I Am Not a Hobbit

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It’s just that Duane Wilkins of the University Bookstore is so damn tall.

I wanted to make sure I gave a shoutout to Duane and all the folks at University Bookstore for such a great event. If you’re an author, I can’t imagine a better place to come ’round for a visit.

Incidentally, I do have pictures, which I plan to get up. It’s just that my Flickr uploader is being hellishly balky. I’ll let you know when I manage to get them up.

26 thoughts on “I Am Not a Hobbit

  1. I dunno.. Duane’s my height and I’m only 6’6″…

    sorry I missed you, glad to hear you got off to a good start. The U bookstore is a great place and has absorbed far too much of my income in the past

  2. I dunno.. Duane’s my height and I’m only 6’6″…

    sorry I missed you, glad to hear you got off to a good start. The U bookstore is a great place and has absorbed far too much of my income in the past

  3. When I saw this pic, I thought I had stumbled into Robert J Sawyer’s site by mistake…:)

  4. “I am not a hobbit.” — John Scalzi, April, 2007.
    Click here and scroll to bottom for evidence for the prosecution.

  5. “I am not a hobbit.” — John Scalzi, April, 2007.
    Click here and scroll to bottom for evidence for the prosecution.

  6. “I am not a hobbit.” — John Scalzi, April, 2007.
    Click here and scroll to bottom for evidence for the prosecution.

  7. I am not a Hobbit

    Of course you’re not a Hobbit, John, Hobbits have hair – and despite a few bad apples, they don’t travel and have adventures with giants.

  8. Hobbits also have furry feet. Which might have saved you in a particular situation. I also don’t think hobbits dance that way, you know. So, yeah, I think your just doing forced perspective as a part of your Californian Ninja Powers.

  9. As long as Duane didn’t open the conversation with, “Fee, fie, foe, fum,” I guess it’d be all good. That, and you’re American, so you would’ve been safe regardless.

  10. So, I guess you didn’t get “I bet you’re good basketball,” much? How ’bout Duane?

    (Hmm…I might write a post about assumtions about tall people and basketball playing)

  11. So, I guess you didn’t get “I bet you’re good basketball,” much? How ’bout Duane?

    (Hmm…I might write a post about assumtions about tall people and basketball playing)

  12. Duane is a great guy. He seems to know everybody. He steered me towards a lot of great books when I was at the UW in the late 80′s.

  13. I second that Duane is a great guy. I’ve gotten to chat with him on a few occasions and enjoyed every minute of it. And he keeps the UW Bookstore’s science fiction section the best in the city.

  14. You look startlingly like my husband in that photo – I did a double-take. But I have to say, you do look slightly more Hobbitty than he does. I think it’s the smile. Plus my husband has completely hairless feet with perfect toes, so apparently you’re not him.

    I’m so excited about your upcoming visit to Richmond. The Fountain Bookstore is a teeny venue, though. With any luck, we’ll fill the place to bursting.

  15. WHERE is your tour T-Shirt and why arn’t you wearing it!!!!!!

    I must say, you do have the pointy ears of a hobbit and hairy feet in sandles and buy the picture you are height challanged….. but if you say so…. we’ll believe you …LOL

  16. Dude, he’s only about 6’6″. How tall are you??

    Duane is the lifeblood of the science fiction section there. He’s been recommending books to me since I was an undergrad in college back in the early 90s.

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