?

Log in

[travel|events] Forthcoming appearances - Lakeshore
An author of no particular popularity

Jay Lake
Date: 2013-06-26 05:31
Subject: [travel|events] Forthcoming appearances
Security: Public
Tags:california, cancer, child, conventions, events, family, fundraiser, health, new zealand, oregon, personal, radiantlisa, seattle, texas, travel
This year, I have been on what I'm privately calling my 'farewell tour'. Given my life expectancy and declining health, this is not unreasonable. Even if I live much more than another year, I do not expect to be in adequate shape to travel past about the end of this summer. If I am wrong, well, it shall be delightful to have a 'reunion tour'. But for now, I have no travel plans past LoneStarCon 3, a/k/a Worldcon.

June 26th, 2013 (that would be today), 7:00 pm: the suburbs of Portland, OR
Milwaukie Ledding Library Book Club — We will be discussing my multiple award nominated novella, "The Stars Do Not Lie", as well as my novel Green.

June 28th and 29th, 2013: Seattle,WA
Lisa Costello and I shall be at The Locus Awards Weekend in Seattle, as well as the associated Clarion party.

July 5th, 2013: Seattle,WA
I shall be at that week's Clarion party in Seattle, along with Lisa Costello.

July 17th to July 21st, 2013: San Diego, CA
[info]the_child and I shall be at San Diego Comic Con. I'll be signing at the Tor table Friday morning. I do expect to be mobility impaired, and so will likely be using a scooter, which means I will be harder to spot, and spend less time out in public than I'd prefer.

July 27th, 2013: Portland, OR
JayWake here in Portland, Oregon. Surrounded by friends and family, and hopefully you.

July 30th to August 14th, 2013: New Zealand, various cities
[info]the_child, Lisa Costello and I are going to New Zealand. Since I'll never make my planned trip to Antarctica, this is the next best thing. We used some of the overage from the Acts of Whimsy fund raiser to make this, my final grand act of whimsy, possible. We'll be traveling around the islands with [info]danjite and [info]khaybee, and possibly with Waterloo Productions. I will publish an itinerary, and there will be Open Dinners in Wellington and probably Auckland. If you're going to be in Kiwistan those dates and wish to see me, do get in touch with me or [info]danjite.

August 29th to September 2nd, 2013: San Antonio, TX
Lisa Costello and I will be attending LoneStarCon 3. [info]the_child and Mother of the Child will be there as well, along with various other members of my family. If I'm able to walk on the stage, I'll be in the Hugo Awards ceremony as part of the Campbell Award presentation. Otherwise, Lisa Costello and [info]the_child will stand in for me.

The only plan I have after WorldCon is to attend OryCon if I am able to leave my house. If my health holds better than expected, I may pop up at a few other Pacific Northwest or Bay Area events in the fall and over the winter, but that doesn't seem terribly likely.

It's been a lot of fun rattling around this circuit the past fourteen years. My profound thanks to everyone who has helped make my convention-going life as much fun as it has been. All of you party on and party loud.

Post A Comment | 17 Comments | Share | Link






fjm
User: fjm
Date: 2013-06-26 12:52 (UTC)
Subject: Farewell tour
And the t-shirt?

It would be in suitably bad taste.

xxx
Reply | Thread | Link



Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-06-26 12:55 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Farewell tour
Well, there's the JayWake t-shirt... :p
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



fjm
User: fjm
Date: 2013-06-26 13:08 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Farewell tour
Can I get one?
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-06-26 13:08 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Farewell tour
I shall see to it.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



fjm
User: fjm
Date: 2013-06-26 13:09 (UTC)
Subject: Re: Farewell tour
US medium. xxxx
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



Jay Lake: jay-Clockwork_Departure
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-06-26 13:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:jay-Clockwork_Departure
xoxo
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



Msconduct
User: msconduct
Date: 2013-06-26 13:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I can't believe you're going to be right here in Auckland and I will be in Botswana! I will miss your NZ sojourn by five days. Dammit! Dammit! I hope you and your peeps have an absolutely splendid time.

Reply | Thread | Link



Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2013-06-26 13:08 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sorry to miss you!
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



joycemocha
User: joycemocha
Date: 2013-06-26 14:22 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
When it comes to Orycon, if you need support, give me a holler. That is, if the germ factory doesn't render me contagious...usually November isn't so bad.
Reply | Thread | Link



Kate Schaefer: First Icon
User: kate_schaefer
Date: 2013-06-26 14:35 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:First Icon
[cough] That's West. Clarion West in Seattle, not Clarion in San Diego.

I hope to make it to those parties myself, and I'll be really happy to see you.
Reply | Thread | Link



rekre8
User: rekre8
Date: 2013-06-26 15:05 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
RE ComiCon: I have a tall bikeflag pole with a pirate flag on it that you can use to affix to your scooter for ease of visibility... except it's ComicCon, and that would not exactly stand out.

Maybe we could screen print a cheerful jolly roger onto fabric from a hawaiian shirt?

(does that make it a Jolly Jay?)
Reply | Thread | Link



We're flat broke, but hey - we do it in style....: PuzzlePortrait
User: kshandra
Date: 2013-06-26 16:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:PuzzlePortrait
The scooter I rented for Anticipation in Montreal had a flag on a shock-corded pole, so I could drop it once I was stationary. (Said scooter also had running lights and TURN SIGNALS with an auto-shutoff function. I was seriously trying to figure out how to get it back on the plane with me.)
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



martianmooncrab
User: martianmooncrab
Date: 2013-06-26 18:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
so will likely be using a scooter, which means I will be harder to spot,

I doubt that, because scooters have no brakes, and people do not see scooters (or anyone with disabilities for that matter and they do so love to step out in front, or just not think) so I would think that the disruption in the flow of the crowd would be a thing of beauty and they fall like ninepins. Grin. You, she says with a straight face, will have a definite impact there.

Or, as I used to tell Anne (on her scooter) as we would set out at a con, Lets go cull the herd.
Reply | Thread | Link



horace_hamster
User: horace_hamster
Date: 2013-06-26 19:23 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Jay, if you and your team are passing through Palmerston North (NZ), I'd be delighted to have y'all over for dinner! Otherwise I'll try and join one of your open dinners.
Reply | Thread | Link



Renegade Vagabond
User: khaybee
Date: 2013-06-26 20:01 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sadly, we will not be passing through Palmerston North, but there will be an open dinner in Wellington at the Southern Cross in The Gallery starting at 6 PM. The Auckland open dinner is planned for the 13th, but the venue is not yet confirmed.
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



horace_hamster
User: horace_hamster
Date: 2013-06-26 20:49 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thanks, I'll keep an eye out for that!
Reply | Parent | Thread | Link



Brother Flaming Sword of Moderation: Showtime!
User: johno
Date: 2013-06-26 21:36 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Keyword:Showtime!
When you make it to Worldcon, and when you can walk out on stage (Positive thinking here),
there will be a well trained Ninja crew who will lend you any assistance you need to
get on-stage, get off-stage and navigate the backstage area.

How do I know? My lovely wife Chris is the head Ninja.
Reply | Thread | Link



browse
my journal
links
January 2014
2012 appearances