winners Jeffrey Ford and Jeff VanderMeer, Paris Review contributor and disease poet Shelley Jackson, the anti-typhoid sufferin' International Horror Guild Award winner Michael Cisco, the evil Robert Wexler, author of In Springdale Town, and the mysterious G. Mesa for a one-of-a-kind literary experience. What can you expect from the Lambshead Traveling Carnival and Fun Show? Laughter, props, giant microbes, and advanced cases of hypochondria. You can even win free stuff! Additional work by Philip K. Dick Award winner Stepan Chapman and American Goliath author Harvey Jacobs will be read at the event. http://www.lambsheadguide.com.
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JV
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - 04:11 pm:   

Er, the address is instead:

Borders Books and Music: #228
576 Second Ave.
New York, NY 10016


Jeff
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GabrielM
Posted on Wednesday, November 12, 2003 - 08:23 pm:   

That's 32nd St & 2nd Ave, for those who're wondering.

http://www.bordersstores.com/stores/store_pg.jsp?storeID=228

I'm one of the "friends".
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paulw
Posted on Tuesday, November 18, 2003 - 02:34 pm:   

Right across the street (almost) from me!
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fanboy
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 01:59 pm:   

Woo Hoo!
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Stepan Chapman
Posted on Friday, November 21, 2003 - 05:28 pm:   

So is it snowing in New York? Or is it just cold?
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Mike S.
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 09:11 am:   

Stepan, it's unseasonably warm here. For us, that means 60 degrees in late November. Must be a sign of the Gathering of Doctors.

Test pic from last night:

Lambshead reading test

This should be Rick Bowes speaking with Drs. Cisco, Wexler, Ford, and Mesa before the reading. Note how they all frame the Alien Baby. To the right, Bill Shun and John Klima.
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Mike S.
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 09:15 am:   

Cool, it worked. Here are a few more low-quality pics of the event. It was a success. Jeff V. particularly enjoyed reading on your behalf!

Jeff VanderMeer, MD and MC
Jeff VanderMeer, MD and MC

Dr. Jackson recites from heart
Dr. Jackson recites from heart

Dr. Ford
Dr. Ford

Dr. Mesa
Dr. Mesa

Dr. Wexler
Dr. Wexler

Dr. Cisco
Dr. Cisco

Happily, the Alien Baby is in all the pics.
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Eric S
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 09:25 am:   

Glad to see some pix of The EVENT.

I notice that all the doctors are seated next to the book section on ANIMALS (1st pic). I hope this is not a comment on the respect, or lack thereof, accorded to these esteemed members of our medical profession.
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Tamar
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 10:12 am:   

I'm pleased to see the Alien Baby came along to lend his/her support.

P.S. Eric, the esteemed members of the profession are like the England rugby team. They are ANIMALS!
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DrGabrielM
Posted on Saturday, November 22, 2003 - 11:24 am:   

Unfortunately, Dr. Schaller, that sign had nothing to do with the book section.

Sigh.
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Jonathan Brandt
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 09:20 am:   

Dr VanderMeer,

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the readings, as well as the chance to meet you and some of your colleagues.

- Jonathan Brandt
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Michael Cisco
Posted on Monday, November 24, 2003 - 12:35 pm:   

*cough cough*
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JV
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 08:53 am:   

Jonathan:
Thanks! And thanks for the chronic cough, Dr. Cisco. And thanks very much for the photos, Mike. Although I note that just as in my photos of the event, Dr. Mesa appears to be slightly blurry. I am beginning to suspect that Dr. Mesa has some hidden properties, or is in the grip of some undisclosed disease, that "cloak" him from full photographic view. Herewith, a few more photos, with no captions, considering Mike has thoughtfully already identified those involved...

For the record, we sold a lot of books--in fact, the Borders manager there said that this reading drew more people and sold more books than any they'd had in the past three or four years.

JeffV

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JV
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 08:55 am:   

Er, clearly the event was not good for the Alien Baby...

JeffV
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JV
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 08:57 am:   

Or, er, me, since I repeated some photos...
JeffV
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Eric S
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 09:44 am:   

Very glad to see the crowd pictures. Standing room only-how cool is that! And if I might judge solely on the basis of appearance, these are almost certainly some of NYC's best and brightest.
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John Klima
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 10:15 am:   

If by best and brightest you mean our shiny foreheads, then thanks! Glad to be included in the group.

JK
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Brendan
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 11:18 am:   

You look admirably professional Dr. Vandermeer. . . . So they have an entire section dedicated gambing at Borders, eh? Ah, only in America!
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Mike 'The Great Pipefish' S.
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 11:24 am:   

And it's conveniently located near (or in?) the children's section!
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GabrielM
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 11:58 am:   

Pipefish?
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Pipefish
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 12:11 pm:   

It's my spirit animal.
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Forrest
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 01:09 pm:   

Very cool. Did you scare any children out of the children's book section?

Also, in the first sequence of photos: note how the alien baby repeatedly caresses Dr. Wexler's stubble. Probably fascinated by the fact that his own hair-free face is so smooth and Dr. Wexler's seems so . . . alien.
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Mikefish
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 01:27 pm:   

Don't let yourself be fooled by the illusion of perspective, Forrest. For a few moments, the Alien Baby was grafted to Dr. Wexler's chin. It bobbled as he read and he had to remove it before he finished.

At one point when Ann was taking pictures, I found myself briefly the "guardian of the syringe-pens" and didn't know what to say when a gaggle of six-year old girls walked by and started playing with them.
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Stepan Chapman
Posted on Tuesday, November 25, 2003 - 01:56 pm:   

Congrats on the big turn-out, folks. This audience definitely looks amused and entertained.

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