I'm having a lot of fun processing book orders. The floor of my living room is a carefully-designed collection of alphabetized order and shipping labels, numbered boxes of books, and the all-important List of 300. I should get through the first half today, and the remaining half should go out on Friday or Saturday. This probably means that all domestic orders should arrive before the end of next week. International orders seem to be taking about 2 weeks, depending on where they're going.
Since I'm too busy to come up with anything worth reading on my blog, I thought I'd direct you to some offsite stuff I've done this week, starting with this week's Geek in Review: Turkey Stuffing.
My new book was reviewed on Slashdot yesterday, and while I was writing and reading comments, I noticed that the current Slashdot poll question is, simply put, “Best Star Trek?”
I was actually surprised that in all the years Slashdot has been bringing us news for nerds this is the first time this question has been asked, and when I went to vote for TNG, I remembered a story I liked to tell at conventions, back in the day.
In my first book, Dancing Barefoot, I wrote a story called The Saga of SpongeBob VegasPants (which, if nothing else, is a lesson to all you aspiring writers out there, and a reminder to the rest of us: put some fucking thought into your titles, guys, because if you don’t, you’ll be talking about The Saga of SpongeBob VegasPants for the rest of your life.) The story is about my experiences at a convention celebrating the 35th anniversary of the original Star Trek series. I’ve excerpted it for the GiR before, but I’ve never shared the particular story that the Slashdot poll brought to mind until today.
My fellow blogging.la contributor and former SG News editor Helen Jupiter interviewed me for Gridskipper. The result is Wil Wheaton's Geek Guide to Los Angeles.
I asked Wil, a fellow blogging.la contributor of mine, to put together his own personal guide to LA. In addition to listing popular destinations like Amoeba Records, LACMA, and Dodger Stadium, and lamenting the loss of spots like the Pak Mann Arcade, Wil let us in on some of his more original and admittedly geeky favorites.
Finally, I joined some of the Geek Dads last night for this week's Geekdad Podcast: Activate the Nostalgia Center - Zombies are the New Pirates.
Our special guest this week is writer/actor Wil Wheaton. Wil joins us to talk about his new book, the demise of the classic videogame arcade, and why Tremors may be the Best. Film. Ever! Enjoy!
And why does this post's title stop at 3? Because if it went to 4, it would, by definition, suck. Ba-dum.