LET’S. DO. IT. Y’all, it isÂ high time I head back on the road to meet some of you and celebrate this wacky community we have here. I SHALL GO FORTH, I SHALL READ TERRIBLE THINGS TO YOU, AND WE SHALL BE MERRY.
This post will act as the placeholder for this tour as it develops, so you can always check back as details develop. I won’t spread this over multiple posts. Bookmark this page!
The 2013 Mark Does Stuff Tour
2/2: DISNEYLAND EXTRAVAGANZA Part 1: Spend 10am – 5pm with Mark in California Adventure and Disneyland.
2/2: DISNEYLAND EXTRAVAGANZA Part 2: Spend 6pm – 9pm with Mark in Downtown Disney. RSVP and details here.
3/1 – 3/2: ConNooga!Â I will have five HUGE panels I’m running spread over Friday and Saturday.
March 3: Atlanta, GA
March 4: New Orleans, LA
March 6: Houston, TX
March 7: San Antonio, TX
March 8: Austin, TX
March 9: Dallas, TX
March 10: Denton, TX
March 13: Chicago, IL
March 14: Minneapolis, MN
March 15: St. Louis, MO
March 16: Indianapolis, IN
March 17: Cincinnati, OH
March 18: Columbus, OH
March 19: Cleveland, OH
March 20: MARK DOES STUFF DAY AT CEDAR POINT OH MY GOD
March 21: Ann Arbor, MI
March 22: Toronto, ON
March 23: Ottawa, ON
March 24: Montreal, PQ
March 25: Boston, MA
March 26: Providence, RI
March 27: Syracuse, NY
March 28: New York City, NY
March 29: D.C. Day #1
March 30: D.C. Day #2
For the 2 D.C. days: based on what venue I book, one will be at U.M.D. again, and the other will be in D.C. proper. The demand was SUPER high but too many folks couldn’t make it to the UMD event because it was so far away, so I’ll be back with TWO DATES planned to end the tour.
For the Cedar Point day: It’s been a dream of mine to return to Cedar Point. If it’s possible, I’d like to roadtrip with people from Cleveland out to Sandusky because there’s no way I want to take Amtrak/Greyhound there. That way, we can get early and have a carpool party. For my Ann Arbor date on the 21st, I can leave out of Cleveland OR Toledo, so if someone from Toledo wants to give me a place to crash, I would love it.
Note: I will be in Portland and London/Europe this summer for BOTH LeakyCons, and I’ll have events outside of the con, so I won’t go to either place on this tour.Â I will book a second leg of the tour this summer prior to LeakyCon to visit all my lovely West Coast cities.
How can you help?Â Please let me know if you have access to or know of a good venue to host a meet-up. On last year’s tours, we held our events in: restaurants, library meeting rooms, hotel meeting rooms, the basement of a coffee shop, university lecture rooms, etc. Find a way for your school “club” to “host” me! Seriously, I don’t care where it is. As long as we have a place indoors where we can be a bit silly and noisy, that’s all that matters. IÂ do not need to be paid for any appearances, so that should help if you’re trying to convince someone to let me make an appearance.Â All events, as much as I can control it, will be free and donation-based only.
If you also have a place I could crash for the night or the following day, that would also help, as touring is IMMENSELY expensive, and making the cost lower means I can tour longer and in more places. Also, this year, I do not want to do 12 Greyhound trips in a row because I wanted to DIE after that last year. If you want to roadtrip to multiple events, I am also open to this! Please contact me at the email address below if you’d like to have me annoy you for hours in a car.
Anyway, I would like to spend the ENTIRE month of March on the road, so let it fly. Comment, RSVP on any Facebook pages linked up above, and if you’d like to contact me privately, my email isÂ markreadsandwatches [at] gmail [dot] com.Â
I dearly hope to meet many of you. This is going to RULE. LET’S GET TO WORK.