New Tour Dates
Posted on March 7, 2007 Posted by John Scalzi 64 Comments
Three Four Five more dates to add to the book tour. The full schedule so far, with new dates in bold:
4/24: Seattle, WA
4/25: Half Moon Bay, CA
4/26: San Francisco, CA
4/27: Berkeley, CA
4/28: Los Angeles, CA
April 30: Phoenix, AZ
5/1: San Diego, CA
5/2: Portland, OR
May 3: Iowa City, IA
5/4: Milwaukee, WI
5/5: Minneapolis, MN
May 6: Detroit, MI (actually Novi, MI)
May 8: Washington, DC
May 9: Richmond, VA
There’s still a possibility of an additional date or two getting jammed into the schedule; I should know soon, I think we’re pretty much done, and I’ll add actual appearance times and locations in a later post. Also, for you Ohioans, we’re looking to have an appearance in Columbus later in May. More details when it gets locked down.
Update, 5:11 pm — Another appearance confirmed: Iowa City.
Update, 5:57 — Another appearance confirmed: Phoenix.
john, any plans on dates for the east coast? i’ve got a couple of scalzi books itching for a signature :)
If you have the choice, Flying Fish Grill in Half Moon Bay is awesome. Fish tacos and garlicky calamari, mmmm!
I know of awesome stuff in Mpls, too, but more of it.
If you have time, I’d haul into the city for dinner.
Yay DC! :)
Still no love for Chicago?
Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston.
Hey, Please come to Boston?
DC’s on the East Coast. Beyond that, no other East Coast plans, sorry.
Hold that thought.
Thanks for the recommendation. Hope I see you in Mpls!
Chicago’s probably not going to be on the tour but we’ll try to do something a little later, like we’re doing with Columbus.
Bugger. Guess there’s not alot of interest for skiffy on the east coast.
color me sad. too devastated to use the caps lock or shift key.
Ooh! If it counts for anything, I’ve another vote for Phoenix!
Oh, all right. I’m going to Phoenix.
To quote noted local rap group Atmosphere: “Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minneapolis!”
The reference to said lyric obviously does request that you stop there, since the itinerary clearly shows that you’re planning to visit. Rather, the hometown pride gathers and swells in the breast until it can no longer be contained. Huzzah, Minneapolis! Home of the largest skyscraper in the Midwest! Not counting, y’know, the Sears Tower in Chicago. The John Hancock Building, too.
My friends and I simply must come and gawk at you.
I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Oooh, Iowa City! Prairie Lights?
Yes. I’ll post full detail on all dates soon.
Just zero love for the Lone Star Scalziphiles, is what I’m getting here.
Now that you’re coming to Phoenix, will you have time to come by the Dragon Page for an in-studio interview?
Pretty please? :)
Summer, you’d need to schedule that through my Tor publicist, Dot Lin. She’s lining up all the interviews & etc.
John, what’s the name of the book store you’re coming to in Richmond? Is it that specialty SF bookshop on Cary Street?
Awesome, you’re coming to Berkeley! I will stalk you as much as possible.
You can’t stalk me, Mo. I actually like you.
Richmond…close enough for me (4 hours). Yaaay!
Can we take you out to lunch in our respective cities?
Richmond Yay! I live in Charlottesville, so I’m looking forward to meeting you John.
I’ll have to wait until I actually know what my travel itinerary is (with the airplanes and etc) and what my media responsibilities are before I can start planning meals and etc. It’s going to be cool to see every one and I hope I do have time to just relax and enjoy myself with folks. We’ll have to see.
No Atlanta, either. Curses.
Maybe its because I’m peeking out from under a mushroom, but where in these particular cities will you be appearing?
I’ll be posting full details soon, Josh.
OMAHA OMAHA OMAHA!!!
Ok, your’re worth the drive to Minneapolis.
Would you autograph my Scathing Review as well as my Coffee Shop? (I just got word that B&N is shipping to today)
What about the convention schedule, John? Granted, it’s not all the fun of a book tour, but those are other places people can find you.
And I guess no other J.B. Bookseller in Legacy Village in the C-Level-Land area. Me so sad.
Chang, isn’t it, “Please come to Boston in the springtime?”
I posted my convention schedule a while ago: Just type “convention” in the search engine. My next convention, incidentally, is Penguicon, which is the weekend before my tour. I won’t be going to Wiscon, alas.
Phoenix is good. I can go to Phoenix.
Does this mean I have to actually read my copy of Old Man’s War before 4/30? See, I haven’t read any military sf since enjoying the truncated version of Budrys’ The Falling Torch in 1977. Hate to end a thirty-year streak like that. Come to think of it, that sort of streak is not a good thing, is it?
Well, you could always read The Android’s Dream instead.
*Marks off May 9th*
Now I just need to find a bookstore that actually stocks more than Old Man’s War.
Excellent to hear about Phoenix.
OMAHA OMAHA OMAHA
No? Ok, Minneapolis isn’t that far away. CYA there!
When I saw Phoenix on your schedule, I thought I’d better ask if you planned to do an interview with the Dragon Page folks. Looks like Summer beat me to it. ;)
Guess I’d better finish Old Man’s War before the Seattle date!
Phoenix, April 30th. Calendar marked.
Second Neth’s question re location. Perhaps the Barnes & Noble at Tatum Road and the 101 freeway? They’re author-friendly and have fairly frequent signings. Other possibilities that come to mind, though not strictly in Phoenix proper, are Changing Hands in Tempe and the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale. (Poisoned Pen is a mystery bookstore, but they’ve had Jasper Fforde there several times for talks and signings, so SF/F isn’t necessarily a disqualification.)
On the day you’re in Half Moon Bay, how about a quick hop to Kepler’s in Menlo Park? According to their calendar of events, the Speculative Fiction Book Club meets there at 6PM on the 25th. Sounds like a perfect audience.
Oops, sorry, wrong month. They have Walter Isaacson on 4/25.
Well, if you feel like a steak and a beer when you’re in PHX, you’ve got one on me.
All your Chicago and Omaha fans should refer to a map… Iowa City is within easy driving distance of both, and Prarie Lights is a great venue!
But…. But….. But…. (Lower lip trembling
It’s on a weekday. And I don’t think I can get the day off… My boss doesn’t understand SF, let alone stalking SF writers. (anyone got some cheese for this Whine?)
BTW… sorry for the multiple post. I tried to post and it appeared to kick me out. Then when I didn’t see it, I posted again.
Oh, that’s it. Another reason to leave Philadelphia…
Hmm, looks like there’s not enough Scalzi to go around.
Don’t forget Chicago fans that Milwaukee is only a two hour drive up, if that, I can usually make it in 90 minutes along I94!
C,mon on up!
I’ll see you in DC, Scalzi!
Woo-hoo. Shout out for Ohio…let me hear you say “hey!”
May 6 Detroit, MI (Actually Novi, MI)
Does this happen to be at the Borders? I can take my lunch hour and see you! Sweet!
Omaha is beautiful in late Spring!
Nothing in IL or IN? Dang… not even Chicago area?
Awesome! Richmond finally got some love! Can’t wait to meet you in person. I have a feeling you’ll seem much larger in person than you do on the interwebs….
Well, Ednarb, as I’m 5′ 8″, possibly not. But I’ll try.
Oh happy day, when Scalzi visits Minneapolis! “See if you can get an audience with His Most Holy Skiffiness,” my hubby quipped. One more stalker to add to your lengthening list. My calendar is marked and ready. I’ll be there with copy of Coffee Shop in hand ready for personalization. Oh happy day!
Yay! Minneapolis! and a Saturday! WOO!!
(back to lurking)
Looking forward to the San Diego signing at Mysterious Galaxy. By the way, your Campbell acceptance speech rocked. And you looked lovely in the crystal tiara.
Yes it is beautiful here in the spring! We need to lure John over here somehow. Any ideas????
We could point out the high number of great restaurants per capita… or our barbecue (McKennas Blues, Booze & Barbecue YUM)…. or STEAKS!!!!
Another vote for Atlanta (heck, it’s the World’s Busiest Airport; you’re almost certain to connect there at some point ;) ).
Re: Portland: Will you be at Powell’s? Give that city a hug for me; I miss her…
The ASU Libraries’ Book Club actually chose The Android’s Dream for our April book. How did you know?
Looks like the Phoenix signing is at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale. John, I look forward to meeting you.
say hi to Iowa City for me — the site of my alma mater.
What store in DC ?
How about the Antiquarium?
I just noticed a Josh had already posted a comment – I changed my name to be slightly less confusing.