Sunday, June 8, 2014
Gallop to Puyallup!
Dr. Wadham, I presume!
Yup. Although he prefers a simple Tim,over a professorial salutation.
Tim has been a fan of Sammy Keyes since the first book came out, and has decided the last book and series wrap-up needs a party.
Three cheers for Tim! And the Puyallup Public Library. And the mayor. And, well, clearly the People of Puyallup, who support library programs and have hosted several big events before to support literacy.
What I know about this party is...not much. Tim's being all cloak-and-dagger. I can hear his hands rubbing in evil glee over the phone as he tells me he's not telling me a thing.
But I know it will be held at Puyallup's classic Liberty Theater .
And I know Nancy will be flying in from NYC.
And I know the party is being held on Saturday, October 4th.
And I know that there will be live music, special guests, and that the catering will feature food mentioned in the Sammy books, including "God-like mac 'n' cheese 'n' salsa.' (How awesome is that?!)
And I know...
Well, what I'm thinking is...
You should come!
But if there was ever a, you know, Sammy-con in the foreseeable future, this would be it. And how fun would it be to all meet up?
I know, I know, I know....Seattle is way off in the upper left corner of the USA, and some of you live nowhere near the upper left corner of the USA.
But there are cheap flights to be found from the other corners of the USA.
And from the middle of it, too!
Plus the Seattle area is beautiful, with lots to do. Go to Pike's Place! The Space Needle! Sculpture Park! Ride a ferry! Or the Great Wheel! Hit Chinatown, or watch salmon swim up locks! And on Saturday night, go to the Sammy Keyes party! What a weekend adventure you could have!
So don't say no right away.
Mark your calendar.
Think about it.
Then start rubbing your hands together, scheming about how you're going to make it happen!