Scrapyard is Launching, Preorders are Closing

I'm feeling a little distracted right now. It's ten past eight in the morning, and I have it on good authority that six hours from now a delivery truck is going to unload eleven pallets of Schlock in my driveway. This Saturday, May 23rd, we shall be celebrating at the Radisson Hotel on 215W South Temple in Salt Lake City. The Scrapyard of Insufferable Arrogance Launch Party will run from 4:00pm to 6:00pm with prizes, food, all kinds of Schlock merchandise, and me sketching like a madman. The launch is part of the CONduit science fiction and fantasy convention, but you don't need a convention membership to come to this party. Next Tuesday, May 26th, we will be closing pre-orders on Scrapyard so that we can prepare to ship books. Shipping will be happening on June 8th and 9th. The delay is there so that I have time to sketch in a thousand books without hurting myself. Also, Sandra needs to print and sort about $15,000 worth of postage. We only have enough copies of Under New Management remaining to make about 100 more boxed sets, which we lovingly refer to in the store as Schlock Mercenary: Munitions Canister I. When those are gone, Under New Management will be out of print for the rest of the summer. We've corrected the typos, tweaked some images, and submitted files for a second printing, but we're not expecting those pallets-full until August. You are welcome to pre-order boxed sets and empty slipcases through Tuesday the 26th. If you are going to be in the Salt Lake City area this weekend and wish to pick up your order at the party, all you need to do is print out your order confirmation and present it to Sandra. If you are there and wish to upgrade your order to a numbered sketch edition, as many as a dozen of you can do that, too. As always I will be doing non-numbered sketches at no charge. It's now twenty minutes until 9:00am, and I still have over five hours to wait until my pallets of joy arrive. I promise to take pictures when they do...
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