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Tick, Tick, Tick

The clock is running.

Only three days left for worldcon members to cast those Hugo ballots.

And yes, of course I will be at Helsinki. See, it's right there on my website, with a link.

(My website has an Appearances page that lists ALL the public events I have committed to, not only for this year, but for the next several years as well. Do check it regularly to see if I am going to be anywhere near you. There's nothing that honks me off more than getting the inevitable email that says 'How comes you never come to Trantor?" two weeks after I've just returned from Trantor).

I will be at worldcon all week. They are scheduling me for several signings, but those will be the ONLY times and places I will sign books. I'll also be doing a couple of panels, but please don't rush the stage afterward to get an autograph. I will not be signing after panels, or before panels, or when walking the halls, or on the trams, or while eating dinner (or lunch, or breakfast), or at the urinal, or at parties, or at the Hugo Awards... ONLY at my scheduled signings.

Thank you all for respecting that.

And hey, looks like GAME OF THRONES will be well represented in Helsinki. David Benioff and D.B. Weiss are coming in from Belfast, and Sibel Kekilli is flying up from Hamburg.

Let's party like it's 1976.


Jul. 12th, 2017 06:44 pm (UTC)
I wonder why Sibel keeps making appearances when her character died in Season 4.... flashback perhaps?
Jul. 12th, 2017 08:15 pm (UTC)
Re: Hmmm
Because she loved her time on THRONES, and we love her... and y'know, all business aside, one of the big reasons anyone goes to worldcon is to see their friends.
Jul. 13th, 2017 01:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Hmmm
Fair point!
Jul. 12th, 2017 07:14 pm (UTC)
What are your thoughts on the new season?
Is there any major plot twists which will be in the books but not on the show?
Jul. 12th, 2017 08:15 pm (UTC)
Re: What are your thoughts on the new season?
Jul. 13th, 2017 03:26 am (UTC)
Re: What are your thoughts on the new season?
As much as I love the show, knowing this makes me incredibly happy. Thanks for all you do, George.
Tanmay Kulkarni
Jul. 12th, 2017 07:19 pm (UTC)
" Or at the urinal" :D
Strangely that reminded me of Jaime. "I have so many squires, every time I take a piss they fight for the right to hold my cock" ;)

Enjoy your worldcon!

Wait, does HBO provide you a special screening of GOT before everyone else? Or do you watch it like the rest of the smallfolk?
Jul. 12th, 2017 08:38 pm (UTC)
There's an apocryphal tale that Alan Moore stopped attending comics conventions after he went to one and realized the line behind him at the urinal wasn't waiting for him to finish peeing, but to get his autograph.

Money, power, fame: I understand the first two, but have never in my life grasped why anyone would want the last.
Jul. 12th, 2017 07:59 pm (UTC)
Kansas City is my backyard. Helsinki...isn't, to say the least.

Have a drink on behalf of those of us SF/Fantasy fans who are too broke and far away to fly to Finland! :)
Matheus Ervall
Jul. 12th, 2017 08:44 pm (UTC)
I have booked my ticket, guess it will be a very creative atmosphere in such an event?

I want to thank you for your recommendations how to deal with editors in that other thread, George. I was ready to make a fool of myself, well, I am still ready to make a fool of myself, but now I know at least one thing I should never do (but still got no idea what I should do).

I will just try to take in all the impressions of a lil kid´s first visit to a Tivoli, no pressure at all. I am sure I will have a good time, and I wish a splendid time for you too, George.

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Jul. 13th, 2017 12:38 am (UTC)
All roads lead to Trantor, where the stars end
You had to look up "Trantor"?
Gregory Hullender
Jul. 13th, 2017 12:45 am (UTC)
All Roads Lead to Trantor
"All roads lead to Trantor, and that is where all stars end."

So don't expect to stay famous if you visit there!
Chris Miracle
Jul. 13th, 2017 02:41 am (UTC)
Have fun!
Hopefully nobody has actually tried to bother you at the urinal, that's a very strange way to introduce yourself to someone you respect. I'm glad you're getting out to more cons and seeing us and your friends - like Sibel - out and about again.

Also, as I'm sure you're aware, your most recent post has the fandom in quite an excited tiz! I hope we hear from you again soon you big tease!
Felipe Franco
Jul. 13th, 2017 05:58 am (UTC)
It's a shame we did not see Aegon. I love aegon, I hope to see more of aegon and arianne in winds
Pello Arrasate
Jul. 13th, 2017 06:41 am (UTC)
Voting form the Hugos
This is my first time voting for the Hugo Awards. Unfortunately i wont be able to finish all the novellas or the series, but i have quite clear which are my favourites in both categories ... would it be honest to vote despite not having read all of the candidates?
Jul. 13th, 2017 01:05 pm (UTC)
I'll be passing through Helsinki the week before the WorldCon.
What shame I'll miss the WorldCon.
Have fun, all the lucky ones who'll be there!
Jul. 13th, 2017 01:44 pm (UTC)
Tick tock
I hope that the clock is ticking down to an important book announcement. Your 'Alas Valyria' post has created quite a buzz on the internet.
You do seem to enjoy teasing us George!
Jul. 13th, 2017 02:11 pm (UTC)
Trantor sounds like an awesome place.
William Gicking
Jul. 13th, 2017 06:52 pm (UTC)
You've really gone Hollywood George
No book signings while you're at the urinal???? I'll aim for you while you sign man c'mon!


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