Sorry I haven’t gotten around to posting up details about the TV deal yet.
(Oh yeah. For those of you who haven’t heard, there’s a TV deal.)
Things are still in very early stages, and a lot of the brief articles that are out there are only about 60% accurate.
I’m putting together an official announcement post that is full of all manner of True Facts ™. But it’s taking a while, and I have to run it by PR people. It’s taking a while.
So for now, some other news…
- Gen Con Badge Giveaway
As you know, I’m going to be at GenCon next week.
What you might not know is that I’ve got two 4-day Gen Con badges to give away.
These were generously given to us by the Gen Con Writer’s Symposium, which is the group running all of the cool author panels at the con.
The great thing about the writing track is that most of their events are free. So getting a free badge means you can go to the con and soak up as much writing panel-ness as you’d like and it won’t cost you an extra nickel. If you go to the Writer’s Symposium website, you can see a full schedule of what sorts of things they’ve got going on.
And there’s a lot of other cool stuff you can do at the con, of course. You could take a whole day just browsing through the dealer’s room.
If you’d like a chance at winning one of these badges, just drop a comment down below. It should say, “I’d like a badge” along with…. um….
How about with your favorite quote from the book?
Make sure you have a current e-mail address listed in your profile, as that’s how we’ll end up contacting you.
Post a comment by Saturday at Midnight, CST. That’s when we’ll be picking the winners.
- Cool Things at Gencon – Booth #661
So this year at Gencon, Worldbuilders will be having a booth. We’re sharing with Badali Jewelry at booth #661.
(Look at us, being all fancy with our signage….)
This is a new thing for us, and we’ll be doing pretty much what you’d expect. I’ll be hanging out, signing books. And we’ll be selling some of the stuff that’s available in The Tinker’s Packs with the added bonus that you don’t have to pay for shipping.
And we’ll have other things too. Stuff we’re debuting at the convention. Stuff you can’t get in the store, at least not yet.
For example, we’ll be selling Boss Monster, a game by Brotherwise Games.
In this game, there are a bunch of hero cards that pay homage to characters from classic fantasy video games and/or literature. In the prototype deck, there was a “Quothe Ladykiller, The Polymath” hero card.
That’s actually how I first found out about this game. Someone sent me a link to a picture of this card. I was amused by it, and called them up to ask if they’d be willing to let us sell some for Worldbuilders. They agreed.
But here’s the thing, the Quothe card didn’t make it into the final game. It was just one of the prototypes.
But because they’re awesome, the guys over at Brotherwise made a special promotional card just for us. They printed 200 copies of the Quothe card so that we can use them as a special promotion when we sell our copies of the game.
So not only are these cards limited edition, but buying them from us is the only way to get them, and we’re debuting them at GenCon.
Right now, we’ll be making 50 of the decks available each day of the con. That way, while it’s still first-come first-serve, you have a chance of getting a deck even if you’re only coming on Saturday or Sunday.
And we’ll have other things too we’ll be launching at the con. Cool things. Trust me. Stop by.
(As always, all profits from The Tinker’s Packs go to Worldbuilders.)
- My Schedule in Indy
Thursday, August 15th
12-1:45 Signing at the booth
2PM The Art of Storytelling – Moderator ICC Room 245
3PM Dynamic Characters ICC Room 245
5PM Literary Alchemy ICC Room 245
(Unfortunately, I’ve had to bail out of that last panel, as I need to get to my Reading/Signing event at the Central Library on time.)
Friday, August 16th
10:30-11:45 Signing at the booth
7:30-9PM – An Evening with Pat Rothfuss – ICC Room 243
Saturday, August 17th
12 NOON Reading ICC room 244
2:00 – 4:00 pm: True Dungeon
4-6 Signing at the booth
Sunday, August 18
11-1 Signing at the booth
2-4 Signing at the booth
- Getting Your Books Signed
Here’s the thing, GenCon doesn’t want us to have a huge line that will block traffic and people’s access to other booths.
So if you want to get something signed, you’ll need to swing by the booth to pick up a ticket. They’re free, but we’re using these to organize things. That way you don’t have to stand in line for an hour, and we don’t get in trouble with the con.
If you can’t get to the booth during one of my signing times, or your time slot is full when you try to get a ticket, I’ll be signing things at my “An Evening with Pat Rothfuss” panel on Friday at 7:30, as well as my off-site event at the Central Library (see below).
Both events will be nice, relaxing places to hang out, get stuff signed, and listen to me to me either rant or ramble, depending on my bloodsugar levels.
- Library Reading in Indianapolis – With Goodies…
For those of you who aren’t really into the con scene, I’ll have my off-site reading and signing at the Central Library at 7:00 PM. I’ll be reading some stuff, answering questions, and signing books for everyone who’s interested.
Since we’re going to be in town running a booth at Gencon, we’re going to be supplying our own books for this event. And since we’ve got some *other* cool stuff with us for our booth, we’re thinking we could bring those things out to the library event as well.
But for logistical reasons, we can’t pack up our whole booth and bring it with us. We simply can’t bring *all* the t-shirts in *all* the sizes.
We will be bringing a selection of stuff, but if you’re coming to the library reading and there’s something in particular you’d like for us to bring, it might be best if you mention it down in the comments. We’ll do our very best to bring it along for you.
Please be clear and specific in your comment, lest we descend into madness. Something like this would be ideal:
I’ll be seeing you soon….