A Washington, DC Signing Appearance (With Many Other Authors)
Posted on May 11, 2011 Posted by John Scalzi 13 Comments
While Washington DC is not officially on my book tour, nevertheless I will be there between the 19th and 22nd for the Nebula Awards Weekend, at which SFWA, the writers’ organization of which I am president, will hand out — logically enough — the Nebula Awards for excellence in science fiction and fantasy writing. As part of the weekend’s festivities there will be a mass signing event, at which you can meet and have books signed by, some of the planet’s most excellent science fiction and fantasy writers, including but not limited to Connie Willis, Joe Haldeman, Paolo Bacigalupi, Allen Steele, Mary Robinette Kowal and yours truly. Here’s the complete list of scheduled participants. Yes, this is a whole lot of science fiction and fantasy awesomeness, all in one place. That’s what the Nebula Awards Weekend is all about.
When will this take place? On Friday, May 20, 2011 from 5:30 p.m. until 7:00p.m., at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut NW.
Need books in order to be signed? We’ve got you covered: There’ll be a “book depot” with books from the participating authors (including me) at the Hilton. Here are details on that (scroll down just a bit).
While the mass signing is part of the Nebula Awards Weekend, it’s open to anyone and everyone — and you are anyone, so that means you! So swing on by, meet some of your favorite authors and get their autographs for yourself or someone you love/like/are in some way obligated to. And of course, feel free to share the news of the mass signing with friends/family/complete strangers.
See you there!
oh sure, wait until i leave DC…
Yes, please listen to John. The nearest Metro station is Dupont Circle, about three-quarters of a mile from the hotel. I’m helping to move the books for the Book Depot on Thursday morning next week and I don’t want to have to truck a bunch back on Sunday. ;^)
Apologies if this has been asked before, but will you sign Kindles/Nooks/etc? I know of a couple people that would be bringing them (although they also have regular books as well).
I’ll be happy to sign just about anything.
And lastly, is it May 20th yet?
(who is kinda excited for this, though I know it may be hard to tell)
Anne Rice used to sign the most astonishing things at her author events. Just so you all know.
John, will you be on any of the panels?
So, I couldn’t hold off until tomorrow and finished FN tonight. Great book, Scalzy! And to everyone worried about John adhering to Piper too much, there’s a great twist at the end. Definite Scalzy touch. Loved it.
Except, I misspelled your name. I’ll bring a piece of paper on the 20th, so we can get it right . My screen is messed up enough so you can’t sign that.
I bought a ticket to the Nebula Awards weekend because I thought it was necessary to attend the book signing. Based on your post, I’m guessing that’s not true. Consider it a donation. See you next Friday Mr. Scalzi.
I’m going to be in DC this weekend, May 13-15. I hereby demand that you rearrange your life, inconveniencing hundreds if not thousands, to accommodate my schedule.
I am really bummed that I’ll miss the opportunity to meet you. Having just reread the Piper, and the online chapters of Little Fuzzy, I’m still on the fence. I’ve tremendously enjoyed pretty much all fiction work of yours to date, so I’m predisposed to vote in favor once I read the whole thing.
Re: laundromats, I volunteer my sister-in-law’s house in Arlington. She doesn’t know it yet, but she’ll let you do all the laundry you want in exchange for a signed copy of Little Fuzzy, and the right to brag to her friends that a famous author was in her house.
I hope you get better weather than I’m going to have there this weekend. Have a great trip!
Dang! I’ll be there 21st to the 23rd. Oh well! Win some and lose some.
I agree with Jason, “SQUEEEEEEE!” John, I’m just warning you, when I meet you, I might faint. Or drool. Probably both. Try not to judge, k? Prepare your best picture face b/c you will be on my Facebook. :) Can’t wait!!!!