Mass Author Signing (Including Me) At Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 5:30 to 7:30 TODAY

If you’re in the DC area today, and you love science fiction and fantasy, you have a fantastic opportunity: Dozens of science fiction and fantasy authors are signing their works today at the Hyatt Regency Crystal City, from 5:30 to 7:30, in the hotel’s Independence Center. Writers signing books include this year’s newly-minted Grandmaster Connie Willis, Joe Haldeman, Mary Robinette Kowal, Jo Walton, Myke Cole, James Patrick Kelly, Rachel Swirsky, Ellen Kushner, Delia Sherman, Jack McDevitt, Diana Peterfreund, Geneveive Valentine, and many others, including yours truly. Need books? We’re selling them here. You have no reason not to come. At all!

See you there.

15 Comments on “Mass Author Signing (Including Me) At Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 5:30 to 7:30 TODAY”

  1. For those who prefer to use the Metro instead of driving, take the Blue/Yellow Line train to Crystal City Metro Station, and then walk south along either Crystal Dr or S Clark St until you get to the Hyatt Regency. It’s only a 0.7-mile walk so ~15 minutes depending on your walking speed. (Note: The Crystal City Station is in the middle of the Crystal City Shops, a sort of underground mall type place. You can either just follow the signs to get to Crystal Dr or Clark St or just walk through the Shops until you get to 23rd St and then get to Crystal Dr or Clark).

    The Reagan National Airport Metro Station stops within the airport and can be a bit of a hassle to get out of (plus, it’d be a mile on foot anyway to get to the hotel).

    The hotel website says they have a shuttle service to/from the Airport Metro, but you might have to be guests (not sure, sorry).

    –From a DC resident who’s allergic to driving if he doesn’t have to and to paying outrageous prices to taxis.

  2. I’ll see everybody there tonight! I’ll be the guy wearing pants. Feel free to say hi!

  3. Oh wow, don’t know how i missed this! BTW, its Bike To Work Day in the DC region, so you may see more Lycra than normal (or maybe not-i’ve seen pics from some Cons…). See you tonight!

  4. Inserting shameless plug: Merry Blacksmith Press authors Bud Webster and Lou Antonelli will be there with books to sign as well. Why not buy two? Keep one and give the other to a friend.

  5. There’s something amusing about the idea that you can post an event on your blog that happens today, others will comment with transportation information, and people will be using it to make their plans for the evening.

  6. Why are all these writers here? I live in the area, and I am not aware of a con or similar event.

  7. Nebula Awards weekend Angie. And I can’t make it John. Wish I could. but I can’t leave work early, and by the time I got there it would be after 7:30 probably. Plus I have plans tonight. Still, I’ll either see you in Philly on the 6th, or my boss will pass along best wishes in NY on the 5th. she already had you on her schedule, and offered to pick up a copy for me too.

  8. I know David. I’ll catch up to him sooner or later. Not for anything creepy John. Just to, you know, say hi. Now back to Preening. I have it on bitter authority from a poster on a previous thread, that all we do is preen and posture around here. So I’ve been practicing my preening all day. I don’t quite have the right look for it though. There’s nothing pretty about a very tall man who is built like an out of shape linebacker. It would probably scare the shit out of a lot of people if I actually was doing it.

  9. First read that as “Mass Author Singing.” Going away a little sadder.

  10. Honestly, I was surprised at the lack of mass. I expected a lot more large objects, especially considering that NASA had a booth there.

    Thanks for the signature – being able to come over was a really unexpectedly cool thing!

  11. It was lovely meeting you in person. Thanks for the signature, and sorry again about the soda.

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