Tuesday, November 11, 2008


The Thousand and Second Night -- A Fables Slumber Party

The things I get talked into...

Following is a press-release sent out this morning by the good folks at Austin Books & Comics, my very favorite comic shop on the planet. (My attendance isn't tentative any longer, as it happens, and I'm 99% certain that I'll be there.)


The Thousand and Second Night -- A Fables Slumber Party
Saturday, Nov 15th 8pm-11pm

With Bill Willingham, Matt Sturges and Chris Roberson

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But like Snow White with the Sultan, there won't be any time for sleeping, because it will be a night of stories instead. Even Sleeping Beauty in a house full of sharp needles couldn't snooze during this event.

When: Saturday Night, Nov 15th, From 8pm to 11pm

Where: Austin Books

Dress: Pajamas, Robes and Slippers. Those who attend properly dressed will receive 25% off ALL Vertigo graphic novels and hardcovers, including Fables.


Bill Willingham (Fables, Jack of Fables) will read from his forthcoming Fables prose novel, Peter and Max (to be published in November of next year).

Matthew Sturges (Jack of Fables, House of Mystery) will read from his forthcoming novel Midwinter (out soon from Pyr Books).

Chris Roberson (Cinderella: From Fabletown With Love) will also read from one of his many novels or short stories (Chris' appearance is tentative, depending on the availability of babysitters and such).

And of course they will be signing their books.

"What?! Why haven't I heard about this until now?"

Well, that's because we just found out. Willingham's stopping by Austin next weekend to meet with Fables collaborators Matt Sturges & Chris Roberson, and he wants to have a pajama party. He's on the way back home after spending the last few months writing the Fables novel and would like a chance to thank his fans in Austin with a signing / book reading. That's right, folks, be the first Fables fans anywhere to get the scoop on his Fables prose novel, Peter and Max.

Oh, how I wish I could be there.

Have yourself an EXCELLENT time, good sir.
Somehow we slipped past a milestone and became "tentative based on babysitting schedules" versus "tentative based on release from rehab." Though, I suppose most of the audience will be making the same sorts of plans.

That does sound like an excellent time. Can't y'all get in a van and make this a touring gig? Slumber party to slumber party?
Thanks, Patty!
Mark, I'm definitely on the downhill side of plans-dependent-on-babysitting-availability milestone. As I was just telling someone yesterday, that's one of the main reasons I tend to let my vices out of their cages when I'm at cons, as it's one of the few times I don't have to be responsible.

But a touring slumber party? Don't tell Willingham, or he might just want to take you up on that.
Would love to head up and hang out with you guys. I'll be heading to Philcon two days later though, so I'll most likely have to miss out on this one. Should be a great event though....
Have fun in Philly, John!
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