My surprise date with Amber Benson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Pat Rothfuss, and Terry Brooks
So yesterday afternoon I got a phone call. It was from the Madison, WI area and I was like: I don’t know anyone in Madison. So I let it go to voicemail.
A few minutes later, I get a private message on FaceBook…
Cool surprise number 1: It was Pat Rothfuss. He’s like: give me a buzz. So I do (realizing that the missed phone call was probably from him). Pat answers and says there’s been a bit of a mix-up and he’s sorry for the short notice, but would I like to be on his new Geek & Sundry show, The Story Board.
What follows is a dramatic presentation of the two seconds that followed that question:
Me to anyone watching at that moment: O.o
Me in my head: Hell yeah, I’ll be on your show.
Me on the phone: I’d be delighted.
So we exchange all the details. I knew about his new show. A few weeks ago, I’d watched part of Episode 1 with urban fantasists Diana Rowland, Emma Bull, and Jim Butcher. And back then, I was all like: man it’d be cool to be on a show like that.
Little did I know…