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August 23, 2007

Talking and Flying in Aspen

Guess what?  There are several exciting projects in the works, which will make themselves known soon (such as the Rum Diary Movies being made into a film) and our HST symposium in DC next year.  But, I have to first tell you about the wonderful flight I had with my paraglider friend, David Frank, who took me up 12,000 feet in the air above Aspen Mountain yesterday too see the entire Rocky Mountain Range. It was peaceful, warm and magical. I fell in love with Hunter, and life, all over again.  I’ve been a little hectic and bitchy lately, so that soft hour in the sky put things in perspective for me like a charm. I’ll see if I can download a photo or two that one of the other paragliders took of us up there. If you ever have a chance to go up in the sky with nothing but straps, wings, and a friend… do it.

I’ll be doing a booksigning and talk at the Explore Bookstore in Aspen tomorrow  (Friday)  at 7:30 pm.  I’ll also read and answer everyone’s questions. There were about 125 people at Tattered Cover Bookstore in Denver, so I’m assuming 1/4 of that here in Aspen.  So, we should see a more intimate and interesting conversation  about our sweet Hunter. 

I realize that I wrote earlier that Natalia was going to check in with you on a regular basis, but that didn’t exactly work out — I’m aware. We had to spend a lot of time traveling and things got hectic.  But Andrew Travers, who now lives at Owl Farm as he settles into his full-time gig at the Aspen Daily News has offered to post sometimes. So…thanks Andrew!  Andrew has worked for Doug Brinkley for the last 5 years and I’m happy to say he is now a member of the Woody Creek family. There is a chance we might get the editor, Troy Hooper, to post too.

Anywya, I’m writing on my mac, which isn’t compatible with the blog format, so forgive the block of words (depending on your screen). The wisdom for today comes from the last pages of Fear and Loathing in America. 


Until next time, your friend,

Anita Thompson 

August 16, 2007

Village Voice and Woody Creek

Hi!!! I’m back home at Owl Farm and will check in shortly. Thank you for the wonderful emails re: the Gonzo Way. I’ll check in very soon.  Here is a link to the Village Voice piece written by Jake
I’m off to the library to finish a short story on the Aspen Wall Poster to be included in the next Woody Creeker.
Your friend back at home,
Anita Thompson

August 10, 2007

Booksigning Pics, Updated Schedule

Hello, Peter B here with an update on the booksigning tour.

The tour events are generating a lot of people and press. Most articles use stock photos, but LAist published some photos that you might like to see of the booksigning at Book Soup in West Hollywood here.  If you have any photographs at any of the booksignings that you’d like to share with us (and possibly with the rest of the world), email them to email@owlfarmblog.com.

Anita apologizes for her tardiness in posting blogs, she promises to post a detailed update when she returns to Owl Farm in the next couple days.  After, of course, she gets her much needed "Ocean Fix" in the warm waters of the Pacific.

There has been a rescheduling of the scheduled Aug 16th booksigning at Olsson’s in Washington, DC.  The event has been moved to Sunday, September 13th.  Update your calendars.

-Peter B

August 01, 2007

Denver Press Club

Hot on the heels of Anita’s booksigning tour, the Denver Press Club will be hosting a great event tomorrow August 2nd:

Gonzo Night

Anita Thompson, wife of the late Hunter S. Thompson, will be our guest on Thursday, Aug. 2, when the Colorado Society of Professional Journalists kicks off its new series of mixers at the club.

Thompson will talk about her new book, "The Gonzo Way", published by Fulcrum Press. Rocky Mountain News reporter Jeff Kass will serve as moderator. Thompson family friend Matt Moseley will serve as our guest bartender that night.

The evening will begin with a 6 p.m. reception followed by a 7 p.m. talk. This event is free, however, seating is limited and reservations are required. To RSVP, e-mail us at spjcolorado@yahoo.org.

Also that evening, the club will unveil a beautiful new autographed artists proof of one of Ralph Steadman’s iconic illustrations for Thompson’s classic book, "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas".

Steadman recently donated the print to the club as a thank you for hosting him during his recent book tour. The print will occupy a place of honor within the club.

Make sure you email spjcolorado@yahoo.org to reserve your seat at this event!

-Your ever vigilent Gonzo Webmaster,
Peter B.

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