It seems like I just got back from France and Switzerland… maybe because I just did… and now San Diego Comicon is on top of us.
I'll be there for the whole weekend, doing promotion for HBO, Bantam Spectra, and my various other publishers. Flying in Wednesday, departing on the following Monday, so if you're going to comicon, you should have plenty of chances to see me, hear me, and get me to scrawl illegibly on your book, graphic novel, Blu-Rays, or body parts.
Wednesday evening, 6pm to 7pm, I will be doing a signing at the AVATAR PRESS booth, autographing copies of the SKIN TRADE graphic novel and IN THE HOUSE OF THE WORM comic. (Only those, please. There will be other places and times to get my other stuff signined).
Thursday, 2:30 to 3:30, I will be appearing in the main autograph area (the Sails) at Table 3, with DONATO GIANCOLA. The two of us will be signing copies of the 2015 Ice & Fire calendar, which will be making its debut at the convention.
Thursday, 4:00 to 5:00 pm, you can catch me in the Indigo Room, where I'll be joining William Christensen of Avatar to talk about THE SKIN TRADE and IN THE HOUSE OF THE WORM. (No signing here, this is just a talk).
Friday, we have the GAME OF THRONES panel in Hall H. I'll be there, with showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss and various members of our cast. This year CRAIG FERGUSON will be moderating. Hall H seats 7,000 people… but of course 150,000 people attend comicon, so if you want to see the panel, best get in line… ah… now. Afterward I will join the cast for interviews and a poster signing and more interviews.
Saturday, 11:00 am to 12 noon, I return to the Sails for a Random House autograph session. This time I will be at Table 7. This is the time and place to get your books signed. Copies will be on sale in the autograph area, if you don't want to drag your old ones to San Diego.
Saturday, 4:15 pm to 5:15 pm, I'll be in Room 6A for a panel on epic fantasy, part of an all-star lineup of panelists with Patrick Rothfuss, Joe Abercrombie, and others.
Sunday, 12:30 to 1:30, back to the floor for another signing. This time I will be signing copies of the HEDGE KNIGHT and SWORN SWORD graphic novels at the ComiXology booth, on behalf of Jet City Comics.
Sunday, 2:00pm to 4:00pm, I will be judging a costume contest sponsored by Courtyard Marriott.
Monday I go home.
Given the sheer numbers of people in San Diego for comicon, I regret to say that I will sign autographs ONLY at the designated signings. There are, you will note, five of them, which means I'll be scrawling my name for five hours at various points through the weekend. That's about all I can manage. So if you should happen to see me walking the floor, riding a pedicab through the GasLamp, having a drink or eating my dinner, feel free to smile or wave or say hi, but PLEASE do not ask me to sign anything. I can only do so much, and I do need some time just to enjoy the con and chill with friends.
See you in San Diego.
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