Hodgman has a book tour scheduled. He announced it like this:
TO BRING YOU THE FINAL WORLD KNOWLEDGE, I will be traveling the future wasteland known as the UNITED STATES with copies of the books, words to read from it, and occasional guests of note. While some details are still emerging, here is the basic outline of THE END IS NIGH TOUR, 2011.Here are the dates that have been announced on his blog, with updated information:
I will update this list as I get better information.
October 18th; 7:30pmZoellner Art Center
$12 or free for Lehigh students
Tuesday, November 1st; 8pm-11pm
The Bell House - Buy Tickets at $30 each.This is Coulton's only appearance!
Other guests: Paul Rudd, Wyatt Cenac, David Rees, and Cynthia Hopkins
Wednesday, November 2nd; time TK
Second CityGuests include Malort
and Peter Sagal(cancelled)
Call 312-337-3992 for tickets ($27).
ST. LOUIS, MO
Thursday, November 3rd; 7:00 PM
Mad Art Gallery / Subterranean Books
2727 South 12th Street, St Louis MO
LOS ANGELES, CA
Friday, November 4th; 8:30 PM (doors open at 7)
Largo at the Coronet / Book Soup366 North La Cienega Boulevard
Guests include Paul F. Tompkins, John Roderick, and Rich Sommer
Tickets = $35
Sunday, November 6th; 7:00 PM
Bagdad Theater / Powell’s3702 SE Hawthorne Blvd, Portland
Guests = John Roderick + others
Tickets = $25
Monday, November 7th; 7:30 PM
Town Hall / Elliott Bay119 8th Avenue
Guest = John Roderick
Tuesday, November 8th; 7:00 PM
Book People (in-store) details (only a few tickets available November 1st for603 North Lamar
$25$28 or you can skulkstand in the back for $5free!)
Guest = Neal Pollack
Entertainment = moustache contest
Wednesday, November 9th; 7:30 PM
Durham Armory / Regulator Bookshop220 Foster Street
Friday, November 11th; 7 PM
Asheville Community Theater / Malaprop’s35 East Walnut Street
Guest list pending
NEW YORK, NY
Monday, November 14th; 7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble – Union Square33 East 17th St
No tickets. Just show up and voluntarily show your support for Hodgman by buying THAT IS ALL.
Tuesday, November 15th; 6:00 PM
Coolidge Theater / Brookline Booksmith
290 Harvard Street
Tickets are $5 each (except the first one is actually $25 because it comes with a copy of THAT IS ALL) and will be available at the Booksmith (279 Harvard Street) or by calling 617.566.6660 or by clicking here
With Ted Leo and the Pharmacists
ST. PAUL, MN
Friday, November 18th; 8pm
The Fitzgerald Theater / Minnesota Public Radio “Wits Extra”Guests: John Darnielle, Kevin Murphy, Bill Corbett
$23/25 tickets do not include a copy of the book
All but one of these (probably the Austin appearance) require a ticket to get in (due, no doubt, to how much Hodgman's popularity has grown since his last book tour), but in such case, the price of the ticket always includes a copy of the book (except in Minnesota, where it includes the price of admission to a public radio show).
If you have the opportunity to see him on this tour, I strongly recommend that you do so. He puts on quite a show.
But for those who can't attend one of his appearances, he has announced that he is going to hold Skype office hours over the Internet. Yes, really.
Also from his follow-up post:
please know that, due to the complexity of the Sam Pottsian design of THAT IS ALL–including charts, tables, photographs of human tongues and Cyclopses, and a TODAY IN RAGNAROK page-a-day calendar–there shall be:
NO ELECTRONIC EDITION
…until we figure out how to make one IN THE FUTURE.
And the earliest that the audio adaptation might emerge is 2012, though it's more likely to be 2013.
UPDATE: Hodgman's reupdated tour schedule
Pre-order THAT IS ALL from Amazon.