So you’ve probably bought one or two of my books, read them, maybe even liked them. You’ve turned up to my blog, read it, maybe even cracked a little smile, here or there. Come on! Just a little smile! You’re doing it now!
But what next? Is this all there is? You want more, I can see, but how do you continue your journey into the world of all things Abercrombie?
I’ll bloody well tell you how. You meet me IN PERSON. Yes, that’s right – over the early part of this year I will be extending to you the opportunity to breathe the same air as ME, proper fully published in more than one language and multi-award-elligible author, Joe Abercrombie.
I will therefore be at world-renowned genre bookstore Forbidden Planet on Shaftsbury Avenue in Covent Garden on the evening of Thursday March 20th (in theory from 6-7 but potentially for a bit longer than that) to sign books, among them new hardback and trade paperback editions of Last Argument of Kings, and mass-market paperbacks of The Blade Itself and Before They are Hanged. But hey, bring along some unsigned copies of my books with you and I’ll happily sign those too. I’ll sign anything you want, in fact. I may even stoop to exchange proper spoken words with you. How good is that?
As though this were not enough, I will be at Eastercon at Heathrow in March. Certainly on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd, possibly also on Friday 21st and Monday 24th. What will I be doing there, you ask? Well, that remains to be seen, but the chances are high it will include booze, talking rubbish, and some form of self-glorification. More details as I have them…
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Covent Garden? Heathrow? Those don’t even sound like real places. When are you coming to Powell’s?
No chances to see you near FNAC o la casa del libro o even Arte 9 in madrid??
Yeah, I supposed as much.
Well as Al Kooper will probably play in London around that date, maybe, if i have time, I will take a walk to Forbidden Planet.
(Please note the order of preference. Sorry but after all the reviews you are recieving you seem a bit over-yourself…).
(Ah, I almost forgot!! Thanks to your other Spanish fan (in the blog, I mean) I have read Last Argument Of Kings. And it just great. Period.)
Ooooh, shiny! I’m planning to hit Eastercon on the Saturday. I’ll be the one talking gibberish and forgetting her own name. But you won’t notice because I shall gaze at you admiringly from afar.
*Note to self: Attend face-saving classes before Easter.
“susanne her blog”? I really must teach that blog some manners…
If you start camping outside Powell’s now, I promise I’ll be along any minute…
Would be great to see you at FP, and I’m glad you enjoyed the book.
Susanne her blog,
What a curious name. I don’t get that many people gazing admiringly at me from afar, though, so it’ll probably be pretty obvious it’s you.
Sadly ( for you ) I am too busy being amazing at uni to come over to the UK for March. You would be very welcome to out BWB moot in Galway at the end of April. In fact, Paedar ( who will be enjoying his hazing ) is starting to edge you out of the coolest author who comes out for pints with us spot.
I know, I know, you’re gutted beyond belief, but there was no easy way to put it so I thought short and sharp was best.
You may, however, console yourself with the fact that Em and I booked our room in the party hotel for Denvention and will be available to chaperone you round parties, heckle any panels you may be on, take you on furry freak hunts and make witty commentary at the Hugo’s – which are win/win for you as if your genius goes unrecognised George will prolly take you to the loosers’ party where you can cry into your posh booze before joining the great unwashed at our legendary BWB shindigs.
You’ll sign anything ?…
What about Sean’s arse ? Emma’s is too small. Wert is scared now, but Sean and Ronan ( the big bastards ) could be on hand to remind you how to spell Abercrombie, ‘cos we now you have problems with that.
We are just _that_ caring and kind. Really.
I can’t afford the con but I’ll try to make it to the Forbidden Planet signing, depending on airfare. I hadn’t realised how much I missed being able just to leap on the train for half an hour to get to London 🙁
If I make it to both, do I get a special Joe Abercrombie collectible? (A Glotka bobble-head?)
I could sign the ‘joe’ on emma’s arse, then the ‘abercrombie’ on Sean’s. I’d hate to be accused of discrimination.
maybe see you there, then.
Yes, yes, you get a special collectible. Ten hardback copies of Last Argument of Kings. You have to pay for them, naturally.
That’s Christmas sorted then.
Thanks for letting us know where you’ll be. Me and my other half will be going to Eastercon, so I expect you to sign my copy of Last Argument of Kings :), I’ll even buy you a drink if you aren’t busy.
‘ve never been to a convention before, should be interesting!