At last I have a date for the launch party in Aberdeen – on the 27th of April 2005 Ottakar's will be hosting a wee shindig to celebrate Cold Granite coming out the week after. It’s a Wednesday, but I’ll be finished work by then, so no having to worry about hangovers. Which is nice.
They have however, restricted me to a mere 200 guests (plus Ottakars and HarperCollins will be inviting another 100 people on top of that), so I don’t know HOW I’m ever going to cut down the list of my nearest and dearest friends… You’re not buying this are you? No, I don’t know 200 people, so God only knows how I’m going to hold up my end of the bargain. I can invite all the people who helped me out with cunning research question things but even then, half of them are HC people anyway and will be under someone else’s invitation remit. Family will count for about another 10 (four of which probably won’t be able to make it), so that leaves a mere 180-odd places to fill… No problem… Err…
I suppose there may be one or two people at work who’d like to come, and I’m guessing my parents will want to tell their friends, but still – how the hell am I going to fill all those places?
Maybe I should get a whole heap of cardboard cut-outs of Darth Vader and Buffy The Vampire Slayer and pretend they’re all close personal friends on a sponsored silence… Hmm, methinks it is a plan. A crap one, but right now it’s all I got ;}#