Actually, I think it’ll be easier if I keep this post separate and let the voting page disappear into obscurity.
The 2013 Mark Does Stuff Tour
February 2: DISNEYLAND EXTRAVAGANZA Part 1: Spend 10am – 5pm with Mark in California Adventure and Disneyland.
February 2: DISNEYLAND EXTRAVAGANZA Part 2: Spend 6pm – 9pm with Mark in Downtown Disney. RSVP and details here.
March 1-2: ConNooga!
Here is the OFFICIAL schedule for my two days at ConNooga:
5:00 – 7:30pm: Mark Watches New Moon live (Finley Lecture Hall)
8:00 – 9:00pm: Mark Watches The X-Files discussion panel (Gallery A)
9:00 – 10:00pm: Criticism from a Critic – How To Criticize! (Gallery A)
4:00 – 5:00pm: Mark Does Stuff Panel/Q&A Convention Center Panel Room #15
5:00 – 7:00pm: Mark Reads Bad Fic Convention Center Panel Room #15
8:30 – 9:30pm: Mystery XXX Theater Town Hall (Upper Level)
March 3: Atlanta, GA Manuel’s Tavern, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
March 4: New Orleans, LA Village Coffee & Tea, 6:00pm – 8:30pm
March 6: Houston, TX The Hobbit Cafe, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
March 7: San Antonio, TX The Cove, 7:30pm – WHENEVER WE LEAVE
March 8: Austin, TX Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, 6 – 8pm
March 9: Dallas, TX Lucky Dug Books – Oak Cliff, 6 – 8pm
March 10: Arlington, TX Spend a day at Six Flags Over Texas, 10am – 10pm!
March 13: Chicago, IL Overflow Coffee Bar, STUDIO C, 7:30pm – 9:30pm
March 14: Minneapolis, MN Geek Partnership Society @ The Waterbury Building 6pm – 9pm
March 15: St. Louis, MO Blueberry Hill Pac-Man Room, 7 – 9pm
March 16: Indianapolis, IN
March 17: Cincinnati, OH Sitwell’s, 8pm – whenever!
March 18: Columbus, OH Kafe Kerouac, 7pm – 9pm
March 19: Cleveland, OH Mac’s Backs-Books on Coventry, 6:30 – 8:30pm
March 20: Toledo, OH Aladdin’s Eatery, 7pm – 9pm
March 21: Ann Arbor, MI House Party! (Details on FB page)
March 22: Toronto, ON Handlebar, 7pm – whenever!
March 23: Ottawa, ON Raw Sugar Cafe, 3pm – 5pm
March 24: Montreal, PQ 2110 Centre For Gender Advocacy, Suite 404, 3pm – 6pm
March 25: Boston, MA Refuge Cafe in Allston, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
March 26: Providence, RI Adams Memorial Library in Central Falls 6pm – 8pm
March 27: Syracuse, NY Le Moyne College, 6:30pm – WHENEVER WE FINISH
March 28: New York City, NY Think Coffee Basement (248 Mercer) 7 – 9:30pm
March 29: D.C. Day #1
March 30: D.C. Day #2 Goethe-Institut Gallery, 2 – 5pm
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.
Please RSVP in the comments or on Facebook if it’s linked. This is the only way I have to get a sense for how big a date will be. PLEASE DO THIS. A certain city THAT SHALL REMAIN UNNAMED did not do this and our venue was not big enough. COUGH COUGH DENVER COUGH COUGH. I’m happy to have a packed house, but it adds stress to me if a date is overbooked. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE RSVP. (I am aware there are no FB links yet. They are coming once I finalize stuff!)
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. 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? 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. I 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. 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 is markreadsandwatches [at] gmail [dot] com.
I dearly hope to meet many of you. This is going to RULE. LET’S GET TO WORK.