Wow, is this cool:
My story about the real thing(s) will be available in one week. That’s right, T-Minus 7 days, and counting!
Short answer: No.
This week I’m focusing on real, cool, stuff relating to the upcoming release of T-Minus. But this is irresistible: “Sherpa Who Led Neil Armstrong To Moon Dead At 71.” And unlike The Onion‘s first foray into re-writing Apollo history, this story and its headline is safe for work. So I won’t resist.
We’ll return to more serious stuff next time.
In honor of the upcoming release of T-Minus, I’ll post a few cool links to space-y stuff. First up is a nifty article by Thomas Mallon from The Atlantic titled “Across the Universe”. The Planetary Society, of which I am a member, figures prominently. Visit their site to learn more — I recommend subscribing to their Planetary Radio podcast.
A reminder that I’ll have the honor of being a guest at this year’s TCAF, to be held May 9-10, 2009, at Toronto’s Reference Library.
Yeah, a comics show at a library. Whatever the world’s coming to, in this regard I like it.
I have one event scheduled so far…I’ll be on the panel “Will Libraries Save Graphic Novels?” on Sunday May 10th, 11:30am -12:30pm, held in Learning Centre I. If you don’t want to go, here’s the short version of my response: Yes. But I hope you join us, because I’m sure the other panelists will have interesting things to say.
If you want answers to questions that won’t get asked of me at the panel, you can read this interview, courtesy of the National Post’s Mark Medley. I’ve never been asked about the Wu-Tang Clan before, so you may find it worth reading just for that!
Kat and I attended TCAF in 2007, and had a splendid time. It wasn’t at the library, but nonetheless the venue was wonderful, as were all the other guests, the city, the weather, the food…you name it, it was great. Best of all, there’s no cost if you’re attending as a member of the general public. Just as an event at a library should be.
I have now seen copies of the books, both hardcover and softcover, and I’m delighted with how they turned out. T-Minus 12 days until everyone else can see it too! (Unless you visit me at TCAF this weekend.)