Live chat with Ann Druyan about The Demon-Haunted World - CANCELED
Ann Druyan has agreed to a live chat with BookTalk.org members about The Demon-Haunted World
. What this means is we would all meet in the BookTalk.org chat room at a predetermined date and time for a casual discussion on the book.
In September of 2004 we did a live chat session with Ann on Carl Sagan's "Pale Blue Dot." It was quite fun and I encourage you all to read the chat transcript
The live chat for The Demon-Haunted World would be quite similar. We can ask Ann questions and she will respond. This is not a formal interview where one person asks questions and the audience sits back and watched. YOU can talk to Ann directly, but we have to work together to space out the questions so she isn't overwhelmed. Ideally you can go to the chat with a question or two already written down so you can copy and paste your question into the window when there appears to be a good opportunity. But you can also just wing it and interact more casually.
Back when we used to author chats we would aim to schedule them on Thursday nights at 9:00 pm Eastern. When we held our chat with Richard Dawkins over in the UK we did the chat on a Saturday or Sunday. I forget the exact time.
I'm asking all of you to be as flexible as possible because it is impossible to make everyone happy. Please post here in this thread and let me know when you are available. Since Penelope is our Book Discussion Leader and lives in the UK we might want to aim for a Saturday or Sunday. Doing a 9:00 pm Eastern chat would mean she has to be online at 1:00 am. I'm guessing that might not be very appealing.How do you guys feel about these dates and times:Saturday, March 14th or 21st at 11:00 am Eastern (3:00 pm UK)
Thursday, March 19th or 26th at 9:00 pm Eastern (1:00 am UK)
I've sent an email to Ann and will let you know when she is available.