Sunday, December 09, 2007


Great times in Austin, Texas yesterday...Mike Moorcock and I signed copies of THE METATEMPORAL DETECTIVE at BookPeople, the largest independent bookstore in Texas. Mike did a short reading from the book, and then answered a wide range of questions from the audience. Amongst the topics discussed -- the origins of Elric; his theories on magic; the status of the developing Elric film project; his relationship with the Weitz brothers; his days with Hawkwind; why people should read Barry Bayley; and much, much more.
After that, we signed lots of copies of THE METATEMPORAL DETECTIVE and hey, even some copies of my artbook, COVER STORY: THE ART OF JOHN PICACIO. Mike's birthday isn't until Dec. 18th, but that didn't stop us from celebrating with a decadent Chocolate Eruption cake, sponsored by THE METATEMPORAL DETECTIVE's ever-loving publisher, Pyr. Damn good. Here's what it basically looked like, but much bigger (scroll down the link above for "Chocolate Eruption").
After such a fine dessert, Linda Moorcock suggested we have dinner at Hyde Park Grill....fried egg sandwiches; buttermilk-battered fries; Kobe beef burgers; chicken fried steak; corn & cheese tamales; sirloin burgers smothered in cheddar cheese and good. If you attended the signing, thanks for coming out, and if you missed out, maybe we'll try to do it again in '08 when ELRIC: THE STEALER OF SOULS releases in February.


Anonymous lemec said...

Hello John,

I am very sorry that I could not make it to the signing. (I was not able to get things ready in time.)

Thanks for showing those wonderful photographs!

I am happy that everything went well and that you all had a fantastic time!

I hope to see you at one of the conventions and I'll try to catch up with Mike when Elric: The Stealer of Souls is published.


Best Wishes,


4:45 AM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Hi, Lemec --

Glad you liked the photos. I'll try to post a few more over at the Miscellany board, when I get a spare moment. Hopefully we'll catch up in person in '08! :)

11:53 AM  
Anonymous Scott Cupp said...

So, Klaw doesn't show for the signing but shows up for food after I've left. Sounds suspicious to me.

1:44 PM  

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