Here I am, wearing my best secretary shirt for going to see the ever lovely Neil speaking, reading, and generally being hilarious and almost too charming for his own good tonight. Oh! And also being interviewed by John Hodgman, better known as Mr. PC in that new crop of Apple ads that I find annoying. I find them annoying because I feel like we all get it, Mac Marketing Brains that PC is geeky and Mac is hip...and plus I think Mr. PC is adorable and find the hipster annoying.
Anyway, back to Neil...he was full of wonderful insights about everything from the world of "fan-fic" (shudder) to the filming of the various worlds he has created (which I was very interested in). Stardust is coming out in March of next year...very exciting! and I presume Coraline (double hooray) will be happening next year as well. He read us some poems from his new short story collection, and it was just the most fun sitting-in-an-auditorium time I've ever had. I love Neil.
Tonight was my comic-geek night, and last night was my Etsy geek night, as I met up with these two & the incomparable Kate Black for a fun & somewhat gushing night of...well...being Etsy-friends in real life. Plus, we got to spin our own cotton candy when we left...I was terrible at it. Kate, however, could work at a carnival. I mean, if she wanted to.
Fun things will be popping up in the next few days in ye olde shoppe, so stay glued to ye olde blogge for pictures, news, etc.
PS: Thanks for all of the encouragement and sweet words about the little books! Now I'm thinking a mini-run of mini-books might be a bit too mini! But, that is the best problem to have :)