Cory Doctorow Toronto
February 1, 2007 11:07 AM   Subscribe

Any Toronto mefites going to Cory Doctorow's book signing tonight?
posted by SassHat to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:07 AM (32 comments total)

I'm going disguised as a mountain.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 11:13 AM on February 1, 2007


I'll be there as not Matt Haughey.
posted by loquacious at 11:27 AM on February 1, 2007


Doctorow has a new book out? I loved Adventures of Auggie March.

Oh, wait. Cory Doctorow? No idea who that is...
posted by slogger at 11:49 AM on February 1, 2007


I'd go if I could punch him in the nuts. Do they allow that?
posted by jonson at 11:57 AM on February 1, 2007 [6 favorites]


Meh. It's mere blocks from where I sit this very minute, but I dunno. He's no Larry Niven. But mostly I've been working late all week and need to be home more. But DemoCamp 12 is on Monday - anyone else going there?
posted by GuyZero at 12:09 PM on February 1, 2007


We, as a community, need to come together and get serious about finding a solution to nerd-on-nerd crime.
posted by SassHat at 12:20 PM on February 1, 2007 [4 favorites]


No crime here. I'm a fan. I just don't happen to live anywhere near Toronto, so I'm forced to attend through magic realism.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 1:19 PM on February 1, 2007


I was going to take the subway there, but some jerkoff remixed all the maps so I can't figure out how the hell to get there.
posted by ND¢ at 1:39 PM on February 1, 2007 [9 favorites]


I'd go if I could punch him in the nuts.

I'd go if I could pay for my copy in whuffie.

And if I had any whuffie. And a teleporter.
posted by cortex at 1:42 PM on February 1, 2007


I wonder if he would autographed a dot-matrix print out of one of his books?
posted by drezdn at 2:04 PM on February 1, 2007


I'm going as my second life avatar.
posted by Dave Faris at 2:36 PM on February 1, 2007


I'd go. I thought he was great in Citizen Toxie: The Toxic Avenger IV.

Oh, wait. Cory Doctorow? No idea who that is...
posted by Smart Dalek at 3:01 PM on February 1, 2007


Actual transcript:

ME: If there were a button in front of you that would render Cory Doctorow sterile, would you push it?

MY FRIEND: Not if doing so means I miss out on a later button that would torture and kill him.
posted by nathancaswell at 3:14 PM on February 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Any Toronto mefites going to Cory Doctorow's book signing tonight?

At least one mefite will be there.
posted by hangashore at 4:18 PM on February 1, 2007


That's the only one that matters to him.
posted by Dave Faris at 4:20 PM on February 1, 2007


LOL fuck no.
posted by four panels at 5:19 PM on February 1, 2007


The sign says, "toronto mefites" - now scamper on out of here, youse. Oh screw it, I didn't even go.
posted by SassHat at 8:25 PM on February 1, 2007


If you were an internet celebrity your oeuvre would be twice as boring as those you mock.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:51 PM on February 1, 2007


The jealousbitternerdenvy factor is high in this thread. Then again, I wish I made eleventy jillion dollars a month from my website, too.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:29 PM on February 1, 2007


I actually like Doctorow. His books are on my portable and on my thumbdrive. I think I might like him nearly as much as he annoys the everlasting shit out of me.
posted by loquacious at 10:43 PM on February 1, 2007 [1 favorite]


Not really envy, more pure, unadulterated disdain for his huge, unadulterated ego.
posted by blasdelf at 3:19 AM on February 2, 2007


Hmmph. Never noticed that about him, but then I've never paid all that much attention.

I think he's a damn good writer; if he swings a big ego stick, well, at least he's got the skills to back that thing up.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 4:49 AM on February 2, 2007


Xeni's ego is adultrated.
posted by srboisvert at 4:51 AM on February 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


I don't know that Cory has a huge ego. It only seems that way because he shamelessly self-promote himself (in the third-person no less) at every possible opportunity.

Boingboing doesn't have a rule about self-linking.
posted by Dave Faris at 4:58 AM on February 2, 2007


I thought self-promotion was just an accepted part of being a successful freelancy type individual like that.

CHRISMEAR WRITES GREAT CODE, EMAIL IN PROFILE.
posted by chrismear at 5:19 AM on February 2, 2007


slogger, Augie March was Saul Bellow's.
posted by cgc373 at 8:07 AM on February 2, 2007


Short video of the queue for the signing table.
posted by Burhanistan at 8:08 AM on February 2, 2007


What are blogs if not blatant, shameless self-promotion? "Here is a thing I think. Here is another thing I think."
posted by loiseau at 11:58 AM on February 2, 2007


The jealousbitternerdenvy factor is high in this thread.

There are plenty of people I am bitterly jealous of. I have no problem admitting it. Cory Doctorow is not one of these people.

Trust me, I am very, very, glad that I am not Cory Doctorow, no matter how many hits his website gets.
posted by nathancaswell at 1:48 PM on February 2, 2007


Cory Doctorow is not one of these people.

I'm jealous of Cory. I wish I was so confident of my awesomeness that I could mention it every time I post on my blog.
posted by GuyZero at 2:39 PM on February 2, 2007


He's not that good of a writer. All of his main charachters are clearly supposed to be him — which wouldn't be a big deal if his main charachters weren't paranoid and delusional douchebags that hurt everyone around them. That's just bizarre.
posted by blasdelf at 3:04 PM on February 2, 2007


He's not that good of a writer.

Whatever. It's internet SOP to have the 'Your Favorite X Sucks' discussion.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 6:52 PM on February 3, 2007


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