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Joe Sugg book signing - any experience?

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SBass Sat 27-Aug-16 23:23:22

Hi all. Just wondering whether any of you have had the pleasure of attending a "book" "signing" by Joe Sugg or any of his ilk? Miraculously I managed to get a ticket for my 13 yo dd next month - but am already stressing out about it. Will I be allowed in with her since we only have one ticket (although that's bought the book itself, so I wasn't about to buy 2!)? How well organised/policed are these things - there must be a special queue for ticketholders? But how busy are these things - do we need to get there 3 hours before otherwise we won't even be able to reach our special queue? How long is she likely to get in the presence of His Holiness?

Would appreciate any info from someone who knows how these things work - it's all new to me. Emotions run extremely high when it comes to Joe Sugg (I know, I know) - and I just want to be able to prepare her, and me!! :-)


eatingtomuch Sun 28-Aug-16 00:00:13

I have been to numerous signings with my DD.
They are very well managed, everyone with a ticket is seen but it can take hours.
The books are pre signed. They take the phone off you DD and take a few selfies. Whole meeting them lady's about 20 seconds if your lucky.
You are allowed to go with her on the one ticket.
Some allow you to take a photo/film but you can't ask them to pose for you to take pictures. Lots of security moving everything along very quickly and efficiently.
So basically you queue for 3+ hrs for 15 seconds, a pre signed book and approx 3 selfies. But my DD loves it confused

eatingtomuch Sun 28-Aug-16 00:01:26

Lasts not lady's

Quietlygoingmad67 Sun 28-Aug-16 00:05:32

I've also been to many with my DD most of them you tubers - I think all under 14's HAVE to be accompanied anyway! I would advice to get there as early as possible because the queues get long very quickly!

Quietlygoingmad67 Sun 28-Aug-16 00:06:47

I think the ones I've been to the books get signed by the author while we are there -
Also some don't allow pictures and some do! Your DD will love it x

eyebrowsonfleek Sun 28-Aug-16 00:07:27

I've seen queues for YouTuber signings at my local WHSmith and Waterstones. (Joey Graceffa and Fleur de Force- think that's how their names are spelt!)
The queue is roped off so that normal customers can enter the store and it's basically wait 3 hours for a 10 second photo and chat. Very civilised looking.

Emochild Sun 28-Aug-16 00:08:50

Under 14s can take an adult without needing a 2nd ticket

The queue is generally full of giddy teenage girls that snarl at their mothers if their mother dares to ask questions such as 'who is joe sugg again, is he the one with the cat whiskers?'

Lots of queuing, blink and you miss it meet and greet, major cool mum points

Quietlygoingmad67 Sun 28-Aug-16 00:19:10

emo that has made me laugh - perfect summarisation.

I'm a queue jumper as my DD has a chronic illness so I turn up about 5 mins before the signing starts and go to the front of the queue! We get a lot of nasty looks from the teens that have been there 3-4 hours already shock

Quietlygoingmad67 Sun 28-Aug-16 00:19:41

I should say she is in a wheelchair but we still get the nasty looks!!

SBass Tue 30-Aug-16 15:51:55

Aw, thanks so much everyone! It all sounds fairly manageable - although it sounds like we'll have to get there much earlier than I was planning, which will involve cutting the end of school. Deep joy. Oh well - who needs an education when you can make zillions a*sing around on YouTube??...... :-D

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