My third announcement of the day.
As many of you already know, or might have guessed because of the previous announcement, I will be at ComicCon this year — indeed I am a special guest! Which is nice. Want to know what where I will be and with whom? Of course you do. This is my official schedule.
Friday, July 13, 2:30pm: SIGNING: Tor Booth #2707: I have a signing at 3pm, but these reason you want to be there at 2:30 — and the reason I will be there at 2:30, is because Paul & Storm will be on hand for a half hour of musical awesomeness before I start signing. It’s possible they may play this! And also this! And then I will sign books; I believe there will copies of Old Man’s War on hand, but yes, you can bring your other books too, although depending on line, I may not personalize everything. But! Signatures for all! Small American flags for others!
(Actually not small American flags, but we will have buttons and stuff for The Human Division. You know you want some of that action.)
Saturday, July 14, 5:30pm – 6:30pm: Spotlight with JOHN SCALZI: Panel Room 7AB: The official program item reads thusly: “Comic-Con special guest JOHN SCALZI (Redshirts) talks about his latest work, his upcoming novel, video game, and film projects, takes questions and generally tries to amuse the hell out of you for an hour. With him as moderator/interviewer/conspirator: Wil Wheaton (Tabletop). It’ll be the most fun you can have while respirating.”
Sunday, July 15, 10:00-11:00: Stunted Fools, Scary-Ass Clowns, Enlightened Orangutans, and Other Devilish Charmers: Humor in Science Fiction and Fantasy: Room 25ABC: Once again from the official program: “‘The pen is mightier than the sword if the sword is very short, and the pen is very sharp.’ And these authors’ pens are…very sharp. But, as The Hitchhiker’s Guide so sagely advises, DON’T PANIC. Humor is everywhere you look in science fiction and fantasy. So wrap your towel around your head to ward off noxious fumes, and join in for an irreverent hour celebrating sly wit and unholy humor with some of the most devilish quipsters, wisecrackers, and satirists writing today. Warning: you will snicker. And you may just laugh out loud. John Scalzi (Redshirts) plays ringmaster to panelists Richard Kadrey (Devil Said Bang), Doyce Testerman (Hidden Things), Rob Reid (Year Zero), Ned Vizzini (The Other Normals), Gini Koch (Alien Diplomacy), Nathan Long (Jane Carver of Waar), and Nick Hurwitch (co-author of So You Created a Wormhole).”
The rest of the time I will be walking about and causing all manner of trouble. If you see me, come say hello.
I will add this note from ComicCon regarding seating:
“Seating in all event rooms at Comic-Con is on a first-come, first-served basis. Because of the sheer number of attendees, simply having a badge does not guarantee a seat in programs and events, nor an autograph from a specific celebrity. Please…absolutely no recording of the video footage or images presented by the studios on the screens.”
Which is to say: Come early! Come often!
See you in San Diego.