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[travel|publishing] Climbing the Tor

As previously mentioned, yesterday kenscholes, lasirenadolce and I visited the Tor offices in New York. It was a lot of fun, and very informative. We met a bunch of folks in the organization, saw some old friends, and got lay on an episode of "Cletis and Bubba Joe" over lunch. Ken and I are like Fozzie Bear and Fozzie Bear on tour. Luckily we brought along our own photographer.

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Preparing for our sojourn into the heart of bookness.

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The mighty Flatiron Building, where the palatial offices of Tor World Headquarters are located.

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We breach the security seals on Fortress Tor.

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Strangely, the lobby is full of books. What kind of place is this? Oh, look, it's Mainspring!

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We tour the premises. We also bump into bram452.

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Very Important People in the editorial and publicity departments. (Meaning, they work on our stuff.)

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We were lucky enough to be invited into Tom Doherty's office, thanks to some quick thinking by pnh. Note the book behind him in the photo on the right. (Which I also think is an excellent photo of Tom.)

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Tom was kind enough to open the window on the prow of the building so lasirenadolce could take some shots up Broadway and up Fifth Avenue.

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On the way out, kenscholes and I stopped for a little street corner preaching, Mainspring style. Of course, the corner was Broadway and Fifth Avenue...

As usual, lots more at the Flickr set
Tags: books, personal, photos, publishing, travel
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