HA HA MOTHERFUCKERS YOU EXPECTED COMPETENCE AND YOU GOT THE OFFICIAL TUMBLR OF SCOTT LYNCH INSTEAD! A WORK MOST DECIDEDLY IN PROGRESS.
glytterbox said: Hi Scott. I have a date this saturday, and we've decided to have a contest see who can tell the biggest lie and get away with it while on the date. You seemed like the man to ask. Could you provide a lie or two? Plz thx <3 Mell
"I do have one kid from a previous relationship. It’s an eight-legged stallion. Long story. You won’t see him around, so don’t worry."
"Some time-travelers like to see big disasters as they’re happening, but I really prefer to visit the quiet time right before the disasters. Just to see so many people with no idea what’s going to happen in a few hours. And I like to do simple, normal stuff. Get some dinner. Go on dates."
"I wish the internet had more young men talking about video games. I really worry that all their voices are going unheard."
WORLDCON AND BEYOND
The following is the finalized schedule of my appearances at LONCON 3, the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention.
All times and locations are taken from Loncon 3’s online programme guide. Please be advised that changes sometimes take place, and you should consult the printed programme guide as well as any electronic updates made by the con on the days of the con itself.
THURSDAY, 14 AUGUST
6:00 PM - Literary Beer
The Bar (Level 0)
FRIDAY, 15 AUGUST
12:00 PM - Signing
Boulevard Signing Space
7:00 PM - Panel
“The Problem With Making a Living Writing: Have We Become too Niche?”
Capital Suite 4 (Level 3)
SATURDAY, 16 AUGUST
1:30 PM - Panel
“Where Have All the Clerics Gone?”
Capital Suite 8+11 (Level 3)
6:00 PM - Panel
“Travel in Fantasy”
Capital Suite 3 (Level 3)
7:00 PM - Panel
“Imagining the City”
Capital Suite 7+12 (Level 3)
SUNDAY, 17 AUGUST
12:00 PM - Reading
London Suite 1 (Level 0)
4:30 PM - Tiptree Auction
Exhibits Hall Flexible Space (Level 1)
(I will be helping Elizabeth Bear auction items to fund the Tiptree Award. We’re a double-act trying to fill the shoes of Ellen Klages.)
1. I will generally sign anything for anyone, provided I am in a convenient spot to do so, am not eating, am not rushing to another appointment, etc. If you have more than one item for me to sign, please make it easy on all of us and try to make my formal signing, or at least a scheduled event where I’ll be present.
2. I am happy to be hugged if that’s your thing. I also shake hands. I rarely utilize this to initiate an Attack of Opportunity with a +2 circumstance bonus to my attack roll. Rarely.
3. I don’t have anything about my new book to say at the moment besides “I’m working on it.” I said nearly everything I can say about my last book last year. So I would prefer not to be asked to do any interviews at the con itself. Let me rest a bit. I’ll be much more interesting in a few months.
4. George R.R. Martin is not your bitch.
5. Drink a glass of water for every alcoholic drink you enjoy. Your mornings will be much easier.
Then, after Worldcon has swept over us and past us, don’t forget:
MONDAY, 18 AUGUST: FORBIDDEN PLANET
I will be at the Forbidden Planet London Megastore at 6:00 PM, signing and blathering. This will be my ABSOLUTE FINAL signing in the UK until my next book is handed in, so you won’t see me again until 2015.
NINE. WORLDS. GEEKFEST.
So, the inimitable Ms. Elizabeth Bear and myself are both attending 9Worlds this weekend in sunny, tropical London. Here’s my panel schedule:
8.30pm - 10.45pm
Royal A. Sanity optional.
Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn*
(*In a corner at Nine Worlds, four authors roll dice and battle evil.)
Jon Morgan, Jonathan L Howard, Rebecca Levene, Scott Lynch, Kim Curran
Dragons vs Werewolves vs Vampires vs Warlocks: The Ultimate Deathmatch Smackdown
11.45am - 1.00pm
Four monsters enter, one monster leaves. Vampires, dragons, werewolves or warlocks? It all gets decided here.
Debate: Anne Perry (Moderator), Elizabeth Bear (Dragons), Gail Carriger (Werewolves), Joanne Harris (Vampires), Scott Lynch (Warlocks)
Epic Fantasy: the panel of prophecy!
3.15pm - 4.30pm
And lo, it was prophecised that the heroes of the epic fantasy genre would ascend to the Nine Worlds, where they would battle the Evil One with the Sword of Banter and Wand of Quick Wit +2.
Panel: Den Patrick, Scott Lynch, Rebecca Levene, Elizabeth Bear, Gaie Sebold
Anonymous said: Will you be attending the Atlanta dragon con or Decatur book festival??
Nope, not this year.
Convention Appearances: Update
I think I should reiterate, at this point, that I will NOT be attending NYCC this year.
Conventions I will definitely be attending in the remainder of 2014:
9Worlds — London — August 8 to 10
London Worldcon — London — August 14 to 18
ICon 39 — Cedar Rapids, Iowa — October 31 to November 2
Windycon 41 — Lombard, Illinois — November 14 to 16