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Well, I survived the 6 hour drive, which was uneventful until I hit Montreal itself where, about 5 miles from the hotel, everything came to a dead stop on the highway. And it started pouring rain, just when I needed to start looking for signs. Why didn't it rain on the 170 miles stretch on the same road? Hmmm?

In any case, I registered, ran into a ton of people, checked out the dealer's room (lame), put out promo stuff, went to a reading by friend and fellow OWWer Ian Tregellis (the first book of his trilogy is coming out from Tor in April 2010), went to the Opening Ceremonies, then HIT THE PARTIES! *grin*

Last night was the Tor party, so I spent most of the night there, talking to Ian. Just to name drop, George R.R. Martin was there. Neil Gaiman was there. Tom Doherty was there. I didn't talk to any of them because mostly they were surrounded by groupies and fans, but still. . . . *grin*

I got back to the hotel room around 2pm, talked with my roommate S.C. Butler ([livejournal.com profile] scbutler), and crashed. I had no panels or anything yesterday. Here's my schedule for today:

12Noon: SFWA Table Signing
2pm: Reading
3:30pm: Preparing to Write a Series

There were requests for posts on my panels topics, which I plan on doing after the con. These posts will be mostly my thoughts on the topic, but I'll take notes if anything interesting gets said and report on that, too. Now, off to the con!

***********************

But first, the on-going contest!

The winner for Thursday is [livejournal.com profile] dogzilla30! Congrats! Get in touch with me here on LJ in a message or email me at jpalmatier@sff.net with the address I should mail the book to and a name if you want me to personalize it. Otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

For everyone else, there's still 4 days left! I will be giving away a first edition signed hardcover of The Skewed Throne, one per day, for the next four days. The drawing will be done at random based on the comments received on that day's LJ entry. So if you enter today, you're in the drawing for today only; you have to come back tomorrow and enter again for a chance to win in the drawing tomorrow; then come back again for the next day, etc. You have to comment on that day's LJ post to enter for that day, so if you stop on by and I haven't had a chance to put up the post for that day yet, you'll have to come back when it's up to enter. You can enter as many days out of the 10 as you wish, even if you win on one of the days (if you win multiple copies, or already have a copy of the book, I assume you have some friends you can give the book to, or perhaps you can donate it to your local library, etc).

This contest is to celebrate finishing the revisions of the new book Well of Sorrows, coming out in May 2010 in trade paperback, AND to celebrate the release of Die Assassine, the German version of The Skewed Throne, which will hit the shelves on August 11th in Germany. Here's the incredible cover:





So if you're in Germany or can read German, RUSH--I say again RUSH--out and buy Die Assassine! Once it's out of course. (It is available for preorder on the German Amazon.com, along with book 2, "Die Regentin," to be released in January 2010.) And please, please tell all of your friends about it, since it's going to be impossible for me to do many signings and other stuff to promote it in Germany. Especially since I can't speak or read German very well.

And there you go! Enter the contest (just comment!) every day for the next 4 days, and buy my German book!

That is all. Carry on.

Date: 2009-08-07 01:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sheryl67.livejournal.com
Enter me please!

Date: 2009-08-08 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Try again!
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Date: 2009-08-08 02:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
After the con, I'll post my thoughts. I was an OK panel. It wandered on occassion.

Date: 2009-08-07 01:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gillpolack.livejournal.com
Say hi to any Aussies you meet at WorldCon. One in about 30 may sort-of know me and the other 29 need more condusion in their life.

Date: 2009-08-08 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I've said HI to a few Aussies. Or rather, they've caught me after a panel and said HI to me.

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] gillpolack.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-08-08 02:13 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2009-08-07 01:55 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] controuble.livejournal.com
So here is today's obligatory comment...

Date: 2009-08-08 02:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Got it. Try again!

Date: 2009-08-07 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mtlawson.livejournal.com
Nice to know that traffic behaves that way in locations other than Ohio.

Is the dealers' room full, or just lame in general?

Date: 2009-08-08 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
It doesn't have any books. The one dealer in new books seems to have only French versions. I attempted to get them to drag a few of my books in from the stores, but we'll see.

Date: 2009-08-07 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] comradecharlie.livejournal.com
Trying again, yep.

Date: 2009-08-08 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Got it! Try again again!

Date: 2009-08-07 02:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] inspirethoughts.livejournal.com
LOL! Again I am trying!

Date: 2009-08-08 02:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Try again again!

Date: 2009-08-07 03:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] anderyn.livejournal.com
Okay, I'll comment. :-) I love finding new authors to read.

Date: 2009-08-08 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Try again! Still 3 days left!

Date: 2009-08-07 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] slweippert.livejournal.com
One entry please :D

Date: 2009-08-08 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Got it, try again!

Date: 2009-08-07 03:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] unpissenlit.livejournal.com
Why didn't it rain on the 170 miles stretch on the same road? Hmmm?


Spite. :)

Date: 2009-08-08 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
And you won! Congrats! Send me your addres either as a message here on LJ or to jpalmatier@sff.net. If you'd like it personalized, let me know to who, otherwise I'll just send a signed copy.

Date: 2009-08-07 03:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] arkessian.livejournal.com
If at first you don't succeed, try, try again...

Date: 2009-08-08 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Try again again!

Date: 2009-08-07 04:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] txtriffidranch.livejournal.com
So...how badly were people screaming at you when they realized that you were setting out Greasing the Pan postcards?

Date: 2009-08-08 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I am the stealth displayer. No one knew I was there.

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] txtriffidranch.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-08-08 05:20 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2009-08-07 04:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] beckyh2112.livejournal.com
*comments*

Date: 2009-08-08 02:15 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Try again!

Date: 2009-08-07 04:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wortschmiedin.livejournal.com
My sister got the book already from Amazon. And needed strict orders to keep her fingers to herself, since this is a present for her kid ;)

Date: 2009-08-08 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
That's great! I'm hoping my copies arrived while I was away.

Date: 2009-08-07 04:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jennifer-dunne.livejournal.com
That is an AWESOME cover. They totally captured Varis's feral nature.

Enjoy worldcon.

Date: 2009-08-08 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I intend to enjoy it. Muchly.

And yes, that cover is perfect.
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Date: 2009-08-08 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I was too tired to talk when I ran into him. But I recovered on yesterday's panel I believe. I sat right next to him and I think I handled myself professionally.

Date: 2009-08-07 05:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trektone.livejournal.com
Don't worry. You'll probably accumulate groupies & fans over time. IIRC, GRRM didn't have all that many after three books (or even three novels) published.

Date: 2009-08-08 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I hope so! But apparently I had some groupies in the panel audience. I ran into them afterwards.

Date: 2009-08-07 06:23 pm (UTC)
ext_12865: (Books)
From: [identity profile] cscottd.livejournal.com
Trying again... :)

Date: 2009-08-08 02:17 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
And again!

Date: 2009-08-07 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hiddleasaurus.livejournal.com
Here I am again. :)

Date: 2009-08-08 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Try again again!

Date: 2009-08-07 07:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] greenmtnboy18.livejournal.com
comment comment comment contest contest contest

We arrive in Montreal tomorrow morning. I hope it isn't raining when we start looking for signs...

Date: 2009-08-08 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Are you here for the con?

(no subject)

From: [identity profile] greenmtnboy18.livejournal.com - Date: 2009-08-10 01:20 pm (UTC) - Expand

Date: 2009-08-07 07:08 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] agilebrit.livejournal.com
*comments*

*still has Con Envy* I tucked $30 into my anteater bank. We'll see if it stays there. And if I can add to it.

Date: 2009-08-08 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
That's how it starts. Now just forget you ever had that money.

Date: 2009-08-08 12:38 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] controuble.livejournal.com
I know how you do book donations to librarys and I found this (http://rachelcaine.livejournal.com/142029.html) over on [livejournal.com profile] rachelcaine's LJ - sounds like they could use a few books.

Date: 2009-08-08 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
I'll check it out! Thanks!

Traffic Jam

Date: 2009-08-08 01:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vespican.livejournal.com
At least your traffic tie-up was in the rain. I'd think that was a lot more comfortable than the 100 degree weather I experienced in route to the PNWA Conference last week when traffic on I-405 pretty much ground to a halt.
Dave

Re: Traffic Jam

Date: 2009-08-08 02:19 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
Yeah, rain is better than heat any day.

Date: 2009-08-08 09:09 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wyld-dandelyon.livejournal.com
Comment, if I'm not too late. Oh, well, if I am, it's a comment anyway, though one devoid of content.

Date: 2009-08-08 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
It wasn't too late. *grin* (Too late is when I post the entry for the next day. Before that, you're good.)

Date: 2009-08-08 02:09 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] handworn.livejournal.com
This space unintentionally left boring.

Date: 2009-08-08 02:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jpsorrow.livejournal.com
OK, you just missed the draw for this day, but try again for the next.

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