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Neil Gaiman is Worth Every Penny

Do you have $45,000 dollars?  Do you want Neil Gaiman to appear at your wedding, Bar Mitzvah, bachelor party, or comic book club meeting?  Or do you think you have better things you could be spending your cash on?  According … Read More

By / May 11, 2010

Do you have $45,000 dollars?  Do you want Neil Gaiman to appear at your wedding, Bar Mitzvah, bachelor party, or comic book club meeting?  Or do you think you have better things you could be spending your cash on?  According to Boing Boing, Mr. Gaiman thinks both schools of thought are justified.  This comes straight from the authors own FAQ regarding the matter:

Q. How can I get Neil Gaiman to make an appearance at my school/convention/event?

A. Contact Lisa Bransdorf at the Greater Talent Network. Tell her you want Neil to appear somewhere. Have her tell you how much it costs. Have her say it again in case you misheard it the first time. Tell her you could get Bill Clinton for that money. Have her tell you that you couldn’t even get ten minutes of Bill Clinton for that money but it’s true, he’s not cheap.

On the other hand, I’m really busy, and I ought to be writing, so pricing appearances somewhere between ridiculously high and obscenely high helps to discourage most of the people who want me to come and talk to them. Which I could make a full time profession, if I didn’t say ‘no’ a lot.

This all makes perfect sense Mr. Gaiman, but would you possibly consider making a charity appearance at our upcoming Yiderati event at The Strand?