More scenes from a book-tour. Today I had a couple hours free, so I stopped in at the NCFest at the state fair grounds near Raleigh, North Carolina (I love
a fair!). Lots of great stuff: bought a cheap megalodon tooth, ate Masonic BBQ, and saw this: a booth advertising Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokemon, and "Ask me about Catholicism." (More NC Fest photos
) Click through below for some highlights.
So great to see so many happy mutants today at the Cary Barnes and Noble. Hope to see more of you tomorrow at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill at 1PM.
Next stop is NYC: with events at Books of Wonder (May 26, 6PM); Brooklyn's Powerhouse Books (May 27, 7:30); and McNally Jackson (May 28, 7PM). The tour wraps in Toronto on June 4 with an event at the Merril Collection at 7PM. (
Full tour schedule)
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