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  • NIKON CORPORATION
  • NIKON D700
  • 0.033 s (1/30) (1/30)
  • f/1.4
  • program (auto)
  • 200
  • 2011:06:27 19:00:31
  • 1.4000001677151
  • 10.00m
  • center weight
  • 85.00 (850/10)
  • Auto Exposure
  • 85

On Monday 27th of June I dragged Mrs. Kaadian, kicking and screaming, over to Berkeley to see the indomitable Mr. Neil Gaiman as he promoted the 10th Anniversary Edition of American Gods with a book tour. The purpose of the event was to witness Mr. Gaiman doing a reading and an interview with “TVs Adam Savage”. of Myth Busters fame.

The event was very well attended and I’ve added an extra couple of bonus pictures from the event here. I purchased my ticket that came with a signed copy of the new edition. So cool ! Big props to the people at “Brown Paper Tickets” for great ticketing experience without the insane “service” fees of Ticketbastard ! Also a big thanks to the people at “The Booksmith” for hosting the event.

I really enjoy hearing Neil speak. I own all of the CDs with him reading short stories. As well as American Gods audio-book. I always was sad he didn’t read Anansi Boys himself.

The first time I heard him talk was back in 1994 when he did a benefit for the Comic Book Legal defense fund at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. That time he was supported by the wonderful “Flash Girls”. In fact the only thing that would have made the event more perfect was if @fablor “The Fabulous Lorraine” had been there too. After that I had to find a copy of him read “Chivalry” and was so excited to finally get it on CD.

I was a little worried when I heard that Adam Savage was going to be asking the questions. As much as I really, really enjoy Mythbusters, sometimes Adam can be a bit annoying. But not tonight. He was respectful and asked interesting questions. Actually very interesting questions and Neil, well he told anecdotes about American Gods and writing and was very engaging, as always. I enjoyed the anecdotes, especially the trip to Reykjavik one.

And just to make the week complete, Neil appeared on Craig Ferguson. I love Craig. He is by far the best host on Late Night TV with an ability to engage and actually interview guests unlike anyone in that same time spot. Enjoy them talking about Dr. Who and being lovers here.

Oh and for the photo bit. The picture of Neil was Nikon D700 and my superb new 85mm f1.2 and the exterior and crowd shots were the D700 and the 35mm f1.2. No flash was used for the interior shots but the wide aperture means not a lot of the image is sharp in focus. I think I did catch Neil though, so that makes me happy.

Outside the Church


View From the Audience

View of the Audience

Category: D700Neil Gaiman

Image URL: http://www.mclaughlan.org/kaadian/photography/d700-photography/neil-gaiman-in-berkeley/

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On Monday 27th of June I dragged Mrs. Kaadian, kicking and screaming, over to Berkeley to see the indomitable Mr. Neil Gaiman as he promoted the 10th Anniversary Edition of American Gods with a book tour. The purpose of the event was to witness Mr. Gaiman doing a reading and an interview with “TVs Adam Savage”. of Myth Busters fame.

The event was very well attended and I’ve added an extra couple of bonus pictures from the event here. I purchased my ticket that came with a signed copy of the new edition. So cool ! Big props to the people at “Brown Paper Tickets” for great ticketing experience without the insane “service” fees of Ticketbastard ! Also a big thanks to the people at “The Booksmith” for hosting the event.

I really enjoy hearing Neil speak. I own all of the CDs with him reading short stories. As well as American Gods audio-book. I always was sad he didn’t read Anansi Boys himself.

The first time I heard him talk was back in 1994 when he did a benefit for the Comic Book Legal defense fund at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. That time he was supported by the wonderful “Flash Girls”. In fact the only thing that would have made the event more perfect was if @fablor “The Fabulous Lorraine” had been there too. After that I had to find a copy of him read “Chivalry” and was so excited to finally get it on CD.

I was a little worried when I heard that Adam Savage was going to be asking the questions. As much as I really, really enjoy Mythbusters, sometimes Adam can be a bit annoying. But not tonight. He was respectful and asked interesting questions. Actually very interesting questions and Neil, well he told anecdotes about American Gods and writing and was very engaging, as always. I enjoyed the anecdotes, especially the trip to Reykjavik one.

And just to make the week complete, Neil appeared on Craig Ferguson. I love Craig. He is by far the best host on Late Night TV with an ability to engage and actually interview guests unlike anyone in that same time spot. Enjoy them talking about Dr. Who and being lovers here.

Oh and for the photo bit. The picture of Neil was Nikon D700 and my superb new 85mm f1.2 and the exterior and crowd shots were the D700 and the 35mm f1.2. No flash was used for the interior shots but the wide aperture means not a lot of the image is sharp in focus. I think I did catch Neil though, so that makes me happy.

Outside the Church


View From the Audience

View of the Audience

Category: D700Neil Gaiman
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Image URL: http://www.mclaughlan.org/kaadian/photography/d700-photography/neil-gaiman-in-berkeley/