Wil Wheaton's Geek Tour 2008 rolls into Seattle this weekend for the Emerald City ComiCon!
From my original announcement:
I am so excited to announce that I'll be going to Seattle next month for the Emerald City ComiCon!
This is an awesome show, with a
focusfucos on indie books and publishers. I think I'll feel right at home, if I can keep myself from totally geeking out too much. (Yeah, who am I kidding?)
The schedule hasn't been finalized, but I'll be doing a performance from Happiest Days and maybe Just a Geek on Saturday, and I'll be doing a more general Q&A about blogging, writing manga, being a geek, the burdens of being awesome, and writing humorous panel descriptions on Sunday.
I will have a booth to hang out in when I'm not empaneled, so I'm bringing copies of all my books, pictures to sign, and my glasses and my shoes, so I have them.
Emerald City ComiCon
Washington State Convention and Trade Center
Since then, my schedule has been finalized, and it looks something like this:
2:00pm - 3:00pm WIL WHEATON PERFORMS THE HAPPIEST DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Before Wil Wheaton was a writer, he was an actor. He combines the two disciplines in this hilarious performance from his latest book, The Happiest Days of Our Lives. The Happiest Days contains the stories Wil loves to tell, because they are the closest to his heart: stories about being a huge geek, passing his geeky hobbies and values along to his own children, and vividly painting what it meant to grow up in the ’70s and come of age in the ’80s as part of the video game/D&D/BBS/Star Wars figures generation.
1:00pm - 2:00pm GET YOUR GEEK ON WITH WIL WHEATON
Wil Wheaton (Author, Actor, Gamer, Geek, Blogger, Raconteur) invites you to get your geek on during this hour-long Q&A. There may or may not be punch and pie (most likely not).
The rest of the time, I'll be hanging out in my booth, blasting my quads and blowing out my lats.
Slight little bit of not-so-great news: I am nearly sold out of Happiest Days. I have, like, 40 paperbacks because the second printing hasn't arrived yet. My experience so far is that I tend to sell between 80 and 100 books at cons, depending on their size, and since ECCC has huge tracts of land, it's unlikely that I'll have enough for everyone who wants them. (Wow, don't I sound like a douche there? "Hey, look how popular I am!" Sigh. I hope you know what I mean.)
However! I have some hardbacks, and I've planned all along to bring 50 copies to each con I attend this summer, as a sort of This Convention Only kind of deal, so I'll have those. I will also have copies of the Star Trek manga. As always, I'm happy to sign whatever you bring me (within reason; keep your pants on, guys) and I will have a few other trinkets and whatnot. Like this cool Aqualad thing. Plus, as I said in my original announcement, all my glasses and my shoes, so I have them. Sadly, uncle Freddie will not be coming with me, because he's dead.
Next week is Super-Con in San Jose, for those of you keeping score at home. Hopefully the new printing will arrive in time, or I may arrive with stone tablets and a mule. (Not The Mule, mind you. That would cause a Seldon Crisis for sure.)