Reminder to Philadelphia: I AM COMING
Posted on June 5, 2012 Posted by John Scalzi 16 Comments
Today and tomorrow morning I am doing Redshirts-related things at BEA here in New York City, but tomorrow evening, June 6 — at 6:30! — I will be at the Barnes & Noble at Rittenhouse Square for the first public appearance on my book tour. There will be readings of upcoming work, special awesome guests and if someone dares to bring a ukulele, I may even sing “Redshirt,” although I probably won’t then mime being consumed by a Borgovian land worm. Probably. Also, of course, I will sign all your books. Even the ones I didn’t write. Because, you know. Why the hell not.
So, Philadelphia: Come see me! You’re going to come see me, right? Oh god please come see me. And bring every other single person you’ve ever met in your life. We’ll have fun. Promise.
… although I probably won’t then “mime” being consumed….. Did you mean “mind”? Feel free to delete this post.
No. See the video of me singing the song on ukulele for context.
So this is a singles event? Is it like speed dating only with Scalzi?
Will you lick them, too? That’s what I want to know. :D
If I bring you a homemade muffin, will you eat it? I imagine I’d be pretty hungry after all of that insanity.
I’d drive down and see you, if it weren’t for the transpacific waterway in my way. Damn the Pacific! I haven’t been to a book signing in years. I’m heading back soon, though. I went to a few book signings in Vancouver back years back, including William Gibson, Clive Barker, Robert J. Sawyer, and Spider Robinson. I’d love to attend THIS signing. I have a good feeling about REDSHIRTS. Many do.
See you there. Trying to talk everyone I know into coming with . . . .
Normally this is where I would say “sigh, I wish you were coming to Kansas City.” Except I don’t normally actually post those comments on author’s blogs, because I understand why you aren’t in Kansas City, and that commenting here doesn’t do anything.
But since I’m in Kauai on my honeymoon, I’m going to say “sigh, I wish you would stop by a bookstore here in Kauai on your tour. Or another one of the islands, I’m not picky.”
Don’t you wish you were stopping by Kauai, too? :)
Augh, I was in Philadelphia *last* weekend, for Wizard World. My normal life is 4 states away. Grr.
Sorry, John, but you will have to abide without my presence. Illness and brokeness, I plead.
I will be there, ukeless. Alas, the only other person I know will not. Sucks to be him…
I suggest a quick roam through all four floors of the Anthropologie store down the block, at the northeastern corner of the square; used to be an Urban Outfitters many years ago – a long-ago mansion with many interesting features remaining.
Scalzi in Philly, The Bloggess in Watchung, NJ, Kid getting ready for surgery. Choices, Make them I must.
The kid trumps Scalzi and the Bloggess. Dammit.
Had fun at your appearance in Philly tonight, John. Thanks for the Bradbury tribute, the Big Secret Thing, the sketch with Paul and all the rest. See you at Chicon!
Thank you for the lovely evening. Please get more Philly friends so you can have a reason to come more often.