I had the opportunity to travel to Huntington, New York to witness the World of WarCraft: Arthas event held there by Christie Golden at the Book Revue Bookstore. I had a brief time to ask her questions about the upcoming StarCraft: The Dark Templar, TWILIGHT—the last book of the trilogy that hits bookstores on June 30th. The community-submitted questions for the most part were answered. There is something in the video that fans who fill up wikis need to edit. It has been decided there won’t be a Warcraft Trilogy. All three books will be stand-alone books. The event organizer was very kind to let us do the interview in a secluded office to minimize background noise, and allowed me to take video of the speech and book signing. I appreciate it.
After the interview, Christie read many pages from World of WarCraft: Arthas to the audience that came to see her. She read the prologue and the scene where Arthas was ordained at age 19 into the Order of the Silver Hand. Next, she let the audience ask questions about the book, followed by the book signing session. I can tell the crowd was excited and happy to meet and shake hands with Christie Golden. There were people of all ages there: children, teens, young adults, over age 40. All young at heart, and World of Warcraft players. There was no age barrier. All were one.
A fan myself, I was thrilled to be there. I have to thank Nethaera and Jaime Costas (Pocket Books) too. Jaime came to meet Christie in person for the first time, and to bring us both a fresh copy of StarCraft: The Dark Templar, Twilight. I was so excited and thankful. Brought it to the table to get it signed by Christie, and she was like: “… wait a minute. This is Twilight?!” It was a fun moment. Right then Jaime gave Christie her copy of Twilight. I can tell how much she loves her work on Twilight. She was so excited to hold the book on her hands.
Christie loves all the artwork Glenn Rane has done for the covers of her books, and admitted she and her husband have framed these high-quality posters that Blizzard has provided them. “They look awesome!”—she said. Christie Golden will be at BlizzCon in Anaheim, CA. Make sure to bring along your books or you can purchase them on the Blizzard Store within the Anaheim Convention Center.
I took video of the reading of pages from ARTHAS, some of the Q&A with the audience and the book signing. I divided the four videos into chunks of nigh 15-20 minutes each for those who would like to watch them.
- Video Part 1 (shown below)
- Video part 2
- Video Part 3
- Video Part 4
yea, they were printed last friday. She managed to bring us copies. Amazing.