My Dragon*Con and Decatur Book Festival Appearances
Posted on August 20, 2008 Posted by John Scalzi 23 Comments
As many of you know, I and Tobias Buckell will be parachuting into the Atlanta area on Labor Day weekend to show our faces at the Decatur Book Festival and at Dragon*Con. I now have some idea of my appearances at both, so here they are:
SATURDAY, 8/30: Decatur Book Festival
11:15am -12:00pm: Young Ones to Watch (Kevin J. Anderson, Tobias Buckell, Cherie Priest, John Scalzi), Old Courthouse Stage.
The panel description reads: “Sci-fi master Kevin Anderson will lead this event showcasing three up-and-comers from the next generation of speculative fiction.” Personally, I think it’s nice that at age 39 I still somehow qualify as “young.” I’ve been told that after the panel it’s likely there will be some sort of signing thing going on, so if there is, that’s what I’ll be doing. Regardless, any panel with me and Cherie and Toby is bound to be a hell of a lot of fun.
SUNDAY, 8/31: Dragon*Con
11:30am – 12:30pm: Reading (Roswell Room, the Hyatt)
I’m going to read the first chapter of The High Castle, which is the upcoming novel set in the universe of The Android’s Dream. It went over pretty well at ArmadilloCon. If there’s any time left, and there should be, I’ll answer questions and the like. I’m up against 42 other events going on at the same time, including appearances by Adam West, George Takei and Sean Astin, so let’s just say I’m pretty sure I’m the undercard event in this slot.
So please come see me read, won’t you? Apparently, the room won’t be crowded. You can stretch out and get all the sleep you missed the night before trying to sleep on a hotel room floor with six other people! Which I am led to understand is a Dragon*Con tradition. Which I won’t be partaking in: I have my own room, thank you very much.
No, you may not sleep on my floor. Stop asking. Sheesh.
2:30pm – 3:30pm: Signing (M301 – M304, the Marriott)
You bring it, I’ll sign it. But for form’s sake, it’s better if I wrote it. Books will be available in the Dealer’s Rooms, from what they tell me.
Unfortunately I have to airlift out of Atlanta early Sunday evening, so if you want to say hello, dropping by either one of these will probably be the best way to do it.
So: Will I see you in Atlanta?
Looking forward to seeing you at the Decatur Book Festival. Picked up my copy of Zoe’s Tale today. :)
I was trying to find one of your old Whatever posts about how not to be asinine when approaching a favorite author at a con/event. I’m having trouble with the search feature, though. Care to link it in comments or repost it apropos of all you upcoming appearances?
Dang it dang it dang it.
If I wasn’t already driving to Atlanta twice this week (2 1/2 hours each way), I’d definitely make the trip next weekend. I’d love to bring my now almost 2 year old son who won me the Android’s Dream ARC to meet you.
Crappity crap. I’ll have to do soem serious thinking about this…which will be difficult for my tiny brain.
Woo! Scalzi in Atlanta. I’m going to try and make it, schedule permitting.
My advice to you is if someone attempts to take you to The Varsity, politely decline. It’s a joke we play on tourists.
The Clermont Lounge, on the other hand, I wholeheartedly endorse on the grounds that it is the closest thing to the Mos Eisley Cantina you are likely to find on Earth.
You’ll see me :) I’m on the technical operations staff at Dragon*Con, but I’m going to try to at least make it to your reading, if not also the signing. Also, if I can get my hands on some of it early enough, I will bring you some of another Dragon*Con tradition… apple pie! No, not the baked good — a drink that tastes just like the baked good. So much like it, in fact, that you can’t even taste the alcohol (and there is much alcohol) in it. So you drink some more… and then some more. And then you fall down.
It’s the best party in the world. See you there! :)
Perhaps you could sign the books you already signed again. :)
Don’t drink the apple pie. It is evil evil stuff. Just bring to me instead at my booth. It will help me forget that my feet will be killing me by Monday.
Glennis — what booth? ;) One of my many magical ‘con powers is the ability to materialize pie at many locations…
I’ll see you at the Decatur Book Festival…which means I’ll miss the DragonCon Parade in order to be there on time.
But then, just how many times can you see full ranks of storm troopers marching down Peachtree Street?!?!
So many aliens…so little time!
Since I don’t drink alcohol, I do hereby bequeath my share of the pie to Glennis. And may God have mercy on her soul.
Starlady, I’ll be running the booth, The Missing Volume in the Exhibitor’s Hall in the Marquis Ballroom at booth 614-615. You have awesome powers and I hope you only use them for good.
John – trust me I know the evil power of pie and I learned a long time ago to drink responsibly.
I’ll be at Dragon Con and hopefully at your reading.
I will definitely drop by and have you sign Zoe’s Tail. Seriously, I’m bring a girl named Zoe and she’ll be sporting a tail. It’s gonna be great!
Safe travels and I might just bring the book, too, for you to sign as well. :)
You’ll see if if I can sleep on your hotel room floor.
I’ll be there dressed as a Dr. Horrible fan girl :)
I’ll be at Dragoncon, and I’ll swing by with starlady.
Don’t go see the reading. Because then you will be gnashing your teeth and tearing at your hair because you have to wait until October of ’09 to read the rest of the book!
Really, it’s that good.
I’ll see you at Dragon*Con. Looking forward to it, actually. I mean, if you can believe that.
The thought of putting my sore post-parade feet up and letting you read to me for an hour on Sunday sounds DECADENT. I’ll be there!!
I love DragonCon! I’m glad you’re going to be there! Now, if there was a panel with you and John Ringo I’d be even happier.
You will indeed see me in Atlanta, with a nice handful of things for you to sign :-)
I’ll be there, probably for the Sunday signing. I was hoping to catch you at the Decatur book festival, but I’ve decided to watch the parade instead.
Why in the world does the Decatur Book Festival happen on the same weekend as Dragoncon anyway? Seems to me a good chunky of their nerdy target audience is busy that weekend.
MSTR SKAWLSI. i WL SEE U THER. i AM THE SYKO PHAN W/THE LARGE MISTEERUS CANNISTER.
(Kidding. I will see you there, though, and hopefully get you to sign a few things :-)
You might. Depends on if my cloak of invisibility works as well as that Ames lab guy claimed.