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July

London Signing and Prince of Thorns Giveaway!

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I’m stealing directly from Peter V. Brett’s blog to announce that I’ll be doing a signing in London!

To cel­e­brate the UK release of CONTROL POINT, I’ll be joining Pete and Joe Aber­crombie, as well as the staff of Fan­tasy Fac­tion. The event will be at Blackwell’s Book­shop on Charing Cross Road. Details are below:

Event Infor­ma­tion

What: Signing with Peter V. Brett, Joe Aber­crombie and Myke Cole. Here is the schedule of events:

  • 6pm – 30 minute Mini-Panel
  • 6:30pm – Q&A
  • 6:45pm – Sign­ings with all three authors
  • 7:30pm – Mix and mingle with the authors
  • 8:00pm – Post-signing get together at a place TBD

Where: Blackwell’s Book­shop, 100 Charing Cross Road, London

When: 6pm on August 17, 2012

You can RSVP to this event here.

Hope folks can make it out. I’ll be staying in London for the entire week, trying to sign as much shelf-stock as I can. I will also do my best to pay a visit to the MCA sta­tion in Wool­wich, as well as stand on the Prime Meridian in Green­wich, which is a require­ment for all seagoing folk.

I’m hoping to post/tweet more events as we get them set up, and I’m also hoping to greatly increase the odds of you picking up a signed copy of CONTROL POINT the next time you shop at Water­stones, Black­wells, For­bidden Planet or any other shops in the London area who carry it.

And, I figure what better way to cel­e­brate then to give away a copy of a book by one of my favorite British authors, Mark Lawrence. Mark has gra­ciously agreed to give a signed copy of his amazing novel, Prince of Thorns to whomever I deem worthy.

I’ve decided to do that by offering the book to the person who, in the com­ments sec­tion of this blog (or via email), gives me the best excuse for not being able to make the signing. I’ll pick the winner before I head off to the UK, so get those gears turning and come up with the most com­pelling excuse you can!

And if you’re in the UK in August and can’t come up with a good enough excuse, then I guess I’ll be seeing you on August 17th. Looking for­ward to it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=19800468 Dan Adler

    You have NO idea how much I wish could be there. But finances and timing aside, there’s one problem with me going to Eng­land. The accent. I’m a sucker for most Euro­pean accents in gen­eral. But Eng­lish ones.… I’d never come home. I’d just sit on the street, lis­tening to people talk. Even­tu­ally, I’d waste away and die.

    Of course, then I’d get to haunt Eng­land for all eter­nity, lis­tening to the accent (and admiring the cute guys).

    Hrm.… that could be an upside.…

  • http://twitter.com/SheckyX Shecky X

    I will not be able to attend because I will finally be having a per­son­ality grafted onto me the evening before.

  • http://twitter.com/Xolsiion J Crosby

    Look I’d love to be there, but I’m no longer allowed in the UK.  I remember vis­iting my first eng­lish pub and meeting some soccer hooligans…then I woke up on a plane back home.  I’m told there was an “inci­dent” involving spotted dick, toad in the hole, and some British Royal Guards.  I’m still paying off the embassy for my emer­gency ticket out of the country…

  • http://www.facebook.com/scottsigler Scott Sigler

    I will not be able to attend, because I will be destroying the country while you are gone. Your absence leaves a very spe­cific hole in the national defense grid, a hole that I will exploit with a four-day bar­rage of flaming arrows fol­lowed up by a com­pany of wild pigs on LSD. Yes, we will suffer casu­al­ties, but when we col­lect the dead we have lots of bacon. As you gala­vant around the mother country tit­tering like a teenage girl every time you see your beloved Royals, my army of zombie-bears (with bear-trap jaws, because that’s how they roll) will march on Wash­ington and — bar­ring traffic entan­gle­ments — bring the country to its knees. 

    So you have fun in London, sir. While you are away from your post, things are going to happen. 

  • http://twitter.com/timothycward Tim Ward

    I’m afraid I won’t be able to make it, as exciting as that sounds to hangout with all of you. I just spent my sav­ings on the edits for my novel, so I’m in that stage of spending.  If any of you ever want to come out to Des Moines, I’ll roll out the red carpet (lit­er­ally– I drive limos to pay for editing). Imagine that, drive by book sign­ings in our yellow Hummer limo. We’ve got a pink one too, if you fancy. Instead of a magnet that says “Just Mar­ried,” I could have one made that says, “Book Nerds.”

  • http://twitter.com/timothycward Tim Ward

    I’m afraid I won’t be able to make it, as exciting as that sounds to hangout with all of you. I just spent my sav­ings on the edits for my novel, so I’m in that stage of spending.  If any of you ever want to come out to Des Moines, I’ll roll out the red carpet (lit­er­ally– I drive limos to pay for editing). Imagine that, drive by book sign­ings in our yellow Hummer limo. We’ve got a pink one too, if you fancy. Instead of a magnet that says “Just Mar­ried,” I could have one made that says, “Book Nerds.”

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=30810753 Logan L. Spangler

    I will be unable to attend your signing in the UK because as of yet I have failed to go latent and become an aero­mancer. Being able to fly myself there would be my only means of making the signing.

  • Alex von der Linden

    I would love to attend the signing in London, for any number of rea­sons, but the United States Gov­ern­ment seems to believe that if they’re going to pay me every single moment that I’m alive, that I should use that time alive doing things for them. Not awe­some things, like taking a boat to sea, or playing with nuclear fire. No, the gov­ern­ment would prefer that I sit in a non air con­di­tioned office in Hawaii, in a heavy long sleeve shirt and pants, and have zany adven­tures like Find Out Where This Guy’s Paper­work Is and Explain Things That Should Be Obvious (“No, you can’t keep a dog in the bar­racks with you. Why would you think that’d be a good idea? I don’t care if you paid over a grand for it. No, I don’t have any sym­pathy for you.”)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=537111411 Johann Pol­lard

    I’ll be unable to attend, since I live in South Africa. It’s just a tad far to travel. I also have to fight the Evil Over­lord on the 17th August. To the death. 

  • Dora O.

    Dear Myke,
    I could give you many excuses as to why I cannot attend your signing in London.

    I could make up some excuse about how my secret super­hero alter ego needs to main­tain peace and jus­tice in the small New Eng­land town that I live in.

    Or I could whine about how the evil vil­lain, Ekym Eloc is on the loose and only I can save the earth from his plans for world domination.

    I could also hint at my mys­te­rious past where I may or may not have been in the employ of a shadow orga­ni­za­tion and as a result am now wanted by Interpol.

    Or I could just tell you the simple truth — the dog ate my air­line ticket.

  • Dora O.

    Dear Myke,
    I could give you many excuses as to why I cannot attend your signing in London.

    I could make up some excuse about how my secret super­hero alter ego needs to main­tain peace and jus­tice in the small New Eng­land town that I live in.

    Or I could whine about how the evil vil­lain, Ekym Eloc is on the loose and only I can save the earth from his plans for world domination.

    I could also hint at my mys­te­rious past where I may or may not have been in the employ of a shadow orga­ni­za­tion and as a result am now wanted by Interpol.

    Or I could just tell you the simple truth — the dog ate my air­line ticket.

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  • Mia

    I cannot — indeed, I should not — go to your London signing for fear
    I’ll be unable to con­tain myself around the dishy and dashing Mr.
    Aber­crombie. Seeing as they prob­ably con­sider him a national trea­sure,
    think of the inter­na­tional inci­dent likely to ensue. They might even
    restore the Tower of London as a prison just for my pun­ish­ment. All
    good­will gen­er­ated by the ath­letes in the recent Olympics will be
    negated.
    >
    > Fur­ther — should I ever get paroled or
    escape — Michael Phelps, the Dream Team and all the mus­cular
    ath­letes shall hunt me down and kill me. They’ll
    catch me of course because, even if I was a marathoner before incar­cer­a­tion, I’ll
    be much weak­ened after eating nothing but haggis.
    >
    > In
    sum, going to your London signing will be the death of me. And WWIII
    will erupt. If that isn’t enough — they drink their beer warm. ‘Nuff
    said.