Saturday, March 24, 2007

Who Knew?

So I have now discovered a previously unknown demographic: that strange and heretofore occult overlap between the fans of science fiction and professional ice hockey.

Yes, my signing at the New Mexico Scorpions game was a success! (Or at least, a success in the category: previous signings with me in them, not taking place at an SF convention.) I sold enough books to pay for my gas, the fast food I purchased at the concessions stands, and had enough left over for a margarita or two.

Plus the game was fun. I haven't seen a live hockey game since I left Minnesota at the age of 13--- I mean, hockey in the desert, isn't that at least a little weird?--- so I'd forgotten how much action there is in hockey compared with other major sports. Never mind the home team got humiliated with an 8-3 loss. I had nothing at stake.

Do publishers know about this new demographic? Is there some way we can enlighten them?


Blogger HaloJonesFan said...

Perhaps John Ringo could advertise at hockey games. It takes a...certain frame of mind to appreciate that guy's books, and I expect that repeatedly slamming your head into a plexiglass wall would achieve that end. (bah-dum BOOM)

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