Daily Archives: June 1, 2010

Why, Yes, I DO Look Insufferably Smug Here, Don’t I

Me and the fabulous Felicia Day having our picture taken at Geek Prom. She looks lovely, of course. I look like a prom dance chaperone. We were joking about how I needed to go around and tell people they needed “eight fingers of sunlight” between them and their partner. I did not. Well, maybe once. […]

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About That Miranda Supreme Court Ruling

I’m confused about it, basically. The ruling says that suspects must announce that they choose to remain silent in order to halt an interrogation. Which on one hand is irony of a particularly rich and creamy sort, but on the other hand does make some amount of practical sense. In the case that precipitated the […]

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Quick Note to Authors/Editors/Publicists Wanting a Big Idea Slot

Really, please do read the Big Idea submission requirements before asking to participate. I have that system for a reason, i.e., because it helps me schedule and helps me schedule books near their release date, and it helps me make sure people who are intrigued by a book can find it. I’m having a rash […]

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The Head of John Scalzi Demands Blood

While I was at Phoenix Comicon, at my signing table I occasionally sat next to Sam Sykes, author of the fantasy novel Tome of the Undergates, which will have its US debut this summer from Pyr Books. As so often happens, our back and forth quickly became a testosterone filled battle of one-up-manship, because that’s […]

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Revealing the Unicorn Pegasus Kitten + Sunday/Monday Recap

For those of you who were not fortunate enough to have been at Phoenix Comicon this last weekend, here’s the part of the Super Happy Fun Time With John and Wil in which we unveil the Unicorn Pegasus Kitten painting. The whole bit will take about 20 minutes of your time. First, a segment in […]

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