Ohioana Schedule

This Friday and Saturday I’m participating in the Ohioana Book Festival in Columbus — the festival itself is on Saturday but there are some specific events around town on Friday associated with it. So here’s where I’ll be and what I’ll be doing:

FRIDAY:

2-3pm: Dublin Branch Library, Dublin OH I’ll be doing an author appearance here. Most likely I’ll be reading from Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded and from METAtropolis, seeing as they are Hugo nominees. I might also read from Zoe’s Tale, but I have to tell you, it’s weird to hear me as a 39-year-old man attempt the tones of a sixteen-year-old girl. I’ll also be doing some Q&A and signing books if anyone brings them. If you’re free on Friday afternoon, this is a good time to catch up and say hello.

SATURDAY:

11:30am – 12:15am: I’ll be doing another reading and/or Q&A session. So if you love to hear me blather on, this will be the place to be.

2-2:45pm: I’ll be on a panel with fellow author Ann Hagedorn entitled Why We Write, What We Write, the content of which is described thusly: “A behind-the-scenes look at the whys and whats of creating fiction and non-fiction with two more of our featured authors – a journalist/historian and a science fiction author.” Guess which one I am!

3:45 – 4:30pm: Book signing. There are 60+ authors who will be happy to scrawl their names on a book (hopefully their book). I assume I will be here, too. And of course if you see me elsewhere at the festival and I am not otherwise engaged, I’ll be happy to sign a book for you.

Here’s the complete Book Festival schedule, in case you are interested in all the other stuff that’s going on that doesn’t include me. Which you should be, because it looks like an interesting line-up.

Remember that the Ohioana Book Festival is free to attend, so bring your whole family. Heck, bring the whole neighborhood. Better get a bus, though, if you do that.

6 thoughts on “Ohioana Schedule

  1. “There are 60+ authors who will be happy to screw their names on a book (hopefully their book).”

    Wait, what are you doing to our books?

  2. “There are 60+ authors who will be happy to scrawl their names on a book (hopefully their book).”

    I think a new internet meme is in order. John picks someone whose book he will sign (someone who you encourage fans of your own work to buy, since everyone who is a fan enough to attend your signing probably already has your books) and then that author has to pick someone and so on.

    You message could be something akin to “John Scalzi supports this author and so should you”

  3. Did anyone else notice that the Ohioana website says that your latest book is The Last Colony?

    “His latest release The Last Colony (2008) hit the New York Times Bestseller list last year.”

  4. the whys and whats of creating fiction and non-fiction with two more of our featured authors

    I read this as “two more of our feathered authors”.

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