The Mark Does Stuff Tour 2015 is here!!!

After much secret plotting, I’m happy to reveal the first batch of tour dates for the year of 2015. This is not a complete list. I am still plotting tours around EnCon, WorldCon, and GeekyCon, and I hope to hit practically every place possible in the West, Midwest, South, and in both Canada and Europe where I have readers. This is a very aggressive and ridiculous schedule, AND I CAN’T WAIT.

All tour dates will be located here and I will continue to update the page as new dates are determined. (It’s actually quite complicated, as I have to factor in time, distance, the projected size of the audience, whether I should have an event on a weekend, and how much I might make from a city. PLUS A MILLION OTHER THINGS.) Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Guards! Guards!': Part 6

In the sixth part of Guards! Guards!, DRAGON PUPPIES DRAGON PUPPIES DRAGON PUPPIES. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Discworld. Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Daja’s Book': Chapter 12

In the twelfth chapter of Daja’s Book, I am utterly ruined by the Circle of Friendship. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Circle of Magic. Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Guards! Guards!': Part 5

In the fifth part of Guards! Guards!, the Supreme Grand Master moves closer to his goal, but unknowingly attracts the attention of Vimes and the Patrician. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read DiscworldContinue reading

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Help plan the Mark Does Stuff 2015 European tour!

Hello, friends! I am bumping up this post to receive feedback on my first draft of this tour. As you may have noticed, I am traveling to VERY MANY PLACES this year! I focused so heavily on convention appearances last year that I didn’t get to do as many of my own events as I wanted. While I’ll still have quite a few cons in 2015 (including my first Guest of Honor stint ever, at ConQuesT in Kansas City!), I wanted to book a few tours this year to cover the US, Canada, and Europe.

In the past couple years, I’ve only managed to do events in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Paris, and Amsterdam. I know that I have a sizable audience in Europe, but I’m not exactly certain where everyone is. The point of this post is:

1) to determine which cities will garner the biggest turnout

2) to help me plan out the actual logistics of traveling in Europe

3) to solicit support so that I can pull this off and entertain you by ruining your life.

Let’s get started! Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Daja’s Book': Chapter 11

In the eleventh chapter of Daja’s Book, it’s funny how you can totally expect an outcome and it doesn’t matter because Tamora Pierce will still ruin you. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Circle of Magic. Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Guards! Guards!': Part 4

In the fourth part of Guards! Guards!, I WASN’T READY. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Discworld. Continue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Daja’s Book': Chapter 10

In the tenth chapter of Daja’s Book, you can bury me right here, thanks. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Circle of MagicContinue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Guards! Guards!': Part 3

In the third part of Guards! Guards!, Vimes discovers that Carrot has already made a reputation for himself. Sort of. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read DiscworldContinue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Daja’s Book': Chapter 9

In the ninth chapter of Daja’s Book, CIRCLE OF FEELINGS. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Circle of MagicContinue reading

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Mark Reads ‘Guards! Guards!': Part 2

In the second part of Guards! Guards!, Carrot heads for the Night Watch, and the Supreme Grand Master gets what he wants… sort of. Intrigued? Then it’s time for Mark to read Discworld. Continue reading

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