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August 10, 2006

A San Diego Thing

So, I'm going to be in San Diego prior to Worldcon and I'm thinking of perhaps trying to pull off a reading or meet and greet. Those of you in San Diego (or thereabouts): Would there be interest? I'm thinking possibly the evening of the 21st.

Posted by john at August 10, 2006 04:47 PM

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T. Jaxon | August 10, 2006 04:58 PM

Were you planning on doing this in the friendly confines of a bookstore? If so, let me shill a bit for Mysterious Galaxies, a writer-welcome bookstore venue. Google them, if it pleases you.

John Scalzi | August 10, 2006 05:01 PM

I may put in a call to them, yes. Seems a place many SF folk would know.

Mitch Wagner | August 10, 2006 05:32 PM

Hey, dude, I'm a Sand Diegan. San Diegonian. San Diegite. Person of San Diegoness. Love to see you when you're in town.

Mitch Wagner | August 10, 2006 05:52 PM

And let me know if I can do anything to expedite your visit.

Traci | August 10, 2006 07:17 PM

Hi John,

I'm a SF/F writer and Clarionite class of '05 and San Diegan; I second Mysterious Galaxy, they're wonderfully supportive, their email is mgbooks@mystgalaxy.com and online at http://mysteriousgalaxy.booksense.com/NASApp/store/IndexJsp They don't have anyone on the 21st, and Kevin J. Anderson will be there the 22nd.

Or I have a whole house to myself and would love to throw a pre-WorldCon bash. There's a couple of SF/F fan lists I can tag, too. We could definitely get some advertising going. I work at a hotel; there's a chance of taking over the bar, or something, or I can probably get a discount on a room. There's a local author or two I might be able to get ahold of, depending on what kind of meet and greet you're thinking of--just fans and locals, or other authors?

Anyway, if you have any questions about San Diego or need anything, let me know. I know where the good bookstores are. I'm going to WorldCon too.

Traci
www.orossy.com

Jimmy | August 10, 2006 07:27 PM

Only if I can bring my OMW slash fanfic.

John Scalzi | August 10, 2006 07:53 PM

I'd be insulted if you didn't!

Marshall | August 10, 2006 08:32 PM

Sounds like a great time!
[ Native San Diegan... ]

La Gringa | August 10, 2006 11:52 PM

Oh, hell yes! Call Mysterious Galaxy and ask for my pal Elizabeth Baldwin. But you best hurry - they book up fast.

La Gringa | August 10, 2006 11:53 PM

Oh, hell yes! Call Mysterious Galaxy and ask for my pal Elizabeth Baldwin. But you best hurry - they book up fast.

You could also contact the Borders in san Diego if MystGal is booked up. Rob Crowther is the SF/F guy there.

Let me know if you need either contact info.

Mitch Wagner | August 11, 2006 12:29 AM

Wow, I didn't realize that there were so many San Diegoitians on this blog. Looking forward to meeting all of you.

Lee | August 11, 2006 03:44 AM

John,

You should have been here in San Diego a couple of weeks ago for the Comic-Con. It was a blast and more than a hundred thousand showed up.

Anyway, let us know your schedule and I'll treat you to a shrimp or lobster burrito, fish taco or whatever suits your fancy.

Anonymous | August 11, 2006 09:11 AM

Mysterious Galaxies is hands down the best venue in San Diego for science fiction.

Tom Nixon | August 11, 2006 03:04 PM

Lee said: Anyway, let us know your schedule and I'll treat you to a shrimp or lobster burrito, fish taco or whatever suits your fancy.

While I am sure that John appreciates the offer, my guess is that is will be Double-Doubles galore at a wide variety of In-n-Outs!


Tom

Dennis | August 14, 2006 02:57 PM

Yes please! We'd love to have you.

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