Hey, this is Jen. Since Steve doesn’t like to talk about himself, I get to write this post giving everyone gets the heads-up on when and where to see him and Skyler geek out about The Incrementalists. I got to hear them read from the book and talk about it at 4th Street, and I think the best way to describe it is infectious literary glee.
Here is the tour so far, along with convention appearances:
(Edited by Steve, 31-Oct-2013)
August 29 — September 2: LoneStarCon3 (WorldCon) in San Antonio, TX
I’m not a WorldCon sort of guy, but it was good seeing people, and it wasn’t horrid, and, you know, like that. High points included (but were not limited to) butting in on John Scalzi’s conversation with Robert Silverberg (and thanks, John, for being so gracious about it) to tell Silverberg my Silverberg story. I’m glad I got to do that.
September 24: The Incrementalists release date!
We laughed, we cried, we fell down.
September 26: Murder by the Book in Houston, TX, 6:30 pm
This was a good signing, and the staff set the tone for the tour by being really great. That was the only consistent thing with the book tour: never met staffers who were less than sweet and wonderful.
October 1: Alamosa Books in Albuquerque, NM, 6:00 pm
Disaster as a signing–four people showed up; two of them were friends with Skye, one fan, and fan’s mother. Still, had fun, and got to hang out with Walter Jon Williams a bit.
October 2: Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill, NC, 7:00 pm (Steve only)
There was a charity auction of some sort going on in the bookstore, so we moved next door to a very nice coffee shop. A bit hard to hear when the blender was going, but overall it was good. Nice turn-out. A very sweet woman came from the audience to read Ren’s sections (since Skye wasn’t there) and did an outstanding job. Also, someone showed up with the original artwork for Jhereg; Teckla; and The Sun, The Moon, and the Stars. Really, really cool. Later, a really nice guy took me out for a wonderful steak. He drove a Tesla. *faunch*
October 4-6: FenCon X in Dallas TX
As a book-related event, it fell kind of flat, but as a convention I had a great time. Got to do a wonderful panel with Skye and PNH and TNH about the creation of the book.
October 6: Book release party at BookPeople in Austin, Texas
This was almost more fun than we could stand. Standing room only, everyone seemed really into the reading, and the Q & A went great. Everything we could have hoped for and more. Met Jeremy (about to be a VP student) and got to ride in her sports car. WEEEE! Then drinks with friends. A glorious night.
October 11: Mysterious Galaxy in San Diego, CA 7:00 pm
Not a lot to say about this one except that it was really good, well attended, and an over-all delight. Sven and Kristin were more than kind chauffeuring us around. And donuts!
October 12: Borderlands Books in San Francisco, CA 3:00 pm
We had thought the book release party at BookPeople would be the high point, but this turned out to be even better–wonderful, wonderful staff, great turn-out of people really interested in the book and the questions, and a whole bunch of friends; introducing Skyler to some of mine, meetings hers. And, geez, they sold out of books. God, this one was amazing. I still smile thinking about it.
October 20: Pandemonium Books in Cambridge, MA 7:00 pm (Steve only)
Good times, seeing some old friends who I’d missed and meeting on-line friends in person. My friend Anne read Ren’s parts–and did so really well. Good turn-out, and then wonderful hospitality by Cecelia and Corwin, and afterward got to meet Jason, who put us up the next night.
November 9: Uncle Hugo’s Bookstore, Minneapolis, 4PM (Steve only)