Man, I seriously cannot believe GRL is so close! But I've mostly got my ducks in a row: books, swag, special clothes for the parties, etc. Cannot waaaaaait ugh.
For the record, I'm part of the Author Lounge event on Thursday at noon, and I have a reading on Saturday at 10am (with Heidi Cullinan and possibly someone else but it's not on the schedule yet if so!). People I get to talk to there and at the signing on Saturday afternoon will be part of a very special giveaway, but Heidi and I are also planning a little something for the reading, so please come!
Need more convincing? Okay, okay, cool. If you like imaginary punk bands, I can do that. Well, just the one imaginary punk band, actually: WILLOUGHBY SPIT. Yes, yes that magical Pittsburgh quartet with the hot-ass bass player called Brady from Riot Boy, that imaginary punk band. Because guess what I've got to give away...
People who ran into me at AAD or GRL last year will remember the Willoughby Spit CDs, which contain the free short you can get here, but with some neat little packaging that makes it look like it's an actual EP by the band. I'll have some of those to pass out, too, if you missed it then!
But this year... Willoughby Spit band shirts.
I only have a few and they will never be sold--they exist totally as giveaway Brady Swag. (I may or may not also make me some "Fuck Me Etienne" goodness for myself, but hey, that's gotta be done by hand or it ain't right, you know?) And I mean to make a few of them part of the reading giveaway. So come and listen to me (and Heidi Cullinan fjlsajfakf excuse me while I fangirl) read some superpowered stuff--I'll even do the voices! Sexytimez guaranteed!--and possibly get your hot little hands on one of these babies so you can show your love and support for totally imaginary bands.
Oh also, they're super soft and feel sooooo nice. And I've got everything between sizes S and 3XL. And and and. They're amazing okay. Willoughby Spit rulez.
... and I'm just throwing in this pic because I think it's funny that George the Fox--you know, the little dude Brady keeps on his amp--managed to sneak in the pic. I didn't even mean to do that. Ha!
And here we have a stylish variation on the t-shirt theme. AKA Katey constantly hacks up her t-shirts and redesigns them. See, the possibilities are endless! ... okay I've only shown you two possibilities but still.
But you know what. This is kinda unfair. Just because people can't come to GRL, it doesn't mean they shouldn't get a chance for a punky shirt of their own. So how about we do this:
If you are not attending GRL (or aren't sure if you can but might--that counts too!), leave a comment on this post. Be sure to include your name and an email/twitter/tumblr handle where I can find you. On the day I leave for Chicago (a week from today, October 15!) at 10am, I'll choose two people to win WILLOUGHBY SPIT t-shirts.