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Old 06-01-2009, 04:39 PM   #1
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Petition to publish Staff of Kings novelization!

http://www.theraider.net/news/fullst...es.php?id=1087

I am furious. I just hope Rob MacGregor will still release it online.

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Old 06-01-2009, 05:12 PM   #2
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Good lord! It's completed! Just release it!

Bah!
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:29 PM   #3
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My god, i wanted to read this book since the i wont be albe to play the game.

And it was Mcgregor, and it was complete.

Damn
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Old 06-01-2009, 06:48 PM   #4
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At the very least can't they sell it as an e-book? No printing costs there!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:03 PM   #5
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Well, since you already have it started...

I want to put together a petition that we can send to LucasFilms / LucasArts requesting that the novel be printed.

The book is complete. It cannot be published by the author. But I want to read it and I'm sure you do to! After all - this would be the first non-movie 'novel' since McCoy's 'Sphinx' and it is a stand alone story from the game. SO ARE YOU WITH ME?!?!? SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW - put it on FACEBOOK, MYSPACE, and any other community groups you are part of!

If so - let's get started:

http://www.petitiononline.com/IJatSoKN/petition.html

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Hey Gilles - wanna put this somewhere noticeable on the website??
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:18 PM   #6
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Ya make a sticky!
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:32 PM   #7
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Holy crap I am mad about this. I was thinking about getting the game since I have a Wii, but I really wanted to have a new MacGregor novel. Plus the story sounds really interesting. And since the book is finished, I really don't see the logic in cancelling it. Hopefully they change their minds.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:35 PM   #8
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maybe if they see how many people want a new indy story they may print it --- heck even if it comes out in december i would still buy it
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:43 PM   #9
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maybe if they see how many people want a new indy story they may print it

The only problem with that is they can simply point to the Army of the Dead novel coming in September as a new Indy story. It's gotta be clear that we want THIS story. Even though I am looking forward to AotD, I was and still am more excited about SoK.
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Old 06-01-2009, 07:57 PM   #10
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Yeah, at the very least, "publish" it as an e-book. I would definitely buy it for my Kindle.

I just can't believe it. It's finished!
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:23 PM   #11
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This bodes ill

What if they are not releasing it because they fear there is no demand? With Army of Darkness coming out, does that mean they will cancel that one as well? Maybe they are trying to maintain a little continuity in the novels and since Max McCoy already touched on this subject they decided not to release it?

I want an explanation NOW!!!!

Oh well.
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Old 06-01-2009, 10:43 PM   #12
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This is really upsetting.

I emailed Rob MacGregor earlier this evening about the cancellation. He encouraged me to sign Shipwreck's petition, and to urge others to do the same. So hop to it, folks! Let Lucasfilm know there's a market for this book!
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:24 PM   #13
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What is Rob MacGregor's email? When I click on the link to "email the author" it opens a page to set up Microsoft Outlook, which I don't want to do. I'd like to send him an e-mail.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:27 PM   #14
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Here's the news from Rob himself, courtesy of his blog, which I didn't even know he had. It basically says the same thing as TheRaider article, but I felt I should post it anyway. I still can't believe the ridiculousness of canceling a completed novel. http://ofscarabs.blogspot.com/2009/0...hronicity.html

Edit: Bennihana, his e-mail address is at the top of the blog post.
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:34 PM   #15
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What is Rob MacGregor's email? When I click on the link to "email the author" it opens a page to set up Microsoft Outlook, which I don't want to do. I'd like to send him an e-mail.

Outlook is a popular email client, so it sounds like the "email the author" link is doing what it's supposed to do . . . but since he published it on his website, I assume he wouldn't mind us listing his email address here . . .

macgregors2@gmail.com
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Old 06-01-2009, 11:59 PM   #16
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Well, since you already have it started...

I want to put together a petition that we can send to LucasFilms / LucasArts requesting that the novel be printed.
If so - let's get started:

http://www.petitiononline.com/IJatSoKN/petition.html

Shipwreck

Hey Gilles - wanna put this somewhere noticeable on the website??


I signed the petition. I'm lucky number 13 and the first from Canada to sign it.

That is disappointing news. I'm disappointed in Lucasfilm overall for treating Indy this way. They can't even keep the official Indy website updated and add Young Indy to it.

I was first let down with Lucasfilm when they pulled the licensing on the Decipher Star Wars CCG cards, then came the prequels, and the same disappointements are now happening with Indy.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:28 AM   #17
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We just need a lot more people to sign the petition.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:28 AM   #18
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One of the coolest stories I read was in the manual/hint book for the PC game Tie Fighter. Followed an Imperial recruit through the missions. I really enjoyed that read...damn shame they couldn't/wouldn't put out something as inspired for Indy.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:31 AM   #19
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We just need a lot more people to sign the petition.

I just posted a link to the petition over at the COW forum. Hopefully members there will see it and respond.
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:51 AM   #20
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Ok, now I'm officially pissed off!

I mean, first non- movie Indy novel in what 10 years and they cancel it.....grrrrr.

Plus MacGregor's my favourite Indy author.

Plus as an Australian Indyfan I certainly draw the short straw in terms of merchandising and spin off stuff and was very very looking forward to this.

Plus Lucasfilm will allow publications of pretty sub-par SW novels, but not what looks to be a far better than decent Indy novel. I sure as hell hope that Luacsfilm have got a pretty good explanation and that we see this thing in one form or the other. Lucasfilm, I've totally got a frying pan with your name on it!!!!!

I can accept KOTCS despite it's problems but I really don't want to accept this loss.

I am the first Australian to have signed the Petition. Number 16!!!
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Old 06-02-2009, 12:55 AM   #21
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15 people have signed the petition.

C'mon people! Let's so 'em us Indyfans are a force to be reckoned with!

We should start a facebook page! Or contact the SoK facebook page!
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:48 AM   #22
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15 people have signed the petition.

C'mon people! Let's so 'em us Indyfans are a force to be reckoned with!

We should start a facebook page! Or contact the SoK facebook page!

Good idea.

Also, I signed the petition...Only 18 sigs so far... We need to advertise this petition on other movie sites.


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At the same time, LucasArts cancelled my novel because it wasn't scheduled for publication for another year and would miss out on the publicity related to the game release. Ironic, since I'd completed the novel ahead of my deadline.

I don't understand this. The book was supposed to be released around the same time as the game. Can someone clear this up????????
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:51 AM   #23
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I certainly encourage everything we can do to get this book published. The thought of a lost Indy book would literally drive me crazy. Post the petition EVERYWHERE. The only way they are going to justify (if they even consider it) printing a novel will be if they have buku people wanting it.

The average run for paperback printing is 50,000 copies. That means that we have to justify our request with a lot of signatures. Can we do it? A letter writing campaign saved Star Trek many decades ago and now the entire franchise has been reborn.

Indy can't die. We can't let him fade away. I understand that there was probably a lot of debate about 'cost' etc. but we have been loyal fans. We contributed to those millions upon millions of dollars the new film garnered and we will contribute even more toward the game releases. Too bad we couldn't have boycotted the game unless it was accompanied by the tie-in novel.

We aren't asking much - the book was FINISHED moons ago. We just want to read it. So everything we can do to get that petition signed will go a long way! Again, here's the link:

http://www.petitiononline.com/IJatSoKN/petition.html
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Old 06-02-2009, 01:55 AM   #24
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Shipwreck, can we get the petition posted on the main Raider page? (And by we, I suppose I mean you or Gilles or someone else who's involved in the Raider rather than the Raven.)
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Old 06-02-2009, 02:02 AM   #25
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I just posted a link to the petition over at the COW forum. Hopefully members there will see it and respond.

I've had a few people over at COW respond to my post and they're dissapointed as well. I'll also post the message on other boards I'm on like Micechat (covers Disney and Disneyland) and TheGoonies.org.
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