Where I’ll Be in Chicago This Weekend
Posted on May 11, 2016 Posted by John Scalzi 9 Comments
If you live in or near Chicago and want to see me and maybe even get a book signed by me this weekend, there are two events I will be at for you to find me at:
Friday, May 13 at 8pm: I’ll be participating in the SFWA Conference Mass Signing, in the Red Lacquer Room of the Palmer House Hilton. And not just me but literally dozens of science fiction and fantasy authors, including many of this year’s Nebula Award nominees (click on the link above to see them). This signing is free and open to the public; you can bring your own books or booksellers will be on hand to sell you things. You may also, if you like, attend the full SFWA Conference, which will have panels devoted to professional enrichment for authors — here’s more information on how to attend the whole weekend.
Saturday, May 14 at 2pm: I’m signing at Bookcon, at the West Building of McCormick Place, booth 1958. And again, not just me: There will be many authors signing books and doing panels at Bookcon, including some of the very hottest of YA authors. Bookcon is a ticketed event.
These are currently my only scheduled public events in Chicago for 2016, so if you want to see there — this is the time!
Have a great time in my fair city. Here you will be and me with other commitments. Ah the sadness of a busy, fulfilling life.
Strangely enough, I am having a house show with William Beckett on Sunday, but might try for the SFWA if I can manage it
Tell him I said hello!
Happy birthday, old man. Thanks for another year of cool thoughts and stories, and of supporting good causes.
Dude, you so white on that picture. You wearing powder on your skin?
Someone sure picked the whitest, virtually black and white color picture of you they could find.
– white guilt
Joke aside, why don’t you come to Canada? It’s *just* a thousand miles further than your usual…
Do you ever come to NYC? :)
Hope you enjoyed your birthday old man. As you know, Chicago is a great city. Fond memories of school trips to Chicago and having lunch at McCormick Place. The first time I ever had coffee ice cream was at McCormick Place.
Wow, are you only appearing in black and white with a sickly look :-p
Is it just me, or does “the Red Lacquer Room” sound vaguely naughty?