I'm going places to promote our book, The Imitation Game: Alan Turing Decoded
. Here's what I know about so far:
Saturday-Sunday, April 2-3Metropolitan West, NYC (right next to the High Line!)
I'll be signing on both days wherever beautiful books by Abrams ComicArts are sold. The schedule is here
, but in brief:
Saturday, noon-1pm at the First Second booth
Saturday 1-3pm at the Abrams Booth (G235, G 246)
Sunday 11am-1pm and 2-4pm, also at Abrams!
Tuesday, April 12, 7pm
Grainger Engineering Library (1301 W Springfield Ave, Urbana, IL 61801)
This is my alma mater, and I'm amazed to return as a speaker about a comic book. Undergrad me had no clue how his life would proceed, or how lucky he would be. Sponsored by the library, of course. (Well, not of course, but...of course!)
Thursday, April 21, 7pm
Westgate Shopping Center, 2513 Jackson Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48103
Close to home, and at one of my favorite bookstores. 'Nuff said.
Eastwood - (2820 Towne Center Blvd., Lansing, MI 48912)
Remember Borders when it was indie and great? (If so, you're probably older and from Ann Arbor, like me. Sorry.) Anyway, Schuler is what it would have evolved into if it had stayed indie and gotten even better. I really like this store, and Whitney hosts great events.
Thursday-Friday, May 12-13
McCormick Place, Chicago, IL
This isn't open to the general public, but if you're an ABA member, a librarian, or an educator I'll see you there! Where?
Thursday, 3-4pm: Signing at the Abrams booth
Friday, 10-11am: Signing at the Abrams boothBonus
: I'm doing an interview with "Authors' Voice" at 12:30pm on Thursday, and you can take part. You can also advance order a signed copy through them, at http://authorsvoice.net/shop/
Saturday-Sunday, May 14-15
Toronto Reference Library, 789 Yonge Street, Toronto CA
It's been a couple years since I've been to TCAF, one of my favorite (favourite!) shows in the world, ever. I can't wait to return. I'll give a couple of talks, and sign some books, and then wander around in awe. I really do love this show.
Saturday, 1-2pm: Panel w/Natalie Andrewson (Hinton Theater, Toronto Reference Library) on "Improving Yourself"
Saturday, 2-3pm: Signing area
Sunday, 2:30-3:45: Nonfiction workshop (Writer's Room, Toronto Reference Library)
Sunday, 3:45-4:45: Signing area
I'll have some other signing times to share soon, I hope!
Thursday, May 19, 5pm
Hatcher Graduate Library (Room 100)
The home field advantage might mean I sound smarter than usual. I'm not sure of the format, but it might be a presentation, and it might be a straight Q&A with one of my librarian colleagues.
I'll give a workshop on non-fiction comics at the NZ (1-2pm) and then take part in the Book Crawl at the Vault at 3pm (just crawl in, I think!). See you there!
Saturday-Sunday, June 25-26
No schedule yet, but I'll be there, talking and signing. Unless that conflicts with going to see/hear/bow before Margaret Atwood, who will also be there. In that case you'll meet my understudy or body double or something. (Okay, not really. I'm a pro, I can comport myself as such.) (I hope.)
That's what I know. More as details get firmed up, and plans are revealed to me...this spring Maya B. and her team at Abrams control my destiny!