RT Booklovers Convention Schedule + Human Division Review in RT
Posted on May 1, 2013 Posted by John Scalzi 15 Comments
Tomorrow I am on yet another plane, to yet another exotic location — this time, mysterious Kansas City! Which is not (mostly) in Kansas! I know, right? I will be there for the RT Booklovers Convention, which I expect to be a ton of fun, frankly. Here’s my schedule:
8:30pm: RT’s 30th Anniversary Formal Ball. I will be wearing pants, y’all.
1:15pm: RT Book Reviews Awards Ceremony. I shall also wear pants for this! It’s a pattern!
5:00pm: Panel — How SF Seduces Your Mind and Heart. Because it does. Often with a Tribble. Other panelists: Stacey Kade, Janet Miller (aka Cricket Starr), Beth Revis, PJ Schnyder, Sarah Zettel.
10:30am – 2:00pm: Giant Book Fair. Rumor has it this will be large. Also, it is the portion of the event open to the public (there is an entrance fee), so if you’re in the KC area and want a book signed, this is when to do it.
6:30pm – FAN-Tastic Day Party. I show up to be ogled and adored. As it should be.
If you’re going, see you there. If you are not going, then try to have a nice weekend anyway, okay?
Also, while we’re on the subject of RT Book Reviews, The Human Division is the magazine’s Top Science Fiction Pick for May. w00t! The review is here, and this is the blurb from it: “[A]n immensely entertaining novel… Scalzi’s talent and humor really come through in this story, which will be enjoyed by fans of the series as well as new readers.” Can’t complain about that.
You should go to Local Pig, 2618 Guinotte Ave Kansas City, MO 64120, for lunch…
Yay! Looking forward to meeting you.
Meh. Pants-wearing is no big deal. Call me when you wear a kilt.
Sounds good to me, whatever you wear :
No, you should actually go to the part that IS in Kansas and eat at Quick’s. Either one.
No kilts for me, unless I’m in a wedding and that’s what the wedding party is wearing. I’m not a kilt dude.
But you are a shoeless dude?
You are visiting another plane? Who landed on the moon in that one? That’s a comprehensive book tour.
Note, however, that he did not proclaim that he would be wearing pants on Saturday. He’s ruled out a kilt; perhaps an evening gown? A Speedo? Inquiring minds shy away!
I haven’t met you in person, and the only full body picture I can remember seeing of you was that pose-off. Does your attire typically not include pants? Are pants so rare for you that wearing them is worth blogging about?
“which I expect to be a ton of fun, frankly. ”
Well thanks for the shout out but I will be several hundred miles away. ;)
John, your schedule somewhat insinuates that sometime between 3pm and 5pm on Friday, you will be ditching pants for the rest of the weekend.
Welcome to Lovely KC, sorry the weather sucks today. You should eat some gret BBQ while you are in town, then write about it….(food blog I guess). Which BBQ do you think is better….1.) Arthur Bryant’s BBQ. 2) Jack Stack BBQ or 3) Gates BBQ….all are absolute staples of the KC BBQ scene. (bias alert, I like Jack Stack BBQ the best)
You missed the panel captain for Seduced by the Unknown – How SF Challenges Your Mind and Heart: Linnea Sinclair. She’s one of my favorite authors, including a book with a wonderful Big Idea: what if you accidentally traveled to the future and found out that they’d made you a Goddess.