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Gnome Attack Roundup: Madness in Ohio as Giant Gnomes Take Over Arboretum; I Make Appearance to Offer Anti-Gnome Guidance

Categories: Chuck Sambuchino's Guide to Literary Agents Blog, My Writing Life.

Today I attended the opening of the Holden Arboretum’s Gnome and Garden Exhibit in Kirtland, OH. The exhibit goes into September.

Wow. There were huge designed gnomes all over the place. I kept waiting for one to pull out a huge machete and just end me right there for good. I walked around with a mustache and sunglasses on to protect my identify as the world’s top Gnome Defense Expert. Here are some photos I took:

    Here see an example of a giant designed
gnome (designed with candy). And then
some sanity on the right as news of my
talk is spread.


It was absolute gnome mania. People
were actually dressing up like gnomes —
and having a good time. I was
watching my back the whole time.

My setup.


How to Survive a
Garden Gnome Attack

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3 Responses to Gnome Attack Roundup: Madness in Ohio as Giant Gnomes Take Over Arboretum; I Make Appearance to Offer Anti-Gnome Guidance

  1. Chuck, that looks like a lot of fun. I adore Arboretums, and what a great venue for gnomes!

    Question about the women’s fiction contest: this is already in my blog’s blogroll. Do I qualify? I am not currently on either FaceBook or Twitter, although my blog partners are.


  2. tara tyler says:

    wow! and you lived to tell about it!
    and i saw "that" movie (G & J) did you know they can come back to life? they are so nimble and resourceful. it was eye opening =)

  3. C.K. Palmes says:

    I don’t know whether you’ve discovered this Gnomish scheme yet, so I thought I’d share the dastardly plot.
    They’ve fooled the poor people of Devon, England, into believing they are an endangered species.
    They have an entire four acre reserve, where over 1000 of the things frolic in seeming co-existence with the natural world around them. It’s despicable.
    They even have a museum, raised in honour of their ancestors.
    Someone has to stop this madness.

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