The Canonical 2007 Tour Date Entry

All right, to keep this site from being turned into “all tour dates update, all the time,” I hereby pronounce this The Canonical 2007 Tour Date Entry. In it you will find all the tour dates, times, and locations. I’ll post a link on the sidebar for everyone to see from here on out, and this post will be updated as necessary. So: Dates, times, and locations await you behind the cut.


THE JOHN SCALZI 2007 “IRONICALLY, I HAVE A BOOK DEADLINE IN THE MIDDLE OF THIS” BOOK TOUR
(not the official name of the tour)

Tuesday, April 24, 7pm
SEATTLE, WA
University Bookstore
4326 University Way N.E.

Wednesday, April 25, 7pm
HALF MOON BAY, CA
Bay Book and Tobacco Co
80 N. Cabrillo Way

Thursday, April 26, 7pm
SAN FRANCISCO, CA
Borderlands Books
866 Valencia Street

Friday, April 27, 5:30pm
BERKELEY, CA
Dark Carnival
3086 Claremont Avenue

Saturday, April 28, Time to come
LOS ANGELES, CA
Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
UCLA Main Campus

Monday, April 30, 7:30pm
PHOENIX, AZ
The Poisoned Pen
4014 N Goldwater Blvd. Suite 101

Tuesday, May 1, 7pm
SAN DIEGO, CA
Mysterious Galaxy
7051 Clairemont Mesa Blvd

Wednesday, May 2, 7pm
PORTLAND, OR
Powell’s Books
1005 W. Burnside Avenue

Thursday, May 3, 7pm
IOWA CITY, IA
Prairie Lights Bookstore
15 South Dubuque Street

Friday, May 4, 7pm
MILWAUKEE, WI
Harry W. Schwartz Bookshop
2262 S. Kinnickinnic Avenue

Saturday, May 5, 1pm
MINNEAPOLIS, MN
Uncle Hugo’s
2864 Chicago Avenue South
NOTE: Appearing with Tate Hallaway (aka Lydia Morehouse)

Sunday, May 6, 1pm
NOVI, MI
Borders Books & Music
43075 Crescent Blvd.

Tuesday, May 8, 7pm
WASHINGTON, DC
Olsson’s
1307 19th Street, NW

Wednesday, May 9, 6:30pm
RICHMOND, VA
Fountain Bookstore, Inc
1312 E. Cary St.

Tuesday, May 22, Time to come
COLUMBUS, OH
Barnes & Noble
Location to come

Thursday, May 24, 7pm
DAYTON/KETTERING, OH
Books & Co
350 East Stroop Road

Thursday, May 31, 7pm
CINCINNATI, OH
Joseph-Beth Booksellers
2692 Madison Road

37 thoughts on “The Canonical 2007 Tour Date Entry

  1. Figures your Cincinnati date is on a day I’m going to be in New York. I’m going there because my agent will be attending the BEA.

    Notice *I’M* not going to the BEA. I’ve been advised to avoid that until my publisher makes me go. The upside of being between publishers.

    Nice to see Patrick and Teresa aren’t making you go, either, though.

    Guess I’ll see you in Dayton.

  2. Psst–that very first stop on tour is actually “University Bookstore” for the University of Washington. Sorry to be a nitpicker; I used to work there.

    I hope I can make it on the 24th…I’m coming back from New Mexico that day but a Scalzi appearance in Seattle is not to be missed!

  3. Glad to see you’re at the big store in Portland. If you haven’t been there, give yourself a little time to browse before the talk – it’s a great store.

    (former used book buyer)

  4. Hello? I’m emailing from the wilds of Alabama. Any chances you would ever make it to the south? Even Nashville would be cool.

  5. I’m not sure if I’m happier about the thought of Scalzi being at the properly cool Powell’s location, or the thought that perhaps I managed to contribute to the deflection the immense inertia of the tour organization by pelting it with my commentary electrons.

    Whatever. I think we need to establish a clearly-marked “Whatever” section of the audience. Perhaps a life-size photoshopped image of what we think Chang looks like wearing only cats would be appropriate. And I’m so not going to be the one responsible.

    Aside from that silly level of squee, John, I’d be interested to know if there’s sufficient flex in your schedule to ply you with either a beverage or seafood.

  6. Puddle of Heads Tour 2007!

    I feel a little spoiled, being in the Bay Area. I mean, we have three potential nights in which to be squeeing fans.

  7. Chang, do you have a map or an atlas? Check Li’l Chang’s book bag. I’m pretty sure DC and Richmond are on the east coast, bud. Just pack you a sammich and hit the I-95. When you get back, tell Mrs. Chang there was a pile-up of mooses outside Bangor. Or something.

  8. Sorry, I should have read the comments from the earlier post and got my answer about Chicago. Please feel free to delete both comments.

  9. Wahoo, an author I like is actually visiting a bookstore in Iowa and within (easy) driving distance! *dances the dance of joy*

  10. Jeez, what a dilemma. Y’see, your book thingamajiggery is actually fairly near where I have a class that day. Unfortunately, that’s “near” as in “maybe an hour if I walk fast, having to follow a map.”
    Class gets out at 6:30. Your arrival is at 7.
    Well, here’s hoping either class lets out early, or I can run really, really fast. Bwahaha.

  11. Jeff Hentosz:

    Chang, do you have a map or an atlas? Check Li’l Chang’s book bag. I’m pretty sure DC and Richmond are on the east coast, bud. Just pack you a sammich and hit the I-95. When you get back, tell Mrs. Chang there was a pile-up of mooses outside Bangor. Or something.

    Hentosser,

    You make a good point. However, it’s aa hop skip and a jump to Boston, whereas DC requires either money for a hotel stay or money for crystal meth to drive there all night and back. And I’d like John’s first impression of me to be a good one, not one where I come off worse in person than I already do virtually.

    And it’s not a pile-up of mooses. It’s called a palloop, an old native American word meaning, “Hol shit! get out of the way!”

  12. Chang:

    I’m likely to return to Boskone, so you’ll have other chances to see me. Not to worry.

  13. Jeez, I’ll live! Just tyring to make-a the funny.

    I may just see if I can do D.C. If not, maybe the Heinlein Centennial. Although it conflicts with Readercon, and I may do that so I can meet E. Bear and get Peter Watts drunk. Oh, and to stalk Jonathan Lethem.

  14. Too, too cool! Not only Milwauke, but Milwaukee that I know and close to home! Now the only dilemma is which book to have signed.

  15. We’re allowed to get Peter Watts drunk? That would be awesome. Not as awesome as scuba diving with him, but still, pretty awesome.

  16. When I was stationed in San Diego my Dad suggested I see San Francisco while I was in the area. Told him that made as much sense as stopping by to see him in Florida if I were in nearby Washington DC.

    Okay, now I understand him. As long as you’re in DC, John, how about a little side trip down here to Florida?

  17. All right, Angeleno Whatever Fans…who’s up for crowding the Westwood In-N-Out either before or after the reading?

    Or should we be evil and bring Double Doubles to the reading and eat them in a taunting fashion?

  18. If you show up with Double Double and don’t give me one I will have to beat you down.

    I take mine animal style.

  19. Seattle area Scalzimaniacs should meet at Dick’s Drive In, pound down a few cheeseburgers, and then march to the UW Bookstore down 45th waving banners and signs. Based upon the reaction to the World Trade Conference we could get into a running battle with Seattle’s Finest, break through the windows of the Bookstore and rampage through the building screaming (and, I suppose, farting to close the loop). We need to assign costume responsibilities. Think of the publicity for John.

    At the book tour event for John Ringo there were perhaps 25 chairs set up on the second floor in the “Famous Author Nook” Get there early. Of course I will feel really foolish if I get there and find 5 people with coke-bottle lenses and pocket protectors. But that can’t happen can it? We’re a lot cooler than that aren’t we?

    Old Jarhead

  20. I hope you’re ready to be inundated with Double Doubles, dude. Though, now that I think about it, they probably won’t have that molten cheese feel since it’s a fifteen minute walk (or four hour drive when you factor in traffic and parking) from InO to the center of campus.

    But, hey, your wish is my special menu order.

  21. Glad to hear you’re coming to DC. Not so glad to hear you’re coming to that particular Olsson’s which has no real space for a reading or audience. In the past, when I’ve gone to author events there, they’ve just had the author sitting at a table while a line of people begging signatures snakes through the store and out the door. There are several other Olsson’s branches in DC with much more room where this is not the case, plus there’s great space at Politics & Prose, the bookstore/cafe Busboys & Poets, or even at any of the local Borders or Barnes & Nobles.

    I’ll still probably show up (although I’ve given away all of my Scalziana and will have to purchase a replacement or two to justify the line-standing), but I wish it was in a slightly more crowd-friendly environment . . .

  22. Ooh, I’m all for the “meeting at Dick’s first” idea. Might even wander over to hear Scalzi afterwards. :)

    (I live in the wilds of eastern W’ville and it seems like such a chore to go to my old haunts in Seattle anymore. Wah.)

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