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April 26, 2007

Half Moon Bay Says Hi


I have to tell you, the Half Moon Bay appearance was something of a question mark for me; I didn't know much about Bay Books, and I didn't know if I knew anyone in that area. But you know what, The staff Bay Books did an awesome job of promoting the event, because the store was packed with folks (including my pal Michael Rawdon, there in the center of the picture, who with his friend Andrew trekked down for the event). I had a great time chatting with everyone, and when it was all done, they sent me off with a box full of cookies. You can't beat that. So now that's two really excellent appearances. I like this tour.

Tonight: Borderlands Books in San Francisco, which is an appearance I've been really looking forward to, since its been one of my favorite speciality stores for years -- and yet this will be the first time I've been in the actual store (I've done signings for them at cons, though). So I'm really excited for tonight, and if you're on the San Francisco side of the bay, you really need to be there tonight at 7, if only to see me totally geek out. (If you're in East Bay, I'll be at Dark Carnival in Berkeley tomorrow at 5:30 -- come, it'll be excellent!)

Gotta get ready for a radio interview. Later.

Posted by john at April 26, 2007 10:58 AM

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PixelFish | April 26, 2007 11:55 AM

Sniffle, sniffle, sniffle.

If only I could have waited a week longer to move, as I was really looking forward to the appearance at Borderlands. (I deputised some of my Scalzi-reading friends in SF to go though. In fact, some of them were reading you unbeknownst to me, and I was unbeknownst to them, so they were quite surprised and envious when I turned up with my copy of Last Colony.)

Stephen Granade | April 26, 2007 12:05 PM

It was nice of the giant cardboard Tad Williams book to drop by as well. Though I hope The Android's Dream wasn't along to get all jealous.

Tor | April 26, 2007 12:11 PM

Why would TAD get jealous? In Japan, people are disguising Sheep and POODLES! Choas, which I believe was heralded by TAD...


Tor | April 26, 2007 12:12 PM

Oops, that should be - disguising Sheep AS Poodles...

John Scalzi | April 26, 2007 12:17 PM

Stephen Granade:

Never fear, there was an equally large display of The Last Colony, except that it was in the front of the store, facing the outside world.

cinder | April 26, 2007 12:55 PM

We SO wanted to be at the signing tonight, but I have an inconvenient dentist appointment :( So I'll be calling Borderlands to have you personalize a book for us. If you haven't been there in a while, you'll be surprised - they've been renovating :)

Andrew S. | April 26, 2007 02:09 PM

Heya! Really neat getting to hear you. I'll upload my pictures to Flickr before the end of the weekend (they're in camera-raw format, so I'll need to bang on them a little); I'll post a comment when I do.

Steve Buchheit | April 26, 2007 04:33 PM

Big Tad William's carboard and no a big Last Colony cardboard facing the street! TAD's drinking problem is going to get worse.

Michael Rawdon | April 26, 2007 06:23 PM

Good to see you last night, John! For what it's worth, my account is here. Definitely worth the trip.

Dave | April 26, 2007 07:15 PM

John, It was great to meet you-you're as amusing in person as you are in your blogginess. I wish I had known there would've been pictures-I missed being immortalized. Ah well

~dave (the biker)

Espana Sheriff | April 26, 2007 07:54 PM

I can't wait to head over to Borderlands tonight. They do indeed rock, and you'll get to meet Ripley!

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