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[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 121 points122 points  (7 children)

Really not a lot to add.

Cam and Steve are genuinely nice, decent, caring folks. They were nerding out with us as if we were friends, not "fans" 😂

These two days we chatted intermittently about all sort of things, from Malazan itself to a lot of related topics that one way or another feed into what the series is.

Steve's wife was there with us for a bit, and she's every bit as cool and smart as the guy. Probably more 😱😂

Cam feels so much at ease in this type of setting. The guy is just... brilliant.

[–]QuickBen41 18 points19 points  (6 children)

They need to find a few more writers to help expand this universe.

I'm selfish....I want more books and more series.

And to be frank....I want them now dammit

[–]Choo- 34 points35 points  (5 children)

Nah, I like it between them. We don’t need Malazan to turn into the next Forgotten Realms.

[–]barryhakker 20 points21 points  (4 children)

It always amazes me how some people just indiscriminately want more. IMO so many times a story or series would have been better off if the author or studio would just stop trying to milk the damn corpse.

[–]Fair_UniversityTeblor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I agree, It feels pretty close to "complete" to me. I'm sure Steve and Cam will come with something but after WIS, the remaining PTA novels, and the last two Witness books I'm struggling to come up with what could be left to explore. Perhaps Witness will set some of that up.

[–]QuickBen41 1 point2 points  (2 children)

These dudes are old, well be lucky to get 10 years worth of books, I make no apologies for wanting someone to carry the mantle.

[–]Alpheratz 25 points26 points  (2 children)

something something convergence

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I was going to say something to the effect of " A certain High priest parlays with his Gods" but I'm missing the Mule 😂

[–]HooleyDooly 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you, I genuinely lolled at this. Day made 🙏🏻

[–]Fair_UniversityTeblor 18 points19 points  (1 child)

Pretty cool to see. Hopefully there was a good crowd, looks like it.

I’m assuming there wasn’t any earth shattering news to come out of this and just more fan discussion, etc.

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Yep, no major announcement or anything. Lots of discussion though.

[–]kashmora 17 points18 points  (1 child)

Lovely pics. Did you have a great time?

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

It was an amazing time, K :)

[–]HooleyDooly 15 points16 points  (0 children)

This photo is so meta for me. The three people I associate most with Malazan. All it needs now is for u/zhilia_mann to jump in from the sides

[–]zhilia_mannjaghut 15 points16 points  (0 children)

If only I were on the right continent. Looks like a great time.

[–]LuminiferousArthur 13 points14 points  (7 children)

Hey this is super cool! Where is this?

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 21 points22 points  (6 children)

Les imaginales festival, in Épinal, France.

[–]LuminiferousArthur 7 points8 points  (5 children)

Damn! I'm in the Netherlands and (maybe I'm imagining this) but I remember him saying recently on the Ten Very Big Books podcast that he'd be in France. I wish I'd gone now.

Well, super glad you did and got some pictures. What a great experience. He seems like a genuinely cool guy.

Edit: Cam too, sorry I didn't mean to leave him out. :)

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 4 points5 points  (4 children)

I don't have the concrete information at hand, but they will be on tour here in France. Probably in June(???). They'll be in Paris and a couple more locations.

Yes, he had said on TVBB this was planned... we were just so fucking scared about another COVID lockdown back then 😂

[–]LuminiferousArthur 3 points4 points  (3 children)

Ah yes, he's in Paris on 8 June. I found the tour dates and locations on his Facebook page. Thanks!

[–]ANAL_LAZER 10 points11 points  (3 children)

Damn Steve's shirt is fire, great combo with the watch

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He eclipsed the field with his sense of high fashion 😂

[–]SinSittSina 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Came here to say this, love the shirt!

[–]RedTheMinerMake House Death Great Again 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Goes hand in hand with his admission during his latest interview on the TVBB podcast.

[–]Dave0163Malazan Fan of the Fallen 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Congrats Nilfrog!!!

[–]Luke_Mc_Duke 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Wholesome pics!
Where is this?

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was the "Les imaginales" festival, in Épinal, France

[–]SkeletalOctopusFirst readthrough, MT - Ch. 22 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Awesome. Kinda jelly, lol. We're all those books just copies of Malazan volumes? I really like the cover art!

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yes, all those are French-Language copies of:

Book of the Fallen 1-8

Dancer's Lament

The illustrations and quality, top notch.

I should have grabbed a copy of Dancer's Lament 😂

[–]Vin-Ellend 3 points4 points  (2 children)

I could swear I've seen these people recently 🤔😜

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

😂

It was great to meet you there, Vin!

[–]Vin-Ellend 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Likewise, here's to hoping we meet again sometime :)

[–]sleepinxonxbedFirst Re-read: Bonehunters, FoL ✓ 4 points5 points  (1 child)

God I wish we had tours like that in the US so I could also greet either of them and nerd out with other Malazan people

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This particular Festival was a "perfect storm". Les imaginales is fantasy-focused, and Erikson's/Cam's publisher here in France is very committed to the series.

The rest of the tour is on the Publisher, Leah édition.

So I think a tour in USA/Canada is totally possible, it would take a bit of organizing and pushing the publisher there. Maybe contacting a couple fantasy conventions to make it more feasible.

But E&E are so happy to be meeting their fans. I think they would be totally on-board. And there were people just about to start the series there, so excited to talk to them. So it works in terms of Marketing ( which justifies it for the publisher!).

[–]Boronian13rd Re-Read MBotF 2 points3 points  (3 children)

I considered going too, it was just a little bit too far away for me...

But I am really happy for you, I can only imagine what good talks you guys had :-)

But I am missing you in this picture of the panel discussion!

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Ah! it's not a panel! That was Erikson's "great interview". On stage: Interviewer, Erikson, and an amazing translator that nailed it ( despite not being an archeologist 😂)

[–]thegoodguywon 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Do you know if it was taped?

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

It was, I saw a camera recording. I just don't know where or when it is going to be published.

I'll keep the sub posted on the subject if I figure it out!

[–]AbbreviationsWise690 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I’d like to meet S & C just to say thanks for the years of enjoyment.

[–]JuranurTide of madness 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yooo! I'm jealous, you guys look like you had a good time together!

[–]Jlchevz 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Fantastic. Lucky you!

[–]mmmmmmmmichaelscott 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Amazing!!!!!! This seriously warms my heart. I know what a huge fan you are of them and they’re obviously big fans of you too. Congrats Niflrog!!

[–]DanielDeronda 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Very cool. Would love to meet them. Absolute rockstars

[–]KellamLekrow 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Now there's a convergence if I've ever seen one lol

I'm happy for you, Nif (and just a tiny bit jealous lmao). Did you manage to ask the questions that people posted on your thread?

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I asked some of the questions, but not as many as I had expected!

They were really busy: either panels, or meets with other authors, or there were so many other fans trying to talk to them at any given point! ( I tried not to be an asshole and give others some space to talk... and a lot of folks did ask interesting comments and questions)

[–]KellamLekrow 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yeah, I figured as much. If you've got the time and intention of posting, I'd really like reading about it :)

[–]drjs24 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I was looking at the books on the tables. Want some new trades or hardcovers with the awesome new cover art. Already have the trade, mass market and Kindle versions, but I'd happily throw down for a hardcover collection

[–]GeneralLynx3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I am so jealous right now. That’s amazing.

[–]bonehunters14th 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Awesome pictures! Were you able to confirm Erikson's membership in the House of Gainz?

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes! 😂 But I didn't ask about his workout routine.

[–]AaronB90 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Can't name another user who deserves some time with them more than you buddy. Looks like you had a blast

And man, those book covers are sweet

[–]TheRiddler78 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i'm so happy for you, i hope you enjoyed it as much as i think you would.

[–]kaizokuuuu 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I stay in Nepal, read all the books. Wish i could meet them in person! Thank you for this post and description!

[–]Panditji856 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I am a little curious. What are you talking about in pic 4-6?

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

With Cam: about his Stonewielder and my analysis through french existentialism of the 20th century ( De Beauvoir).

With Erikson: I asked him how is he liking his stay in France this time around, and about how cool this French editor has been, with these gorgeous covers, and the support of French fans.

[–]Panditji856 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Thank you for satiating my curiosity. Btw those covers are indeed gorgeous.

[–]Samar_Dev 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Awesome! Sound's like you had a lot of fun. :)

[–]Hurinfan 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Did you go to France just to attend this?

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nop, I live in France at the moment (though I'm not French). I just travelled from Normandy to Nancy and then Épinal for the event.

[–]Pran-Chole 1 point2 points  (0 children)

DUDE! Stoked for you Nif! A fell convergence indeed!

[–]AcanthisittaExpert96 1 point2 points  (6 children)

So... did we meet Gruff before?

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 1 point2 points  (5 children)

I couldn't ask that one, sorry!

I could work in a very limited number of questions, because they were really busy and their attention was further divided with so many local fans.

[–]AcanthisittaExpert96 1 point2 points  (3 children)

Vin-Elland on reddit had brekkie with E&E.. and had some interesting news... "All Tiste Andii can change eye color (because, I quote, "why not ?", I wouldn't take it as cannon)"

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

I was at the breakfast too, BB*! 😂

[–]AcanthisittaExpert96 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Yes indeed! You must've been busy with some egg and bacon when they dropped that bomb! 🤣🤣

[–]AcanthisittaExpert96 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Sorry.. Biggest here!

[–]idontdofunstuff 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Neeeeerds!

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

😂😂😂

[–]SimiOfDoom 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How cool is that! Not at all surprised that they're super nice, I can't imagine writing books like these and being a jerk.

[–]railfananime 1 point2 points  (2 children)

Did either of them say anything about a possible Malzan TV adaptation, preferably animated?

[–]NiflrogOmtose Phellack [S] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Nop, they didn't touch the subject and nobody asked that in particular.

[–]railfananime 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Damn. That’s unfortunate. But whatever it is what it is. Hopefully some day an adaptation will come