I’m in town for the MoCCA Arts Festival (signings on both Saturday and Sunday…more details here), and the newspaper of record has welcomed me with this.
I’m going places to promote our book, The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded. Here’s what I know about so far:
Metropolitan West, NYC (right next to the High Line!)
I’ll be signing on both days wherever beautiful books by Abrams ComicArts are sold. The schedule is here, but in brief:Saturday, noon-1pm at the First Second boothSaturday 1-3pm at the Abrams Booth (G235, G 246)Sunday 11am-1pm and 2-4pm, also at Abrams!
This is my alma mater, and I’m amazed to return as a speaker about a comic book. Undergrad me had no clue how his life would proceed, or how lucky he would be. Sponsored by the library, of course. (Well, not of course, but…of course!)
Close to home, and at one of my favorite bookstores. ‘Nuff said.
Eastwood – (2820 Towne Center Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912)
Remember Borders when it was indie and great? (If so, you’re probably older and from Ann Arbor, like me. Sorry.) Anyway, Schuler is what it would have evolved into if it had stayed indie and gotten even better. I really like this store, and Whitney hosts great events.
This isn’t open to the general public, but if you’re an ABA member, a librarian, or an educator I’ll see you there! Where?
Thursday, 3-4pm: Signing at the Abrams booth
Friday, 10-11am: Signing at the Abrams booth
Bonus: I’m doing an interview with “Authors’ Voice” at 12:30pm on Thursday, and you can take part. You can also advance order a signed copy through them, at //authorsvoice.net/shop/.
It’s been a couple years since I’ve been to TCAF, one of my favorite (favourite!) shows in the world, ever. I can’t wait to return. I’ll give a couple of talks, and sign some books, and then wander around in awe. I really do love this show.
Saturday, 1-2pm: Panel w/Natalie Andrewson (Hinton Theater, Toronto Reference Library) on “Improving Yourself”
Saturday, 2-3pm: Signing area
Sunday, 2:30-3:45: Nonfiction workshop (Writer’s Room, Toronto Reference Library)
Sunday, 3:45-4:45: Signing area
I’ll have some other signing times to share soon, I hope!
The home field advantage might mean I sound smarter than usual. I’m not sure of the format, but it might be a presentation, and it might be a straight Q&A with one of my librarian colleagues.
I’ll give a workshop on non-fiction comics at the NZ (1-2pm) and then take part in the Book Crawl at the Vault at 3pm (just crawl in, I think!). See you there!
No schedule yet, but I’ll be there, talking and signing. Unless that conflicts with going to see/hear/bow before Margaret Atwood, who will also be there. In that case you’ll meet my understudy or body double or something. (Okay, not really. I’m a pro, I can comport myself as such.) (I hope.)
Back again with a bit more audio in anticipation of the release of our The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded, which comes out Tuesday (March 22). Here are two of my favorite pieces:
Bombe Rebuild Project team and Graham Ellsbury. Leland liked this one a lot, and found it useful too. As I recall, he tweaked my interpretation of how to render that in text-based sound effects to…well, good effect!
Leland Purvis and my The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded comes out Tuesday, March 22, and I’m excited by that. To warm you up for it, here are two pieces of audio memoir I enjoyed. I’ll offer two more that I like even better tomorrow.
Random notes from a trip to Scotland…
I’m in the middle of the first volume of Patterson’s meticulous biography of Robert Heinlein (Robert A. Heinlein in Dialogue with His Century: Learning Curve) and among the many interesting things RAH said, in interesting ways, the following two quotes stuck out.
“The unique problem of organized fandom is one that I have wondered about for many years. Here is a group made up largely of well-intentioned and mentally-interesting people — how is it and why is it that they tolerate among themselves a percentage of utter jerks?–people with no respect for privacy, no hesitation at all about libel and slander, and a sadistic drive to inflict pain. Marion, I do not understand it.”
“The write-up made me sound so omniscient that I was tempted to call myself up and ask for some advice and a little coaching.”