Results of the Incrementalists Audiobook Giveaway

I have word from Skye and Steve and they have chosen winners! They have–and I here take the liberty of quoting them directly–weenied out by allowing themselves two winners in each of the three contest categories. There were too many beautiful, thoughtful entries to choose just three winners.

Contest #1Would you take the gamble and join the Incrementalists? Winners: chaosprime and Kevin O’Neill

Contest #2What would be your first project? Winners: Majikjon and evergreen

Contest #3What have the Incrementalists already done? Winners: skyeyedoc and Dennis_H

Furthermore, the authors have awarded a Gold Star Bonus to SMW for sheer ballsiness.

Congratulations, winners! Please check your email. You should have a message from me that is clearly labeled as being about this contest and I need you to reply to me. If you have already replied to me, please disregard the previous instruction. If you are listed here as a winner and don’t have an email, please drop me a line–> jenphalian “at” gmail.

Finally, a heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated. This was a lot of fun for our beloved and intrepid authors.

Updates and Events!

Hey, guess what? Steve and Skye are signing at Alamosa Books in Albuquerque on Tuesday at 6:00 pm. You could go! You should go. Here’s a link for more info.

“But wait,” I hear you say. “I don’t live in Albuquerque! I live in Chapel Hill, NC!”

Well, fear not, friend, you can see Steve at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill on Wednesday at 7:00 pm. Sure, there’s even a handy link.

The contest has been closed for entries (as in, anything after Steve’s comment to that effect is ineligible to win) and is still being judged. Further news on that as it becomes available.

I’ve been listening to too much Nightvale recently. See you all at the dog park.

Win-It-Before-You-Can-Buy-It Caption Contest!

Steve and I are staying with Skyler, Scott, and Egan while we wait for The Incrementalists to be released, with all subsequent fanfare and book tour goodness. It is an exciting time. Perhaps… too exciting?

book fort

Last night, boxes of author copies of the book arrived, and Steve & Skyler immediately built a fort with them, refusing to come out for dinner until they were done playing “cowboys and incrementalists”.

This post is a caption contest. To enter, leave your best/funniest caption for this picture in comments to this post (and only on this post — captions submitted via facebook or twitter cannot be counted!) The contest runs until noon Texas time, Monday 9/16 (in other parts of the US this may be referred to as “Central Daylight Time”).

Important: Winner must be able to respond to my email requesting a mailing address within an hour of the contest ending or a new winner will be chosen! When the selected winner responds to me, we shall immediately mail them a copy of the book.

ETA: Enter early, enter often. You are not limited to one comment/caption.

WorldCon Schedule

This year’s worldcon, LoneStarCon 3, has now provided us with SKZB’s schedule.

Friday Aug. 30, noon, Autographing session (Convention Center)

Friday Aug. 30, 3pm, Steven Brust concert (Ballroom A, Convention Center)

Saturday Aug. 31, 5pm, Panel “The Enduring Popularity of Firefly” (006CD Convention Center)

Saturday Aug. 31, 7pm?-? Drinks With Authors (Ernie’s Bar, behind Rivercenter)

Sunday Sept. 1, noon, Panel “Space is Really the Old West” (101B Convention Center)

Sunday Sept. 1, 2pm, Koffeeklatsch (Riverview Room, Riverwalk)
(taking some info from the LoneStarCon pocket guide: Limited to 9 attendees, so you must sign up in advance. Sign-up sheets will be available at the Information Desk in the Registration Hall in half-day increments. So, you should be able to sign up on Sunday morning. There are a bunch of rules about showing up on time and reserve spots, and then a note that only the host will be provided with a beverage so please bring your own beverage with you.

Sunday Sept. 1, 4pm, Reading with Skyler White (002A Convention Center)

There is an interactive program guide [here]. And [here] is the PDF pocket guide, which has maps in it. I love maps. They start on page 24.

How to Get Made on Twitter If You’re a Hat

Either I want to make sure everyone gets a chance to enjoy this conversation, or I want to move the pointer to my shameful iambic pentameter further down the page.