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Coming to LA II

Plans for my January visit to LA continue to come together.

The signing has now been set. I will be autographing books at VROMAN'S, an independent bookstore in Pasadena, on Sunday, January 9, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm.


(The event is not yet listed on their website, but I assume it will be up soon. My thanks to them for putting this together on such short notice. Usually signings like this are set up months in advance)

Given the limited time window we have for this event, I may not be speaking or answering questions, as I usually do at bookstore appearances. It all depends on how many people turn up. If the crowd is large, I may need to start scribbling right away to make certain that everyone gets a book signed. I don't like anyone to go away disappointed... but my schedule is such that I will probably need to be out of there at 7:00 pm, hell or high water.

Looking forward to meeting some of you there. (However briefly)


Dec. 23rd, 2010 12:08 am (UTC)
Anne Rice just had a signing there a few days ago. Sounds like a cool bookstore. Wish I lived in the area. (Except for the fact that I hate LA.)
Dec. 23rd, 2010 01:36 am (UTC)
My friend was at that book signing!

I will definitely be there George! So excited!! First ever book signing.

Does it have to be a new book? My copy of A Game of Thrones is a little dented but should still look good. Should I take all 4 of them? Agh can't wait!
Dec. 23rd, 2010 02:53 am (UTC)
You can bring as many books as you like, but if the crowd is large I may not be able to sign all of them. All depends on how long the line is.

I don't know Vroman's policies as regards bringing in old books. Most stores allow it. It is usually considered good form to buy at least one new book from the store hosting the event, however. These things require a lot of time and trouble. If you have all the Ice & Fire books, you could always pick up one of my many other titles -- a Wild Cards book, SONGS OF LOVE AND DEATH, SONGS OF THE DYING EARTH, FEVRE DREAM, whatever.
Dec. 23rd, 2010 03:01 am (UTC)
Good suggestion, thanks! I will see you there. :)
Dec. 23rd, 2010 04:41 pm (UTC)
other books
Hey George,

I haven't read any of the books you suggested (you have written them as well? you machine!). If they are as good as ASOIAF I will definitely buy them in store!

See you there!

- darkies
Dec. 25th, 2010 07:38 pm (UTC)
Re: other books
I've read everything he's written, except Wildcard and a couple short stories I haven't been able to find. There are a shocking number of masterpieces in the bunch, some even better (IMO) than ASoIaF.

Dreamsongs (his collection) is a great place to start if you're beginning your trek through his back catalog.
Jan. 4th, 2011 05:40 am (UTC)
@ infinite_hiatus
Los Angeles is beautiful. Only those who don't know her would speak ill of such a wondrous place.

Also, it seems unlikely that anyone person could hate all 498.3 square miles of a city. Or is it the 4,752 square miles of Los Angeles county that encompass the seat of your hate?

In any case, Pasadena is its own city within the County of Los Angeles, if it's the enormous city you hate, you should be safe there.


A tried and true Angeleno


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