No Matter How Much You Ask
Posted on August 7, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 29 Comments
I will not tell you details about the dance-off between Neil Gaiman and me at the Tor party last night. So don’t ask.
Now I bet you wish you’d come to Worldcon this year, don’t you.
Update: Kyle Cassidy’s pictures from Worldcon & the Tor party here.
I bet you two did the Stick and Bucket Dance.
I hope there were no serious injuries.
No need, I’m sure it’s on YouTube already. :-)
How come you never told us that Neil Gaiman could dance?
Was it a dance-off… to the death?
And that depends if the Tor party was open (as it was at World Fantasy where I snuck in a drank a few of their beers).
What, you mean lowly little ol’ common fans could’ve gotten IN to the Tor party to see you and Neil dance?
Did Gaiman break out Blue Steel on you? Or…Don’t tell me he had…MAGNUM????
Like us mere mortals would get into a Tor party. Tease.
Please don’t tell us. Nothing you describe could ever be as entertaining as the dance-off I’m imagining.
Details? I want VIDEO.
Sounds like somebody just got served.
You are a cruel, cruel man, Mr Scalzi.
man… I really should have gone into more debt for this one.
Gaiman has that natural British pranciness, but I’ve seen our man do a lovely grand jeté. My money’s on Scalzi on this one.
Not even for cake?
In answer to the several comments, in fact, the Tor party was open to anyone who showed up. And judging how crowded things were, most of the convention apparently showed up.
I have no idea why but:
I’m picturing Scalzi and Gaiman playing chess on the rhythm of In the Hall of the Mountain King by Grieg (I think – I hope – I should ggle this maybe).
It looks delicate, elegant, and compelling. That is, if you look from above. Where, apparently, I am (was?).
Maybe I shouldn’t post this. But I keep wondering, what if it was like that? And if it was, who won?
To any of the bystanders who might have been injured in these events, I apologize for my role in instigating said dance-off.
…actually, I take that back, it was totally awesome, and I’ll totally try to encourage Hugo nominee dance offs in the future.
There. I said it. Happy?
Don’t try to fool us into thinking you might have one the dance with the king of cool. I have seen Gaiman’s hair, it could beat you in a dance off.
Intriguing mental image just now…
There’s a Worldcon going on? I had no idea.
The great advantage of not having any details is that we get to make them up…
I got nothin’… Any visual of JS dancing makes my mind shut down.
I hear rumors that they also got David Bowie to perform as judge.
I do wish I’d gone. I just couldn’t afford it this time.
Now don’t you feel bad?
But you bought hardbacks of Zoe’s Tale this year, right? That’s the important part.
Really? I can certainly imagine Scalzi doing the–
But what about karaoke? Did you do your renditions of When Doves Cry? Let Gaiman top that!