So! I’m attending the show this year as an exclusive guest of AVATAR PRESS (Booth #1920) for whom I have a couple of exceedingly tasty projects lined-up. That’s therefore where you’ll tend to find me. That said, they’re being very kind and letting me slope off to do a quick stint at the Marvel Booth on Sunday - details below - so if you’re with kids who might be offended by some of the more mature-audience oriented material on Avatar’s booth, that might be the place to find me.
3-4.30 pm: Signing at the AVATAR PRESS booth: #1920. (NB: I don’t actually land until 1.30, so there’s a chance I’ll be a tad late to this one.)
5.15-6 pm: PANEL. AVATAR PRESS: CUTTING EDGE COMICS (with Max Brooks, William Christensen et al.). Room 1A14.
6-7 pm: Signing at the AVATAR PRESS booth #1920. Precursory to boozetime.
2-6 pm: Signing at the AVATAR PRESS booth: #1920.
8 pm+: Probably cluttering up the bar at the Image/Multiversity/Hero Initiative charity event at Stitch - 247 W37th Street.
12-3 pm: Signing at the AVATAR PRESS booth: #1920.
4.30-6.30 pm: Signing at the AVATAR PRESS booth: #1920.
7-7.45 pm: PANEL. CROSSED D.O.A - AND THE FUTURE OF CROSSED (with Garth Ennis, Justin Jordan, and one or two big surprises). Room 1A21.
10-11 am: Signing at MARVEL booth: #1354.
12-4 pm: Signing at the AVATAR PRESS booth: #1920.
PLUS the usual assortment of parties, scabby gin palaces and hangover-defeating coffee-shops.
THE RULESare very simple:
- I don’t charge for signatures or photos. Unless you’re heinously rich and don’t mind, in which case it’s $1m for a personalised smiley-face.
- I’m happy to sign anything (assuming I wrote it, I mean) regardless of what booth I’m at. X-Men, Six-Gun Gorilla, Numbercruncher: bring ‘em all along to the Avatar Table as you please. But it’s only polite that you have a peek around at their material too. I’m always happy to talk you through it and make suggestions, with no obligation. I am wretchedly British and would sooner eviscerate myself than give you the Hard Sell.
- I place no limit on how many books I’ll sign, but please don’t take the piss. If there are people waiting you might have to rejoin the line to spread the load.
- I drink beer, red wine or gin & tonic, depending on the hour.
WRITE DOWN BOOTH NUMBERS AND TIMES, because you won’t get Wi-Fi in the con.
Come and say hello.