Daily Archives: June 7, 2010

Reminder: METAtropolis Contests Final Day

Hey kids, remember that we’re running five different contests to give away copies of the Tor edition of METAtropolis, which officially comes out tomorrow. You have the rest of the day to get your entries in, and then we’ll announce winners.

My contest is here, and here are the contests of the other METAtropolis writers:

Elizabeth Bear

Tobias Buckell

Jay Lake

Karl Schroeder

My own contest is pretty crowded up at this point, so check out the other contests and participate in them as well. Remember that you can enter each of the contests, so you don’t have to pick and choose — enter them all! When your shiny new copy of the Tor edition of METAtropolis shows up in the mail to the envy of your friends and neighbors, you’ll be glad you did.

Prepping for w00tstock

I flew into Minneapolis yesterday with the bare minimum of my traditionally awful travel karma (the flight was delayed on the tarmac for an hour because of a tornado warning, and that was fine because all things considered I’d rather not have any plane I’m on lift off into a whirling vortex of wind), and then trucked out to my friend Neil’s house, where we had a very relaxing afternoon and evening filled with conversation, food, dogs and bees. In short, I had quite a lovely day.

Today: well, in a few hours I hop into my car and head to the Guthrie Theater to get ready for w00tstock, at which I am a special guest at tonight’s performance, or, as I like to say, I’m the Charo of this particular Love Boat. My performance piece is written and ready to go, and I won’t tell you all anything about it, except that the phrase “nacho cheese gravel” is in it. Beyond that I suspect everything is best left unrevealed until tonight.

That said, I’m really looking forward to sharing it; it’s not every day you get to get debut a whole new piece of writing to a live audience, and I think this will be fun and will also fit right in with the whole w00tstock thing. It’s going to be a fun night.

Also, once again, this is pretty much it for me today; lots of stuff to do out here in the real world, so I’m going to get to it. See you tomorrow.