Thursday, September 26, 2013

Robin Sloan Appears at the JCC in San Francisco

I know, the title is not too exciting.  But, in this case, I wanted to get you into the meat of the event right away.  Bottom line is that Robin Sloan was at the JCC in San Francisco on Tuesday night.  This happened(?) to coincide with his book, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, coming out in paperback.  In fact, Green Apple Books, a(nother) independent bookstore, in San Francisco, had a representative there selling both the hardcover and the paperback editions.  It looked like quite a few sold.  Good for Robin and Green Apple. (Take a look at my review of Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore on June 11- I liked it and gave it a solid 3 out of 4).

There were approximately 75 people in attendance.  And, considering that the event cost $15 per person, that's pretty darn good.  The great majority of author events are free - and don't typically draw that large of a crowd.  The format was an "in conversation with" kind of thing.  The moderator was someone whose name escapes me (actually, I never really heard it the 1st time).  He asked Robin questions for about 45 minutes.  Then, it was opened up to the audience.  After that, Robin signed books.  It was an entertaining and enjoyable evening.

Robin is in the middle.  The other man is the Green Apple Books rep, and the woman was in charge of the event for the JCC.

NEWS FLASH!  Robin will be one of the featured authors next year for Silicon Valley Reads.  I'm working with their executive director, Diane McNutt, to get Village House of Books on the touring schedule.  That would be very cool.

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