A contest. Tattoos. Signings. Is it a dream or is it all really happening?

Notes: cigarette breaks are built into all signing times. I do not include sessions with the press in this public schedule, nor my meetings. I’m pretty much working from 9am to 1am every day of the show. These are the times you can catch me in public to have your books mutilated or listen to me slurring into a microphone:

6.00pm – 8.30pm
Avatar Press booth (#2800)

11:00am – 1:30pm
4:00pm – 6:30pm
Avatar Press booth (#2800)

Avatar Press party — I’ll appear sometime between 9pm – 2am – no, I can’t
get you in there

10:00am – 12:30pm
Avatar Press booth (#2800)

2pm – 4pm
Mysterious Galaxy booth (#1119 – 1123)

10:30am to 1:30pm
Avatar Press booth (#2800)

Room 6A
Re..Visioned: Tomb Raider: A GameTap Exclusive Animated
Series: the panel will showcase a full episode by Warren Ellis
and an exclusive preview of upcoming episodes.

Room 6CDEF
Spotlight on Warren Ellis: two hours of Q&A with the audience.

10:00am to 12:30pm
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Avatar Press booth (#2800)

HarperCollins/William Morrow, the publisher of my novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN (out from July 24), have printed up thousands of CROOKED LITTLE VEIN temporary tattoos. They’re lovely little things with the snake on them. These tattoos are going to be given away at the San Diego convention — at my CLV signing, at the HarperCollins booth, and probably at the Avatar booth too.

(I can’t send you the tattoos, so please don’t ask.)

If you’re going, grab one of the tattoos, put it on, and take a photo of yourself wearing it at the convention. Send it to [email protected] as an attachment by August 7. These photos will be scanned by experts, scientists and perverts from a variety of different disciplines, and the owners of the five favourite photos will each win a signed copy of CROOKED LITTLE VEIN.

(So send it from an email address you actually check, because HarperCollins will contact the winners on the email address you send the photo from to get your details.)

Why August 7? I won’t be checking before then as I’m en route to Arizona immediately after SDCC, to sign comics and boil alive at Atomic Comics in Mesa.

Also, for those attending the show, I should add that the good people at Fox Atomic will be giving away special CROOKED LITTLE VEIN t-shirts to prize-wheel winners at their booth. (I can’t get you the t-shirts either.)

And so it is said.