Achievement Unlocked: New York Appearance
Posted on April 7, 2011 Posted by John Scalzi 44 Comments
For all you folks in New York City who were complaining that I never come to see you when I tour: FINE. I’M COMING. Are you happy now?
Specifically, I’m coming to be a part of this, sponsored by the New York Public Library:
Speculating on Fiction
Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Fully accessible to wheelchairs
Spend an evening in the realm of speculative fiction! From sword wielding creatures to clanking machines to Russian fairytales, get a peek inside some of the most creative minds in fiction today.
Lev Grossman – The Magicians
John Scalzi – Fuzzy Nation
Cat Valente – Deathless
Scott Westerfeld – Behemoth
With MC Gavin Grant – Small Beer Press
Original Music by Brian Slattery
So, yeah: That’s going to be pretty damn awesome.
You want to go? I know, silly question. The good news is, it’ll be free. But the NYPL asks if you would be so kind as to register, so they have at least some clue as to how many people will show up. Go here and follow the link at the bottom of the page to register.
So there, New York. Soon I will be in you. And oh, the fun we will have.
You and Valente in NYC? In the same building? I think I just might be attending this event.
Pfff. New York.
When are you coming to Denver? We have Coke Zero, too, y’know.
I’m still not happy. Where’s the Denver date?
Whoa. Looks like a great program. And I love the wording of “MC Gavin Grant”. I hope you turns an auto-tune and wields a pair of mixing tables on your reading, because that would be high entertainment.
lol, that’s two for Denver. You have to come now.
Yay! I’m registered! (And I suppose I’ll have to read the one author I’ve missed out of the bunch…not saying which.)
P.S. How does one get an ebook signed?
Nathan: White e-reader case and a Sharpie.
Registered. See you may 24th.
Wow, that’s quite the panel. Too bad I won’t have the cash (or the time, really) to make the 6+ hour trek down to New York. Even though I hate New York, with the white-hot passion of a thousand fiery suns. The kind of hate reserved only for ferrets and the undead.
(This is not to imply that I hate New Yorkers – I do not. I just happen to be… immune, shall we say, to the Big Apple’s “charms”.)
Great news! Especially since NOT coming to NYC would have shown you to be a Communist.
“Spectulating” are we? Should be quite the spectacle! Sorry. Sometimes I feel like typos are a genetic mutation mechanism for creating cool new words. I kind of like this one.
Wow, that looks like an awesome time. I’m annoyed now, that I’ll be overseas, and won’t be able to attend.
Something cool to do the week following E.Bear’s reading at KGB.
By the way, what exactly is “Spectulating”. And is the fiction at all damaged in the process?
Fixed. YOU JERKS.
Well, I suppose we can’t really blame you for the title. It’s “Spectulating” on the NYPL site.
alas, I really did think it had a shot. we might all have had superpowers by now if Life weren’t granted moderator privileges. enjoy new york!
I’m glad to hear it. I just finished registering and look forward to the event. Hope you can sign my copy of OMW.
#7: That’s not a bad idea…but first I’d have to be able to afford the e-reader. Sigh…
So I will also assume that you will be at BEA that week as well? That would be awesome since they haven’t listed the guests yet.
Oh hey! That’s BEA week! Are you going to be doing anything BEAish?
with ASL ‘terps
*cough, hack, wheeze*
Wait, “Deathless”? That’s a Cat Valente title I’ve not heard before, and I thought I’d kept up with her stuff! Where can I find out more?
You should start a competition/fundraiser to find out just how bad these other cities want to see you. The place that raises the most money is graced with your presence.
Fletcher: You can start with the review at Tor.com, or maybe the one at The Onion’s A.V. Club.
This is AWESOME. At that point, I’ll finally, finally have shot my thesis in Cleveland, dropped my equipment off in DC, and headed back up to NYC just in time to be highly excitable and probably gushingly fangirly. Apologies in advance.
Hmmm. I had a dream the other night that you and I were nemeses and that you had committed some grave offense against me for which I sought your blood. Perhaps this event will be the moment when my ghastly tribute is finally paid…
What an awesome group of authors. I have already registered.
Brian F. Slattery too? I am SO. THERE.
Dammit….the one week I’m not out of the country and you come to my city?! How how does that work?
Thanks for posting this. I’ll be in from Berlin for the BookExpo and I’ve signed up to see you and the others here. Do you expect to sign at BEA as well?
I’ll have more news about other NYC appearances when they’re confirmed.
You’re back on my Christmas card list…now I just have to make the list…I never send out cards..
It’s like you knew I was graduating a few days previous, and wanted to gift me, with you…
So when are you coming to Dragon Con or Denver? I live close enough to Altanta to drive there and would always be happy to fly home to Denver for a visit, with an extra added attraction.
*sniff* Writers never come to Hawaii, at least not to spend time cooped up in a stuffy room with fans. They seem to think their time would be better spend ON THE BEACH, SWIMMING, WITH FRILLY FRUIT DRINKS AVAILABLE. Or in your case, sir, Coke Zero. Which we have out here.
Hey, the event sounds good. I’ve signed up for it. (Hoping to get some friends to also register and attend.)
Registered. See you may 24th.
Well, I suppose we can’t really blame you for the title
Achievement unlocked? My life is at times an xbox game as well.
So when are you coming to Brooklyn? We like your books, too!
Are you barred from entering Manhattan for some reason?
No, and as soon as my frieind sent me the info, I signed up. As did my daughter. And my husband. But–seriously– Brooklyn Public Library is a separate system that serves a separate community. There are a lot of people in Brooklyn who are just not going to make it into Manhattan. IT is 45 minutes by train, but a world away.
Ah. Well, with tours and appearances, there’s usually an invitation of some sort before I go. Brooklyn has not been forthcoming with invites (by which I mean, from actual bookstores/libraries, who then also offer compensation for time/travel, not from enthusiastic fans who’d like me to show up, although their thoughts are of course appreciated).
o_0 what does it mean when sign-ups are closed? Does this mean I shall be barred from entering?