Peephole In My Skull

Slight Disagreement

Had an awesome time at NY ComicCon today. Did a babbling video interview with SUVUDU (sorry about the awful sound, we picked up a lot of background noise at the con):

NYCC Video Interview: Peter V. Brett from Suvudu on Vimeo.

After that, I wandered the con floor till I got museum feet, and then was on an awesome packed-room panel with Jim Butcher, Joe Abercrombie, Naomi Novik, Brandon Sanderson, and debut author Deborah Harkness. With all the heavy hitters onstage (me being the least of them), there were people standing in the aisles and literally dozens of people who couldn’t fit in the room.

Needless to say I was scared shitless, but I think I acquitted myself well. Random House recorded the panel, so I will soon have a video link to share with everyone. It was pretty amiable, as you can see:

But then, we went to a bar, and things between me and Joe got a little ugly…

Tomorrow (Saturday) I have a signing at the Random House booth (#2223) from 3-4, and on Sunday from 11-12. Both signings will have free paperback copies of The Warded Man for fans, and they will be selling Desert Spear hardbacks. Come one, come all!

Posted on October 8, 2010 at 11:14 pm by PeatB
Filed under Appearances, Craft, Events, Fans, Interviews
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7 responses to “Slight Disagreement”

  1. You acquitted yourself very well! You three on the end had great chemistry. I’m so glad my girlfriend and I barely got into the panel. It was great all around and we will be getting your books asap.

    Posted by Tom, on October 9th, 2010 at 12:11 am
  2. I thought Joe was delightful. It’s too bad you had to throw down.

    Posted by Dani, on October 9th, 2010 at 12:39 pm
  3. Got my copy of Desert Spear signed on Saturday and my Marine friend was with me and got a copy of Warded Man signed to bring with him to Iraq. It was super awesome to meet you! It completed my day of meeting great authors!

    The only thing cooler then my little chat about GRRM’s recommendation to read your series that day was randomly meeting Stan Lee in a hallway and shaking his hand.

    Posted by Tony, on October 10th, 2010 at 10:11 pm
  4. The Panel was my choice event. From the queue to get in, I thought I had to fight my way in with a spear (which I left at home). Most panel members were well-established, bestselling authors, but I also soon learned they were engaging, informative and downright funny as well in the flesh.

    The only dark cloud was the size of the room and the allotted time. NYCC grossly underestimated possible attendance and overlooked the fact that almost each member of the panel could have filled that room and that hour individually.

    Posted by Mia, on October 12th, 2010 at 12:06 am
  5. [...] So, my four day oddessey to the Big Apple is complete, and I am back in lovely blighty.  An exhausting yet thoroughly enjoyable (and even, in a couple of cases, actually useful) trip was had.  Spent thursday talking strategy with the folks at my US publisher (alright, they were talking strategy, I was talking rubbish), then three days at Comic Con, which is quite an event.  Nowhere else will girls dressed as outlandish manga characters (if you can call that dressed) mingle so peacefully with predators, space marines, giant ugly dolls, and various people who should have made either less or a lot more effort with their costumes.  Sci-fi and fantasy publishers mingle with comic book and manga studios, video game promoters, t-shirt salesmen and merchants of every variety, meaning the crowd is vastly bigger and more diverse, generally younger, and a great deal more enthusiastic than you get at a British, book-based event like Eastercon.  Seriously busy, in fact shoulder to shoulder in places.  I signed some books (thanks to all those who turned out), I talked to some folks (thanks to all those who replied), I watched some presentations about forthcoming video games, I did some interviews including this one with Matt Staggs, and I was forced to kick Peter V. Brett’s ass real bad at a bar.  [...]

    Posted by Back from NYCC | Joe Abercrombie, on October 12th, 2010 at 2:51 pm
  6. I think you did really well on the panel, despite the nerves. It was also good to have authors on the panel who don’t all write the same thing and yet to hear about what they all have in common, the grandchildren thing being one. One year I hope to make it out there for NYCC.

    Posted by Stephen Aryan, on October 12th, 2010 at 4:07 pm
  7. Thanks for making the time at the con. Got my Great Bazaar signed, and the extra warded man I will give to my friend.

    Posted by GC, on October 13th, 2010 at 8:15 am

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