Burton book signing

Dedicatees Rhianne and Jessica Edwards arose at 5am for a bit of Burton.

Somewhat appropriately, the crowd started gathering in the dead of night to secure a spot for the Tim Burton book signing at ACMI. By 8am the mass of shivering, but seriously enthused, Burtonites had swelled to intimidating dimensions. 

Our first five arrivees sacrificied sleep and a warm bed to ensure their places in the queue. 

First in, Best dressed: Dean Murphy, Emmit Voice, Nikki Delacovo, George Kellis (sporting a very impressive Edward Scissorhands tattoo!) & Julian Kiraga

Office workers may have easily been mistaken in thinking there was some sort of protest assembled upon the front steps of ACMI. However, it was more love-in than sit-in. 

Hankering for a John Hancock

This dapper fellow caught our eye. 

Theatre director, Todd Barty strutted onto the stage at the early hour of 6am

An insight into next years spring racing headgear? We hope so. 

Lizzie Mai arrived at 5am: sleep deprived, excited and armed with two books from the ACMI Store.

There were plenty of colourful characters in attendance in what was a staggeringly succesful day.  

Double act: Angie & Tia Siketa

 We’re very grateful to Tim Burton who was extraordinarily generous with his time and gracious with his many fans. 

Tim Burton in action

Tim Burton in action

 And let’s have another look at that tatt…! 

Burton ink!

Burton ink!

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4 Responses to “Burton book signing”

  1. Nikki K De 25. Jun, 2010 at 10:47 pm #

    Fun morning!
    Just kind of curious if there was an idea of how many people actually ended up getting signings from Tim Burton and how many people were lined up for it.

  2. ACMI 28. Jun, 2010 at 2:30 pm #

    Glad you enjoyed the signing! Tim ended up staying for about 2 and a half hours and signed about 450 books. Not a bad effort!

  3. Amy 07. Aug, 2010 at 3:08 pm #

    that was the best morning of my life 4am waiting with soem awesome people then getting a hug from him at the signing in my bestest outfit yet lol

  4. gillie 09. Aug, 2010 at 11:23 pm #

    First the HIM video at Fed square then this! I was so cold at 6am but it was so worth it, bring Helana next time!

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