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My Second Life

I can barely keep up with my first life, if truth be told... but all the same, I'll be having a second life come Thursday.

Yes, I'm making a virtual appearance in Bantam's virtual bookstore on Second Life. For those of you who don't know it, Second Life is... well, sort of like World of Warcraft without the axes, swords, and monsters. Our world, kinda sorta, virtually. Anyway, I'll be there this Thursday evening, in avatar form, doing a reading from A DANCE WITH DRAGONS and doing a Q&A afterwards. Proceedings will start at 9:00pm eastern and run about an hour. This will be a first for me, so it will be fun to see how it goes. Ah, 'tis a brave new world, surely.

If you'd like to be part of the festivities, get thee to www.secondlife.com. You can sign up there, download the software, and design your own avatar. (I've never done a reading with monsters in the audience before, at least not the sort you could tell my looking at 'em).

The virtual bookstore can only hold about sixty avatars, but the overflow will be able to see and hear the reading from satellite sites, and send questions via IM.

I've never done this before either, so that's about all I can tell you about how things will work... but if you live out in the bookdocks where I'm never likely to visit on a book tour, this virtual appearance could be the next best thing. See you there!


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May. 30th, 2007 11:14 am (UTC)
Hahahaha, excellent, especially for those of us who don't have a lot of chances to see you at an appearance like this!
May. 30th, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
please,read only the APPENDIX from the book.because i cant be there at the time.
and i hope robert baratheon,eddard stark,lord tywin and maybe king aerys are living too.
maybe only for SL.
May. 30th, 2007 02:11 pm (UTC)
Sounds entirely too much like the metaverse in Snow Crash, which someone mentioned to me was the basis for Second Life. Don't know if that is true or not thought.
May. 30th, 2007 05:09 pm (UTC)
It's a heck of a lot like the metaverse, although there are probably more furries in SL than Stephenson planned for.

Nice avatar, by the way.
(no subject) - out_totheblack - May. 30th, 2007 05:21 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 30th, 2007 03:24 pm (UTC)
Hopefully it will be a fun and painless journey. If you have time, let us know how it goes!
May. 30th, 2007 05:11 pm (UTC)
Curses! I think such an event could be the only thing that could drag me back to SL... Good thing it runs on Macs as well.
May. 30th, 2007 07:16 pm (UTC)
This will probably be the only thing that can get me back on Second Life.

Sigh. I keep trying to get out and it keeps dragging me back in.
May. 30th, 2007 07:33 pm (UTC)
Got a landmark to the book launch area please? Is this event listed under the search engine in-world? Thanks in advance and hope to see you there.
May. 30th, 2007 08:45 pm (UTC)
That sounds just too awesome.

Having had the pleasure of hearing you on the Feast of Crows tour, I know that will be a good time. :)

May. 30th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
I now greatly worry their bookstore will be blown out of the water with avatars . . . but hopefully see you there!
May. 31st, 2007 01:22 pm (UTC)
Hello, my comment has nothin to do with fiction movies but rather just a revelation of the way i feel after reading one of the chapters of the third volume of "A Song of Ice and Fire". I know i know, am still in third volume but i was late in acknowledging the talent of GRRM. I must say that am very very depressed. :( after reading the sad chapter in the third volume as u all well know, the incident with the Frey, am not gonna reveal more but DAMN GRRM why did you have to take that decision. You totally took my illusion of coming back home eveyrday from work to read for a couple of hours. Heck, everybody at work knows what am goin through, they laugh at me. I´ve been down the whole day...... Why did you do that????? :( waaaaa. WANT THEM BACK...
May. 31st, 2007 01:47 pm (UTC)
please try other authors they write love stories,but if u like the way of GRRM than wait
to Georgia R.R.Martina.
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Re: DEPRESSED... - olga_stark - Jun. 1st, 2007 02:09 pm (UTC) - Expand
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Re: DEPRESSED... - sweetmartin - Jun. 2nd, 2007 08:42 am (UTC) - Expand
Re: DEPRESSED... - olga_stark - Jun. 2nd, 2007 12:50 pm (UTC) - Expand
May. 31st, 2007 10:42 pm (UTC)
Getting there
Hey. Anyone who is a pro at this game, know how to get to the bantam location?

May. 31st, 2007 10:50 pm (UTC)
Re: Getting there
Hmm nevermind found. Use the search option at the bottom to find bantam
Re: Getting there - azjournal25 - Jun. 1st, 2007 01:49 am (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 1st, 2007 12:46 am (UTC)
this is so cool! It's probably the only book reading I'll ever hear unless you decide to come to Boston. :X me and my friends are making second life accounts just to hear! You should do a world of warcraft one next! kidding. I'm sure you're much too busy for that life sucking game.
Jun. 1st, 2007 02:20 am (UTC)
Unless I decide to come to Boston?

I've been coming to Boston every year for the past six or seven years. Check my Appearances page. Boskone has been one of my favorite cons... at least until they changed hotels.
Re: Boston? - olga_stark - Jun. 1st, 2007 02:31 pm (UTC) - Expand
Re: Boston? - imperfect - Jun. 8th, 2007 05:39 pm (UTC) - Expand
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