Book of Cain Signing: First Hand Report

Blizzard’s artists held a the Book of Cain signing yesterday afternoon, January 7, 2012, at Book Soup in West Hollywood, California. Thanks to site contributer Nizaris we’ve got a first hand report and some pictures. Nizaris reports that the event was fun and that the artists seemed happy to be there meeting the fans. There wasn’t a huge turn out, but a good number of people showed up to get their books signed and meet some of the artists behind the project.

The book store was in West Hollywood, and there were 5 artists present to sign books, which was less than expected. They had a preamble speech and they had people ask questions for a small while. They didn’t answer anything really amazing, but they did mention that they are thinking about doing similar books for their other franchises.

The other thing is that they’re working on the “Abyss” portion of their lore. When Duriel, Andarial, etc, were killed, they all went to this “Abyss.” They have yet to really hash out what it is. Basically, they used the term to distinguish it from Hell… because if they were killed and just went to hell, it would be like a vacation for them. So right now they’re figuring out what kind of existence it is, if the Evils can come back from that place, and how that might occur if it does.

Other than that, same old sort of Q’s and they just said they’re really close to release.

Some pictures from the event, taken by Nizaris on his cell phone. Big thanks to him for the info and pics.

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  1. Random fact: according to wikipedia (which is always a very reliable source) 41% of West Hollywood´s populace are hom osexuals. As I don´t live there, or anywhere near there, I can´t really verify that claim. 

    On topic: This signing seems rather small, both in number of exibitors and number of attendees. Is interest that low or were the prices too inflated? Anyway, I am really interested in Book of Cain, but it isn´t awailable where I live in, so I´ll have to wait for someone to put actually readable scans online.

  2. Interesting bit about the Abyss there… I’ve always wondered about that same thing. It says that the Black Abyss is part of Hell in the D2 manuals, but if that is the case, then wouldn’t it be easy for all of the Prime and Lesser evils to come back if that is where their spirits went?

    By the way, 3 of the 4 signatures you show in that one picture are not artists… Metzen, Flint Dille, and Micky Neilson are writers… Mark Gibbons is though… so who was the 5th person?

  3. Artists was a typo. I meant to say there were three people from Blizzard there to sign. Also, I wasn’t aware that what I wrote to Flux was going to be quoted in any way, in which case I would have been a bit more thorough in the explanation.

    They’re all just people who were a part of the exhibit. Originally there were supposedly supposed to be around 15 or so people there including Brom (unless Brom IS Mark Gibbons… I’m not sure) and other such artists. Instead we were with the lore/writers… which makes sense as well.

    I think there were maybe 100 people that went to the signing, but over the course of 4-5 hours I think. It was rather small, and I went with my gf and friend. We had a good time at a local pizza and beer bar called The Red Rock, which was good.

    • Thanks for passing along the new lore info Nizaris 8)

      • No problem :). I apparently also fail at counting. I meant to say 5 people were there to sign. Sigh. Long weekend! Oh, and I guess you could call them all artists… in a loose sense of the word. They “crafted” this book after all…. right?? …. Right??

    • I didn’t think he was, but stated so just in case he happened to be. I didn’t go and research the names.

    • There was never a point when 15 people were scheduled to sign at the event. It was supposed to be 4 people signing and a few days prior to the event they added a fifth person.

      I know because I set up the event.

  4. After a few months of iteration, they’ll patch in more artists at the event.

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