If you’re in the area, please come by. Some various bigwigs are going to be watching this one and as I mentioned below, it would be extraordinarily helpful to have them see a large and enthusiastic crowd. The publishing industry is the damndest thing — I know of no other industry which puts so much work into producing a product, and then so little work into selling it. There are many battles being fought behind the scenes right now, and a successful event tonight will tilt the odds a bit more in my favor. And anyway, much wacky fun will be had.

Afterthought: I owe a great debt to those of you who purchased the book in advance, and if you bring your copies tonight, I will definitely sign them. Not sure what the store’s policy is on that, but in any case, don’t let them scare you off.