So during the madness of the book tour, some cool things happened online. Things I would have liked to geek out about in a proper fashion here on the blog if only I’d had the time.
Unfortunately, for the vast majority of that month, I was too busy to get a full night’s sleep, let alone write any sort of cohesive blog.
So, somewhat belatedly, here’s a few of the things I wish I could have mentioned then:
The lovely Greg Dean over at Real Life gave the book a week-long mention in the comic, where he had some fairly cogent (if geeky) musings on the similarity (heh) between sympathy and string theory, among other things.
Here’s the beginning of that cameo.
Back in the long-ago. Back in the beforetimes. One of my favorite webcomics helped me spread the word about the paperback release of The Name of the Wind.
When The Wise Man’s Fear came out, we collaborated on another comic where I got to make a few good old-fashioned D&D jokes.
I’ve been fairly open and honest about the amount of love I feel for Girl Genius. I wrote a rather effusively gushy blog about how much I loved Phil and Kaja’s stuff not too long ago.
So it’s not entirely surprising that when I stumbled onto a charity auction on ebay that contained some Girl Genius Swag, I was delighted. I hovered on ebay, and crushed all who dared oppose me in the bidding.
As a result, I was the proud recipient of:
1. Signed copies of all the Girl Genius books.
2. A personalized sketch that I’ve been looking for an excuse to show off for months now….
3. The promise that my name would appear in a girl Genius comic at a time and a place of Phil’s choosing.
Much to my delight, I actually appeared in a brief cameo….
If you aren’t reading these comics, you might want to consider giving them a lookie-loo, as they’re some of my personal favorites.