Thursday, 5 February 2009

Honk if you 4qated yesterday!

Yesterday's Slickman A4 Quotation Event, the annual (and global) Russell Hoban activity wherein fans of the author place quotes from his books in public places, was terrific fun. The newly revamped website http://sa4qe.blogspot.com, taking advantage of the new blog format, was updated in real-time with a dozen new contributions or '4qations' from many of Hoban's brilliant books. Russ fans also tweeted their favourite quotes in bite-sized chunks using Twitter, and a fabulous new Flash animation was created specially for the 2009 event. SA4QE founder Diana Slickman and others braved the inclement weather to place their sheets of yellow A4 in towns and cities from London to Chicago. Regular contributor Lindsay Edmunds perhaps described the experience of the day best: 'All day long 4quations and the delightful stories associated with them have been lighting the dark, cold February day like sparklers. One flashes across the darkness, then another, then another. All wonderful. There is nothing like the experience of Hoban quotations coming at you from random directions for the better part of a day.' Diana herself later commented, 'While I enjoy February 4, I love February 5 even better, when I get to read what all of us were up to on February 4! It's like reading short tales of intrigue and adventure and romance and comedy - all with other stories of Russ's embedded within them.'

You can see all of the 2009 quotes by scrolling down the home page or by clicking on the 2009 label link in the categories below this post.

Other quotes are still coming in, so keep an eye on the SA4QE website over the coming days, either by dropping in to www.sa4qe.com or by subscribing to the updates using Twitter, RSS or Feedburner.

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