Me in San Diego (PLUS VOTING!)

Okay, so it’s time to vote for the next Manual of Aeronautics art reveal. But first, my appearances at San Diego Comic Con have been finalized. There will be two signings, one panel, and two Cool Random Things. Keep reading to find out what those are.

Thursday July 12
Signing at Mysterious Galaxy Booth #1119
I’ll be signing and chatting to anyone who drops by, and there will be plenty of my books for sale. SPECIAL RANDOM THING: Mysterious Galaxy may have secret advanced copies of The Manual of Aeronautics, which you can actually buy! There will be a code word or something. (Check back here to see if this becomes a real thing, rather than a thing that didn’t really happen, because I dreamt it.)

UPDATE: Yeah, this is real. Twelve copies only. First twelve peeps in line for this signing gets to buy one each. (The code word is “WEASEL-FACE”!)

Saturday, July 14
Me having coffee with you.
That’s right. SPECIAL RANDOM THING 2 is that during Comic Con I will announce a phone number via this blog and my twitter (@scottwesterfeld). Text the name “SCOTT” to this number to be automatically entered into a contest. The winner of this contest will have coffee with me on Saturday at 4PM, at Comic Con. Or maybe instead of coffee we will saunter across the convention floor and pose with Full Metal Alchemist cosplayers. That is the sort of thing that would be fun. (I asked, and you will NOT be signed up for spam by entering this contest. But you will received a text asking you to opt in for more “news and offers.”)

UPDATE: New rules: Just go by the Simon & Schuster booth (#1138) to find out how to enter.

Sunday July 15th
Room 25ABC
I’m on a panel called: What’s Hot in YA, with Kami Garcia (Beautiful Creatures series), Tahereh Mafi (Shatter Me), Lish McBride (Necromancing The Stone), Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), Melina Marchetta (The Lumatere Chronicles), Myra McEntire (Hourglass series), James Dashner (The Maze Runner series), and moderator Nathan Bransford (Jacob Wonderbar series). After the panel is another signing:

Sunday July 15th
Autograph area AA09 in the Sails Pavilion
Signing with me will be all the people above, plus bonus guest Veronica Rossi (Under the Never Sky). My books will be for sale here too, but I can’t guarantee there will be any Manual of Aeronautics left.

And finally, if you’re in Sydney instead of San Diego, you might want to check out my wife Justine’s book launch for Team Human:

Thursday, July 12
Kinokuniya Sydney
Lvl 2, The Galeries, 500 George Street
Sydney, Australia 2000

Justine will be in conversation with the lovely and talented Margo Lanagan. Come say hi! It’s free and stuff. Click here for the event details on Facebook.


This will be the all-beastie extravaganza! Would you rather see . . .

1) The mighty Behemoth!

2) The fearsome spike-pooing flechette bat!

3) Or the all-knowing message lizard!?!

How do you even DECIDE such a thing when the choices are so awesomely Thompson-esque?

Oh right. You decide by voting—by number, please. And as always, feel free to use this comment thread to debate and inveigle your co-commenters.

Let the voting begin. See some of you at SDCC.

148 thoughts on “Me in San Diego (PLUS VOTING!)

  1. Message Lizard: 111111 11111 1111 111 111 1111111111 111111 11111
    1111111 1111111 111111 1111111 111111 1111 11 1 1
    11111 11 1 1 1 111111111 111111111111 11 1 1 1 1111
    111111 1111111 11 11111111 111111 111 1111 1111 111
    Me: Oh cool! The lizard can talk! I wonder what else it can do…
    Message Lizard: O.O; *scampers away to hide somewhere else*
    Me: Oh well, its not as obedient as you, aren’t you a sweetie behemoth… *scratches it lovingly*
    Behemoth: *roars something unintelligibly*

    But really, it would be AMAZING to see the behemoth!
    lolz, the message lizard doesn’t stand a chance in these ferocious vote…
    Message Lizard: *blabbers angrily and goes to sulk in the corner*

  2. dos, ni, zeiw, two, deux, duo, due, 2, er, do, ithnan, et cetera, et cetera.
    you know what i mean: poo-attack bats.

  3. Message lizards! YES! YES! Number 1! They are my second favorite beasties cause they can be so funny when their attics are scrambled!

  4. HI ALL. IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE IVE BEEN HERE ( I’ve been traveling) BUT NOW IM BACK IN LONDON AND VERY SAD! i can’t believe I didn’t get to see Scott westerfeld. I know, I know, he cant be everywhere but it still makes me sad that I won’t get to meet him anytime soon.

    And for the voting

  5. 2! I’d love to see the Flechette Bats! The totally awesome spike-pooping bats!!
    By the way, Scott-la, you should come visit Japan sometime πŸ˜€

  6. 222222222
    22 222

    definately #2! in case someone couldnt tell πŸ™‚

  7. @128-I think that there are
    71 Flechette bat votes
    36 Behemoth votes
    I’m not going to really count the lizard votes, because there are so few, but I think there are 5-10 lizard votes.
    The Bats are in the lead.

  8. I just re-watched Max’s videos while sitting in my dad’s office eating cucumber. It took all my willpower to not laugh hysterically and disturb everybody. So I’ll laugh on here instead.

  9. Has anybody seen “Alice the Human Sacrifice”? IT IS CREEPY-MAKING!!!!
    Yes, I changed my name back to Ginny-la.
    Also, I think I’m becoming obsessed with Vocaloids, ’cause I just watched about 20 videos in a row on Youtube. HELP MEEEE….

  10. Ginny- go listen to Walt Ribero on youtube. His stuff is awesome.
    Also, don’t but your finger open.

    I want to see the flechette bats, so 2.

  11. 2.

    the behemoth would remind me too much of the book and although i would love to see a message lizard, spike-pooping bats are the best!

  12. @141-Don’t but my finger? I know that was probably a typo, but I just have to say, that’s what she said.

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