The 2008 Geek Tour rolls out of Los Angeles this weekend and into San Diego!
Saturday, I'll be reading from The Happiest Days of Our Lives (and signing all of my books) at Mysterious Galaxy Books:
Join us on Saturday, May 3, at 2:00 PM, when we host Wil Wheaton for his new collection of essays, The Happiest Days of Our Lives. Maryelizabeth's review below of The Happiest Days of Our Lives reads in part: "Whether he is writing about subjects one can identify with or less familiar topics, Wil's stories are truthful, insightful, and above all, entertaining." Join Wil in celebrating life as a writer, a parent, and a proud geek. And don't forget to stop by Comickaze to check out Wil's contribution to Star Trek: The Manga, and take part in Free Comic Book Day.
Mysterious Galaxy is an indie booke shoppe that specializes in Science Fiction and Fantasy. I went there with Just a Geek, and this will be my first time back since then. I think 30 or 40 people came out last time, making a great audience for the reading, while still being small enough that I could talk to everyone who was there.
Sunday, I head up to North County for a stop at the Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens:
To boldly go where no book club has gone before (er, except for ours, that is), Stone Brewing Co. proudly announces another season of Book & A Beer Club…On the Grass!
Once again we are inviting beer geeks and bookworms alike to participate in a monthly meeting that pairs awesome beer with lively intellectual discussion. The premise is simple: read a book and have some great conversation—and great beer!—in a beautiful outdoor setting.
Wil’s most recent book, The Happiest Days of Our Lives, will be up for discussion, and this evening’s event is sure to be provocative, fun and enlightening.
Guests are welcome to bring their own lawn chairs, and blankets will be provided for those without to keep you from grass-staining your chinos. An RSVP is appreciated (though not required) at 760.471.4999 x1700.
Some of my favorite beers in the world are crafted by Stone, and Stone's owner, Greg Koch, has a lot of the same beliefs about marketing and making stuff that is awesome that I do. At his brewery in Escondido (in North San Diego County) he has an incredible restaurant and gorgeous beer garden. A few times a year, he invites authors to come out for something he calls Book and a Beer, which is exactly what it sounds like. We'll have Stone Pale Ale, Stone IPA, Arrogant Bastard, and all sorts of non-beer drinks if beer isn't your cup of tea. I suspect this will be an intimate gathering, but it will most certainly be an awesome one. If you've ever wanted to have a beer with your old pal Wil, now you can do eet.
I am so looking forward to this weekend. I can't wait to get my geek and beer on!