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March 07, 2007

New Tour Dates

Three Four Five more dates to add to the book tour. The full schedule so far, with new dates in bold:

4/24: Seattle, WA
4/25: Half Moon Bay, CA
4/26: San Francisco, CA
4/27: Berkeley, CA
4/28: Los Angeles, CA
April 30: Phoenix, AZ
5/1: San Diego, CA
5/2: Portland, OR
May 3: Iowa City, IA
5/4: Milwaukee, WI
5/5: Minneapolis, MN
May 6: Detroit, MI (actually Novi, MI)
May 8: Washington, DC
May 9: Richmond, VA

There's still a possibility of an additional date or two getting jammed into the schedule; I should know soon, I think we're pretty much done, and I'll add actual appearance times and locations in a later post. Also, for you Ohioans, we're looking to have an appearance in Columbus later in May. More details when it gets locked down.

Update, 5:11 pm -- Another appearance confirmed: Iowa City.

Update, 5:57 -- Another appearance confirmed: Phoenix.

Posted by john at March 7, 2007 04:46 PM

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ship | March 7, 2007 04:54 PM

john, any plans on dates for the east coast? i've got a couple of scalzi books itching for a signature :)

Neth | March 7, 2007 04:56 PM

Phoenix please.

Mris | March 7, 2007 05:00 PM

If you have the choice, Flying Fish Grill in Half Moon Bay is awesome. Fish tacos and garlicky calamari, mmmm!

I know of awesome stuff in Mpls, too, but more of it.

Emily Weise | March 7, 2007 05:01 PM

Wooooo, DC!

If you have time, I'd haul into the city for dinner.

cathy | March 7, 2007 05:04 PM

Yay DC! :)

Fin | March 7, 2007 05:05 PM

Still no love for Chicago?

Chang, Webkinz Purchasiing Agent | March 7, 2007 05:08 PM

Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston. Please come to Boston.

Hey, Please come to Boston?

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 05:10 PM


DC's on the East Coast. Beyond that, no other East Coast plans, sorry.


Hold that thought.


Thanks for the recommendation. Hope I see you in Mpls!


Chicago's probably not going to be on the tour but we'll try to do something a little later, like we're doing with Columbus.

Chang, Webkinz Purchasiing Agent | March 7, 2007 05:19 PM

Bugger. Guess there's not alot of interest for skiffy on the east coast.


color me sad. too devastated to use the caps lock or shift key.

Chas | March 7, 2007 05:50 PM

Ooh! If it counts for anything, I've another vote for Phoenix!

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 06:05 PM


Oh, all right. I'm going to Phoenix.

Djscman | March 7, 2007 06:15 PM

To quote noted local rap group Atmosphere: "Minneapolis, Minneapolis, Minneapolis!"

The reference to said lyric obviously does request that you stop there, since the itinerary clearly shows that you're planning to visit. Rather, the hometown pride gathers and swells in the breast until it can no longer be contained. Huzzah, Minneapolis! Home of the largest skyscraper in the Midwest! Not counting, y'know, the Sears Tower in Chicago. The John Hancock Building, too.

My friends and I simply must come and gawk at you.

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 06:18 PM

I wouldn't have it any other way.

Sara | March 7, 2007 06:27 PM

Oooh, Iowa City! Prairie Lights?

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 06:33 PM

Yes. I'll post full detail on all dates soon.

Tim Walker | March 7, 2007 06:40 PM

Just zero love for the Lone Star Scalziphiles, is what I'm getting here.


John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 06:43 PM

Next tour!

Summer Brooks | March 7, 2007 07:08 PM

Now that you're coming to Phoenix, will you have time to come by the Dragon Page for an in-studio interview?

Pretty please? :)

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 07:12 PM

Summer, you'd need to schedule that through my Tor publicist, Dot Lin. She's lining up all the interviews & etc.

Midlothian Murals | March 7, 2007 07:33 PM

John, what's the name of the book store you're coming to in Richmond? Is it that specialty SF bookshop on Cary Street?

mo pie | March 7, 2007 07:44 PM

Awesome, you're coming to Berkeley! I will stalk you as much as possible.

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 07:48 PM

You can't stalk me, Mo. I actually like you.

Jeremiah | March 7, 2007 07:54 PM

Richmond...close enough for me (4 hours). Yaaay!

Bob Wall | March 7, 2007 07:59 PM

Can we take you out to lunch in our respective cities?

Christian | March 7, 2007 08:01 PM

Richmond Yay! I live in Charlottesville, so I'm looking forward to meeting you John.

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 08:06 PM

Thanks, Bob.

I'll have to wait until I actually know what my travel itinerary is (with the airplanes and etc) and what my media responsibilities are before I can start planning meals and etc. It's going to be cool to see every one and I hope I do have time to just relax and enjoy myself with folks. We'll have to see.

PeterP | March 7, 2007 08:13 PM

No Atlanta, either. Curses.

Josh | March 7, 2007 08:14 PM

Maybe its because I'm peeking out from under a mushroom, but where in these particular cities will you be appearing?

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 08:24 PM

I'll be posting full details soon, Josh.

Omaha Lisa | March 7, 2007 09:35 PM


Ok, your're worth the drive to Minneapolis.

Would you autograph my Scathing Review as well as my Coffee Shop? (I just got word that B&N is shipping to today)

Steve Buchheit | March 7, 2007 09:38 PM

What about the convention schedule, John? Granted, it's not all the fun of a book tour, but those are other places people can find you.

And I guess no other J.B. Bookseller in Legacy Village in the C-Level-Land area. Me so sad.

Chang, isn't it, "Please come to Boston in the springtime?"

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 09:43 PM

Steve Buchheit:

I posted my convention schedule a while ago: Just type "convention" in the search engine. My next convention, incidentally, is Penguicon, which is the weekend before my tour. I won't be going to Wiscon, alas.

Karen | March 7, 2007 09:51 PM

Phoenix is good. I can go to Phoenix.

Does this mean I have to actually read my copy of Old Man's War before 4/30? See, I haven't read any military sf since enjoying the truncated version of Budrys' The Falling Torch in 1977. Hate to end a thirty-year streak like that. Come to think of it, that sort of streak is not a good thing, is it?

John Scalzi | March 7, 2007 09:53 PM

Well, you could always read The Android's Dream instead.

Bryan Taylor | March 7, 2007 10:10 PM

Richmond? Awesome!

*Marks off May 9th*

Now I just need to find a bookstore that actually stocks more than Old Man's War.

Neth | March 7, 2007 10:41 PM

Excellent to hear about Phoenix.


Omaha Lisa | March 7, 2007 11:30 PM


No? Ok, Minneapolis isn't that far away. CYA there!

Anna | March 7, 2007 11:43 PM

When I saw Phoenix on your schedule, I thought I'd better ask if you planned to do an interview with the Dragon Page folks. Looks like Summer beat me to it. ;)

Guess I'd better finish Old Man's War before the Seattle date!

Bruce A. | March 8, 2007 12:05 AM

Phoenix, April 30th. Calendar marked.

Second Neth's question re location. Perhaps the Barnes & Noble at Tatum Road and the 101 freeway? They're author-friendly and have fairly frequent signings. Other possibilities that come to mind, though not strictly in Phoenix proper, are Changing Hands in Tempe and the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale. (Poisoned Pen is a mystery bookstore, but they've had Jasper Fforde there several times for talks and signings, so SF/F isn't necessarily a disqualification.)

Bobarino | March 8, 2007 01:34 AM

On the day you're in Half Moon Bay, how about a quick hop to Kepler's in Menlo Park? According to their calendar of events, the Speculative Fiction Book Club meets there at 6PM on the 25th. Sounds like a perfect audience.

Bobarino | March 8, 2007 01:36 AM

Oops, sorry, wrong month. They have Walter Isaacson on 4/25.

Chris Byrne | March 8, 2007 02:18 AM

Well, if you feel like a steak and a beer when you're in PHX, you've got one on me.

Linda Kuzma | March 8, 2007 07:32 AM

All your Chicago and Omaha fans should refer to a map... Iowa City is within easy driving distance of both, and Prarie Lights is a great venue!

Omaha Lisa | March 8, 2007 08:32 AM

But.... But..... But.... (Lower lip trembling

It's on a weekday. And I don't think I can get the day off... My boss doesn't understand SF, let alone stalking SF writers. (anyone got some cheese for this Whine?)

BTW... sorry for the multiple post. I tried to post and it appeared to kick me out. Then when I didn't see it, I posted again.

Greg | March 8, 2007 08:38 AM

Oh, that's it. Another reason to leave Philadelphia...

Steve Buchheit | March 8, 2007 08:41 AM

Hmm, looks like there's not enough Scalzi to go around.

Jason | March 8, 2007 09:18 AM

Don't forget Chicago fans that Milwaukee is only a two hour drive up, if that, I can usually make it in 90 minutes along I94!
C,mon on up!

Jess | March 8, 2007 09:44 AM

I'll see you in DC, Scalzi!

Eric R. | March 8, 2007 10:12 AM

Woo-hoo. Shout out for Ohio...let me hear you say "hey!"

Yanni | March 8, 2007 10:25 AM

May 6 Detroit, MI (Actually Novi, MI)

Does this happen to be at the Borders? I can take my lunch hour and see you! Sweet!

josh | March 8, 2007 10:28 AM

Omaha is beautiful in late Spring!

Randomscrub | March 8, 2007 11:06 AM

Nothing in IL or IN? Dang... not even Chicago area?

Ednarb | March 8, 2007 11:53 AM

Awesome! Richmond finally got some love! Can't wait to meet you in person. I have a feeling you'll seem much larger in person than you do on the interwebs....

John Scalzi | March 8, 2007 11:55 AM

Well, Ednarb, as I'm 5' 8", possibly not. But I'll try.

Ann S. | March 8, 2007 12:04 PM

Oh happy day, when Scalzi visits Minneapolis! "See if you can get an audience with His Most Holy Skiffiness," my hubby quipped. One more stalker to add to your lengthening list. My calendar is marked and ready. I'll be there with copy of Coffee Shop in hand ready for personalization. Oh happy day!

Julie | March 8, 2007 12:21 PM

Yay! Minneapolis! and a Saturday! WOO!!
(back to lurking)

Allison Lonsdale | March 8, 2007 12:41 PM

Looking forward to the San Diego signing at Mysterious Galaxy. By the way, your Campbell acceptance speech rocked. And you looked lovely in the crystal tiara.

Omaha Lisa | March 8, 2007 01:03 PM

Yes it is beautiful here in the spring! We need to lure John over here somehow. Any ideas????

We could point out the high number of great restaurants per capita... or our barbecue (McKennas Blues, Booze & Barbecue YUM).... or STEAKS!!!!

MB | March 8, 2007 02:19 PM

Another vote for Atlanta (heck, it's the World's Busiest Airport; you're almost certain to connect there at some point ;) ).

Re: Portland: Will you be at Powell's? Give that city a hug for me; I miss her...

Grumpator | March 8, 2007 02:35 PM

Yay, Phoenix!

The ASU Libraries' Book Club actually chose The Android's Dream for our April book. How did you know?

Neth | March 8, 2007 03:37 PM

Looks like the Phoenix signing is at the Poisoned Pen in Scottsdale. John, I look forward to meeting you.

bonnie-ann black | March 8, 2007 04:50 PM

say hi to Iowa City for me -- the site of my alma mater.

Michael Walsh | March 8, 2007 05:43 PM

What store in DC ?

Bellevue Josh | March 10, 2007 09:46 PM

Omaha Lisa:

How about the Antiquarium?

I just noticed a Josh had already posted a comment - I changed my name to be slightly less confusing.

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