Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dream Country: Neil Gaiman touches down in New Zealand

Above: Neil Gaiman hanging out in a graveyard.

UPDATED: For a full report on Neil Gaiman's talk at the Wellington Town Hall you can check out a comprehensive article from HERE, and Gaiman has a written a blog about his NZ experience HERE.

Neil Gaiman, renowned author of 'The Sandman' series, 'Stardust' and 'The Graveyard Book', is in New Zealand this week for the International Arts Festival, attending the New Zealand Post Writers & Readers Week (March 9-14th).

Gaiman tweeted around 6.30am: 'In Auckland airport, waiting to fly to Wellington. Lunch with Guillermo Del Toro, visit WETA and, late tonight, @amandapalmer, happen today'.

Above: Amanda Palmer.

Neil's girlfriend Amanda Palmer, from the band the 'The Dresden Dolls' is also Wellington this week, preforming Friday night at Bodega from 8pm. Admission is $35 if you interested in catching a great gig before Gaiman's talk on Monday (and there's a pretty good chance you'll catch a glimpse of him at the gig too, but play it cool!). The Dresden Dolls will also be playing in Christchurch and Auckland, you can get more information on their upcoming shows HERE.

Gaiman's hour long conversation will take place at Wellington Town Hall from 5.30pm. There are still seats available on the Ticketek website: general admission is $25, with children 15 and under for $15, so get in quick and book your seat before last-minute Gaiman mania hits!


PS: Unfortunately this reporter won't be in the capital for the event, but if any of my Welly readers has a random Gaiman related meeting or sighting send me a link!

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