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April 29, 2007

LA Says Hi


Here's the crowd today at the LA Times Festival of Books panel on science fiction, waving hello to you. Well, part of it, at least; more came in later. The panel was excellent, but then, how could it not be, when there was Harry Turtledove, Kage Baker and Cory Doctorow on it? (Also, I was on it.) Then a signing, lunch with Cory (the ultimate pixel-stained lunch, clearly), another signing, a nice chat with some friends who were there at the book fair (including Whatever commenter Adam Rakunas, who delivered an In-N-Out T-shirt and a gift card, which a) made him my favorite person of the fair and b) will be converted to Double-Doubles very soon). Now I'm back and my plan is to sleep for 12 hours, or so. And then off to Arizona, where I will be at the Poisoned Pen bookstore in Scottsdale tomorrow at 7.

All I have to say is: Yay! LA! This is my hometown (or at the very least my home major metropolitan area), and it's always good to come back around, especially when my driving is largely confined to surface streets. I hope to be back soon. I love this place.

Posted by john at April 29, 2007 08:30 PM

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-et- | April 29, 2007 10:05 PM

For those who were not there, the gal in the front row wearing dark glasses had one hand raised for the camera and the other hand down on the leash of her guide dog.

As usual, John did a great imitation of someone on a sugar high. Does he really drink Coke Zero?

With best wishes,
- Tom -

Gina Black | April 29, 2007 10:45 PM

It was great to meet you! I'm the one who professed to be addicted to your blog, asked you to sign OMW and didn't give you my name. (Talk about a dork moment.)

It *was* an excellent panel.

David Albertson | April 29, 2007 11:27 PM


I really enjoyed the panel today at UCLA. I wanted to say thank you for gracing us with your entertaining presence and being kind enough to sign my new copy of The Last Colony (I only wish I would have remembered to bring my still unread copies of Sagan Diaries and Android's Dream). Once I am done with my first year law school finals I am going to tackle all three books. I can't wait to read something other than case books!!!!! I hope you come back to L.A. soon! Thanks again.

David Albertson

Adam Rakunas | April 30, 2007 12:22 AM

Hope the Double-Doubles treat you well, John. Just pace yourself; you don't want to go through Animal Style withdrawl halfway through the tour.

JJS | April 30, 2007 01:08 AM

David, you have an UNREAD copy of Android's Dream? Get with it! Read that sucker! You'll be glad you did, trust me. Or trust John if you prefer.

Carol Elaine | April 30, 2007 12:48 PM

I couldn't make it, as I was off to San Diego for some Democratic Convention thing, but one of my closest friends is front and center in that picture - dark hair, glasses and BookCrossing t-shirt. Yea Larry!

CKL | May 2, 2007 02:37 AM

I'm not stalking you, John. Really!

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