sparrowhaven asked: I know you endorse the "All Hallow's Read," but what is your opinion on the halloween edition free comic books that some companies print out for comic stores to give away?
amanofletters asked: Have you ever been offered to appear on QI?
Top ten most frequently challenged books of 2011
Out of 326 challenges as reported by the Office for Intellectual Freedom ttyl; ttfn; l8r, g8r (series), by Lauren Myracle Reasons: offensive language; religious viewpoint; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group The Color of Earth (series), by Kim Dong Hwa Reasons: nudity; sex education; sexually explicit; unsuited to age group The Hunger Games trilogy, by Suzanne Collins Reasons:...
nymeriaslady asked: You were wonderful in Fairfax tonight, thank you for coming all that way! Have you always been comfortable speaking in front of crowds? Or did it take some practice?
lalathekoala asked: Hello Mr. Gaiman! Tonight you're speaking at my university, and I'm extremely excited to get to see you for the first time! I know this isn't so much of a question as an excited statement, so I'll add this: Are you fond of Lemony Snicket? He's another favorite author of mine, and I find his work wonderful just like yours. Best of luck tonight!
fringe-element asked: You totally iterate! There was Giant Leather Jacketed, sunglassed, smoking you. Then there was bespectacled off-duty non-giant leather jacket-wearing you. And now there is ultra-svelte, wise and eld, non-smoking speccy you. And I'm relatively certain somewhere in there, there might have been a very loud tie. But only at home, where no-one else could see you.
universeontherocks asked: Mr. Gaiman, my friend wants to be you for Halloween. Is this a good idea? Also importantly, what iteration of you should she be? Please advise. (Hugs and platonic hopefully non-weird kisses.)
rococoinsinuations asked: Mr. Gaiman, Will you be making an appearance at Amanda's show in Minneapolis next week? I think it's going to be phenomenal, and it would be even more fun to see you there.
anotherstepaway asked: NYCC is coming up soon. It will be my first time! I plan on cosplaying Delirium (also a first, but hello? I've done halloween. that's cosplaying) So my question (if i really have one) is have you ever seen a fantastic coplayer of any of your characters? Does it weird you out? Or just make you really really happy?
AMANDA PALMER WAS UNBELIEVABLY AMAZING.
absol-utehope: But in a believable way because, hey, she’s Amanda Palmer. I will post so much more about this glorious night in the morning, but first lemme get this out. TRIGGER WARNING - In My Room Segment Read More Amanda’s asked me to read the Box at tonight’s concert. I’m honoured and slightly scared. It feels like a real responsibility to all the people who gave...
San Francisco tomorrow (Wednesday)
Amanda will be doing a Free in store gig and signing at Amoeba in San Francisco tomorrow at 4pm, before her not-Free gig at the Fillmore. So you know. Also I am riding the bus tonight up to SF with her from LA, and we are sharing a very small bus-bunk. If you see me tomorrow at either of her events, be nice and assume I have probably not had enough sleep and also do not be alarmed if am...
bitteralice asked: Neil. A friend bought me tickets to go see Amanda in Van. I'm (a) a huge fan (b) painfully shy and introverted and (c) have never been to a concert. You've been teaching me things for years, so I thought I'd ask your advice. How do I prepare? I am afraid of people; there will be many people. I am afraid of loud noise. There will be that. But I must hear Amanda sing...
The Power of Words, and the Power of Fame
insouciantly: So over the last two weeks, I’ve gotten to see both Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman live on stage, doing what they do best. It was an intense two weeks, and encouraged lots of thought, so get ready for a long one…… Amanda Palmer is currently on tour to promote her new album, produced independently, and completely funded by kickstarter. I was super excited to see her live, because...
Words on the Unchained Tour: I wrote an article,... →
myfavoritefeminist: Did you miss the Unchained Tour in your city and would like to know what it was like/see cool photos of the storytellers/give our lit mag some love? This is where you go! A wonderful review from the audience of the Unchained Tour night in Winston Salem…
my comic about rape jokes.
thingofthings: i’ll go back to dumb cartoons of ugly people soon i swear
musclesandmustache-deactivated2 asked: this is less of an ask and more of a statement but I absolutely loved your comments about Daniel Pinkwater on the book The Neddiad. I am in my thirties and I still read his books if I want to feed my imagination or build my artistic inspiration and well thanks for summing him up so well. If you haven't read it Lizard Music is one of my absolute favorite books by him.
nosadsong asked: Neil, I just finished reading American Gods which I LOVED but I have a question. I noticed that you mentioned some brand names and I was intrigued as to whether there is such a thing as product placement in books and writing. I know it's a big thing in movies and tv shows, but does it exist in the literature world?
misterwil-son asked: I'm re-reading Watchmen, and the Rorschach/Dr Long scenes inspire questions I was hoping you could answer. How does an author mentally prepare them self to write scenes like R's past? L. was incapable of understanding R. because he got his experience from books, but it isn't as though Moore experienced what R. did. How can an author accurately write characters who go through almost...
San Diego, Monday Night.
amandapalmer: neil-gaiman: Now the unchained tour is over, I’m flying out to see Amanda, early tomorrow morning. She just asked if I’d like to do a reading or tell a story at her House of Blues show in San Diego on Monday night. I said I would. If she and the band sign after, as I’m sure they will, I’ll sign with them. It should be fun. Tell your San Diego friends…. you forgot to include...
I Interned for Amanda Palmer
karadawnelle: Hey Bob, I know you’re done on the Palmer kerfuffle but thought I’d share my story with you. I’ve been a fan of Palmer’s since 2004. She’s been my favourite musician since the Dolls. Back in 2008 right before the release of Who Killed Amanda Palmer, Amanda’s assistant Beth put out a twitter call out requesting an intern to help with several AFP projects. The intern did not need...
San Diego, Monday Night.
Now the unchained tour is over, I’m flying out to see Amanda, early tomorrow morning. She just asked if I’d like to do a reading or tell a story at her House of Blues show in San Diego on Monday night. I said I would. If she and the band sign after, as I’m sure they will, I’ll sign with them. It should be fun. Tell your San Diego friends….
monkeyddiego asked: Hi Mr. Gaiman, my question Is how do you get inspiration to write, at this moment I'm working with a friend on a graphic novel, basically we are putting our experiences to become part of this novel, but we want to have more fiction, not just our bored lives and we are losing inspiration, so.. If you could told me how do you get the inspiration, if you do any kind of "ritual" or...
umbrellawars asked: I once saw a graphic novel in a book store that had a quote from you on the front saying that is was awesome (or something along those lines). I flipped through it, never bought it, and now I've forgotten the title. It was about a girl who falls in a well and meets a ghost. She and the ghost become friends I think... I don't suppose you know what graphic novel I'm talking about?
halphillips asked: Top three Elvis Costello albums?
upon-a-rainbow asked: Is there any particular reason why you have disabled anonymity while questions are being asked to you?
Is anyone going to the AFP concert in Denver...
faerieopheliac: If so would any of you be willing to give me a ride from Northglenn? PLEASE. I WILL SERIOUSLY LOVE YOU FOREVER. I have tickets but no damn ride :C I will die if I don’t get to go. PLEASEPLEASEPLEASE (I know my mom would probably kill me if she knew I was intending to get in the car with strangers I met on the internet but oh well)
bilvee asked: (i'm sorry if this has been asked a lot!) i'm wondering if there has ever been a canonical decision about aziraphale wearing glasses? how do you feel about the majority of the fandom assuming he wears them, despite there being no mention of it in the book?
coffee-iv asked: I have hair like yours and the thought of someday assuming your identity, leather jacket and writing style is a great motivator. However, my dad is massively bald and my older brother is already losing his hair. What can I do to avoid the nightmare scenario (i.e. final maximum bald) that lies in wait?