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Coming to Chicago

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Leaving for Chicon TOMORROW, so I figured I'd bump this one back up to the top.

Should be a great con! See you there, boys and girls.
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Worldcon is coming up soon: Chicon 7, to be held in Chicago over Labor Day Weekend (worldcon's traditional weekend, where it AND IT ALONE belongs). I'll be there. Hell, I've only missed one worldcon in the last thirty years. Of course I will be there.

Just finished nailing down the details of my programming at the con.

Here's where you will find me:

THURSDAY August 30
3:00 - 4:30 pm autographing, dealer's room

FRIDAY August 31
1:30 - 3:00 pm autographing, dealer's room
4:30 - 6:00 pm WILD CARDS panel, Crystal A

SATURDAY September 1
12:00 - 1:30pm GAME OF THRONES discussion w/ Mo Ryan of THE HUFFINGTON POST,
Columbus EF
3:00 - 4:30pm SECRET HISTORY OF SCIENCE FICTION panel w/ Resnick, Dozois, Silverberg,
Crystal B

SUNDAY September 2
1:30 - 3:00pm reading from THE WINDS OF WINTER, Columbus EF
8:00 pm HUGO AWARDS, Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom

MONDAY September 3
1:30 - 3:00pm autographing, dealer's room

Of course, I will also be found partying in the evenings. Look for the Brotherhood Without Banners bash. It will be the best party at the con, it always is. If I'm not there, I likely will be soon. I will also be at the Hugo Loser's Party and Keith's chili party, but you probably can't get into those... the BWB parties are open. And if Kansas City throws a bid party (I expect they will), I will be there too.

Cons, as I have said many a time, are a MUCH better place to meet and hang with your favorite author (or me, if your favorite isn't there) than any booksigning.

Do please note, however: I have scheduled myself for three ninety-minutes autograph sessions, so I will be defacing books for four and a half hours at this worldcon. If you want your book signed, come to one of those. PLEASE do not ask me to sign outside of those scheduled events.

If you come across me walking through the hall, visiting the art show, browsing in the dealer's room, attending a program item, leaving my panel or rushing to the next one, waiting for a cab, eating dinner, eating lunch, eating breakfast... by all means say hi, but don't ask me to sign anything. That's what those autograph sessions are for.

And at parties, or in the bar, hey, by all means, come up, say hi, introduce yourself, start a conversation, offer to buy me a drink (I may or may not accept), flirt with me (I may or may not respond)... but DON'T ask me to sign stuff, okay? And while I certainly don't mind talking about my books or the TV show, remember, I have done a thousand interviews on these subjects, and asking me about my favorite character or telling me who YOUR favorite character is will likely just send me slouching off to find someone who wants to talk about Jack Vance, sing old TV theme songs, or argue whether Sanchez or Tebow should QB the Jets.

'nuff said.

See you in Chicago, I hope.

Comments

Joanne Lyle
Aug. 10th, 2012 05:46 pm (UTC)
East Coast Tour in the Cards?
I am still learning to navigate your site, please forgive me if this question has already been answered in one of the areas where I haven't explored.

Will you come east? If so, do you know when? I'd like to make arrangements to attend a signing or reading.

Again as Friendly,

Joanne
(Tazeria Korialstraz)
grrm
Aug. 10th, 2012 11:27 pm (UTC)
Re: East Coast Tour in the Cards?
All of my currently scheduled appearances can be found on the appearances page of my website.
starshineblue
Aug. 10th, 2012 11:56 pm (UTC)
Re: East Coast Tour in the Cards?
You know, if you come to Brooklyn, I can tell you of a restaurant where they make bacon doughnuts. Just throwing out that proverbial carrot out there.
grrm
Aug. 11th, 2012 02:01 am (UTC)
Re: Re: East Coast Tour in the Cards?
When I come to Brooklyn, I want pizza, not bacon doughnuts.
starshineblue
Aug. 11th, 2012 02:41 am (UTC)
Re: Re: East Coast Tour in the Cards?
Ah, but I don't feel nearly experienced enough to recommend a pizza place in Brooklyn, so I went the decadent dessert route. And I spent way too much time just now thinking about pizza, even though I just had dinner.
Joanne Lyle
Aug. 11th, 2012 02:46 pm (UTC)
Re: East Coast Tour in the Cards?
How about a home cooked feast Tazerian style in Delaware?

Some people have even survied to tell about it!

One never knows the dangers and pleasures waiting in the first state.

Edited at 2012-08-11 02:47 pm (UTC)
Joanne Lyle
Aug. 11th, 2012 12:51 pm (UTC)
Re: East Coast Tour in the Cards?
AHA! Thanks for directing me to the proper page. Now I feel like a total dumbass.

Maryland soon!!

I am going to see if there can be some adjustments made to my schedule so I might attend. "crosses fingers and spits over her left shoulder"

Ever Friendly,
Tazeria

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