Dearest lovely people of Chicago, we are coming to your city for WorldCon this week. YAY.
If you're not coming to the convention, but are in Chicago, then I have just the event for you (*makes hopeful puppy eyes*):
Friday, Aug. 31 at 7 p.m.: Angry Robot Author Showcase at The Book Cellar, featuring Gwenda Bond, Adam Christopher, Kim Curran, and Chuck Wendig.
Here be copies of Blackwood (officially out Sept. 4!) and Shift (Kim Curran, ditto) and Seven Wonders (Adam Christopher) and Mockingbird (Chuck Wendig). And I'm sure it'll be a fun event. So, come out, see us authors, get a signed copy, chat for a bit. The bookstore sounds amazing, and the Chicago Reader looks to have a handy map–which you probably don't need if you're local, but WorldCon folks are more than welcome too, obviously. Also, I hear there's a gelato place nearby for after.
If you are coming to WorldCon, I'm doing a few things there too:
– Friday, Aug. 31 at 1:30 p.m. (McCormick): Young Adult Trends panel (with Leigh Bardugo, Gwenda Bond, Aurora Celeste, Emily Jiang, Bryce Moore).
– Friday, Aug. 31 at 5 p.m. (Dusable): Reading. (I'll read from Blackwood, and maybe a little bit from the current draft of The Woken Gods. Quite possibly a Blackwood T-shirt will be given away. We'll see.)
– Sunday, Sept. 2 at 4:30 p.m. (Autograph tables): Signing.
And, yes, there will be copies of Blackwood available at the Angry Robot/Strange Chemistry table, which I'll probably stop by with some regularity, too. Every copy sold makes me beam and beam until an angel gets their wings. Every copy you buy and ask me to sign makes baby sloths somewhere do extremely cute things.
I'll also be at Christopher's programming items, whenever my schedule permits, and, of course, the bar. Come say hi.