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May 08, 2007

DC Says Hi


DC was awesome. We had a packed house, and a ton of friends of mine came out for the reading and signing, and I got me a sheep! A sheep made of Irish peat, even. Which was too cool. Also, a refreshing beverage. Then out to dinner with friends old and new, and now I'm back in the hotel room, working off the contact high of a really great night.

I'm really pleased the DC appearance went so well. It's one of my adopted hometowns, and the people here made me feel so welcome. What a fun time. Thank you.

Tomorrow: Richmond, Virginia at the Fountain Bookstore, at 6:30pm (not 7pm, which is the usual time). It's the final appearance of the tour. All good things, etc. I'm looking forward to it, and then I'm looking forward to seeing my family.

Posted by john at May 8, 2007 11:56 PM

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Jess | May 9, 2007 12:20 AM

Huzzah I got on the Whatever and I'm doing my Queen Mother wave too.

I thought the reading was excellent however I am sad that I'm 0 for 2 on Scalzi appreances where he alluded to doing an interpretive dance and then did not deliver. I may have to throw in my lot with Athena on not voting for Scalzi for SFWA President (not that I'm um eligible to vote or anything)

However I am somehwhat placated by his sincere promise to continue fighting crime. So we'll have to see.

Jenny Rae Rappaport | May 9, 2007 04:21 AM

So are you not doing the Nebulas at all, or are you bringing Krissy with you? I'm still confused on this part of things. =)

Andrés | May 9, 2007 06:30 AM

It really was a lot of fun last night. Thanks for the reading of High Castle. Can't wait to get it!

David Klecha | May 9, 2007 07:19 AM

Oh hey, there's my sister.

(bottom left)

David Louis Edelman | May 9, 2007 07:52 AM

Man, if I had known you were going out to dinner, I would have stayed. You were just trying to get rid of me, weren't you? <sniff>

Okay, no, actually, I did have to get home, but it was good to see you.

Jeremiah | May 9, 2007 10:13 AM

I was planning to be there. Wah!

Emily | May 9, 2007 10:15 AM

Oh! That's me, in the bottom right!

Good reading, John. It was fun. Has PNH heard it yet?

Annalee Flower Horne | May 9, 2007 10:42 AM

I'm glad you like the sheep. Thanks again for the A on that paper.

John Scalzi | May 9, 2007 10:50 AM

I love the sheep! I even posted a picture of it over at By The Way. And you're welcome!

CJ | May 9, 2007 11:35 AM

I'm bummed that I couldn't get in to DC to see you. It's just a little too far from Annapolis some days. I'm glad that you had a good time down here. I hope that means that we'll see you again soon.

Johnny Carruthers | May 9, 2007 01:04 PM

Does Marvel say hi, too?

julie | May 9, 2007 06:36 PM

I wanted to go. :( I even walk past Olsson's twice a day. But it was the only night all week I could get to the grocery store. Yes, I value yogurt *that* much.

Natalie | May 9, 2007 09:11 PM

I don't usually get out for stuff like this, especially now that I have a kid. But it was totally worth it, not only to hear the snippet of "High Castle" (love the DC in-jokes...), but also to meet Mary Lou Klecha in the flesh. And she's not a kid anymore! :-)

Kendall | May 9, 2007 11:59 PM

Great reading & talk in DC! I read most of The Last Colony yesterday and will finish it up before I go to bed. GREAT BOOK (as always ;-). Between you & Robert J. Sawyer, this is a heavy SF week for me (I read Mindscan Sat & Sun and then Rollback Mon). Woo-hoo!

Kendall, who was too shy to say half the things I wanted to, when you so politely signed my book

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