The Devil’s Coattails and Ray Bradbury Memorial at Bookfellows August 26, 2012

Ray Bradbury
George Clayton Johnson and William F Nolan share touching memories of their beloved friend Ray Bradbury
George Clayton Johnson and William F Nolan share touching memories of their beloved friend Ray Bradbury

Bookfellows was like a 2nd home to Ray Bradbury. Bill and I looked forward to the events and especially his wonderful birthday parties every August. Though we lost Ray a few months ago, he lives on in spirit at Bookfellows. (Psst… We heard the REAL truth, and are leaking it right here at William Wu Books… Ray Bradbury didn’t actually pass away, he went home to Mars after his successful 91 year mission on Plant Earth. Martians welcome his homecoming.)

Jason V Brock was busy signing boxes of his The Devil’s Coattails downstairs since it was standing room only upstairs where William F Nolan, George Clayton Johnson, Dennis Etchison, Peter Atkins, John King Tarpinian and many others paid their tribute to Mr. Bradbury. I couldn’t even get up the stairs it was so packed, but we could still hear the touching and funny stories being told by his loved ones.

Malcolm and Christine worked hard to pull this memorial party, book signing and raffle together. The bookstore was filled with Ray Bradbury memories and friends as well as new young talent.

Ray Bradbury forever
Bradbury wall at Bookfellows

Bill finally managed to squeeze into the signing line and grab a few more signatures on his copies of Coattails. Quite a day in Glendale!

Left to right seated: Marc Scott Zicree, Paul G. Bens, Jr., William F Nolan. Diane O’Bannon, Sunni Brock, Jason V Brock
The Devil's Coattails signing table

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Until our next stroll down memory lane as we make new ones…
P~
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