This Weekend’s Adventures in Minneapolis

A reminder to all and sundry that I will be in the Minneapolis area this weekend, both to participate in the 4th Street Fantasy convention and also to do a signing at Uncle Hugo’s bookstore on Saturday. Here’s how it is going to go down.

Saturday 1pm – 2pm: Signing at Uncle Hugo’s. This is naturally open to anyone and everyone, so come on down, get a book from the fine folks at Uncle Hugo’s, and I’ll be delighted to sign and personalize it for you. Please note that I will be doing a signing only and not a reading. But I promise to be chatty whilst I sign books! So that’s something.

Saturday 3:30pm – 6pm: I have two panels I am on at 4th Street: “Accessibility, Genre, and Depth” at 3:30 and “Collaborations & Shared Worlds” at 5pm (here’s all the programming for the convention). Otherwise I’ll be hanging about there starting Friday and through Sunday, so if you are attending, come say hello. I will not be having a formal signing there, but I’ll quite happily sign books you might have.

See all you Minnesotans (and a few out-of-staters) soon!

18 Comments on “This Weekend’s Adventures in Minneapolis”

  1. John,

    I thought you were going to be at Uncle Hugo’s in the evening?! Must now re-arrange day to make it there in the early afternoon…

    See you then!

  2. I will be there and I plan on being entertained, Scalzi. Be ready (Hint: I laugh at most fart-related jokes)

  3. Bet no one with an awesome name like Pooks will be there.

    Sorry couldn’t resist.. *grin*

  4. Alas, won’t be able to be there. Will send my future brother in law instead, whom I first met unknowingly at the last signing you did at Uncle Hugos, long ago.

  5. Free parking in the dentist’s lot next door. There is also bike parking in front and down on the Midtown Greenway. You can also call the store and have a book signed and mailed to you, if you are unable to attend. Hope to see some of you there.

  6. WHAT? No reading? You got something against Minnesotans? What did we ever do to you?

  7. n37minder. I can confirm that Uncle Hugo’s is not really a good venue for it. We were crowded around in a congested space when Mary Robinette Kowal tried to do one last year. Not a good fit for it.

  8. Hmm. I was under the impression that the signing was in the evening as well. Not sure why, now. Too bad.

  9. All our floor space is devoted to books at Uncle Hugo’s. There really isn’t a good space for a proper reading. The parking lot next door would be the only place John could perform. The store closes at 6, so an evening signing wouldn’t work. 1:00 is the time. There’s a great selection of food across the street at the Midtown Global Market.

  10. Correct that there isn’t much room at Uncle Hugo’s. The original book tour schedule had John at Uncle Hugo’s at 7 pm, but that changed – as John said it might. Not sure if I am going to make it or not. I had planned to be there, but sometimes life events happen. We’ll see. If not, then I will take Kurt’s suggestion of having John sign a book that I can have mailed or pick up at a later date.

  11. So excited to come tomorrow, just have to rearrange childcare. I have brought my kids to signings at Uncle Hugo’s before but it cost me about $75 in books they neeeeeeded. Also, for anyone new to the area there is tons of parking across the street in the Global Market and it is right on the busline as well.

    I was hoping it wouldn’t be too crazy and maybe I could get you to sign some older books too. My first book was Agent to the Stars and it is still one of my favorites. I didn’t even realize it was the same author as Old Man’s War when an Uncle Hugo’s staff recommended I give it a try.

  12. I am so there! I’ve been putting off buying my copy of “Redshirts”, specifically so that I may have it signed at the nexus of all that is cool in the universe, Uncle Hugo’s Science Fiction Book Store.

  13. We barely made it before you left Uncle Hugos, dirty from work and on our way back after the brief stop at the bookstore. Thank you for being gracious – sorry that Red Shirts is/was sold out, but that’s a good sign. My brother was glad to have met you. He likes your books as much as I do.

  14. Thanks for signing at Uncle Hugo’s, John. I appreciate it to no end!

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