So in just a couple days, I’m going to be heading out to PAX to play as a swashbuckling rogue named Viari in their D&D Campaign.
Mike, Jerry, Scott and I got together a couple months back and did our initial adventure, which are available as podcasts over here….
While I’m out at PAX, we’ll be playing again, live onstage.
I’ll be doing a few other things at the convention too. Here’s the schedule for my official events.
Friday August 30
11:30-12:30 – Does Story Matter in Video Games? – Kraken Theatre
3:30-4:30 – An Afternoon with Pat Rothfuss – The Pegasus Theatre
Saturday August 31
3:30-6:00 Acquisitions, Inc. – Main Theatre
I’ll be doing other stuff around the convention too. Checking out games and lurking around the Geek Chic booth at Skybridge 3.
And while I’m in Seattle, I’ll be doing TWO events outside of PAX.
Thursday August 29
7 pm Reading at University Bookstore
4326 University Way NE Seattle, WA98105
This event is going to be extra awesome because Terry Brooks, Peter Orullian, and Shawn Speakman will all be there to sign copies of Unfettered, which will be available for sale.
A very important note: Apparently there’s some sportsball game going on the day of this signing. This means, according to Shawn, that traffic getting to the event will be AWFUL. Be sure to account for that if you’re traveling.
Friday August 30
7 pm Reading at Barnes and Noble Pacific Place
600 Pine Street Suite 107
Seattle, WA 98101
I set up this signing for those of you who will be in town for PAX, as it’s right next door to the convention. Literally a block or so away.
Because, you see, I’m going to be at the convention, but my books won’t.
And I don’t want to have this conversation 200 times:
Person: Hey, are you Pat Rothfuss?
Person: Cool. I didn’t know you were going to be here!
Me: Yeah. I’m playing D&D with Acquisitions Incorporated.
Person: [Looks around.] Where can I get one of your books?
Me: Sorry. No bookdealers here. It’s a gaming convention.
Person: Are you doing a booksigning?
Me: Fraid not. I’m on a couple panels….
Person: Damn. I really wanted to get a signed copy of your book for my sister. She’d lose it….
Me: Sorry….[And then we just look at each other awkwardly.]
So, in an effort to avoid having this conversation roughly a billion times at the convention, we called Barnes and Noble to see if they could have books available for people, and hopefully schedule an event.
And you know what? They made us a *much* cooler offer than that.
- The Coolness.
When we called B&N to see if they’d be willing to carry a bunch of my books for folks who want them, they offered to do it AND do a Book Fair, meaning that if people show up and buy my book using our Bookfair code (11162161) a percentage of the sales will be given to Worldbuilders.
But that’s not all…
It turns out that *any* book people buy with the Bookfair code (11162161) will send some extra money to Worldbuilders.
But that’s not all, either…
This code is good at all Barnes and Noble stores between now and September 2nd. Any book you buy, at any B&N helps Worldbuilders.
AND it works on their online store too. In fact, it works longer. You can you use the code 11162161 on their website through September 7th.
I have to say, this is really cool of them. And I think we should make the most of it.
So let’s say you’ve never read any Terry Pratchett, but you’ve heard he’s good. You could jump in at Guards Guards, which is one of the best entry points, in my opinion.
Or maybe you read my great gushy review of Gaiman’s Ocean at the End of the Lane, but you haven’t picked it up yet.
Now would be the perfect time for that.
Or it could be you didn’t realize that the sequel to Libriomancer just came out a couple weeks back. You could grab that too.
Or buy a copy of Carniepunk, if you weren’t able to get one of the signed copies we put up in our store.
Or you could pre-order a copy of Stonecast, which means Worldbuilders would get money from the author (Anton Strout), the publisher (Penguin), AND Barnes and Noble.
It’s like a charity hat-trick.
Here’s a printable voucher if you’re planning on bringing one in to a store.
Look forward to seeing some of you out in Seattle.
Me, I’m off to buy some books….