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The 70th World Science Fiction Convention
August 30-September 3, 2012   Hyatt Regency   Chicago
Page Contents 1. Appearances

John Scalzi

John Scalzi, toastmasterJohn Scalzi first came to Chicago in 1987 from Los Angeles to attend the University of Chicago; upon arriving in the city, he was heard to remark how amazing it was to see buildings more than thirty years old. Since those days, Scalzi's gone on to write a number of science fiction novels, including the Hugo-nominated Old Man's War, the Norton-nominated Zoe's Tale and the upcoming Fuzzy Nation. When he's not writing novels, he's the President of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, the creative consultant for the Stargate: Universe television series, and a columnist for He also writes nearly daily on his blog, Whatever, from which his Hugo-winning essay collection Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded is derived. He's looking forward to coming back to Chicago and eating all the stuffed pizza in the city.

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Minicon 46April 22-24 Sheraton Bloomington Hotel
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN  55439
Substitute Guest of Honor
Books & Co. — Dayton, OH May 10 (Tue.), 7:00 PM 350 East Stroop Road
(not the one at The Greene in Beavercreek)
Dayton, OH  45429
Joseph Beth, CincinattiMay 11 (Wed.), 7:00 PM 2692 Madison Road
Cincinatti, OH  45208
Ohio State Barnes & NobleMay 12 (Thu.), 7:00 PM 1958 North High Street
Columbus, OH  43201
Joseph Beth, LexingtonMay 13 (Fri.), 7:00 PM 161 Lexington Green Circle
Lexington, KY  40503
Barnes & Noble, Los AngelesMay 14 (Sat.), 2:00 PM 10850 West Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA  90064
Borderlands BooksMay 15 (Sun.), 5:00 PM 556 Valencia Street
San Francisco, CA  94110
Powell's Books — Portland, ORMay 16 (Mon.), 7:00 PM Powell's Books at Cedar Hills Crossing
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR  97005
University of Washington — SeattleMay 17 (Tue.), 7:30 PM University of Washington Campus
Kane Hall, Room 110
Ticketed event: tickets are free with purchase of Fuzzy Nation fromm the University Bookstore, otherwise tickets are $5 each. BOoks and ticket available at the Bookstore beginning March 10
Sam Weller's BookstoreMay 18 (Wed.), 6:00 PM 254 South Main Street
Salt Lake City, UT  84101
Nebula Award Weekend May 19-22Washington Hilton
1919 Connecticut Ave. NW
Washington, DC
Renovation August 17-21Reno-Sparks Convention Center
Reno, NV
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SFContario 2 Ramada Plaza Hotel
300 Jarvis Street
Toronto, ON
International Author Guest of Honour