Reminders of a Science Fictional Nature
Posted on June 30, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 15 Comments
Because you need to be reminded of these things, darn it!
* First, a reminder that I’m the author Guest of Honor at InConJunction, which takes place this weekend in Indianapolis. You should come. It’ll be fun, trust me. And for those of you who already know you’re coming, here’s my programming schedule:
Friday, 2pm: Sci-Fi vs. Sci-Fact: What’s real in Sci-Fi and what’s Sci-Fi in reality.
Friday, 7pm: Opening Ceremonies
Friday, 8pm: What is Our Reliance on Science?: How strongly do we lean on it or give it credence?
Friday, 9pm: Nurturing an Online Audience: How to show love and keep a relationship with online fans.
Saturday, 1pm: John Scalzi Q&A
Saturday, 7pm: John Scalzi’s Real Life Honest Money Advice: This is me doing the live show of the column I wrote on the subject earlier in the year.
And somewhere in there I think I might have a signing, but I’m not sure when that will be (and if not, you know, just find me and bring a pen). See you there.
* I finally got around to buying my membership for Denvention and a plane ticket for Denver, which is good because the convention had already given me my programming schedule. So yes, officially: I’ll be there. I also finally got around to voting for the Hugos this year; I had a hard time choosing in the Best Novel and Fan Writer categories, but finally found someone in each I could vote for (whew!). You now have exactly one week to get your vote in, so if you haven’t voted yet but plan to, you better get on that, like, now. You can vote online, which is what I did, which makes things easier.
* If you’re planning to submit an application to Viable Paradise, the one week writing workshop at which I’ll be teaching this September, you have, uh, 11 more hours to do it (as of me typing this). So, you know. Get a move on.
* Charlie’s book is out tomorrow. Buy it.
* That’s everything I can remember to remind you about at the moment. If something else comes to me (and I’m sure it will) then I’ll let you know.
Saw Charlie’s book in a B&N in Burlington, VT, yesterday. Bought it. ;)
My Amazon order for Saturn’s Children shipped this morning. Amazon even helpfully reminded me that Zoe’s Tale would not be shipping yet (despite the fact that they were not part of the same order!).
ooooh, new Charlie Stross.. *orderorderorder*..
You see a lot of sf/fantasy book covers in the “chick with CLEAVAGE!LOOK!BOOBIES!” mode, but this might be, what, maybe the second time I’ve seen one where it made actual sense. (First time was on Heinlein’s “Friday”. One hopes that this will be a better book.)
John Scalzi’s Real Life Honest Money Advice: This is me doing the live show of the column I wrote on the subject earlier in the year.
mentioning your own earlier column without linking it? we expect better of you.
Well, see. I want people to come see the live show.
OK, Ill drive to the convention, but if I cant get a room in Indianapolis, will you let me sleep in your hotel bathtub?
That’s where the dog sleeps!
Noted, John and Dog both at convention – time to ransack Casa Scalzi for souvenirs and collectibles.
oops, forgot. Wife still possibly home. Time to flee to Uruguay and change my name for suggesting petty thievery.
Do you ever come to the SF, Bay Area?
I was there last year, Willy. I may go again at some point in the future.
Picked Up Charlie’s book on Saturday.
But had to read book for of the Lost Fleet 1st. Charlie’s book scheduled to be read later this week.
Of course w/ the cover already got a comment from my wife. Didn’t help when I explained how and what the cover depicts
“I finally got around to buying my membership for Denvention and a plane ticket for Denver, which is good because the convention had already given me my programming schedule.”
For those of us too poor to attend Denvention, could you be tempted to come out and have dinner with your poor fans if we buy you dinner and beer?
Wish I could be there, but I’ll be out of town at a wedding. It -is- Vancouver, so it’s not all bad. Try Cafe Patachou for breakfast, if you’re in the mood. Gourmet bacon, mmm. You can walk it from the Sheraton, though it’s just crossing parking lots.
I loved Halting State and liked Glasshouse, but someone please tell me that Saturn’s Children is not a geek fantasy about a sexbot boffing her way around the galaxy, please? I want to have faith that Stross is not having an uncharacteristic midlife crisis, but that cover and review phrases like “fighting and sexing her way through the many variants” are not very reassuring!