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October 10, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

Tor Books is heading to New York Comic-Con!

We hope to see many of you there. Stop by Booth #2223 to say hi or to participate in one of our many events and signings.

But for those of you who couldn’t make it out to New York, we wanted to offer you the chance to grab some of the same amazing swag and books that we’re promoting at #NYCC. To enter for the chance to win one of these three prize bundles, leave a comment on this post telling us one fabulous thing that you’ll be doing this week while you are #NotAtComicCon.

Here’s a look at the prize:

And here’s a list of what’s included in each prize bundle:

  • Wheel of Time iPhone cover
  • The Way of Kings quote magnets
  • After the Golden Age by Carrie Vaughn
  • Among Others by Jo Walton
  • Antigoddess by Kendare Blake
  • Article 5 by Kristen Simmons
  • Attack of the Vampire Weenies by David Lubar
  • The Clockwork Sky by Madeleine Rosca
  • Cold City by F. Paul Wilson
  • Dragon Age Asunder by David Gaider
  • Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card
  • The Eye of the World: The Graphic Novel: Vol One
  • The Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
  • Gardens of the Moon by Steven Erikson
  • Girl Genius Omnibus Volume One by Phil Foglio and Kaja Foglio
  • Halo: The Thursday War by Nancy Traviss
  • Ironskin by Tina Connolly
  • Johnny Hiro: The Skills to Pay the Bills by Fred Chao
  • Old Man’s War by John Scalzi
  • The Omen Machine by Terry Goodkind
  • Paul of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
  • Range of Ghosts by Elizabeth Bear
  • Three Parts Dead by Max Gladstone
  • Vicious by V.E. Schwab
  • The Waking Engine by David Edison
  • The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
  • Wide Open by Deborah Coates
  • Wild Cards I edited by George R. R. Martin

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A purchase does not improve your chances of winning. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of 50 United States, D.C., and Canada (excluding Quebec), who are 18 as of the date of entry. To enter, leave a comment below beginning at 10:00 AM Eastern Time (ET) Wednesday, October 10, 2013. Sweepstakes ends at 12:00 PM ET Monday, October 14, 2013. Void outside the United States and Canada and where prohibited by law. Please see full details and official rules here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, 175 Fifth Ave., New York, NY 10010.

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  1. October 10, 2013 at 10:03 am

    While I’m not at ComicCon, I will be typing away at my 30K draft (it includes dragons!), trying not to drown my Animal Crossing character in fan-appropriate apparel, and working on my local librarians to buy a copy of Vicious for the shelves.

    • October 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

      This week I’ll be writing the last few chapters of my novel. And next week, too. And the week after that. I’ll be done by Christmas!

  2. Justin
    October 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

    I will be painting the outside of my house in 60 degree weather after working for 9 hours a day at the office. 😦 Yippie.

  3. October 10, 2013 at 10:04 am

    Grading student papers and taking my cat to the vet! Doesn’t get more fabulous than that!

  4. October 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

    i need this

  5. Csaba Attila Szakolczai
    October 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Watching Agents of Shield!

  6. Adrianne Middleton
    October 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I will be collecting seeds to repair flood damage, and recovering, nose in book.

  7. October 10, 2013 at 10:06 am

    Since I live in NYC but didn’t buy tickets in time, while I am #NotAtComicCon I will likely hang out in the neighborhood and try to absorb some of the NYCC culture vicariously when attendees duck out for a bagel or a slice of pizza.

  8. October 10, 2013 at 10:07 am

    Following all the news that comes out of NYCC on my telephone.

  9. October 10, 2013 at 10:08 am

    I’ll be admiring NYCC from afar. #NotAtComicCon

  10. October 10, 2013 at 10:09 am

    I will be watching my son at his swim meets all weekend long. I’d love to win this!

  11. Meg
    October 10, 2013 at 10:10 am

    I will be attending the Great American Beer Festival.

  12. October 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I will be pulling double shifts at work so I have more to burn on hardbacks…that and adult beverages.

  13. October 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    I’ll be drawing my own variant covers and polishing up my penciling skills so one day I can make it to NYCC as an artist 🙂 #NotAtComicCon -YET.

  14. George
    October 10, 2013 at 10:11 am

    Ill be finishing up the WoT series…took so long to get back to it because i didnt want it to end 😦

  15. Natalie
    October 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I’ll be getting ready to move while I’m #NotAtComicCon. I have a bookcase that could be filled out with some new books!

  16. October 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

    Continuing my month-long descent into horror movie madness!

  17. Joshua Ford
    October 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

    I will be taking my kids to soccer games and watching football.

  18. October 10, 2013 at 10:12 am

    While I’m NotatComicCon, I’ll be home taking care of a sick daughter and hopefully, going to Capclave in Silver Spring, MD. 😦

  19. Caleb
    October 10, 2013 at 10:13 am

    I will be taking a Physics GRE test! Yay….. :/

  20. October 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I will be slogging through nursing school homework and spending 8 hours a day at a job I am, at best, ambivalent toward. Yay…

  21. stayawesome
    October 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Oh my. Right now it looks like I will be reading a few books, maybe working on some writing.

  22. Valentine
    October 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Still furloughed but going to see “Gravity’ on a gift cards we’ve been saving for a raining day. #notatcomiccon

  23. October 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I will be laying floor in our new house.

  24. Mark M.
    October 10, 2013 at 10:14 am

    While not at Comic Con, I’ll be playing board games with a group of friends and writing a research paper for my Operating Systems Security class.

  25. Tammy Mitchell
    October 10, 2013 at 10:15 am

    While I am not at ComicCon, I will be refinishing my kitchen that the contractors screwed up. I have 3 days to get it done before having to go back to work. 😦

  26. October 10, 2013 at 10:16 am

    I won’t be at Comic-Con, but love Tor and your books – thanks for the contest and hope to see you at the next con.

  27. Timothy Gregory
    October 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

    I’ll be celebrating 17 years with my amazing wife in Seattle!

  28. October 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

    There are a lot of good books in that list. Someday, I will make it to a Comic-Con.

  29. Chase Cardoza
    October 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

    This week I will be finishing a research paper looking at how the Book of Revelation matches up flawlessly with The Lord of the Rings. Should prove to be an enlightening weekend!

    • October 10, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      I want to read that paper!

  30. October 10, 2013 at 10:18 am

    While not going to Comicon, I’ll be doing absolutely nothing. Glorious nothing! it should be everything I hope it will be.

  31. October 10, 2013 at 10:18 am

    While I’m #notatcomiccon Ill be Watching the orange leaves fall from the maple tree. And writing. And drinking wine. Probably all at once.

  32. October 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I will be watching Pacific Rim with friends and reading Halloween books this weekend.

  33. October 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I will probably spend the weekend catching up on Legends of Korra and binge watching Veronica Mars when I’m not at work and of course reading some great books.

  34. October 10, 2013 at 10:21 am

    I will be taking a radioactive idodine pill to prepare for my thyroid uptake and scan. I’d much rather be at Comic-Con, but I have to stay away from pregant women and kids for two days. 😐

  35. Phoenix
    October 10, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Going to a concert by one of my favourite artists. Great sweepstakes!

  36. October 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I’ll be replaying Mass Effect and planning my next cosplay costume. 🙂

  37. KMKH
    October 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

    While not at ComicCon I will be enjoying the Duck Jazz Festival in Duck NC.

  38. October 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

    This might be the second year in a row where I’ll be painting rooms instead of going to Comic-Con. Sheesh.

  39. October 10, 2013 at 10:23 am

    I’ll be doing my income tax class, shooting a wedding, and hopefully squeeze in something creative and fun for myself like edit my book.

    • Tim Carlson
      October 10, 2013 at 10:25 am

      I am in tax as a career. @DarthTaxus I’m the Dark Lord of tax. Good luck with it.

  40. Tim Carlson
    October 10, 2013 at 10:24 am

    #NotAtComicCon

  41. Mia
    October 10, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Going to an engagement party. Also working out so I can carry all those books!

  42. terisue1
    October 10, 2013 at 10:27 am

    I will be watching the leaves fall here in Va.

  43. October 10, 2013 at 10:28 am

    Mostly hiding from Twitter because of all the NYCC news – so sad I’m not there this year!

  44. October 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I’m looking forward to a weekend of reading! I’ve got some catching up to do for my reading challenge.

  45. Sarah Frederickson
    October 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

    While not at comic con this weekend I will be watching my fabulous band geek child perform for finals competition. Who knew band geeks had finals?!

  46. October 10, 2013 at 10:29 am

    I will be trying to dig out nasty old prickly bushes (aka bayberry bushes) that have been allowed to run rampant for the last 100 years or so …. I’d *much* rather be in New York!

  47. October 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

    I will be working and following all the fun on your web page and facebook page.

  48. October 10, 2013 at 10:31 am

    Attending my fiance’s bridal shower. Sigh.

  49. October 10, 2013 at 10:32 am

    government furlough by proxy (power and network outages all week) #NotAtComicCon

  50. Wil Barnes
    October 10, 2013 at 10:32 am

    Chores, running through some science experiments with my boys, and a birthday party for my niece.

  51. October 10, 2013 at 10:33 am

    I will be working on my reviews of two Tor titles! 🙂

  52. Theodore Bailey
    October 10, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Reading the Ender’s Shadow series and dreaming of them one day making a movie for Bean. Hell yeah,

  53. October 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

    While not at comic con this week, I will be catching up on yard work – cleaning out planting beds, chopping wood, etc – in preparation for the cooler months ahead!

  54. October 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

    I’ll be getting ready for a visit from my folks!

  55. October 10, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Nice bundle!

  56. October 10, 2013 at 10:38 am

    Alas, to work I must go.

  57. October 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Finishing developmental edits on my third book! And then sleeping. A lot.

  58. melissa
    October 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    i will be working at my brand new job, searching for a house, and playing skyrim and/or assassin’s creed 3

  59. October 10, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Crying, mostly. #NotAtComicCon

  60. October 10, 2013 at 10:42 am

    I will be going to college and volunteering at my local library!

  61. October 10, 2013 at 10:44 am

    I will be reading lots of books, seeing “Gravity”, and hanging out with a very cool 11-year-old. 🙂

  62. mstjohn01
    October 10, 2013 at 10:45 am

    I’m going to try my Zombiecide board game expansions that arrive in the mail this week and go for a hike to enjoy the fall foliage.

  63. Maryanne
    October 10, 2013 at 10:45 am

    This week I shall be playing Pokemon X!!! : D

  64. Matea
    October 10, 2013 at 10:51 am

    I will be working on the recording of an audio book, not a very exciting one unfortunately but informative. And then, go and be an actress in a haunted house.

  65. October 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

    Catching up on review books, hanging out with friends, seeing the sights in Chicago.

  66. Katie del Rosario
    October 10, 2013 at 10:53 am

    My dad is coming this weekend to meet his baby granddaughter for the first time. We plan to read a lot, explore Sleepy Hollow, and trying to avoid thinking about the fact that we’re not at Comic Con…. 😦

  67. Erik Meissner
    October 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

    I will be playing Grand Theft Auto V.

  68. October 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

    While not at Comiccon, I will be doing some fall color photography.

  69. October 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

    The only slightly exciting thing I’ll be doing is going up north. Which isn’t really that exciting since it’ll probably be one of the last times.

  70. October 10, 2013 at 10:54 am

    While not at ComicCon I will be working. But in the evening I’ll be reading Paul Kemp’s The Godborn. I have waited a long time for this book, so I am excited about it.

  71. Will Sampson
    October 10, 2013 at 10:55 am

    While not at NYCC I will be doing homework, which includes reading “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?”. Yes, I get to read a Philip K. Dick book for homework.

  72. Jennifer Taylor
    October 10, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I will be working at my local library and getting ready for Halloween!

  73. Elise Evans
    October 10, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I will be writing poems about rain while I am not at New York Comic Con. And each will have something to do with each thing in the swag bag. Probably. But that also sounds like a lot of work and I would rather eat or something. But probably.

  74. October 10, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I’ll be visiting my parents grave to plant some flowers.

  75. Leigh S.
    October 10, 2013 at 10:58 am

    While sadly not at Comic Con, I anticipate as a family we’ll be kicking the vestiges of flu-cold-whattheheckhappenedtome to the curb this weekend. Plus, the crazy avid runner in the family will do a Halloween 5K while sick and attempt to not implode. Totally fabulous, huh?! 🙂

  76. October 10, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I’ll be writing… so, one day, I might get to go to NYCC! And doing school work of course!

  77. Ron Pratt
    October 10, 2013 at 10:59 am

    Sadly won’t be a ComicCon NYC, but had a great time at ComicCon SLC.
    Good luck to everyone!

  78. October 10, 2013 at 10:59 am

    I will be putting together some new bookshelves! #NotAtComicCon.

  79. hd
    October 10, 2013 at 11:02 am

    reading a pile of books #NotAtComicCon

  80. Patricia Hill
    October 10, 2013 at 11:03 am

    trying to re-arrange my bookshelves.

  81. Mark Bay
    October 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

    While not at ComicCon I will be in upstate NY toiling away in my crap job wishing I could do cool stuff like go to ComicCon in NYC.

  82. Edward Orford
    October 10, 2013 at 11:08 am

    I’ll be enjoying thanksgiving long weekend with my 1 year old son. Eating lots of turkey, potatoes, salt beef, and stuffing. Reading as much as I can to him as well. He loves to turn the pages.

  83. Sara
    October 10, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I’ll be #daydreaming about being at #ComicCon while #NotAtComicCon, in addition to stalking #NYCC on social media, looking for all the giveaways! Thanks for giving all those of us #NotAtComicCon a chance to win!!

  84. October 10, 2013 at 11:09 am

    I will be doing homework, working, reading and trying to not be super jealous! #NotAtComicCon

  85. October 10, 2013 at 11:12 am

    I will be at the Rocky Horror Picture Show.

  86. Carol
    October 10, 2013 at 11:12 am

    While I’m not at Comic Con, I plan on having a mini video games binge with my family.

  87. Kyle L
    October 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

    Though I can’t make it down to New York for comic con I will however be spending this week doing some northern bow hunting and working on my college class work.

  88. October 10, 2013 at 11:14 am

    While Not at Comic Con I’ll be spending the weekend planning an Adventure Time party for the library on Monday…complete with a visit from Beemo.

  89. October 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

    While I’m #notatComicCon I’ll be writing my buns off and doing my VP duties at my writer’s group meeting. Sigh.

  90. October 10, 2013 at 11:15 am

    Wish I could make it to NY, but I am too poor. There are a TON of good books on this list, almost all of them are on my ‘to read’ list. Here is hoping for a turn of good luck!!

  91. Chris Celeya
    October 10, 2013 at 11:17 am

    It’s not so much fabulous… More like anti-fabulous, I’ll be working in Arizona, rather than in New York let alone Comic-Con in New York.

  92. October 10, 2013 at 11:19 am

    While I am on the other-side of the country from #NYCC and #NotAtComicCon I will be working my 40 + hr a week job, hanging out with my family and maybe going to Magic the Gathering’s States event this weekend.

  93. necrosage2005
    October 10, 2013 at 11:20 am

    While #NotAtComicCon this weekend I’m going to hang out with my best friend and see what I can do to help him out since he just lost his father after a long illness.

  94. October 10, 2013 at 11:20 am

    While wishing I was at Comic Com NY this week, I will be making twig wreaths to sell to florists who use them to make beautiful things, and also working on an articulated Table of Contents for my next book on Shamanism.

  95. Brian Olson
    October 10, 2013 at 11:21 am

    While Comic Con is going on I will be reading Jay Kristoff’s new book Kinslayer, Gearing up for the Walking dead, touching up on my GTA V and slinging tacos, ’cause that’s what I do best.

  96. Carla
    October 10, 2013 at 11:21 am

    I’ll be working on garments for a steampunk wedding this weekend with my friend/boss, while not at NYCC

  97. October 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    …I’ll be deciding what to read next! My favorite part of every week..

  98. Alexandre X. Duchateau
    October 10, 2013 at 11:22 am

    I just started reading all the Discworld novels, so I’m set for another couple of months or so. But after that it’s the desert, I need more books !

  99. Alexander Case
    October 10, 2013 at 11:23 am

    I’m going to be working on lots and lots of homework.

  100. October 10, 2013 at 11:24 am

    I’ll be writing a short story and starting the DRAGON BRIGADE series by Margaret Weis & Robert Krammes! Thanks for the opportunity.

  101. Katie Glasgow
    October 10, 2013 at 11:25 am

    In NC, I’m playing Mrs. Fixit and generally being a janitor while I chase after my 3 kids: fixing toys, furniture, light fixtures, and attempting to cook things that they will eat. NYCC sounds like way way more fun.

  102. October 10, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I’ll be working while not at Comic Con and think about those who get to go!

  103. Evan Morgan
    October 10, 2013 at 11:25 am

    I will be working a ton, and trying to finish Brandon Sanderson’s STEELHEART.

  104. Tony Witherspoon
    October 10, 2013 at 11:26 am

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon this weekend, I will be celebrating homecoming at my alma mater! War Eagle!

  105. robin
    October 10, 2013 at 11:32 am

    entering this contest.

  106. Rachel Friendship
    October 10, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Something fabulous? I get to shop for a new pair of shoes this weekend, for my new job that starts on Monday.

  107. Josh Redlich
    October 10, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I will be celebrating with friends because, after a year of unemployment, I am finally starting my career in publishing on Monday 🙂

  108. October 10, 2013 at 11:38 am

    Hiking in the Adirondacks

  109. Hubert Cheng
    October 10, 2013 at 11:41 am

    After recovering from taking the kids to the midnight launch of Pokémon, watching baby chameleons hatch out of eggs laid 10 months ago.

  110. Makiah Salinas
    October 10, 2013 at 11:41 am

    This week, I’ll be spending some much needed relaxation time at home, after a tough school week. =)

  111. Shane Boyd
    October 10, 2013 at 11:43 am

    I’ll be watching reruns of Big Bang Theory while I’m #NotAtComicCon.

  112. JonHall
    October 10, 2013 at 11:45 am

    I will be reading while not in class this week while I’m #NotAtComicCon.

  113. October 10, 2013 at 11:46 am

    I’ll be going to the Renn Faire.

  114. October 10, 2013 at 11:47 am

    Book selling and hitting up a publishing trade show, so at least I’ll have one exhibitors’ hall to explore!

  115. October 10, 2013 at 11:49 am

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon I’ll be playing a video game or two, walking the dog, doing housework, reading the paper, writing some…. the same sort of stuff I always do. So sad! But it only whets my appetite for the day – some day, maybe – when I can be at ComicCon!

  116. Tyler
    October 10, 2013 at 11:50 am

    I’m spending my time not at Comic-Con doing my Eagle Scout Project! Woohoo!

  117. CJ Wright
    October 10, 2013 at 11:51 am

    While not at NY Comic Con I’ll be working on my daughters latest cosplay costum, and watching the Walking Dead marathon. So it won’t be all bad.

  118. Rob
    October 10, 2013 at 11:52 am

    Working for the City of New York rebuilding efforts related to Sandy.

  119. October 10, 2013 at 11:53 am

    While I won’t be at comic con…I will studying for my midterm and taking care of my kids

  120. Brandon C.
    October 10, 2013 at 11:54 am

    While not being able to attend Comic-Con, I’ll be spending my weekend at the beach catching up on my reading!

  121. S. L. Spenser
    October 10, 2013 at 11:58 am

    I’ll be bike commuting to and from work!

  122. Gina
    October 10, 2013 at 11:59 am

    Taking a trip to Massachusetts to see the graves of my ancient ancestors.

  123. October 10, 2013 at 11:59 am

    While not at ComicCon, I will be binge watching Walking Dead and Breaking Bad, and playing nurse to a sick kitty.

  124. Jonathan Nelson
    October 10, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    While not at comic con I’ll be working and taking care of my sick child. Maybe next year! 😦

  125. O.Handwasher
    October 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    To my mind, Not Going To ComicCon is its own reward.

  126. Kmartuik
    October 10, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    #NotAtComicCon While not a ComicCon, I will be finishing up a 20 page, collaborative education assignment.

  127. darcicole
    October 10, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    This week instead of attending NYCC, I’ll be preparing for our annual Harry Potter Party! This includes making chocolate frogs, pumpkin pasties, and cauldron cakes, coming up with questions for the Trivia Tournament, and making wands to be given away as prizes. It’s a fun time every year!

  128. Chalumeau
    October 10, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I’ll be teaching music to some spunky 4th and 5th graders. #NotAtComicCon

  129. October 10, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    Date night at the movies! We’re seeing Gravity because Grandma is visiting from Arizona and watching the kids.

  130. October 10, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    While not at NYCC this week, I’ll be working on my Halloween costume: A Weeping Angel.

  131. October 10, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    While #NotAtComicCon I’ll be tied to a desk with bungee cords and forced to manipulate imaginary data in spreadsheets. The good news is that it pays well.

  132. October 10, 2013 at 12:23 pm

    While I am #NotAtComicCon this week, I will be GMing for my favorite group of players, and talking my daughters into watching Fellowship of the Ring with me (finally).

  133. slindeman
    October 10, 2013 at 12:27 pm

    I’ll be at a wedding while I’m #NotAtComicCon

  134. Brent Kellmer
    October 10, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    My problem is that I’m on the other side of the country…

  135. October 10, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Getting ready for Teen Read Week. Gosh, I can’t believe it’s practically here!

  136. October 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    While not at comic-con I will be working at my university keeping students out of trouble, writing snail mail letters to friends, and continuing the 3rd season of the X-Files.

  137. David guion
    October 10, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    While not at comic con I will enjoying the fall weather with my kids.

  138. Matt
    October 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    adopting a kitten

  139. Greg Scott
    October 10, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    While not a Comic Con (sigh) I’ll be replacing the leaky bathroom faucet…fabulously necessary but stressful as I’ve never done it before. Thanks for the cool contest!

  140. pers1stence
    October 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    taking a guitar lesson, hiding from the rain and catching up on Agents of SHIELD on the couch with the cats. #NotAtComicCon

  141. Anthony
    October 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    I’ll be playing board and video games all weekend. Maybe a bit of homework as well.

  142. Whitney
    October 10, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    I’ll be cooking delicious meals, and reading with my nephew.

  143. October 10, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    While not at NYC Comic-Con I will be writing the last 10,000 words of my first novel. #NotAtComicCon

  144. Chrys Reyna
    October 10, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    I’ll be enjoying the gorgeous weather in Honolulu, HI.

  145. Susan Meek
    October 10, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    While not at NYC Comic-Con I will be doing some housecleaning (yipee), going to my PEO meeting and doing a lot of reading!

  146. daringdragoon
    October 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    While not a Comic-Con I’ll be taking my 1 yr old to the park, helping him learn to walk, teaching him how to go down a slide and maybe letting him have his first taste of Ice Cream

  147. Janet
    October 10, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    I will be working on my dissertation and continuing my re-read of The Name of the Wind… Love the book but help a poor graduate student out and give me others to read please!

  148. Katherine Busalacchi
    October 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    While I am not at NYCC, I will be planning my University’s charity Yule Ball and sewing a pirate costume for my Sewing for the Theatre class!

  149. Michelle Bitner Smith
    October 10, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    While I am not at Comic-Con, I will sewing a Shadow Hunter costume for my daughter and a Ranger’s Apprentice cape and braces for my son.

  150. October 10, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    I’ll be slaving away studying for my first round of tests this term and writing up a lesson plan for the pool I work at!

  151. Paul Denkenberger
    October 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    I am preparing to start a new job next week and to visit with a good friend this weekend.

  152. October 10, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    Finishing Chapter 3 of my novel and preparing a short story for my writer’s group.

  153. October 10, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    I’ll be working on two papers for class while attempting to finish Neil Gaiman’s The Graveyard Book and further along another (hopefully successful) book.

  154. Ying Zhang
    October 10, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I’ll be painting fantasy scenes for my senior illustration class for art school.

  155. October 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I’ll be reading The Daedalus Incident by by Michael Martinez.

  156. Theresa
    October 10, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    Be sick 😦

  157. October 10, 2013 at 1:32 pm

    I will be playing boardgames. Lots and lots of boardgames while #NotAtComicCon.

  158. Tim Novak
    October 10, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I’ll finally be starting in on the stack of scifi books that have been building over the last few weeks.

  159. October 10, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    This weekend while I am #NotAtComicCon I will be putting the finishing touches on my cosplay costume for #AnimeNebrasKon Nov. 1-3, 2013.

  160. monicker
    October 10, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    I’ll be visiting an animal park, and hiking!

  161. October 10, 2013 at 1:49 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be doing last minute wedding preparations for next week! This would make a great wedding present! Haha! 😉

  162. October 10, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    I will be riding my motorcycle thru Miami, wearing plate-maille, a viking horned Helm(ut) with a German two-handed longsword strapped across my back highlander style. I’ll need the reading material while I’m in jail, lol.

  163. October 10, 2013 at 1:58 pm

    Help, I’m on the left coast and can’t make it

  164. amanda rhoads
    October 10, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    So many books I’ve been meaning to read!!

  165. Jason Barrett
    October 10, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    I will be going to the Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta.

  166. Joel Prinster
    October 10, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    I will be going to Legoland.

  167. Amanda
    October 10, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    I’ll be working and stuck doing errands for my brothers upcoming wedding!

  168. October 10, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I am completing the work for a contract which isn’t renewing in November so I’ll need the books to keep me from falling into a deep funk as I decide what I want to do with the time I won’t be working.

  169. Christine L.
    October 10, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Other than the usual hamster wheel of my job and enjoying what passes for autumn weather in Cali, I’ll be finishing the first two books in Joseph Nassise’s “Jeremiah Hunt” trilogy so I can start reading an ARC of the third installment, WATCHER OF THE DARK.

  170. October 10, 2013 at 2:44 pm

    Weeelllll…. my first thought that while I’m #NotAtComicCon I would be wanting to be at ComicCon. 😀 In reality, I’m probably going to the doc. 😛

  171. Bethany K. Warner
    October 10, 2013 at 2:45 pm

    Working on an awesome staff campaign for the Indianapolis Public Library and Library Foundation!

  172. FredG
    October 10, 2013 at 3:07 pm

    I’ll be annoying my daughter who is home from college (briefly).

  173. Hunter
    October 10, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    I’ll be on the beach!

  174. October 10, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    I, uh, will be doing something I really don’t like – Camping.

  175. October 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    Wish I had a fab story but rather boring life here- work, work, work with a side of schoolwork. 😦

  176. Shaun
    October 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    I will be watching StarCraft II at IEM Masters NYC on Twitch TV 🙂

  177. McNutcase
    October 10, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be preparing the house for the impending birth of my first child.

  178. October 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I am starting the Insanity workout while writing more for 2 sites I run and working on the second half of my latest novel. I’ll also be breaking 20k tweets because I am a useful member of society.

  179. cancerkiller
    October 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I will continue my work on developing cancer treatments and being a dad and husband.

  180. shale0
    October 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    I’ll be raising money for diabetes research at JRDF’s Step Out event.

    Other than that, sleeping and playing video games.

  181. Jeremy
    October 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Will give my Kindle a workout, riddled with jealousy for all of those actually at NYCC. #NotAtComicCon

  182. Brian
    October 10, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon I’ll be tidying up after my wedding and getting ready for my honeymoon!

  183. Ben
    October 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    Working and watching Kids while Wife is in the hospital 😦

  184. October 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I’ll most likely be either hiding in a guest room at a friend’s house, or poking around in the ashy catastrophe of my own home, which suffered a fire on September 12th.

  185. Beej
    October 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I’ll be visiting my elderly father who just had successful cancer surgery. #NotAtComicCon and #F***Cancer!

  186. Sandisan
    October 10, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    I’ll be reading and watching teevee!

  187. Beth
    October 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I’ll be hopefully reconnecting with some old friends who I haven’t seen in forever!!!! 🙂

  188. October 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I will be shopping for bridesmaids’ dresses! Woohoo!

  189. October 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    Grinding away at the 8-5 before getting home to grind away in-game ARR.

  190. Jim M.
    October 10, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    I’ll be workin’ overtime!

  191. October 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I will be attempting, in my role as an academic librarian, to smash the stranglehold academic publishers have over the knowledge that should be freely available to us all. Like I do every day. And I’m winning!

  192. m0stl3r
    October 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I’ll be building a crib, writing, going for a stroll in the park and seeing the inimitable Goblin play a show.

  193. Matthew
    October 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    Organizing the garage. Very exciting weekend.

  194. CS
    October 10, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I’ll be reading, probably, so this would be useful.

  195. Becky
    October 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon, Saturday I have ungodly early hour half-marathon training (which is admittedly not fabulous, but doing the Austin Half Marathon in February will be). Then Saturday evening, I’m going to a showing of Serenity & Dr Horrible benefitting Equality Now & the local domestic violence shelter. So that adds up to fabulous.

  196. Sean Lapointe
    October 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I will be taking my daughter to the mall to get the newest Pokemon game.

  197. October 10, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I’ll be writing a book that will be included in a future giveaway for people who are #NotAtComicCon

  198. jujyfruit
    October 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I’ll definitely be doing some gaming this weekend while #NotAtComicCon!

  199. October 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    A lot of good reading there! I’ll be writing some scifi shorts and a bizarro novella!

  200. Christine Bell
    October 10, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    I’ll be working my way through this pile of books that keeps getting larger, seemingly by the day. . .

  201. October 10, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I’m building Legos! Like an ADULT!

  202. October 10, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I’ll be helping to build a supercomputer! (OK, OK, small HPC cluster. Only 4 racks.)

  203. Nick
    October 10, 2013 at 3:20 pm

    I’ll be playing the newest Pokémon game, while watching James Bond movies with my brother. #notatcomiccon

  204. Catherine N.
    October 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I will be preserving fall produce! Canning green tomatoes… cooking quinces… and reading. Reading, reading, reading…. #NotatComicCon.

  205. October 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Editing a manuscript and applying for jobs. Guess which one is more fun and productive?

  206. October 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    While #NotAtComicCon this weekend, I’ll be writing and wondering if I’ll be furloughed next week #shutdown

  207. October 10, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    I will be building a custom desk with special drawers and slots to have a computer built directly into the desk.

  208. October 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    If I meet my current book deadline, I will make scones with candied ginger.

    And I shall eat them in the company of a Jo Walton book.

  209. October 10, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Trying to figure out Jasmine and Mongoose. Which sounds like a bad 70s movie, but is really about programming.

  210. October 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    This weekend I hope to be watching Halloween movies with my 7 year-old while not a NYC Comi-Con….

  211. egl
    October 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    Besides wishing I could make it to NYCC, I’ll be catching up on some tv, reading, and trying to come up with some characters for NaNoWriMo.

  212. October 10, 2013 at 3:24 pm

    I’ll be helping to manage our swim meet. Kind of like a Comic Con due to all the people packing the pool deck, only with more water and less comics.

  213. Michelle L.
    October 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    I will be working on costumes for myself and my 8 month old daughter for the next convention we will be attending.

  214. October 10, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    While not at ComicCon this weekend, I will be welcoming our third grandchild, and first granddaughter, into the world. And looking forward to teaching her all about the wonders of books!

  215. October 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I’ll be designing a custom-built murder mystery for my annual Halloween party, this year with Edgar Allan Poe theme. And doing all the cooking/cleaning/decorating required to host it.

  216. October 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I would not say no to new books for my library!

  217. Christopher Tabor
    October 10, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I will be doing the same thing I do most weeks: taking care of my two year old with lots of laughing, playing and reading! I will also be impatiently waiting for her map time so I can do some reading of my own.

  218. October 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I will be working on finishing my own manuscript and preparing for NaNoWrimo.

  219. October 10, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    I will be holding the fort here in Tucson while my daughter attends NYCC. And I won’t be pouting about the unfairness of it all, at least not very much.

  220. October 10, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    I will be not at Comic Con because I will be meeting with my book club to discuss Neil Gaimen’s new book “Ocean at the End of the Lane.” Then I might go to the sea food festival. And then I’ll be working on Sunday! 🙂

  221. derekjm
    October 10, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    I will be working all week and then it is my son’s birthday party. Laser tag and bowling!

  222. October 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    I’ll be finishing up typesetting a creative commons C++ textbook and playing with my kids.

  223. jovialvampyre
    October 10, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    I’ll be cleaning my windows getting them all nice an shiny to watch the leaves in my woods change color :).

  224. October 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    I will be taking care of my 47 month old baby and possibly dressing her up so I can at least pretend we’re there!

    • October 10, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      4 month old! wow….don’t know how that happened!

  225. October 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    While not at Comic Con, I’m taking my wife out for our anniversary and reading my signed (and submarined) copy of Republic of Thieves.

  226. Alex
    October 10, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    While I’m not at NYCC, I’ll be reading some of the excellent books that came out this week, and taunting my friends with tiny and mild spoilers.

  227. October 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    There well be some doing of laundry, some cleaning of floors and other horizontal surfaces, feeding the dog and taking him for a walk. Oh and there will be too much of getting up early to go to work and driving to and from in bad traffic. So a full and fulfilling life that a little SF would bring a little joy into…

  228. October 10, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I will be working at a cancer awareness & prevention walk in the morning, and taking my wife to a play in the evening.

  229. Hauberk
    October 10, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    I’ll be running a three-day swim meet while I’m #NotAtComicCon!

  230. October 10, 2013 at 3:39 pm

    I will be watching the Buffalo Bills lose while I am #NotAtComicCon!

  231. Jani
    October 10, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    This week while I’m not at New York Comic-Con, I’ll be identifying inch-long, freshwater fish….and loving it

  232. Antoine A. Gagnon
    October 10, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Dungeons. There will also be dragons. And I’ll also be watching my niece and nephew as well as my own children for a sleepover, then a visit to Nana the next day.

  233. Kristin
    October 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I’ll be doing a Zombie Run, catching up on Person of Interest and Elementary, and re watching Grimm in preparation for the season premiere.

  234. October 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    #notatcomiccon I will be at ILA (Illinois Library Association) in Chicago trying to score some swag.

  235. October 10, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    I will be practicing with my new AGLA team, Affinity, in Halo 4 to get ready for the Fall 2013 League.

  236. Kathryn Handel
    October 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    I’ll be setting up Christmas at Pier 1!

  237. October 10, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    Pffff, I’m not participating. I’m sulking, because as a non-US citizen I’m quite clearly expected to go to NYCC, since I can’t win the price…

  238. October 10, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Unpacking, finishing ST:DS9 season 6, and working on my novel.

  239. October 10, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    Wish I was there, but sadly #NotAtComicCon

  240. October 10, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    While I am #NotAtComicCon, I will be working hard, watching hockey, and watching my feeds for awesome things coming from ComicCon.

  241. Nolan Duino
    October 10, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    While I’m not at NYCC, I was going to spend long hours working on some projects for my business classes, but then I remembered Pokemon X&Y come out on Saturday. Forget my studies, I’m going to play that all weekend!!

  242. Jon Asbell
    October 10, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I will be spending my NotAtComicon studying, finishing up the reading I have left, working, and I hope, preparing for a whole new family of writings to read!!!

  243. Redwolf
    October 10, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    While #NotAtComicCon I will be finishing my 2012 taxes.

  244. Natalie Cohen
    October 10, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    While I’m not at Comic Con, I will be wishing I was there 😦

  245. Jasmine
    October 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    While I am not at ComicCon, I will be editing a podcast I’m recording with friends! Also, sleeping a lot and staying off my feet. Hey, there are BENEFITS to staying home. (And possibly winning a bunch of books?)

  246. October 10, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon I’ll be working my second job as house manager at a comedy club. I’ll also be trying to catch up on all the video I’ve missed this week while working on a web site for my badge business. Thrilling stuff all around (but I’d rather be at Comic Con).

  247. Jc1960
    October 10, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    I’ll be starting a wood flooring install at my sister’s house while #NotAtComicCon

  248. October 10, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I will be having a book club discussion of the excellent book Code Name Verity!

  249. Serena
    October 10, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    This week I’ll be finishing up my own novel, baking like a demon for friends and family, and prepping for my ultimate holiday–Halloween!

  250. October 10, 2013 at 4:35 pm

    I’ll be doing several things that I have to do, which are not so fabulous…but I will also be working on my own book, which is all kinds of awesome.

  251. Stephanie Cheshire
    October 10, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    This week I will be attending the International Food & Wine Festival at Epcot. NY is a bit further than I can afford to travel at the moment, alas.

  252. Jess Pearce
    October 10, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    This weekend I’ll be making a sword for my Halloween costume!

  253. James Elkins
    October 10, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    This week, while not attending NYCC, I will be educating at risk teens at an alternative school, re-insulating/remodeling a room in my mother’s home, supporting my wife in her bid to quit smoking by being active and spending quality time with her…maybe see a nephew’s football game…in Alaska.

  254. KincaydA
    October 10, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    This weekend, while #notatComicCon, I will be playing tabletop games with friends and taking my wife to the movies. Next year hopefully will be at #NYCC

  255. Marla
    October 10, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    While not at NYCC, I will be doing parent conferences and playing computer games. And certainly avoiding the music festival in town.

  256. kpotato
    October 10, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    I will be traveling back from Australia after doing an internship in a research lab studying virus evolution 🙂 or I guess 😦 because I’m #NotAtComicCon

  257. October 10, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    I will be running a photo booth at my daughter’s school fall festival.

  258. Vinco
    October 10, 2013 at 5:25 pm

    In the world of comics and associated culture, I’ve recently found the delightful Marvel version of Puzzle Quest on Android… Quite fun, and one of the things I’ll be doing while not at ComicCon.

  259. KBTibbs
    October 10, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    While #notatcomiccon I’ll be cleaning Tokyo of Demons in Shin Megami Tensi IV.

  260. James Caplan
    October 10, 2013 at 5:31 pm

    We’re visiting Scotland and so can’t make comicCon this year. #NotAtComicCon

  261. Caitlin Jung
    October 10, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be prepping for Nanowrimo by working on an outline for my urban fantasy novel, knitting a TMNT coffee cozy for my husband, attending a birthday party for a makerspace, and limping my way through a C25k program. Looking forward to it! 🙂

  262. October 10, 2013 at 5:40 pm

    I’ll be putting together bookshelves. Can’t have too many bookshelves!

  263. gweeptish
    October 10, 2013 at 5:43 pm

    A comment. I shall be watching my toenails grow

  264. vbarton24
    October 10, 2013 at 5:49 pm

    I will be doing lots of things some halloween crafts with my kids. spinning some yarn making some halloween jewelry out of polymer clay. should be fun although I would rather be there at NYCC #notatcomiccon #nycc

  265. Angel
    October 10, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    Hot diggity! I’d like that there prize pack! I’m going to be cleaning out the garage this spectacular weekend. Wish I was at comic con instead.

  266. Jen W
    October 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    I will be spending my weekend celebrating Canadian Thanksgiving with my husband and his family. I am so glad to have awesome in-laws.

  267. Dawna Preston
    October 10, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    reading any book I get my hands on

  268. Grant
    October 10, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    working : (

  269. Rebecca
    October 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I love when comic con attendees share the love to those of us unable to be there! Hope everyone is having a good time!

    Fabulous thing I’ll be doing this weekend? Enjoying the beach. #sun&fun

  270. Becky Wallace
    October 10, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I have a new baby and won’t be traveling to ComicCon, but I could really use some books to read!

  271. Susan Puls
    October 10, 2013 at 6:32 pm

    This is an amazing collection of books! I’m going to be working all weekend.

  272. October 10, 2013 at 6:33 pm

    I will be running a half marathon, attending a friend’s wedding, and salivating over this prize pack.

  273. Michelle
    October 10, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I will be catching up on paperwork and working in the yard.

  274. October 10, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I will be working, attending a 50th birthday party, and fitting in a beer or two somewhere. Not particularly awesome, but I’m alive, so hey. (Awesome prize pack, Tor!)

  275. CharlieF49
    October 10, 2013 at 6:39 pm

    Thanks for the sweepstakes! I’ll be eating, sleeping, reading and training a kitty to not scratch so much.

  276. October 10, 2013 at 6:40 pm

    I will be marathoning Supernatural while I am #NotAtComicCon and waiting for my own future dorkette to be born.

  277. October 10, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    I will be studying for tests, doing homework, finishing projects for school, cramming for the PSAT, blogging, and hopefully catching up on some reading (and some sleep). Sounds like fun right?

  278. October 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    II will be working, supplying books to every comer, while #NotAtComicCon.

  279. Dorena
    October 10, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I will visit my favorite pumpkin patch to enjoy some fun fall activities and to buy fresh apple cider doughnuts, fresh apple cider and kettle corn. I love October. #NotAtComicCon

  280. Emily
    October 10, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    I will be doing in-depth planning for my NaNoWriMo story!

  281. Zack
    October 10, 2013 at 7:01 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be educating myself in Sword and Sorcery by reading Moorcock’s “The Fortress of the Pearl” and 1977’s “Flashing Sword’s #4” anthology. Then trying to write my own!

  282. October 10, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    I’ll be spending time with family. We had a tragic and unexpected death in the family.

  283. Jeff
    October 10, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    I will be combing through Goodwill stores to complete my Halloween costume.

  284. shawnproctor
    October 10, 2013 at 7:13 pm

    Alas, I’m not at Comic-Con this weekend. But this would make an amazing consolation prize!

  285. Tiffany R
    October 10, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    I don’t know if its fabulous or not but I will be working. I wish I was at the comic con though 🙂

  286. Susan S.
    October 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    I will be at work part of the weekend and relaxing at home for the other part.

  287. Christopher Olive
    October 10, 2013 at 7:16 pm

    Sadly, I’ll be working my backside off while #NotAtComicCon.

  288. October 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Wow what an incredible prize pack! Since I’m Canadian, I’ll be celebrating Thanksgiving this weekend.

  289. October 10, 2013 at 7:45 pm

    I will be attending the Frankfurt book fair. Just happen to have a layover in Germany and heard that Hugh Howey will be there so let the stalking commence! (jk).

  290. Courtney Ostaff
    October 10, 2013 at 8:03 pm

    While #NotAtComicon I have started a Girl Scout troop, volunteered as a Court Appointed Special Advocate for abused and neglected children, taught college students algebra, taught public school students history, and taught my daughter kindergarten.

  291. October 10, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    I’ll be at Soulard’s Oktoberfest with friends. Then packing for a trip to Seattle!

  292. Mike P
    October 10, 2013 at 8:27 pm

    Eating turkey in Canada

  293. Grue
    October 10, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I will be clearing room on my shelves to accommodate this prize! #woefullyoptimistic

  294. Mark Ruane
    October 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I could use some new books to recover from work 🙂

  295. Chris H
    October 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    I will be selling used books to help support my library while I’m not at Comic-Con

  296. Christopher Bradford (Grasshopper)
    October 10, 2013 at 8:35 pm

    Yummy!

  297. Gina D
    October 10, 2013 at 8:39 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I will be reading about #NYCC to see what I’m missing and of course, spending each lovely day at work 🙂

  298. MattDHillman
    October 10, 2013 at 8:43 pm

    I’ll be going to go leaf-viewing at the State Park, because the STATE parks are still open! Leaves are at peak right now, but I wish I could be at NYCC instead! Thanks for the prize pack!

  299. Mary Scott
    October 10, 2013 at 8:47 pm

    Oh please pick me….

  300. October 10, 2013 at 8:58 pm

    Attempting not to hyperventilate because I am sending my ms to beta readers, for the first time. Instead of writhing in horror at yet another stupid typo in that book I will finish the last chapter on another and take out my anxiety on the elliptical instead of baking. Maybe I’ll bake a little? And I promised myself that I would start and finish at least one of the books on my kindle that has been waiting forever and ever because I’ve been too spastic to sit down and relax. I’d rather be at ComicCon though.

  301. Pete Milizia
    October 10, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Sadly I was in NYC last weekend. Always a weekend early for Cons.

    Likely will be finishing a couple hundred pages of The Way of Kings and prototyping a new website in AngularJS/HTML for an interview.

  302. Carmen Wellman
    October 10, 2013 at 9:19 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon I’ll be catching up on reading novels while my husband Perseus his acting career!

  303. October 10, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    working on house

  304. October 10, 2013 at 9:44 pm

    Pick ME! It’s my birthday tomorrow!

  305. October 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    While I am #NotAtComicCon I’ll be reading a few new science fiction and fantasy novels. 😀

  306. Pedro N
    October 10, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    Working 😦

  307. October 10, 2013 at 10:05 pm

    it is sad that work gets in the way! Would love to be there!

  308. Autumn
    October 10, 2013 at 10:09 pm

    Carving pumpkins!

  309. October 10, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    I will be attending my first prenatal appointment. It’s pretty exciting to me, even if the internet usually finds that sort of thing annoying.

  310. October 10, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Oh my goodness, this looks amazing! I can’t wait to read so many of these. I wish I could have made it to NYCC. Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  311. kelly roll
    October 10, 2013 at 10:22 pm

    Cooking the first stew of the season and finishing off the Kepper by Sarah Langan

  312. Celia Marsh
    October 10, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    Dog walking! Which is actually plenty of fun, but there is a lot of walking involved.

  313. October 10, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    Watching my son perform in The Grapes of Wrath

  314. October 10, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Reading and painting and sewing! Maybe playing some more Kingdom Hearts 1.5.

  315. Stephen Bowman
    October 10, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    I just moved. It involved driving for 12 hours (this is in the car, not the truck) through 5 different states. I have the desire, but not the energy, to be able to attend NYCC this year. However, when I’m not unpacking I will be reading a book I have not read yet. Obviously it will be a Tor book, but I haven’t decided which.

  316. October 10, 2013 at 11:38 pm

    I will be stripping and refinishing a table that my wife found on the curb. It will be nice to have a place to eat dinner at.

  317. Jana
    October 11, 2013 at 12:13 am

    I will be making my bedroom extra-fabulous by re-painting the walls a lovely sky blue color, hanging chocolate brown curtains, and finally–at long last–putting some framed prints on the walls!

  318. ProfMel
    October 11, 2013 at 12:32 am

    While I’m not at NYCC, I will be teaching students engineering and environmental science. I use lots of science fiction examples and recommend your website!

  319. October 11, 2013 at 1:21 am

    Instead of ComicCon, I’ll be writing and debugging computer simulations of ant colony behavior for a class on Complex Adaptive Systems I’m taking.

  320. Kassiah
    October 11, 2013 at 1:24 am

    While #notatcomiccon, I’ll be attending my son’s football game and cleaning up my yard. Exciting stuff 🙂

  321. Jen
    October 11, 2013 at 1:29 am

    I’ll be doing lots of fabulous things this week: going to yoga, watching a university soccer game, calling my mom, eating Canadian thanksgiving dinner, winning a large stack of books. It’s. Gonna be a great week. 🙂

  322. October 11, 2013 at 2:41 am

    Eating Tibetan food and shopping for books. 🙂

  323. TrishEM
    October 11, 2013 at 3:37 am

    I hope to get the chance to see Gravity this week. Other than that, I’ll keep plowing through the books I just picked up at the Friends of the Library sale.

  324. Brian H.
    October 11, 2013 at 5:07 am

    I will be working on my Scalzi cosplay costume.

  325. CRash
    October 11, 2013 at 6:05 am

    Drawing an image featuring the unholy offspring of a chainsaw and a cellphone. It’s a long story.

  326. October 11, 2013 at 6:18 am

    I’ll be cuddling with my guinea pig while writing my young-adult fantasy novel. It’s epic on both levels, then, making up a little bit for the fact that I’m #NotAtComicCon.

  327. Jessica
    October 11, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I’m going to be looking for a new job! : p

  328. Laurie
    October 11, 2013 at 8:28 am

    I will be wrangling kids, laundry, and housework while checking Facebook and email and catching up on shows and anime on Hulu and Netflix. And maybe some blogging. 🙂

  329. Sheenah
    October 11, 2013 at 8:52 am

    While #NotAtComicCon this weekend, I plan on attempting to finish a commissioned piece and writing some fanfiction.

  330. Tarasina Dormerus
    October 11, 2013 at 9:10 am

    While not at NYCC, I’ll be reading the new Brandon Sanderson book, Steelheart.

  331. Marie
    October 11, 2013 at 9:38 am

    I will be watching the newly released Web of Fear with my husband!

  332. October 11, 2013 at 10:07 am

    While not a NYCC, I’ll be showing my parents around my new town.

  333. Emily C
    October 11, 2013 at 10:27 am

    Petting my cat and reading!

  334. Paula S.
    October 11, 2013 at 10:55 am

    I will be at home sick.

  335. Mary
    October 11, 2013 at 11:26 am

    This week I’ve been building budgets for the global non-profit where I earn my keep.

  336. Amanda G
    October 11, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I wish I could be at the Con this weekend. I’ll have to spend that time reading instead.

  337. Scott G
    October 11, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada. Going to be eating some turkey-lurkey with the family. Some of the cover art on the books in the prize pack photo are amazing though. Going to have to track them down and have a closer look!

  338. TacoDave
    October 11, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I will be heading to a theater to see “Gravity.” And playing with my five kids. My 12-year-old daughter always complains she doesn’t have anything new to read, so this would really be awesome.

  339. October 11, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    I am doing my very first read-a-thon! In fact, I should probably be reading right now…….

  340. October 11, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Dinner with visiting friends.

  341. October 11, 2013 at 2:01 pm

    I’ll be wondering when I’ll get to go back to work…

  342. October 11, 2013 at 2:10 pm

    While I am not at ComicCon, I’ll be planting garlic and shallots & thinking about spice soup

  343. Nicole M.
    October 11, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    Sitting at home and reading. Which is really not a bad way to spend my time 🙂

  344. matkeltri
    October 11, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I will be working and doing things with the fam.

  345. October 11, 2013 at 2:40 pm

    I’ll be thinking about not getting to go to Comiccon. Health issues kept me home, but we gave our tickets to our oldest son and his girlfriend and he already got me the autographs of the Atomic Robo guys!

  346. October 11, 2013 at 2:58 pm

    I’ll doing US History Homework 😦

  347. Debbie R.
    October 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    I’ll be playing dodge ball with elementary kids and then going through my twitter to see all the awesome pictures from NYComicCon

  348. Kanani Chang-Humphreys
    October 11, 2013 at 3:04 pm

    homework! creating a classroom management plan, reading for my philosophy class, making lesson plans for my reading class, and finishing up reading the house on mango street

  349. Breana M.
    October 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    While #NotAtComicCon I’ll be reading and…creating stuff. 😀

  350. October 11, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    I’m recovering post-op from a kidney extraction. I plan on selling it for money to go to next year’s Comic Con.

  351. October 11, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    While far from NY, I’ll finish editing my novel and send it out for a second round of beta readers…then sit back and enjoy Way of Kings.

  352. Mildredmayo
    October 11, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    It’s going to be a LONG, COLD, snowy winter . What better way to spend it than reading this prize. It makes you not miss getting to go to
    Comic Con so much.

  353. October 11, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    I’ll be trimming the goats hooves. I definitely need some good books to recover with.

  354. October 11, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’m headed to Viable Paradise to focus on writing for a whole week!

  355. October 12, 2013 at 3:54 am

    i’ll be reading… books and twitter feeds fro, NYCC…

    i hate being poor, sigh.

  356. William Siravo
    October 12, 2013 at 6:13 am

    can not make it to New York. many dangers lurk there. King Kong, terrorists, liberals.

  357. Karl
    October 12, 2013 at 9:07 am

    #NotAtComicCon
    Radiation treatment for throat cancer, unable to go anywhere…
    Except into the many worlds of Tor
    Books!
    That is the highlight of this down time, trying to catch up on my reading!

  358. October 12, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    Aiming to finally finish Dragon Age II while I’m #NotAtComicCon so that I’ll have a continuous save for DA3’s release next year. Also enjoying the beautiful weather in southern CT on my bicycle.

  359. October 12, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    While I am not at Comic Con, I will be contra dancing!

  360. Jon C.
    October 12, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    That WOT iPhone cover looks awesome!

  361. Patsy
    October 12, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    While #notatcomiccon I will be replacing the supports on the porch of our house. It doesn’t sound exciting until you think about it: a thousand pounds of concrete, six-by-six beams, and lots of heavy lifting = pretty extreme. (Also, hopefully, finally reading the new Jim C. Hines, which definitely qualifies.)

  362. Andrea Petersen
    October 12, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    #notatcomiccon Ooh, but I wish I was! Looks like a lovely prize!

  363. October 12, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    I donated to this awesome Kickstarter today (my birthday) while I was #NotAtComicCon. 🙂 http://dft.ba/-71_g

  364. October 12, 2013 at 12:14 pm

    I’ll be at home finishing off a pirate parrot pinata for my nephew’s birthday next week! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!

  365. Morley
    October 12, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    this would be an epic win in my books… pun intended!

  366. October 12, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    It is supposed to be sunny here so I will be out riding and slaying dragons. I would love to join you but really there is that pesky dragon that needs a stern talking to. Have fun at Comic Con

  367. October 12, 2013 at 12:20 pm

    I will be building a chicken coop, playing Animal Crossing, and continuing my reread of Ender’s Game while I’m #NotAtComicCon!

  368. TJ Erickson
    October 12, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Working… just working. I might manage some sleep in the middle.
    /sigh/

  369. October 12, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    No comic con for me. 😦 But some swag would make me feel better.

  370. October 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Not at Comicon, because I’m finishing up recording my 6th album, Forest Spirits. I’ll be playing a Native American ash flute that was made from a 75-year old tree that blew down in our 103-acre wood. We’ll be recording it in the place where the tree used to stand. Would love some new books for when I’m done, though!

  371. Sherry Russell
    October 12, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Go to the bank of America 500 on Saturday.

  372. Kristen Westfall
    October 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Lounging in bed with my cats is almost as good as going to ComicCom, right? RIGHT?

  373. Laura W.
    October 12, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Nothing too exciting, but since I am #NotAtComicCon, I am going to be reading (shocker!), playing video games, sleeping…. and of course the reason I couldn’t go… working! Booooo!! (Hope it was amazing!!)

  374. Bruce Hendrickson
    October 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Though I have read some of the books in the bundle, others I have not. I would enjoy reading the new titles and re-reading the old.

  375. Trisha Cole
    October 12, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I will be dog sitting for friends… No way to leave to area

  376. mark clark
    October 12, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    Bringing home my dog from surgery.

  377. October 12, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Going to a local comic shop, trades are 75% off! Going to be digging, then hopefully enjoying them while enjoying football on Sunday.

  378. October 12, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    I will be in my cumfy chair by the fire…reading.

  379. Jason D. McDonald
    October 12, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    While #NotAtComicCon, I’m watching my toddler son frolic through the park, looking at the world with wide eyes of discovery. Everything here is part of his fantasy world, and he is the conquerer!

  380. October 12, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    I’m #NotAtComicCon because I’m a student, so I’m sitting in my dorm room, doing schoolwork, writing/reading in my free time, and being jealous of everyone at #NYCC.

  381. Shayla
    October 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Reading, duh!

  382. Raphael B
    October 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm

    I will be finishing a short fantasy story (hopefully) and working full time. AT THE SAME TIME

  383. October 12, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    While #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be splitting my time between working and cataloging the books in my personal library.

  384. Kira
    October 12, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    Why am I doing since Im not at CC? Studying for my Russian exam so I can ace and then spend sometime reading 🙂

  385. October 12, 2013 at 2:15 pm

    Since I’m #NotAtComicCon, I am busy moving into a new house that happens to have one empty shelf for books.

  386. Pam Flynn
    October 12, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I will be taking my 95 yr. old dad to his doctor appointments and cooking dinner for him.

  387. Bill West
    October 12, 2013 at 2:54 pm

    Going to Tai Chi class and then finishing up homework for next week. Exciting, yes I know.

  388. Trisha
    October 12, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    While I am not at comic con I will be at work updating and fixing computers, at second job doing accounting work, and in my free time doing homework so some day I will finally have my college degree ( maybe by the time I’m ninety). If I’m really lucky I might squeeze some recreational reading in there at some point. 🙂

  389. October 12, 2013 at 3:10 pm

    Going to the apple orchard and my sister’s birthday party.

  390. October 12, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Reblogged this on Astigmatic Revelations.

  391. Tim
    October 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    My amazing weekend consists of going to the mall, watching football, reading, and taking a nap. Don’t be jealous.

  392. Eileen Rodriguez
    October 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    I couldn’t afford to be at NYCC but I will be there in spirit as I read several graphic novels and manga while wearing my Wonder Woman wristband and tee and checking my Twitter for all the NYCC news! Keep the awesomeness coming! ❤

  393. serafina
    October 12, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Work. Lots of work. Two jobs and 4 cosplay commissions! Yay money!

    • October 13, 2013 at 7:39 am

      My daughter is going to homecoming and The Walking Dead is coming back while I’m #NotAtComicCon 🙂

  394. October 12, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    Dinner out with my husband and reading.

  395. Diane B
    October 12, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    This week I am fabulously taking a certification course to drive ambulances, enjoying a visit from my family, and celebrating my birthday. 🙂

  396. October 12, 2013 at 10:01 pm

    I’ll be changing diapers, doing housework, finishing up some research and (if I’m lucky), getting some reading and writing done when my wife has our little one. NYCC would be a close second to this! 😉

  397. jmh
    October 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    While not at NYCC I’ll be fixing computers for friends and family.

  398. October 13, 2013 at 12:05 am

    While not at NYCC, I’ll catch up on my reading.

  399. B.P.K.
    October 13, 2013 at 4:16 am

    I won’t be at Comic Con. Instead, I’ll be working on setting up my freelance writing business and finishing my first draft of my first fantasy novel.

    #NotAtComicCon

  400. October 13, 2013 at 9:58 am

    I’ll be writing!

  401. greg
    October 13, 2013 at 11:17 am

    I will be sitting at home celebrating the US Navy’s birthday! Go Navy! Beat Army!

  402. Dawn
    October 13, 2013 at 11:18 am

    Taking my daughter to try out for All State band and reading good SF/F while waiting on her auditions! 🙂

  403. daniel brady
    October 13, 2013 at 11:19 am

    I won’t be at comic con, but I went to a BYU game

  404. October 13, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Count me in!

  405. Tania
    October 13, 2013 at 11:22 am

    While #NotAtComicCon I’ll be studying and writing a paper for school…Bouuuh 😦

  406. Kase
    October 13, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Fixing/Maintaining C-17’s and re-reading The Gentleman Bastard books.
    Also wishing i were at NYCC.

  407. Sean Coate
    October 13, 2013 at 11:25 am

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I will be….
    Running sound for a Gospel concert, reading/proofing my wife’s story’s plot, working my butt off in the hot Florida sun, selling entry/player packs for a disc golf Ace Race, and wishing I had more time to read.

  408. Lisa
    October 13, 2013 at 11:28 am

    I’ll be grocery shopping!

  409. Tara Pettengill
    October 13, 2013 at 11:29 am

    I won’t be at ComicCon, but I will be cleaning my house, cooking my husband dinner, grading science tests, reading Republic of Thieves, and working on lesson plans for next week. If I’m lucky, I might throw back a cider or two somewhere in there and have a few laughs with the hubby. 🙂

  410. Tom Knapik
    October 13, 2013 at 11:31 am

    I can’t be at New York comiccon because I’m haveing ACL reconstruction surgery.

  411. Tyler Kirkham
    October 13, 2013 at 11:33 am

    While not at comic con i went to a concert, have been babysitting my nephew and will be starting a new book. Would love a chance to win a tote of books.

  412. October 13, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I’m going to be trying to get some actual planning into this year’s NaNoWriMo project. I also hope to finish reading The Republic of Thieves.

  413. October 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

    While I won’t be able to attend comiccon #NotAtComicCon, I will be translating a religious conference from English into the Yapese language spoken by a group of people in Micronesia who don’t wear clothes and have giant stone discs as money.

  414. Amanda
    October 13, 2013 at 11:39 am

    I’ll be playing Humans vs Zombies!

  415. October 13, 2013 at 11:41 am

    While not at comic con, I am spending my weekend reading the pile of accumulated back log books I have waiting for me, and then enjoying the walking dead premiere!

  416. Nate Nickel
    October 13, 2013 at 11:43 am

    Planning my move to Scotland. I very well might be keeping my girlfriend company while she saddle fits. Therefore, I will have a lot of driving time and waiting around time to read :D.

  417. October 13, 2013 at 11:47 am

    My second son was born 3 weeks ago so I am staying home with my family and putting him to sleep every 3 hours as he tries to stay up and continue searching for entertainment. Listening to the Wheel of Time audiobooks to drown out the screaming in my ear. =)

  418. Samar
    October 13, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I’ll be spending the weekend cleaning while sneaking away to read a book here and there..

  419. Rj Susara
    October 13, 2013 at 11:53 am

    I’ll be finishing Steelheart and preparing for fantasy drafts.

  420. Dannielle Kaminski
    October 13, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    I will be plugging away at three chapters of Astronomy homework and tests, while sneaking in some time for fun reading (New Spring) and sneaking in some time to follow the Kansas City Chiefs as they hopefully go 6-0!

  421. Joe Lonergan
    October 13, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    While not at Comic-Con I will be slaving away trying to get through midterms and the first drafts of my final papers for the semester so I can graduate on time.

  422. GNolan
    October 13, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    I’ll be crying tears of joy at winning such fabulous prizes!

  423. October 13, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Nothing Fab, i had 2 funerals to go to 😦

  424. October 13, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Unfortunately, I will be #NotAtComicCon. That was horrible grammar. Oh well. I will be reading a lot of really good books 🙂

  425. October 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    This is fricken awesome! Missing NYCC, but this would be a good prize to soothe the heartache.

  426. Gabe Regier
    October 13, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    I’m working. Wishing I was there. I guess that is not that fabulous but there it is. If I won I could show off the swag to my wife and convince her to go next year though…

  427. October 13, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    While not at comiccon I will be burying my Drummers Mother in-law,

  428. Gabrielle
    October 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    I will be doing homework for college all weekend. Admiring from afar as I get pics from my friend.

  429. Kathy L.
    October 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    When I’m not at Comic-Con I will be mopping at home and doing homework. 😦

  430. Aimee D
    October 13, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    While not at NYCC, I am spending my weekend learning everything about the anatomy of the human head. Because that’s obviously much more fun. #notatcomiccon

  431. October 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    While I’m #notatcomiccon I’m working on promo for a short story anthology due out on Halloween, and playing video games. As you do.

  432. October 13, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    I’ll be cleaning out my gas floor heater & turning it on high to burn off the dust the vacuum doesn’t get, while it’s still warm enough to air out the house. Fall has come to SoCal. Yes, I know — riveting!
    (Also, regular weekend cleaning chores – the excitement never ends.)

  433. Daza
    October 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Missed Comic-Con but would love this prize!

  434. Disquietus
    October 13, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    The most fabulous thing I’m doing this week is a Disney movie day with my best friend. Between classes and work and homework my life is kind of lacking in fabulous lately.

  435. Luke Eaton
    October 13, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Playing Skylanders with my daughter.

  436. Joanna
    October 13, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Crocheting and watching football. I’m eclectic!

  437. Eric Hershberger
    October 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Ill be reading a promise of blood by Brian McClellan.

  438. Benjamin Rinaldo
    October 13, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    While not at Comic con I will be in up state NY hoping to find Omeggang’s Game of Thrones Themed beers.

  439. October 13, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    While I am not at Comic con I will we traveling from Indiana to Upstate New York to visit family and friends. I will also be eating tons of apples.

  440. Luke
    October 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I’m going to be prepping for grad school while I’m #NotAtComicCon

  441. October 13, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Mmmm.. just house sitting, working, and making sure the animals don’t go looney tunes. 🙂 Fabulous right?

  442. twilightdew
    October 13, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    This weekend I have been caring for daughter. Asthma flare ups are a pain but we are making the best of it by catching up on some movies and cuddling.

  443. shdwfeather
    October 13, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    While #NotAtComicCon I’ll be marking 40 student assignments! Huzzah. 😦

    I’m also making pot roast though, so that’s pretty good.

  444. hyperxion
    October 13, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    While I was not at NYCC, my best friends and I did a road trip down to Austin City Limits to see the band Matrimony play. On our way back to the hotel, the sky opened up, and we may as well have showered in our clothes. We were completely soaked, but it was so worth it. I can’t wait to see y’all again at the Texas Library Association annual conference in San Antonio! Librarians FTW!

  445. October 13, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    #NotAtComicCon but working on my VMware certification

  446. Margie Hunter
    October 13, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    While not at comiccon, I’ll be at home reading, doing chores, and wishing I were there. Enjoy it!

  447. Johanna Schenk
    October 13, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    Working and moving two cats, a puppy and myself into my sisters newly renovated garage from a three bedroom house.

  448. Lori Oliver
    October 13, 2013 at 1:10 pm

    Watching my 2 year old and going to class while my husband IS at comic con!!

  449. Marshall Morehead
    October 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    I will be exploring the depths of my local used book stores basement! I recently discovered the shelf-cramped catacombs of this wonderful place. There are thousands of books simply waiting to be read, and possibly a hundred or so waiting for me to buy them!

  450. October 13, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Writing my own book… and hoping it doesn’t go over 200,000 this time…

  451. October 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    While not at ComicCon I’ll be catching up on my reading and working a bit on my own novel.

  452. Chris Icenogle
    October 13, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Huge fan of Tor books!!!!! Would love to win this. Wish I could show my appreciation to all of you in person.

  453. Joseph Julian
    October 13, 2013 at 1:25 pm

    Fighting to stop human trafficking. Having event to raise awareness.

  454. Ryan Smith
    October 13, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I will be watching The Walking Dead and working.

  455. October 13, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    I’m late, but have spent most of my weekend making a bustle skirt for next Jordan Con.

  456. Vanessa Mihara
    October 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    While #NotAtComicCon I’ll be going to a birthday lunch with a friend.

  457. Rich H
    October 13, 2013 at 1:33 pm

    Reading the Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

  458. Nichole Anne
    October 13, 2013 at 1:36 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I’ll be doing some unpacking at my new apartment in between doing some preschool lesson planning.

  459. Sarah
    October 13, 2013 at 1:38 pm

    While not at NYCC I’ll be recommending books to kids as a librarian by day and baking delicious treats at night.

  460. October 13, 2013 at 1:40 pm

    I’ll be going to see Junot Diaz give a talk in Milwaukee!

  461. October 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Re-writing a short story to submit to an online magazine and then sipping a cup of tea. Wishing I was in New York!

  462. October 13, 2013 at 1:42 pm

    Since I am not at New York Comic Con, I am at home, spending time with my daughter, enjoying the 3 day weekend, doing my Borderlands 2 100k Loot Hunts and just all around waiting for tonight for Season 4 premier of The Walking Dead.

  463. Danielle B.
    October 13, 2013 at 1:54 pm

    Though I will not be at New York Comic Con, I will be watching some scary movies, hanging out with a few friends and lending a hand to my best friend who is working on costumes for the local zombie walk.

  464. October 13, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    Spending the weekend being a Sicky McSickerson, in bed with soup. Books would make me feel better… 🙂

  465. J.C. Stoner
    October 13, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    I will be working on my phd school work; sadly starting this program has left me little time to continue down my path of reading all Hugo Award Winners and Nominees…

  466. Jessi Sesnon
    October 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm

    I will be working all week at my new job and looking for a new rental the rest of the time. Oh and reading/taking a visit to Discworld. Thank you Mr. Pratchett 😉

  467. Jess H
    October 13, 2013 at 2:04 pm

    While I’m #NotatComicCon this week, I’ll be working my regular 40, working on marketing and promotional materials for my first book (due out on Oct 31), and hooking up with my gaming group over Skype for a few late night dungeon raids.

  468. MLove
    October 13, 2013 at 2:05 pm

    I will be reading Brent Week’s Lightbringer series. However, I wish I was there

  469. Barbara Elness
    October 13, 2013 at 2:07 pm

    I’ll be reading about ComicCon on Facebook and the rest of the internet and wishing I was there. 😀

  470. October 13, 2013 at 2:11 pm

    I will be enjoying the weather in Texas while re reading an Erikson book.

  471. Tamara A.
    October 13, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    I’ll be wishing I was as NYCC while I’m working and reading some scary books.

  472. Emelin
    October 13, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    I’ll be watching the premiere of Season 4 of The Walking Dead!!

  473. Matt Keeler-Pecor
    October 13, 2013 at 2:29 pm

    I will be making computer programs for my new degree, and if I have time start writing again.

  474. Edward Broeth
    October 13, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    Reading the new biography of Jim Henson and football!!!

  475. Ben Gardner
    October 13, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    I was going to be working this weekend, but due to an unforeseen knee injury I will be reading a few more chapters of my re-read of “The Way of Kings.” So excited for “Words of Radiance”!!! 😀

  476. Sariah
    October 13, 2013 at 2:41 pm

    Reading “Flora’s Fury” and spending too much time on the internet. (Way too much!)

  477. Eric T
    October 13, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Starting the week with the new walking dead, then being working dead through the week

  478. Rob Turner
    October 13, 2013 at 3:08 pm

    I’ll be cleaning out the garage and writing midterms for my students #notatcomiccon

  479. Mona Martinez
    October 13, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Saturday scoured estate sales for that perfect treasure (that I didn’t know I needed) & Sunday enjoying the long needed rain, coffee, and a good book.

  480. October 13, 2013 at 3:15 pm

    I’ll be planting crocus bulbs.

  481. Mike H
    October 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    Ran 7 miles through beautiful woods on a clear sunny day with a dozen friends. Life Is Good.

  482. Jamie
    October 13, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    I will be watching my daughter while my husband and his buddy’s play board games!

  483. John F
    October 13, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    While I’m #notatcomicon I’ll be doing fall yard work (leaves!) and trying to finish up one of 3 books I am working on.

  484. Anna in Indiana
    October 13, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    Being #notatcomiccon, I went to the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival in Indiana. There were people in costume! …19th century dresses. Plus on the way home we saw some Amish folk in a carriage.

  485. Jennifer J
    October 13, 2013 at 3:35 pm

    One fabulous thing I’ll be doing (since I can’t be there) is finally cracking open my recently arrived book: The Republic of Thieves by Scott Lynch! Then I’ll be doing a book swap with a friend; I’m reading Alamut by Judith Tarr and she gets the amazing The Way of Kings!

  486. Matt Larsen
    October 13, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Working graveyards and trying to finish reading steelheart

  487. Willow
    October 13, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Having a baby 🙂

  488. October 13, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    I have been playing the heck out of my new Pokemon X game.

  489. October 13, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    This weekend I’m trying to wrap up edits on my debut YA horror novel.

  490. Stacy F
    October 13, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    I’ll be playing The Sims 3 and watching the 4th season premier of The Walking Dead!!!

  491. October 13, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    One fabulous thing I will be doing this week while not at New York Comic Con (I wish I could have gone, so thank you for this opportunity!) is the last mowing of the season (it’s way overdue, I know) of the front and back yard. Last week had too many things, but it was a great time with family. Oh, and I’m reading KINSLAYER by Jay Kristoff. It’s fantastic. I’m savoring every bit of it. It’s too good to rush it. Look for my review, soon.

  492. Kathy Czarnecki
    October 13, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    While I’m #NotAtComicCon, I am watching football, caring for my elderly cats, reading Brandon Sanderson book and of course looking at this picture of the bag of swag and yet remembering I never win anything.

  493. October 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    I’m at home on Fall Break which means I’m #NotAtComicCon. Woe is me.

  494. Kelvin
    October 13, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    I’m not going to be able to make it but I’d love to get a goody bag!

  495. October 13, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    I’ll be busy working all week while trying to get in as much time as possible to finish my 3rd reading of “The Way Of Kings”. Wish there was more time in the day.

  496. Teri C
    October 13, 2013 at 6:18 pm

    while #notatcomiccon I will be teaching at our elementary school where I work. Wishing I was in some rad cosplay hearing about the industry and upcoming releases.

  497. October 13, 2013 at 6:38 pm

    While #NotAtComicCon I’ll be catching up on the Mercy Thompson books and re-watching Firefly. Coplaying in my head. 🙂

  498. Michael Shelburne
    October 13, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I’ll be studying American Government and Calculus for college….

  499. Chuck Lane
    October 13, 2013 at 7:51 pm

    I’ll be doing stuff around the house because I am a furloughed federal worker. Wish I could be there!

  500. Adam Carter
    October 13, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    I’ll be catching up on some Green Lantern comics while continuing to work, and probably try to round out the week with some X-Wing Miniatures. Love some of the other ideas in these posts, though. Maybe its time for another Sanderson marathon, mixed with some Firefly for good measure.

  501. October 13, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Spent the week vacationing in Seaside, OR, jogging on the beach listening to the audiobook of Eye of the World. 😀

  502. Robert Levin
    October 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    This week while not at comicon I will Crushing my midterm exams.

  503. Dawn
    October 13, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Walking through the old car show here in town.

  504. October 13, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I’ll be spending my time at work and working on grad school homework. Comic Con would be a lot more fun, though. Thanks for this giveaway!

  505. Joanna W.
    October 13, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    While #NotAtComicCon, I hope to marathon The Vampire Diaries and start reading The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. =D

  506. larainey
    October 13, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    Well I will work and play video games and oh read some awesome TOR books but I need more!

  507. Anarra
    October 13, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    Shopping and a wonderful farmer’s market!

  508. Chris W.
    October 13, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I will be working, going to school, and studying for a Mechanics of Fluids exam!

  509. Drew DiPirro
    October 13, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Studying for a midterm.

  510. superhombre
    October 13, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    I am trying to decrease my backlog of purchased books to make room for these free ones that I am going to win. Thanks!

  511. Avi
    October 14, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Definitely not at NYCC, unfortunately.

  512. October 14, 2013 at 12:08 am

    While I’m not at ComiCon, I will be working on my first freelance writing job, hanging out with my family, reading “I am Not a Serial Killer” by Dan Wells to my blind friend, and reading “Steelheart” by Brandon Sanderson to myself.

  513. October 14, 2013 at 12:39 am

    Waiting for my prize bundle

  514. Will
    October 14, 2013 at 12:55 am

    I’m going to be neck deep in studying for my midterms!

  515. Jessica Day George
    October 14, 2013 at 12:57 am

    I will be working on the edits for my tenth book! That’s why I’m #NotAtComicCon

  516. Jeremy
    October 14, 2013 at 1:24 am

    I need all of these glorious things :O
    Can’t wait for the next book in the Stormlight archive =]

  517. October 14, 2013 at 1:31 am

    Well I’m not at comic con I’ll be working on 4 assignments in college and studying for my last mid-term. While doing all this I will be catching up on my Dune novels by Frank Herbert. As well as re-reading Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.

  518. Doug Warner
    October 14, 2013 at 1:54 am

    While not at #NYCC I’ll be rockin’ my 16 day old new born to sleep and watching his dream spren!

  519. Dyark Cannon
    October 14, 2013 at 7:43 am

    I’ll be visiting relatives and enjoying my last week off until next year =D

  520. Chris Stewart
    October 14, 2013 at 9:14 am

    There is a backlog of minis awaiting my inexpert painting attempts and a dog demanding the use of a hand for scratchings. I believe I have a full week ahead of me.

  521. Emily D.
    October 14, 2013 at 9:54 am

    I’ll just be working.

  522. Joe Guthrie
    October 14, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    Eating turkey.

  523. Felicity Gremillion
    October 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm

    Unfortunately, I live halfway across the country so… there’s that.

  524. Amanda Mills
    October 14, 2013 at 6:05 pm

    While not at Comic-Con, I will be playing Magic: The Gathering and watching Richard II.

  525. October 14, 2013 at 8:54 pm

    While not at Comic Con because I was working, I look forward to the consolation prize!

  1. October 11, 2013 at 1:01 pm

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