Distant Early Warning
Posted on September 23, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 29 Comments
For Torontonians and others of a Canadian persuasion, I will be in your midst in early April 2010 (specifically, the weekend of the 9th 23rd), when I will speak at the Merril Collection, and do other such things of a public and/or science fictional nature. More information to come as details get sorted and we get closer to the date. But I just wanted to put it on your radar.
Woohoo! ::marks the calender::
What’s happening in April by the way? Besides that weird bunny thing?
First we had your frightening love of Journey, and now a random Rush reference in your blog post title. We’re on to you and your music-referencing ways, sir.
Scalzi is today’s Tom Sawyer.
Man, I wish we had cool author-attracting things in Vancouver*. I hate having to fly everywhere to see them!
*er, we do have the Writers & Readers Festival, but it’s never populated with many of my favourites.
@3 then who is todays huck finn?
Take a page from the red book, John. :)
be sure to mind the gap while you are there. :)
(i love those signs and have no idea why.)
oh, and ‘ware the black squirrels! those little so-and-so’s have no problem coming right up to you and begging for whatever you are eating. even if you aren’t eating anything.
Wow, a DEW Line reference John? Well, now I’m definitely going to be there.
(I mean, it’s like a 20 minute walk from my house)
Oh, I know this game! Ooh! Ooh!
Regarding the proprietor, he’s got a problem with his poisons, but you know he’ll find a cure. He’s cleaning up his systems to keep his nature pure.
(That was fun.)
Great. “Torontonians and others of the Canadian Persuasion”. I’m going to be in San Diego in November. Come meet me!
But seriously, congratulations and it sounds fun. I’ll be crying from here in Calgary.
Funny, there’s a science fiction convention going on in Toronto that weekend. What a strange coincidence!
You sometimes drive me crazy, but I worry about you.
Oooh, 6 hour drive. Totally do-able. Calendar, check.
Off on your way, John. Hit the open road.
Ooh, sounds good. I’ve been to events held at that branch before and it’s a nice, cool relaxed place, plus there’s great cheap restaurants nearby.
Neat! Toronto is kind of far from me (five hours’ drive from Montreal, which wouldn’t be so bad except I don’t have a car), but I will mark my calendar and maybe, with luck, I’ll be able to make it.
What will you be speaking about? Or is it too early to tell?
Not only is that branch great, but it has ginormous gryphons guarding its doors. Really! They’re reading books, too.
I’ll try to keep that time free. To think! I might see Scalzi in person….
JS will obviously be looking for strangeness too dangerous in your bookstore shelves.
That’s great, eh! We’ll try to have Geddy Lee present you with a Tim Horton’s Double-Double when you get through customs.
Nice try John, but one Rush reference is not going to get you a guided tour of Toronto from Geddy and Alex.
Are you all so sure it’s Rush he’s referencing, and not Toronto’s own, non-Tom Sawyer?
I rather suspect that the title of the book is itself a sly Rush reference considering origins and source material.
All the references eventually come from this.
We actually just changed the date to avoid a conflict with the convention.
The weekend before or after? I’m crossing my fingers for after!
If you look up at the original entry, you’ll see, Jacob.
Oh, cool. I will keep an eye out here for the firm date.
Will anything be happening on the Friday? I’ve got to submit requests for time off well ahead, so early notice of any Friday event would be much appreciated.