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Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

This Weekend in Atlanta

I’ll be in Atlanta this weekend!

But I guess I blew the surprise with the subject line.

I’m not doing much traveling this year, but the prospect of going to a con and a festival in one weekend in one city was too good to pass up. So starting Friday I’ll be vibrating between Dragoncon and the Decatur Books Festival¬†at speeds barely visible to the human eye.

Hummingbird

(Absurdly, Worldcon and PAX Prime are also this weekend. People, we have to start spreading this stuff out.)

My schedule looks something like this:

Friday, 4:00 pm: DragonCon panel where I talk about the gory details of my 2005 interview with J.K. Rowling. (Location: International North – Hyatt)

Friday, 5:30 pm: Dragoncon reading. I’ll bring a snippet from The Magician’s Land. (Location: University – Hyatt)

Saturday, 11:30 am: Dragoncon signing. This one kind of explains itself. (Location: International Hall South – Marriott)

Saturday, 3:00 pm: A Decatur event called “My Literary Brother.” This is going to be a conversation between me and my literary (twin) brother Austin. Such conversations rarely happen, at least in public, because Austin and I are rarely in the same place at the same time. I never know what’s going to get said, but it’s always interesting. (Location: Decatur Presbyterian Sanctuary Stage)

Sunday, 12:00 pm: A Decatur panel with the ominous title “Do Book Reviews Matter?” I’m pretty sure we’re going to settle this one once and for all. (Location: Old Courthouse Stage).

Sunday, 4:00 pm: a Dragoncon panel called “The Logic of Magic.” Holy cripes, this panel has on it, in addition to me, Larry Niven. I consider Niven to be one of the all-time greats, and a major inspiration to me personally (also, I completely stole the idea of a demon-trapping tattoo from him). Come watch as my fanboy squealing shames us all. (Location: Regency VI – VII – Hyatt)

Sunday, 5:30 pm: a Dragoncon panel called “Why Men Should Friggin’ Love Fantasy Literature.” I have no idea why men should friggin’ love fantasy literature, but I’ll think about it more before then. More to the point, this panel also includes Peter Beagle (The Last Unicorn) and Richard Pini (who co-created Elfquest). So something interesting will get said. I friggin’ guarantee it. If nothing else I will be pretty punchy at this point. (Location: Embassy C – Hyatt)

I got tired just writing all that. Now I have to go to bed.


7 comments on “This Weekend in Atlanta

  1. Heather Head says:

    Extremely. EXTREMELY jealous of anyone who gets to go. Finally a major event within three hours of Charlotte… and I’m in Colorado. Have fun!

  2. Jaimie says:

    Ugh, I wish I could hear you talk about the gory details of your JK Rowling interview. And a snippet from The Magician’s Land! Bah. I’m going to Machu Picchu this weekend so that makes me feel a little better. When are you ever gonna do that reading in Machu Picchu anyway? This could have worked out.

  3. Leverus says:

    @Jaimie Macchu Picchu! I think that gives you the win. When they have their books festival, I’m there.

  4. Dannyvan says:

    I was one of those guys that liked the idea of being a reader, but never really read much. But let me tell you, I could not put your books down! Your books have lit that fire in me, now I can’t stop. While I wait for The Magician’s Land, I am reading the Potter books. Thanks for that! BIG fan.

  5. Chad Hull says:

    I’ll be at the book festival and I hope you’ll have time to sign there. Traffic this weekend… ugh…

  6. Brazos says:

    Bummer I have to work sat sun until 5. Maye ill see you brothers at victory sandwhich bar after your talk.

  7. M says:

    I was wondering why there was a hummingbird

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