A Handful of Fanmail

I’ve got two pieces of mail, both of which should be answered sooner rather than later. So today we’re going to have a twofer.

Let’s do it.

Pat,

I missed your signing in Waukesha! I had a UFO come up at the last minute and wasn’t able to make it. (UFO = Unavoidable Family Obligation.)

My major problem is that I wanted to buy a signed book as a present for my boyfriend, who got me hooked on your book about a year ago. But now, when I’m catching up on your blog, I see that you had copies of the princess book there, too! I’m heartbroken!

Was it cool? I bet it was cool…

The point of my e-mail is to ask you if you’ll please come back to Milwaukee soon? Pretty Please?

Nat

It’s too bad you missed it, Nat. It was pretty cool. Everyone that showed up got an early copy of The Wise Man’s Fear and a backrub. Batman showed up too. He brought oatmeal raisin cookies and taught us all how to shatter a man’s hip using a broken-0ff chair leg.

So yeah, as far as my readings go, it was pretty much average.

I’m sorry you weren’t able to make it, but I don’t know soon I’ll be down in that area again. Logistically, it makes better sense for me to spread around my readings a bit, as it gives people in different areas a chance to attend.

I’ll probably do something down in Chicago before too long. Sarah wants to take Oot to the aquarium there, so I might as well do a little reading and signing while I’m in the area. (If anyone has a favorite bookstore in Chicago where they think I should stop, they can mention that in the comments below.)

Anyway, my point is I probably won’t be doing another reading in Milwaukee for months. But if you keep an eye on the blog and tour schedule page, you should be able to catch me when I’m somewhere nearby.

And if you still want a signed book for your boyfriend, you might want to check out Martha Merrell’s Bookstore. They brought in books for my signing down in Waukesha. And before I left, I signed a bunch of their stock. So they should have a bunch of my signed books still in the store.

They even have a few signed copies of the princess book, if you think your boyfriend would like one of those. It’s probably the only store in the country with those on the shelf right now.

Letter #2

Master Rothfuss,

I’ve been bad. I haven’t been keeping up on your blog, and consequently, I only today found out about your t-shirt design contest.

I desperately want to enter a design or two. But your blog says that the cutoff for entries is… today.

Can you please stretch out the deadline a bit for us sad, sorry losers that don’t check your blog as frequently now that school is out?

I promise it will be worth your while. I’m a graphic design major. I seriously do art and stuff.

In desperate minionhood,

Rich

(For those of you who are hopelessly out of the loop, here’s the blog where I talk about having a t-shirt design contest.)

This is what happens when you’re a lackluster minion, Rich. It’s because of people like you that the death star gets blown up.

Hmmm… I’m guessing that’s not the best example.

My point is that checking the blog should be an essential part of your life by now. You should treat my blog like your second job. You should revel in my blog with the same obsessive-compulsive fervor Sarah uses when I bring a bag of Cheetos into the house.

Seriously. She’s a freak for Cheetos. It’s like watching a very dainty shark.

Anyway, as I am a benevolent overlord, I realize my original two-week deadline was a little tight for some people. I’ve had several letters like this in the last few days, asking for a little extra time to complete designs.

So here’s the deal: I’ll extend the deadline for t-shirt submissions until the end of the month.

Two things to consider:

1. You’ve got your work cut out for you. We’ve had more than 100 designs submitted in the last week, and honestly, I’ve been really impressed. People came up with things I never would have thought of….

That means if you’re coming in under the wire, you better bring your A-game.

2. From this point on, we’ll only accept actual picture-type designs. We’ve got plenty of text descriptions right now. Over this next week, I’ll be turning over the best of these to our team of talented artists. They’ll work their magic, and early next month we’ll put the cream of the crop up here on the blog for people to ogle and vote upon.

Later everybody,

pat

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83 Comments

  1. pjmintz
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 11:27 AM | Permalink

    I don’t know about anybody else, but I’d sign up right now to buy that chess shirt because that’s just awesome. (Maybe you can get the runners up on cafe press or something?)

  2. Wafaa
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 11:29 AM | Permalink

    That chess shirt is pure cool. I hope it makes the cut!!

  3. GravyTrain
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 11:39 AM | Permalink

    Shouldn’t the board under the chess pieces be shatherd.. er shattered?

  4. Tashandtwo
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 11:52 AM | Permalink

    If it works out to be possible to send internationally – I totally want the chess shirt! Being in the UK sucks sometimes.

  5. Mickey
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:01 PM | Permalink

    Early copies of TWMF ????

    I Fear that may not have been Wise my good Man ! There will be souls bought and sold, children traded and probably a good deal sacrificial altar usage to get hold of one…so just another day in paradise then.

  6. johngard15
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:03 PM | Permalink

    The call to repent has been heard. No more procrastinating registering on this website, became a Facebook fan, and get texts telling me when there are updates. Thank you merciful master.

    Your now faithful minion

  7. Kyndig
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:13 PM | Permalink

    Uhm. Did I read that right? You gave out copies of TWMF? Surely, you must have meant the princess book? Typo FTW?

    Hekp, hekp. Head asploded.

    • dressner
      Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:27 PM | Permalink

      If you’re Kyndig the MUD guy, I used to have a mud on your site, crazy internet randomness!

      I’d also like to voice my approval of the chess shirt. I want one, and I want it more than I want the approval of my father.

      • Kyndig
        Posted June 24, 2010 at 5:55 PM | Permalink

        I’m not Kyndig the MUD guy, though he and I know each other. We’ve both used this handle for over 15 years. I used to play Medievia, and even built for them :-D. There’s quite a few stories rumbling around cyberspace of people who’ve tried to mimic him, or me, in an attempt to discredit something.

        Check this out Pat, your blog fuses unrelated topics within a related world. Awesome.

  8. ebetzhold
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:23 PM | Permalink

    He was joking about TWMF…

    Love the shirt designs Pat!!

  9. dylanhh
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:26 PM | Permalink

    Recommendation for a Chicago site for your book signing… Anderson’s BookShop in Naperville. They get a ton of great Author’s in there and it is a great place to meet Authors. There is not a ton of room but if demand is big enough, they move to an auditorium in town!!! I live an hour or so from there but we go all the time to see great authors. (Christopher Paolini, Anne Rice, Nora Roberts, Dean Koontz have all been there and many more.

    Here is their contact information:
    http://www.andersonsbookshop.com
    123 West Jefferson Avenue
    Naperville, IL 60540-5310
    (630) 355-2665

    Hope to see you there soon!!!

    • Posted June 25, 2010 at 6:45 PM | Permalink

      Great authors? Christopher Paolini? An author, to be sure, but great?
      I have no objection to this venue except for the fact that it isn’t Toronto or Ottawa.

    • duplica123
      Posted July 2, 2010 at 7:02 AM | Permalink

      I second the recommendation for Anderson’s Bookstore! I loved going there when I lived in Illinois.

      Here’s another great bookstore that I recently realized is still in existence:
      BrainSnacks -not your typical bookstore. It moved twice, and then I thought it shut down. Apparently the owner is still running it out of her home.
      It’s a mystery, science fiction, fantasy and children’s bookstore: http://www.brnsncks.com/index.html

    • Posted July 2, 2010 at 1:16 PM | Permalink

      I called and asked them. And they didn’t want to do it. They said they didn’t think enough people would buy books to make it worth their time….

  10. TPishek
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:27 PM | Permalink

    OMG people. Early copies of TWMF? Really? REALLY? Did you miss the part about Batman bringing cookies and Pat giving everyone a backrub? XD

    Sarcasm goes WHOOSH.

    On a different note, I might be taking advantage of the extended deadline… if I can kick my muse’s ass into inspiring something. D:

    • Widow Of Sirius
      Posted June 24, 2010 at 2:11 PM | Permalink

      I wouldn’t have been surprised if Pat gave people backrubs. Generally there are just too many people there to do it efficiently while also doing readings and signing.

      • triteconfessions
        Posted June 30, 2010 at 10:06 AM | Permalink

        Circle backrubs, you know. Communal. Then a good old lice picking.

    • Kyndig
      Posted June 24, 2010 at 5:57 PM | Permalink

      Hey, can you really blame me for grasping at any thread regarding TWMF? Ha! I think not.

  11. bridget
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:32 PM | Permalink

    Okay, finally. CHICAGO! I can go to that one. It’s only a 4.5 hour train trip away. Just don’t come between 8/13 and 8/20 or I will cry.

    Tell Sarah that if she wants to go to the aquarium that she has to get there ASS early. We tried to go a month or two ago and there were 1000s waiting in line by 11. We ended up giving up and going to the Natural History Museum instead (taxidermy not my idea of fun).

    • dylanhh
      Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:37 PM | Permalink

      Just buy your ticket online and you bypass that huge line to get in… You can always get in, but sometimes the extra stuff sells out (the timed entry stuff) but if you get your ticket a week early online you will have no problems!!

  12. alcheme26
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:39 PM | Permalink

    I like Sandmeyer’s Bookstore in Chicago.
    http://www.sandmeyersbookstore.com
    714 S. Dearborn St.
    (312) 922-2104

    • ausra
      Posted June 24, 2010 at 5:50 PM | Permalink

      Make that 2 for Sandmeyers (plus I live very close).
      Another option is Quimby’s (quimbys.com) on North Ave. (not near me). Its kinda out there… Graphic novels, etc.

  13. Master Freespirit
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:44 PM | Permalink

    I’m an old school gamer, so I’d want the second one… but I do like the chess pieces.

  14. evailona
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 12:52 PM | Permalink

    And what about the people who spent sleepless nights to be able to KEEP the deadline??? (And kept their flatmates awake for the very same reason and had to swear for them to comply all their wishes and desires as long as they live if they help them with PhotoShop???).

    Now I am in life-long debt and who knows what wicked wishes my flatmate might comes up with…. [Sigh..]

    The bright side is, that I might can submit some of my OTHER brilliant ideas that I had no time for… but looking at the two samples… and thinking of that I have to compete with “graphic design major” people… Huh… I think I might need something strong to lift my spirits…

  15. Posted June 24, 2010 at 1:13 PM | Permalink

    Agreed. That chess shirt is pretty cool. I can’t wait to see the other entries.

    Seems like I read something about a sarcasm symbol being invented for the keyboard to help people understand it when it is written.

  16. frazzetta
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 1:16 PM | Permalink

    I like the chess one. Also, I would like to request girl-shaped t-shirts. Pleeeaassse.

  17. Angoisette
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 1:18 PM | Permalink

    Recommendations for Chicago: SuVan’s Cafe & Bakeshop, Bite Cafe, ….augh! There’s more but I can’t think of ’em right now. :)

    Enjoy & have fun! (and hope to see you somewhere there!)

  18. Posted June 24, 2010 at 1:34 PM | Permalink

    “like watching a very dainty shark”

    this killed me!

  19. Posted June 24, 2010 at 1:44 PM | Permalink

    I would like to request ginormous nightshirts.

    PS – do not do the sears tower…Or as I call it the Sears Tower of Torture. Not worth it. Hours of wait to see…wait for it….The tops of other buildings and to stand in an acrylic box.
    Don’t…I repeat, don’t do it.

    • Widow Of Sirius
      Posted June 27, 2010 at 8:08 PM | Permalink

      Not to mention they charge you to do it. If I’m gonna pay money to see the top of some buildings, I’m doing it from the Ferris wheel on Navy Pier.

  20. John Calvin and Hobbes
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 1:48 PM | Permalink

    There is a nice bookstore that sells used and donated books called Open Books. Plus it’s big on helping the community with illiteracy and all that jazz if that were to sway you in any way.

    213 W. Institute Pl.
    312.475.1355 x100

  21. laurafromNY
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 1:57 PM | Permalink

    No. WAY! You HAVE to put the picture with the chess piece on a shirt. Imagine if the artist only that a description of the King, they’d put the King’s face on the other chess piece and have his crown knocked off or something equally cool….MUST PUT IT ON A SHIRT MR. FUSSY! ^_^

  22. Widow Of Sirius
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 2:15 PM | Permalink

    Mental note: Mother’s Day gift for Sarah next year. Or maybe I’ll get that for her now as a belated one for this year ;)

    I can’t wait to see all of the t-shirt designs. I am, of course, smitten with both of these, but something tells me you’ve got even more up your sleeve, and this is just the beginning of a flood of awesome.

  23. r_linton
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 3:04 PM | Permalink

    A few of these comments made me smile…. maybe they should introduce a flyswat that jumps out of the screen and hits people on the head when they don’t get sarcasm, a la hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Although that may not be obvious enough.

    I’m very glad you’re having international shipping for the t-shirts, being a resident from across the pond. The chess design is impressive, can’t wait to see what the other designs look like! ^.^

  24. 0memiserum
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 3:18 PM | Permalink

    Whinge, whinge. But all your signings etc are in the US. Come to Waterstones in Manchester, England which is the BEST bookshop I have ever been in in my life. Plus you could go and watch City play!

    Both T shirts are nice.

    • PirateXxEsque
      Posted June 24, 2010 at 5:08 PM | Permalink

      Followed by a quick trip to Canberra, here in Australia :P

      Also, huzzah on deadline extension; this makes me happy on the inside.

    • Posted June 24, 2010 at 9:47 PM | Permalink

      I’ve already been there. Where were you?

      • Andrewc
        Posted June 24, 2010 at 10:43 PM | Permalink

        When did you visit Australia?! :O

        Ahhh! >.<
        I hope you visit again some time, I'll be thereee. ^_^

      • Lady Liadan
        Posted June 28, 2010 at 4:50 AM | Permalink

        You came to Canberra Australia and I didn’t know?!?!!? Ahhh the horror! This must have been just before my days of checking your blog almost daily began (no stalker vibe intended).

  25. Geekgirl
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 3:54 PM | Permalink

    It was worth to read your blog today just for this:

    You should revel in my blog with the same obsessive-compulsive fervor Sarah uses when I bring a bag of Cheetos into the house.

    Seriously. She’s a freak for Cheetos. It’s like watching a very dainty shark.

    It made me chuckle and gave me a great mental image re: dainty sharks.

    • Geekgirl
      Posted June 24, 2010 at 4:01 PM | Permalink

      As an aside, I was amused to see an E-Bay listing for a NotW hardcover.

      The subject as listed in the auction?

      Religious.

      Now for some of us, reading it WAS a religious experience, but it tickled me. :D

  26. He without a clever name
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 4:05 PM | Permalink

    Wow, so I am getting seriously excited for some shirts. If this is the level of quality you are getting from entrants, may I suggest printing a few instead of just one? I would buy both of those! Pretty please with delicious cheeto dust sprinkled on top? And not just any cheeto dust, the delicious bottom of the bag, nearly impossible to reach cheeto dust.

    …and my wife requests female shirts as well.

  27. BrettJB
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 5:26 PM | Permalink

    Seems I’m in the minority here; I like the Legend of Zelda homage shirt better than the chess, personally. It is, as the kids say these days, full of win! ;-)

    Methinks you need to visit the lovely state of Colorado soon, Pat…

    • Samael
      Posted June 25, 2010 at 1:48 AM | Permalink

      You’re not alone! While I enjoy the chesspiece shirt, the lute/Zelda one is something I would definitely buy.

    • Daniel Cressman
      Posted June 25, 2010 at 10:42 AM | Permalink

      Seconding the request for a Colorado signing.

  28. Skoivan
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 5:28 PM | Permalink

    Damn. I should have been at that reading. Free back rubs and oatmeal raisin cookies! Awesome.

  29. Kyndig
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 6:05 PM | Permalink

    Pat, why do I not see your name on the DragonCon, Atlanta list? Am I just missing it? If you’re not going to be there, then I’d like to file a formal protest.

    Ktnxbai.

    • ladykatza
      Posted June 26, 2010 at 3:25 AM | Permalink

      I also would like to file a formal complaint for not being at Dragon Con! I’ll bring cookies! And booth babes! (ok, maybe not that second one if its objectionable )

  30. Oykib
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 6:14 PM | Permalink

    Pat if you time it right you can be in Chicago for Transformer 3 Filming!! The ultimate Geek thing to do!

  31. Rob
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 9:19 PM | Permalink

    Hey Pat, I feel a strange compulsion to comment about your forthcoming trip to Chicago. I’m a freak for Moroccan food because it rocks! If you’ve never tried Moroccan food, and you’re into an occasional eclectic dining experience, then I’d like to extol the cuisine of the Shokran Moroccan Grill in the Irving Park suburb. Shokran means “thank you” in arabic. Here’s the link. I was very impressed with the B’stilla (bah-STEE-yah) appetizer, which is my fav, although theirs was on the smaller side. My buddy said the lamb was “amazing”, and we all enjoyed the sweet mint tea for our beverage.

    Sorry I’m a little off topic. I’m not directly trying to advertise here. I have no tie to the restaurant, and I know the ramifications of the dreaded “Mod parent down”. But if you’re a foodie, I’m just hoping I can do you a favor. That said, we all know Chicago has a plethora of great places to eat, and you may already have several favorites, so I could see it if you want to stick with what you know.

    Eat victoriously.

  32. Shnargen
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 10:03 PM | Permalink

    It took me forever to figure out that the second shirt was a lute! i feel dumb…

  33. Andrewc
    Posted June 24, 2010 at 10:47 PM | Permalink

    I think I’d prob pay money for shirts with both them designs. (:
    Defo the chess one, it’s just cool, nice work to the artist. ^_^

  34. Matt
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 1:38 AM | Permalink

    I thought we weren’t supposed to mention the whole Batman deal? Ya know, ’cause of secret identities and stuff.

  35. Tesse
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 6:20 AM | Permalink

    Wow! I would probably have skipped the T-shirt if it became a text only shirt, because overseas shipping can be pretty expensive. But if that chess shirt comes out I’ll gladly pay for it!

  36. Fernanda Porpino
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 7:24 AM | Permalink

    Tell me that there will be shipping to Brazil, please.
    I loooved these designs. =(

  37. Posted June 25, 2010 at 9:11 AM | Permalink

    Oh wow – considering that these two are just preliminaries, and I would happily shell out $30 for either, possibly both, I have a feeling my wallet is going to be mighty light during the summer!

  38. Exposeh
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 11:39 AM | Permalink

    RothFUSS. Are you certain you don’t mean Rothschild? Your book doesn’t make any goddamn sense. Are you even a real person? Did they just have you pose for pictures while they invented some snappy comebacks and a snoopy-like persona?

    • Matt
      Posted June 25, 2010 at 9:26 PM | Permalink

      I’m trying to figure out whether a Snoopy-like persona is an insult or compliment. Snoopy is pretty cool… but he’s also a dog. I dunno.

      • Widow Of Sirius
        Posted June 27, 2010 at 8:21 PM | Permalink

        I think it’s a compliment. I mean, Snoopy was the first Joe Cool. Snoopy could change a Peanuts comic strip from a depressing tale of a wishy-washy, round-headed kid to a cute story of a sad kid with a funny dog in just one frame.

        Also, there’s a good chance the book “doesn’t make any goddamn sense” because said commenter is illiterate, or at the very least incapable of gleaning pleasure from reading.

  39. Black Badger
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 11:47 AM | Permalink

    Hey Pat,
    I’m in SD but will not be able to attend ComicCon. Will you be doing any other appearances in/around SD while you’re out here? My copy of the new book is “supposed” to be in the mail right now.

    Thanks dude –
    Black Badger

    • Posted June 26, 2010 at 12:25 AM | Permalink

      I will be… I’ll be at Borders on Sunday. Keep an eye on the tour page and or facebook for details.

  40. crimsonteeth
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 2:25 PM | Permalink

    If you’d like to read in Chicago, I’d recommend Bucket O’ Blood Books and Records. It’s a Science Fiction/Fantasy/Horror bookstore. Check it out at: http://www.bucketoblood.com

  41. 0memiserum
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 2:29 PM | Permalink

    I thought that I had already posted ! Grrrrr. However. Please add Waterstones in Manchester to your tour. It is the BEST bookshop that I have ever been in and as it is part of a chain that is saying something. Like both T shirts by the way. Come to the UK Patrick and see how nice we are.

    • Tesse
      Posted June 26, 2010 at 3:59 AM | Permalink

      You have already posted :). Search your name with ctrl-f and you’ll find it. Also Pat responded, but I’m not sure if he was telling the Australian guy that he’s already been there, or that he was telling you he’d already visited Manchester.

      I know he visited England a while ago when he was making a Europe trip.

      • Widow Of Sirius
        Posted June 27, 2010 at 8:24 PM | Permalink

        I think he was saying he went to Manchester already.

  42. Samer
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 9:33 PM | Permalink

    Hmm..the first one is pretty clever. I don’t get the humour in the second one. I know that’s supposed to be a lute.. but..so ?

    BAHRAIN ! What about Bahrain ? Care to visit ? Actually, without using google, can you recognise/locate it ?

  43. Vtks
    Posted June 25, 2010 at 11:45 PM | Permalink

    Does anybody knows what is the mail to that we have to send the design?
    I didn’t understand it when Pat. posted it

  44. Kay
    Posted June 26, 2010 at 4:53 AM | Permalink

    Peoples actually thought u ment it bout TWMF, sillys! im loving the chess tee, make womens sizes please! I would suggest coming to Belfast, Northern Ireland but I’m unsure about your amount of fans here. But if you were to go to england, I would totally buy ticket over! I no what your thinking, you reaaaaally fancy some British fish and chips!

    • Posted June 26, 2010 at 9:36 PM | Permalink

      You guys are already lucky enough with the HBO Game of Thrones series being filmed in and around Belfast!

  45. Jhirrad
    Posted June 26, 2010 at 11:50 AM | Permalink

    For your Chicago trip, there are a lot of good options downtown. And while some people may fuss and throw a fit about downtown, it’s still the best choice overall. It’s much easier for more people to get somewhere that’s in the Loop, as opposed to everyone trying to hump to some bookstore in Naperville or Oakbrook or wherever else that is NOT the Loop.

    That said, the Borders on State & Randolph is pretty awesome and is well set up for doing signings. Same for Borders on Michigan & Pearson. If you’re looking for a smaller, independent shop, there are a couple I like downtown. One is After Words, 23 E. Illinois. There is also Brent’s Book & Cards at 309 W. Washington. And last but not least, if we’re putting in for a bookstore not as downtown but still in the city and easily accessible via public transportation, I like Unabridged at 3251 N. Broadway a lot.

    I could do restaurant recs like someone before me did too, but that could seriously take up like 5 pages.

  46. Cote
    Posted June 26, 2010 at 1:31 PM | Permalink

    The Pawn’s Triumph is amazing, and I want one.

    The Lute is a nice reference, but I wouldn’t buy it. Just a personal opinion thing . . .

    Cheers,

    Cote

  47. em
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 1:00 PM | Permalink

    Hey! I’m a Cheeto Shark, too! It’s the yummy, yummy MSG. Seriously. My husband bought some sort of ‘natural’ ones once, probably because I typically go for that sort of thing. Godawful. They didn’t taste all that different, and the texture was nice, but no MSG, no feeding frenzy. Does Sarah like Mallow Cups, too? ‘Cause then I’d start to suspect that we were separated at birth…

  48. midnitesmask
    Posted June 28, 2010 at 7:21 PM | Permalink

    Ok, so I tried to email my pic, but something didn’t happen right, not sure if I got the right address, or if it is still up and running, hopefully it is, because the new deadline is coming up soon and I really want to enter my design in.

    • midnitesmask
      Posted June 28, 2010 at 7:24 PM | Permalink

      Nevermind, went back and looked, I had placed a period at the end of the address, im such a goob. Cant wait for all you guys to check mine out, super excited to be able to put my art degree to good use!

  49. Little My
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 12:57 PM | Permalink

    My Princess and Mr Whiffle just came in today, tra la! Very fun. Especially love the gold sticker.

    My eight-year-old hovered around until I’d finished it, and then I let her read it. (She’s mad at me because I won’t let her read Pendragon b/c of the dumb violence in it; but Princess seems more in line with the Far Side cartoons she adores.)

    The title and subtitle suggest that there will be continuing adventures; that true?

  50. xd4133
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 3:10 PM | Permalink

    Hi, can someone help me find Pat’s email? I can’t seem to find it and I wanted to send a design in.

  51. sleeper10
    Posted June 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM | Permalink

    Would love to see you at a signing in Denver, CO!

  52. Brett
    Posted July 4, 2010 at 2:22 PM | Permalink

    I find it nifty that someone used a T-Shirt design incorporating a chess metaphor. I have a tattoo that says “Be Wary of Folly” around a black king standing triumphant over a white king. While it would be a bit redundant if I wore it, I would purchase said shirt, kudos on the design.

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