Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Pyr Party @ WorldCon

Hi all,

This forthcoming World Science Fiction Convention, on Friday night, August 8th, from 8pm to 11pm, at the Sheraton Denver Hotel ...

We will be hosting a Pyr Party in specific honor of Ian McDonald's Best Novel Hugo nomination for Brasyl,and in general for all of our authors and readers and friends. And you are all invited!

I say "we" are hosting because my Director of Publicity, Jill Maxick, will be making her first ever convention appearance at this time. (This is the first official visit from anyone else at my company, though Editorial Assistant Jacinta Meyers did visit Prometheus-local EerieCon last April and wrote up this excellent report.)

Jill will be coming in Friday to help set up for and host the party, and she'll be staying through Sunday morning so that she can attend the Hugo ceremonies as well. This means that she'll be available all day Saturday if any of the authors, reviewers, critics, bloggers etc... that she deals with would like to take a meeting. Please do! I want it to be worth her time so she'll come again.

Naturally, the hotel is unable to give me a suite number until check in that Friday morning, but fortunately the Pyr Books Presentation will be held at 5:30 PM that Friday afternoon - so I'll be able to announce the room number to everyone there. And, the Sheraton being the only party hotel, it shouldn't be too hard to find this and every other party, as per always, right? If not, just look for the bald guy running around doing 1,000 different things and ask him where the party is going to be.

10 comments:

ces said...

John told me way back last march that I should go to this - unfortunately Aug. 8 is our wedding anniversary and well you know.

Have a great time!

Poor Jill has no idea what she's in for . . .

Tim Akers said...

I am *so* glad we're staying in the party hotel. Yay!

human2dot0 said...

Hey, Lou! Good luck for you and Ian. We know Brasyl's gonna get it!

Lou Anders said...

Ces - what better way to spend an anniversary could their be? (Actually, plenty. Congratulations!)

Tim - so you are volunteering to help carry booze?

uman2dotO - your confidence much appreciated.

Paul Cornell said...

I can help carry booze. I'm so looking forward to this.

Lou Anders said...

Thank you. We have never done this before, so I'm both really excited and slightly trepidatious! But I'm really thrilled that Jill is coming out too.

ces said...

Thanks Lou! it's #27.

Tim Akers said...

Tim - so you are volunteering to help carry booze?

In mah belly!

Jetse de Vries said...

I will be there. I also have to moderate a panel at 23.30 that same night, right after your party.

It should be interesting.

I'll also gladly help carrying booze, ice, soft drinks or whatever. Actually, I have nothing scheduled on the Friday morning and afternoon (apart from the Interzone dealer's table, but we have two people attending to that), so if you want me to help set up the party just give me a shout.

Lou Anders said...

Jetsie -that is very kind of you. Friday is actually turning out to be a VERY busy day for me to.