Highlights of the Hobart launch

October 22nd, 2012

Thanks to one of my very generous friends, Glenn Jeffrey, we have a video of the Hobart launch of Path of Beasts. Glenn has edited it down to highlights, which include the entrance of the mystery guest – who of course is no longer a mystery now that you have read the previous post.

(You HAVE read the previous post, I trust?)



0 thoughts on “Highlights of the Hobart launch

  1. Lily says:

    Dear Lian,
    the Launch did look spectacular. The surprise on your face when Broo came in . . . priceless! I couldn’t stop laughing. I really liked all the costumes as well . . . Oh well. I’ll go when there is another launch which should be soon . . . I’m looking forward to Ice Breaker! πŸ˜‰

  2. shannon says:

    Sounds Amazing!!!!! Costumes were great and the surprise guest!!!

  3. Hannah says:

    Awe! Broo was so cute! The Costumes were also amazing!

  4. Lily says:

    Are you going to put up a page for the launny launch? The photo’s are in the post. And, are you in Sydney, or hgoing to Sydney?

    1. Lian says:

      Hi Lily, I’m actually in Brisbane now. I was in Sydney a couple of hours ago. And yes, I’m going to put up a blog about the Launceston launch, but not till I get home.

  5. Lilli says:

    OMG !!!!!!!

    Lian ,it looks AWESOME!

    I really like Broo ,he is so cute !

    I’ll tell you something really funny!

    I was at my Grandma’s place when I was watching the video BUT there was also 2 other beasts watching the video!

    My grandma’s dogs!

    When they saw Broo they went BALISTIC!

    You should have seen them they were yelping and trying to scratch the computer (but I saved it before they could !)

    It was ridiculous!!


    1. Lian says:

      It truly was the best launch yet, Lilli. I was really glad to be able to put up the video. And I would have loved to have/ seen your grandma’s dogs yelping at Broo. I’m quite sure he would have yelped right back!

      I just had a thought. Maybe they were jealous!

  6. Lily says:

    So what are you doing, right at this moment?

    1. Lily says:

      Well, obviously you’re blogging. But what are you doing, say . . . tommorow?

      1. Lian says:

        Tomorrow I’m going to hire a car and drive up to Port Douglas. And the Daintree, where I have never been before. Today I caught the sky rail up to Kuranda, and came back on the train, which was pretty good. It is 36 years since I was last in the tropics, Lily, so everywhere I look reminds me of when I was 25. It’s very strange, but I am really enjoying it.

    2. Lian says:

      I’m sitting on my hotel bed with blisters. πŸ™‚

      1. Lily says:

        I’m glad you’re enjoying it, Lian. And why on earth are you happy about having blisters? πŸ˜‰

        1. Lian says:

          NOT happy about the blisters. But this tablet has a very limited vocabulary when it comes to emoticons. All I can do is smile. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ See? But it is sometimes an ironic smile …

          P.S. Am now 17 km south of Port Douglas, lying under a fan and toying with the idea of going for a swim. πŸ™‚ That one wasn’t ironic.

  7. Io says:

    Bob was sooooo cute!

    1. Lian says:

      He was indeed. And very funny too.

  8. Io says:

    I cannot beleive he ate the raffle tickets!
    Can you ask him if it tasted nice or horrible?
    If it tasted horrible: did he learn his lesson not to eat paper again?

    1. Lian says:

      I doubt if he learned his lesson. He’s the sort of dog who leaps into things with great enthusiasm, and doesn’t think about the consequences. Then again, maybe all dogs are like that. πŸ™‚

  9. Lily says:

    My dog, Elvis can eat anything! He survived rotten chicken, rat poison and lolly wrappers! And my my my he is FAT!

    1. Lian says:

      I am speechless, Lily.

  10. Io says:

    has he eaten your homework? ‘Cause that would be the greatest thing that could happen to me!
    Perfect excuse!

  11. Io says:

    Lian, just wondering, when will the new activities of ‘November’ come?


    1. Lily says:

      Is “Io” short for something, ar is it a nickname . . . if its your name, how do you pronounce it?

      1. Io says:

        Well, it is NOT short for something and is pronounced i-o as in the letters i and o.

        Cool right?
        When I’m 16 I’m going to change my name just like Lian!
        Since when you are 16 you basically own yourself!

        To Lily.

    2. Lian says:

      Io, I don’t understand your question. What new activities? Do you mean like a new offer of character cards, or something like that?

      1. Io says:

        Yes. Activities like, ‘Highlights of the Hobart launch’ and,’Path of beasts- your reviews’

        1. Lian says:

          Aha, now I understand! Next week I’ll put up some photos of the Launceston launch, and also of my Sydney/ Brisbane trip.

          1. Io says:

            Wow! Can’t wait!!!

  12. Lily says:

    Dear Lian,
    At school there is a gradew fives project oin Fantasy writing. I mean, honestly, its like this was MADE for me . . . BEST SCHOOL PROJECT EVER!!! Miss Archer (my teacher) has given us a sheet of paper with 12 steps to Fantasy writing, and it applies to every Fantasy novel I’ve ever read. We are making our charecters and doing the steps slowly and carefully and we are almost at the stage where we start writing! πŸ˜€ EXCITING!
    I know that Miss Archer knows writing Fantasy is my drem, and she paying special attention to my steps and how my steps build in together. So far she is very impressed! πŸ˜€
    Here are the steps (or what I remember of them πŸ˜‰ I’ll use Harry Potter as an example)

    1. Ordinary world
    > Under the staircase
    2. Call to adventure
    > Owls with the Hogwarts letters
    3. Rufusal to call to adventure
    > Harry’s aunt and uncle deny it
    4. Mentor
    > Hagrid
    5. Crossing the threshold
    > Brick wall to platform 9 and three-quarters
    6. Tests, allies and enemies
    > Ron, Hermione, Crabbe, Goyle, Draco, Voldemort. Sorting hat, moving staircase
    7. Approach to the inmost cave
    > Study hard, learn to fly, breaking the Hogwarts rules
    8. Supreme ordeal
    > Defeating the troll, winning quiddich
    9. Reward
    > Hermione’s friendship, respect
    10. Road back
    > Spending the summer at Hogwarts, going into the Forbidden Forest (as punishment for breaking rules)
    11. Resurrection
    > Not letting Voldie get the Philosiphers Stone
    12. Return with the treasure
    > Waking up in hospitol knowing his parents loved him

    1. Lian says:

      Dear Lily, what a perfect course for you! And all the steps make a lot of sense, though I’ve never seen them laid out so clearly before. I think you are very lucky to have such a good grade five teacher.

  13. Lily says:

    Oh, its with the school . . . between you and me and whoever reads this, I don’t exactly like her, but she is nice. I miss my old grade five teacher, who got a temporary job as principal at another school πŸ™ I miss her so much!!! πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™ πŸ™
    She was the best teacher ever . . . oh-no now I feel depressed and emotional . . . I think I’m gonna cry! :'(

    1. Lily says:


      1. Lily says:

        Mrs Lawson rocks too . . .

  14. Lily says:

    Do you remember your favorite teacher, Lian?

    1. Lian says:

      My grade six teacher was pretty good. Mrs Donald. She lived just up the road from me, in Talbot Rd.

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