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June 09, 2006

Readercon in July


Note to stalkers: I'll be at Readercon 17 this July 7-9, because, what can I say, I'm a big, fat China Mieville fanboy. I'm still trying to decide if I can make Confluence, because I hear good things about it, and the convention also dispatched someone to Wiscon to ask me to come, which I thought was a really nice touch. But that would be two conventions in one month, and also, if I don't have The Last Colony finished by then, I may be a hunted man, with legions of Tor editors nipping at my heels. So we'll have to see. At least it's at the end of July; I had thought it was the weekend right after Readercon, and that would have been a little much.

Posted by john at June 9, 2006 11:48 AM

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mythago | June 9, 2006 12:11 PM

Don't forget to ask him to autograph one of your boobs.

John Scalzi | June 9, 2006 12:16 PM

I have boobs?

Q | June 9, 2006 12:24 PM

Of course you do... His/Her name is .

Kate Nepveu | June 9, 2006 12:27 PM

Spiff. We'll be there as well.

Q | June 9, 2006 12:27 PM

Hmm... that didn't work at all...

That should have been... His/Her name is ((insert name of frequent commenter one wishes to insult)).

Must've used the wrong parenthetical device.

John Scalzi | June 9, 2006 12:39 PM

That's the danger of writing, Q. Sometimes we use the wrong parenthetical device.

JonathanMoeller | June 9, 2006 12:44 PM

I read "Iron Council" two years ago, and I still can't decide if I liked the ending or not.

John Scalzi | June 9, 2006 01:02 PM

You did like it! There, I hope that helped.

punkrockhockeymom | June 9, 2006 01:13 PM

Oh! I'm a China fangirl. I want a China sighting. So I have envy. I'd go, but I'm currently broke. Well, okay, that's sort of overstating the case. I'm not broke. But I'm broke in the sense that I've already spent all of my disposable income for 2006.

JC | June 9, 2006 01:38 PM

Woo hoo! I'll be there too. I look forward to your panel discussions. I'm sure they will be as interesting and insightful as the discussion "tea parties" in SF.

Q | June 9, 2006 03:35 PM

Yeah... it wasn't rocket science. Which clearly was the problem, as rocket science is what I do.

Laurie Mann | June 10, 2006 07:05 AM

Hmmm....Jim Grimsley will be at Confluence.

Suggestion - it's absolutely OK to drive out Saturday morning and drive back on Sunday (you live a little over four hours from the Confluence hotel--Confluence is in the far western suburbs of Pittsburgh). You don't have to be there for the whole weekend if you have time constraints. Try to let me know soon as I'll be doing a lot of the scheduling this week.

Laurie Mann
Confluence Program

Therese Norén | June 10, 2006 01:41 PM

I'm still very proud that I out-grossed China at Confuse 2002.

erin | June 10, 2006 01:59 PM

Aw, man...I think my boyfriend's band is performing at Confluence, but they're talking about going on Friday and returning Saturday because of other commitments...

Laurie Mann | June 10, 2006 09:18 PM

TN wrote:
"I'm still very proud that I out-grossed China at Confuse 2002."

Wow, I won't ask how... ;->

When I met China at Con Jose, I told him that I found Perdido Street Station extremely disturbing but I couldn't put it down.

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