San Diego Comic-con Addendum

San Diego Comic-con Addendum

I’m quoted today in this Los Angeles Times piece on San Diego Comic-con and issues of harassment. It’s an interesting article and worth reading if you’re not up to date on the issue. I have a couple of addendums to it which I think I worth noting briefly now (I will have some longer thoughts on the whole subject, but they will have to wait until after this weekend):

* The article notes that SDCC…

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Hello San Diego

And you are looking lovely this evening. I am in town. I have signed books for Tor to give away at its booth.

Hello San Diego

And you are looking lovely this evening. I am in town. I have signed books for Tor to give away at its booth.

Paul & Storm: Ball Pit is Out!

Paul & Storm: Ball Pit is Out!

A friendly reminder to you all that my pals Paul & Storm have a new album out called Ball Pit, and it’s terrific and funny, and I’m not just saying that because it features two songs I commissioned from them (“Fuzzy Man” and “(The Shadow War of the Night) Dragons of the Night”), nor am I saying that just because they paid me a shiny penny to say it, although they did, and to be honest, the penny…

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Subscription Services and My Writing

Subscription Services and My Writing

People have asked me if I have any particular thoughts on Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited subscription plan, and whether my own work will be on it (and one presumes, on other similar subscription services, like Oyster and Scribd). So, some thoughts:

I don’t anticipate any of my novels being on subscription services in the immediate future, no. One, Macmillan, who has published all my novels to date,…

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The Neighbors’ Mailboxes Vs. the Scalzi Riding Mower

Spoiler: The neighbors’ mailboxes lost. We have of course informed the neighbors of the event, and have told them that we will gladly pay for the repair/replacement of the boxes.

The Neighbors’ Mailboxes Vs. the Scalzi Riding Mower

Spoiler: The neighbors’ mailboxes lost. We have of course informed the neighbors of the event, and have told them that we will gladly pay for the repair/replacement of the boxes.

This Thursday (and Elsewhen) in San Diego

This Thursday (and Elsewhen) in San Diego

Yes, I’ll be in San Diego this week, and all my events are on Thursday, the 24th. Here’s where you will find me:

1:30pm: Reading at the Grand Horton Theater, 444 4th Avenue (between Island and J streets). I’ll read a bit from Lock In, or I might decide to do something else. You never know! Be on edge!

9:00pm: I’ll be making an appearance at the LA Times Hero Complex party.

Thursday evening I may…

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My 80s Dance Set List from Detcon 1

My 80s Dance Set List from Detcon 1

I’ve been getting requestsfor the set list of songs that went into the 80s dance I DJ’ed at Detcon 1. I had a source list — songs that I selected as the ones ready to queue up — of 346 songs, with everyone from Africa Bamabaata to Cher to Stephen “Tin Tin” Duffy to Ozzy Osbourne on it. Of those, I ended up playing 45 songs, or about 13% of the available playlist. Those songs (as best as I can…

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Detcon, Briefly

Me and the wife at the Detcon 1 80s Dance Party, at which I was DJ. Photo by Al Bogdan.

I spent the weekend at Detcon 1,the North American Science Fiction Convention, held this year in Detroit, and had a pretty fabulous time. The convention was held at the Rennaisance Center in downtown Detroit, and it was the first time I’ve been downtown Detroit for a couple of decades. Those hoping for a…

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Still Alive

Having a great time, wish you here. Unless you are here, in which case, hey! Glad you’re here!

And if you are here, a reminder that I am DJing an 80s dance tonight at 10pm, in the 42 lounge. Be there!

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View From a Hotel Window, 7/18/14: View of Two Countries Edition

In the foreground of this picture is the United States; in the background, and unusually, south, is the great Nation of Canada.

View From a Hotel Window, 7/18/14: View of Two Countries Edition

In the foreground of this picture is the United States; in the background, and unusually, south, is the great Nation of Canada.