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03.18.2010 - Neil Gaiman Arrived at the Rockwell Club an hour after the announced press con dressed in his usual black shirt and jacket in denims with Jaime Daez of Fully Booked. He was there without any delays started the forum. Only a few I've knew who still follows the man, who was astound by The Wall of Sound back in 2005. Until now I'm still in awe with the talented writer of Sandman and Anansi Boys to name a few. Though its was short but brief press conference he still got the media's attention.

He was also there for the Philippine Graphic and Fiction Awards. Neil Gaiman can't get enough coming back to the country he fell in love with since he first came in 2005. Until now he still see how huge Filipinos had contributed to the industry...

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Gaiman and Fully Booked initiated the “Philippine Graphic Fiction Awards” in 2005, after Gaiman visited the country for the first time. During that visit Gaiman and Fully Booked decided to help spur the growth of unrealistic fiction in the country, after the author realized that “there is already a fine tradition of realistic fiction in Filipino literature.”

The Awards is divided into three categories: Prose, Comics and Short Film. First Place winners will get P100,000.00 each. Gaiman and Fully Booked will be handing out the awards on March 17, 2010, 7 PM at the Rockwell Tent in Makati City where Gaiman will also sign for 100 lucky fans who join the night’s raffle draw. The awards night is free and open to all.

“I think it's showing that the Philippines can produce writers, comics creators and now short filmmakers as adept and creative as anyone anywhere in the world,” Gaiman said when asked about his thoughts based on what he’s seen these past three awards seasons.

This is Gaiman’s third time to visit the country. During his visit Gaiman will also hold a book-signing event on March 18, 2010 at 4 PM at the North Court, Power Plant Mall.

About Neil Gaiman

Bestselling author Neil Gaiman has long been one of the top writers in modern comics, as well as writing books for readers of all ages.

He is listed in the Dictionary of Literary Biography as one of the top ten living post-modern writers, and is a prolific creator of works of prose, poetry, film, journalism, comics, song lyrics, and drama.

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