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Patty in France
« on: March 14, 2011, 08:08:10 am »
I won't see her until thursday but the publisher has already posted some pics.

with Francesca (a friend) and Isabelle Troin doing the translation



Mike with David from Bragelonne who is responsible for the Fantasy Tavern (more about it below)



The Fantasy Tavern is a live show broadcast on the internet. Tonight (well for us in France), it's going to be a special with Patty and Kelley Armstrong. If you want to watch it, it will air in one hour (6PM here, 1PM in NYC, 10AM in LA.) Just follow the link (I hope it works outside of France)

http://www.fantasy.fr/episodes/view/le-direct

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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2011, 08:37:17 am »
Fantastic, Bouilloire!  --for those who haven't seen pictures of Mr. Mike before, he's on the right, with the microphone. 
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2011, 08:50:41 am »
That's really awesome! Thanks for posting. :)
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2011, 10:31:23 am »
Great Bouilloire! :D
I am too late to see it live, :( do you know if it is possible to watch it anyway somewhere? I was not able to find out about that via your link.


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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2011, 10:59:18 am »
Here's a new one from a friend who was there



The video should be available on itunes soon. I'll tell you when.

Btw, I asked Elle to find a question I could ask while mentioning the board, thought it could be fun so see her reaction. Unfortunately the board part was cut by the translation but the question was asked. "Which villian did she like so much she wished that she didn't have to kill him/her off?" Answer: Masilia and Blackwood ;) 

Edit: The same friend just told me the reason for the interruptions at the begining of the live broadcast... Mike unplugged a video cable  LOL
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #5 on: March 14, 2011, 12:21:46 pm »
The woman standing with Patty is my other favorite author, Kelley Armstrong.
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2011, 02:19:44 am »




There's more here http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=88339407236&aid=274224

Tomorrow I'm going to see Patty for real  bOuNcY

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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2011, 03:25:57 am »
Have fun!

This is the translation of the signing times and page courtesy of Bouilloire (thanks!  :-* )

Dear friends,
as promised, here is the complete list of festivities for Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs' visit in Europe!
You all know it : it's a great honor for us to welcome for a few days the authors of Women of the Otherworld and Darkest Powers and of Mercy Thompson and Alpha & Omega.

Like we announced in a previous post, the event held at our place won't be the only one. Between March 16th and March 19th, Kelley Armstrong and Patricia Briggs will participate to several signings, not only in France but in Belgium and Switzerland too!

Here is the program:

Wednesday, March 16 – 3PM
Fnac Lausanne
#6 Geneva Road
1002 Lausanne
SWITERZLAND

Thursday, March 17 – 6PM
Virgin Megastore Grands Boulevards
#5 Montmartre Boulevard
75002 Paris
FRANCE       

Friday, March 18 – 4PM
Molière Bookstore
#68 Joseph Tirou Boulevard
6000 Charleroi
BELGIUM   

Saturday, March 19 – 2PM
Bragelonne, Milady & Castelmore
#60-62 d’Hauteville Road
75008 Paris
FRANCE         

For the "open house" held on saturday, there will be surprises for the visitors;)
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2011, 01:00:56 am »



I've seen Patty :) Books are signed (Mine and the one Silvermon sent me). I had to run to the bookfair grand opening so didn't had a lot of time for chat but I'll see her again tomorrow :)
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2011, 02:12:57 pm »
Today was the big day :) The event was held at the publisher place and there was a lot of people (and a lot of cakes)
Here's during the signing with a translator


With a quick Q&A at the end.


I spoke with Mike. He didn't find a way to connect to the internet from the hotel, so they're completely offline but thanked me for keeping you up to date ;)

Both authors were really tired at the end of the day. I was supposed to interview them but Kelley Armstrong was very very tired and so pale and we decided to free her from her obligations. We'll catch up by email later.
I'd like to really really thank Patty because she stayed and she answered all of our questions with a large smile and it was soooo great. I knew it was going to be something to talk to her but it was beyond everything. She's so kind and you can feel a connection when you talk to her. It was a great day, I don't know if I'll be able to sleep but I'm happy :)

I promised to post the final interview here so you can enjoy our Q&A. Probably next week.

Oh and you can finally watch the live chat mentioned above here http://www.fantasy.fr/episodes/view/fantasy-tavern-speciale-bit-lit

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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2011, 02:18:45 pm »
Pushing the edges of my fraying French lessons!  LOL

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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2011, 03:19:41 pm »
Well past mine, but lots of fun!  And Mr. Mike got to duck his head in there at the end, bless the interviewer.
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2011, 04:41:23 pm »
Thanks for posting these :D
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2011, 06:11:40 pm »
That was a lot of fun, Bouilloire! I'm looking forward to your Q&A later.

I love that the host is wearing a Mercy's Garage shirt.  >D

I found it fascinating that it's called "Bit Lit" and correct me if I'm wrong Bouilloire that's from "biting literature for young girls"? I found it interesting that the North American readership is so varied yet not quite there in Europe.
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2011, 12:45:12 am »
Well... I'm a bit against the word bit lit. It's supposed to be chick lit with a bite but it is used in France (and nowhere else for a very good reason: Bragelonne, the french publisher is the origin of it) for urban fantasy, paranormal romance, paranormal chick-lit and sometime even for YA like Twilight. For me those are so different kinds of books that you can't label them all with a single word. The fact that I knew the difference before the word appeared in France because I was already familiar with the american "genres" makes it impossible for me to use it. But that's only my opinion on the subject  9)

I'm going back home today, I'll post more photos tomorrow :)

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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #15 on: March 22, 2011, 02:23:17 am »
A few more with a lot of Mike ;)

That was during the signings on thursday




More here http://anitablake-asylum.com/content/d%C3%A9dicace-de-p-briggs-et-k-arsmtrong-%C3%A0-virgin-le-17-mars-2011

And during the Fantasy Tavern on monday





The little yellow duck is a goodies from the Laurell K Hamilton store (I'm from the French Anita Blake forum). It's Jean Claude bathtub toy :)

Still more to come. Just say stop if it's enough ;)

EDIT : ok that should be the end.

A little macaroon made especially for the occasion


Me :)


During the interview



And the group photo

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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #16 on: March 22, 2011, 06:43:02 am »
Fabulous pictures, Bouilloire. Thanks for posting them!
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« Reply #17 on: March 22, 2011, 08:12:17 am »
Mr. Mike and the duck!  LOL   Best photo I have seen of him.  :)

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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #18 on: March 22, 2011, 08:44:51 am »
Splendid, thank you!
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #19 on: March 22, 2011, 11:06:35 am »
Thanks for the photos.

Well... I'm a bit against the word bit lit.
Never heard that before, and I find it frankly to be rather confusing, from "bit" to "Bite" would not be my first connection ... I'd think more around the lines of "small piece literature" reading that.
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« Reply #20 on: March 22, 2011, 04:34:57 pm »
These are great! Thank Bouillore!
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #21 on: April 18, 2011, 08:21:37 am »
Mr. Mike has had a chance to do a report on Europe on the main page, check it out!

http://hurog.com/
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #22 on: May 03, 2011, 09:57:46 am »
I am doomed.
Paris is like only 7 hours away from where i live ( Germany).
I could have seen you. Could have come by train.
If i would have been in the forums and knew about it.

A once in a lifetime chance gone... *SIGH*

But you had fun it seems, i am glad for you :)
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #23 on: May 15, 2011, 03:23:48 am »
Sorry it took so much time. The video of our interview with Patricia is now online:
http://vimeo.com/23748501

We tried to ask questions we haven't really found answers to in previous interviews. I hope we succeeded.

(the written version was posted on our website very quickly but only in French http://anitablake-asylum.com/content/bit-lit-tour-2011-interview-de-patricia-briggs-0 )

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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #24 on: May 15, 2011, 06:51:50 am »
What a fabulous interview! I posted a link on the twitter account as well. :)
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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #25 on: May 15, 2011, 07:02:12 am »
Thanks :)

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« Reply #26 on: May 15, 2011, 07:03:37 am »
Wonderful! Thank you so much for sharing. :)

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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2011, 01:00:53 pm »
So sad! 3 months later and I could have been there! Were you at the WHSmith in Paris?

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Re: Patty in France
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2011, 10:38:10 pm »
There was a signing in the Virginmegastore on Grands Boulevards (near the Garnier Opera) and the interview was at the French editor's place.