Apparently the Hideout was filled to capacity last night and they couldn’t let everyone in, so if you’d come to see me and trucked all the way on down to the bar’s weirdly remote and semi-industrial location only to be turned away, I owe you a drink.
The show was a blast. The only trouble with reading at events like these is that I don’t get to spend all that much time just sitting in the audience, and everyone was so funny that I hated missing any of it. Readers were: Mark Bazer, who was one of my favorites from Funny Ha-Ha 1 in the fall, Todd Dills from The 2nd Hand, Amy Krouse Rosenthal, Leonard Pierce, who read this thing which you must read, and Annie Logue, who was funny enough to make me suspect that the very serious-looking hand on her webpage is not actually hers. Plus some really fucking hilarious films.
I read a couple of short chapters from the book as well as couple of excerpts from my summer camp story, which is going to be in an anthology called Sleepaway to be published in June. A couple people were asking me about it, and there’s a page up at Amazon already, and I’ll keep an eye out for other places with ordering info.
Oh, and go buy books by Claire Zulkey and John Green, since it was their idea to throw this shindig in the first place.