In the past couple of days I've also written 6 ETERNALS pages, half-proofread Fragile Things UK, and written two introductions and an acceptance speech. Don't quite feel like I'm catching up, but also don't feel hot breath of the dogs of deadline on the back of my neck.
Let's see -- Ricky Gervais talks about his experience in Stardust at http://www.rickygervais.com/2extras.php.
Marcus Gipps from Blackwells wrote to say
Just thought I'd let you know that the booking line will be open from Monday morning (the 7th, at 9.30) for your event with us, and the tickets will be on sale in the shop from the end of next week, as soon as the tickets and posters actually arrive.
Blackwell present: An Evening with Neil Gaiman
Monday 25th of September, 7pm
Institue of Education
20 Bedford Way
Tickets cost £7, £5 concessions, and are available from our dedicated booking line 0845 456 9876 (Mon-Fri, 9.30 - 6.00), or in-store at Blackwell, 100 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JG (as soon as we get them in).
If anyone has any questions or wants to be put on the Event mailing list, email email@example.com. If anyone wants to reserve a signed copy or be put on the Signed First Edition Mailing list, email Marcus.Gipps@blackwell.co.uk .
Also, the tickets for the rest of the list are also on sale from the same number, including a few fellow travellers:
Rupert Everett in conversation with Justine Picardie, Wed 20th Sept (all details as for NG)
Terry Pratchett, Thursday 28th September. All details as for NG.
(We also have Richard Ford that week - we're going to be busy! When was the last time you and Terry appeared together? Shame to miss each other by 3 days. Still, at least I can get my Good Omens double signed, and I suspect I won't be the only person to do so).
Blackwell and the ICA present:
Alan Moore & Melinda Gebbie in conversation with Stewart Lee, Thurs 12 Oct. All details as for Neil Gaiman, except ticket prices are £8 and £6.
The rest of the list, in various locations and at various prices:
Joseph Stiglitz (5/9)
JG Ballard (14/9)
Richard Ford (26/9)
Jeremy Paxman (04/10)
Julie Walters (16/10)
Alex Krapanos (07/11)
Michael Palin (28/11)
Not bad going, huh?
I'll put something up on Where's Neil about it in a couple of days.
Later. Ten pages of movie script now exists. Much tea was drunk. This is fun.