Merril Update; More Travel
Posted on April 24, 2010 Posted by John Scalzi 12 Comments
My little netbook seems to have kicked it, so this update is from the iPod and will be brief. In short the Merril talk went well, I think, and the people were lovely and fun to be with. Now I’m totally wiped out, in a good way, and plan to lose consciousness in very short order. In the morning I’ll be off to home and will update again when I get there with more details. But for the moment: Thanks, Toronto. I had tons of fun.
Everyone that came out had fun John. It was a blast! You were funny, engaging, and downright entertaining. I brought my friend Gary, who had never heard of you before I suggested he come out, and he was blown away. I know that both of us will be picking up your books in the near future.
Oh, and thanks for the “preview”. It was very cool.
Your talk was a lot of fun. Weren`t you promising us a song and dance number, though?
Thanks for the great talk, John! We had a blast!
Got to hear the first two chapters of SUPER SEKRET PROJEKT: check.
Amusing blatherations: check.
Got one of my books signed: check.
Turned into a ninny, choked up and didn’t know what to say when I got my book signed: check. I swear I could walk by Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie without batting an eyelash, but put an author in front of me and I’m useless. I hope that speaks well of me.
All in all, very good. Thank you sir.
Totally worth the drive from Kitchener. Although had I known you were driving through I’d have gotten out my wolf pack and flagged you down.
I enjoyed the talk as well. I am glad to hear you enjoyed yourself in Toronto. Nice to get the books signed, as well.
You are as hawesome in person as I expected. It was nice to meet you.
Thanks a lot for coming to Toronto. You made my son’s day when you signed his book with the triple underlined “assurances of awesomeness”. Great to meet you!
Translation for the 1970s: My hand-held computer broke so I created this message for the world-wide computer network using my music player.
God I love living in the future.
I’m glad and grateful my very first ‘author in person’ was so enjoyable. Totally worth the drive and traffic.
What a diverse audience! Maybe it’s time to come out of the SF closet… :-)
It was fun, but TOR better not delay that book!
Thanks for driving all that way! I had a ton of fun, and I dragged my dad along with me – I really wasn’t too sure what he would think, but he is now making plans to acquire all of your books. He practically forced me to read DaVinci Code a couple years back and I almost fell out of my chair laughing when you started in on that little diatribe :)