View From a Hotel Window, 8/23/15: Aurora, Colorado

Ahhhhh, yes. Parking lot, I missed you so.

Today: As noted previously, Fort Collins at 3pm. Be there or be square. Seriously, you’ll turn into a cube if you don’t go, Fort Collins. An evil wizard has cast a spell on your town, you see.

Tomorrow: Bay Area, you have two  — yes, two! — chances to see me on Monday. If you’re in San Francisco and not doing anything in the noontime hour, come to Borderlands Books to see me do my thing. I’ll be very curious to see how this does as an event, being it’s at noon on a weekday, and presumably many of my fans have those whatchamajingies called “jobs,” but no matter what, we’re gonna have some fun. So come on down.

Then, in the evening, specifically at 7:30pm, I’ll be at Kepler’s in Menlo Park, and I’m sitting down with the fantastic Tad Williams for an evening of discussion and pie (note: the event is BYOP — bring your own pie). More seriously, this is a Kepler’s premier event, so you’ll have to splash out some money for a ticket. But I promise the discussion between me and Williams will make it soooo worth it. Come see us do our thing.

A Brief Comment on the Hugos

I remember, when the Hugo nominations came out, Brad Torgersen crowed that the Puppies had taken over the Enterprise.

So, to extend the metaphor, this is what happened to the Puppies last night at the Hugo Awards:

And if you remember, afterwards the Federation built the Enterprise back up again, just as good as, if not better than, before. So, yes.

I’ll have more and longer things to say on the topic, but right now I’m operating on a deficit of sleep thanks to George RR Martin’s epic Hugo Loser’s party, so I’m going to take a nap before my event in Fort Collins (today! At 3!).

In the meantime, if you want more detail on events, this Wired article (in which I am quoted) is pretty comprehensive, and this Wall Street Journal article features immediate post-Hugo reactions from me and several others.

Comments off because of nap, followed by several hours of me being busy at an event. My upcoming longer entry (probably within the next couple of days) will have the comments open. Hold your fire until then.