Dilbert Perkins wrote:
> I volunteered at a booth at the West Hollywood Book Fair today. It was a
> decent-sized event which attracted several publishers and authors -- the
> star attraction was Clive Barker. Strangely, the Cult, who usually
> makes a point of having booths at community events like this, was
> nowhere to be seen. Bridge, Galaxy and Applied Schoolastics were
> entirely absent.
> On one seller's tables I spotted a used copy of "What is Scientology".
> It was in good shape with a little wear on the dustjacket (people,
> didn't your mothers teach you about Brodart?). Everything on the table
> was 2 for $1. I was there until 6:00 pm when the fair closed down. No
> one had bought it, even though it was only priced at 50 cents.
> So, why didn't Scientology have a booth at the Fair? And weren't there
> any good culties around to buy "What is Scientology" for 50 cents?
> Scientology? What (the hell) is Scientology?
They were absent at the San Diego ComiCon as well. Four years ago, Bridge Pubs had the largest booth available. I skipped the next year. Year after that, Galaxy Press had a single booth. And this year, they'd booked a booth and were "unable to show up" due to what the guy we called said was a "media emergency."
I'm amazed that they didn't show up at a major event like the book fair! Perhaps they're putting all their efforts into the VM Travelling Toadshow?
-- --barb Chaplain,ARSCC
"Imagine a church so dangerous, you must sign a release form before you can receive its "spiritual assistance." This assistance might involve holding you against your will for an indefinite period, isolating you from friends and family, and denying you access to appropriate medical care. You will of course be billed for this treatment - assuming you survive it. If not, the release form absolves your caretakers of all responsibility for your suffering and death.
Welcome to the Church of Scientology."
--Dr. Dave Touretzky Peter Alexander