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SF in SF presents John Scalzi in conversation with Kimberly Unger 9-20-23
The American Bookbinders Museum
San Francisco, CA
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SF in SF presents John Scalzi in conversation with Kimberly Unger 9-20-23
Bookshop West Portal and SF in SF - Science Fiction in San Francisco


in conversation with Kimberly Unger

Doors open at 6:00PM
Event begins at 7:00PM

Tickets are $10 and available only through Brown Paper Tickets
While no tickets will be sold at the door, we will have a waitlist


John Scalzi will be reading a selection from his new book, Starter Villain, followed by Q&A with the audience, moderated by author Kimberly Unger. Book signing follows; feel free to bring your first editions from home!

Titles by John Scalzi and Kimberly Unger will be available for sale onsite, courtesy of Bookshop West Portal. Scalzi titles, including Starter Villain, are available for pre-order through BSWP's website - https://www.bookshopwestportal.com/event/sf-sf-john-scalzi-starter-villain - for pickup at the event, or at the bookstore after, or have it shipped if you cannot attend in person.

Cash bar opens at 6PM
21+ beer/wine/whiskey, + fizzy water, soda
Podcast by SOMA FM
Sponsored by Tachyon Publications
Proceeds benefit the American Bookbinders Museum

JOHN SCALZI is an American science fiction author and former president of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. He is best known for his Old Man's War series, three novels of which have been nominated for the Hugo Award, and for his blog Whatever, where he has written on a number of topics since 1998. His latest book, Starter Villain, is now out from Tor Books.  Learn more about this author at https://whatever.scalzi.com/

KIMBERLY UNGER is the author of Nucleation and the 2022 Philip K. Dick Award-winning The Extractionist. Unger made her first videogame back when the 80-column card was the new hot thing and now produces narrative-games for VR, lectures on the intersection of art and code for UCSCs masters program and writes science fiction about how all these app-driven superpowers are going to change the human race. Unger lives in the Bay Area, where she works in the future of VR on the Meta-Oculus gaming platform. Learn more about this author at http://www.ungerink.com/


The American Bookbinders Museum's entrance is located at 355 Clementina Alley, between 4th and 5th Street, between Howard and Folsom.  The nearest BART station is Powell and Market.  Street parking is free after 6PM on most streets (check your meter!), but parking is not available on Clementina Alley. There are several parking garages within a couple blocks  further directions and transit options are available on the ABM website.  Learn more at www.bookbindersmusem.org.


Please note: while masking isn't mandatory, we'd be happy if you would while inside the ABM.  We'll have some on hand in case you want one.

Questions? Please email Rina Weisman at sfinsfevents@gmail.com


The American Bookbinders Museum (View)
355 Clementina Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States



Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!



The ABM is completely wheel-chair accessible, with entry at Clementina Street door. For any questions regarding venue accessibility, please contact Madeleine at the ABM at 415.824.9754

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