Just a quick note to say that the Virtual Book Launch Party is on! Well, 94% on; I reserve the right to change my mind. But the technology works fine and a test run went great.
As we discussed a month ago, the idea is to do a live Webcast to celebrate the release of Whatever Happened to the World of Tomorrow? I'd talk about the book, spill some secrets, draw some pictures, show off some originals, do a quick pan around my studio, enjoy some drinks and hors d'oeuvres. Viewers could type questions, comments, or conversations to which I'd respond via video. I think we could bring together an interesting mix of people and have fun.
I'm not sure when yet. Sometime before the end of May, I'd think. There are two variables: the date of my book's release, which I don't know; and the availability of a potential special guest, who is even now the subject of tense negotiations involving sensitive talks at the highest levels.
I'll be sure to keep you posted. Thanks for the earlier public and private enthusiasm for the idea, which prodded me on. I'm really looking forward to it.