minimal-pilgrim:

Oh god, this is so exciting! #neilgaiman #tickets #usherhall #bringonjuly

Usher Hall has just gone on sale. Lots of tickets.
The two nights at the Barbican, and the San Francisco night, are practically (but not quite) sold out.
Carnegie Hall (NYC) still has plenty of tickets for sale…

minimal-pilgrim:

Oh god, this is so exciting! #neilgaiman #tickets #usherhall #bringonjuly

Usher Hall has just gone on sale. Lots of tickets.

The two nights at the Barbican, and the San Francisco night, are practically (but not quite) sold out.

Carnegie Hall (NYC) still has plenty of tickets for sale…

Neil Gaiman reads Dr Seuss’s GREEN EGGS AND HAM, in honour of Worldbuilders hitting $500,000.

Learn about Worldbuilders at http://www.worldbuilders.org/ (and this reading at  http://www.worldbuilders.org/our-next-stretch-goal-unlocks-at/neil-gaiman-reads-green-eggs-and-ham )

(I’m not really here. But I wanted you to get it from me first.)

We wish you a merry Christmas, a cool Yule, a perfectly lovely Englishmas, a very late Chanukkah, an only slightly late Solstice, a hot and happy Kwanzaa and a glorious Draw On New Eyebrows For Chthulhu Day.
Frankly, pretty much anything you are celebrating, we are for, as long as it doesn’t involve being mean to other people. And to prove it we offer this photo to the world, taken by kylecassidy.

We wish you a merry Christmas, a cool Yule, a perfectly lovely Englishmas, a very late Chanukkah, an only slightly late Solstice, a hot and happy Kwanzaa and a glorious Draw On New Eyebrows For Chthulhu Day.

Frankly, pretty much anything you are celebrating, we are for, as long as it doesn’t involve being mean to other people. And to prove it we offer this photo to the world, taken by kylecassidy.

justinvanvlietphotography:

Neil Gaiman by Justin van Vliet

Me.  The grey hair takes over. It will win soon. Great photo, though.

justinvanvlietphotography:

Neil Gaiman by Justin van Vliet

Me.  The grey hair takes over. It will win soon. Great photo, though.

Probably the best thing I’ve ever seen on the internet. Certainly the most accurate.

amandapalmer:

i was gifted hand-knit neil gaiman and amanda palmer puppet likenesses in perth by a gal named krystel rose hewett (@zendarenn on twitter).

the detail, from neil’s black removable jacket to my kimono and obi, is quite stunning.

notable: full pubic hair and boobs on the amanda palmer, yet neil’s black clothes are absolutely irremovable.
so many levels.

neil is in london. i haven’t seen him for over a month.
so today in sydney, i decided to make use of the knitted puppets and blog a picturebook commemorating our relationship.



THIS IS NEIL AND AMANDA.

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AMANDA IS MORE OR LESS NAKED AND NEIL’S CLOTHES DON’T COME OFF BUT NEIL’S FINE WITH THAT.


AMANDA LOVES COFFEE AND NEIL LOVES TEA.

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IT’S OK. THEY LIVE WITH THEIR DIFFERENCES.


I WISH I COULD PLAY MUSIC FOR YOU BUT I CANNOT THIS INSTRUMENT IS TOO LARGE.

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IT’S OKAY, AMANDA. NOT EVERYTHING WORKS OUT THE WAY YOU THOUGHT IT WOULD.

HOW ABOUT I READ YOU A BOOK.

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REALLY? YOU’RE GREAT.


SOMETIMES IT’S FUN TO TAKE A BATH.

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NEIL YOU’D ENJOY THIS BATH SO MUCH MORE WITHOUT YOUR CLOTHES ON.


SOMETIMES WHEN NEIL IS SAD AND TIRED, HE LIES IN AMANDA’S LAP.
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SOMETIMES WHEN AMANDA IS SAD AND TIRED, NEIL RUBS HER NECK.

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NO AMANDA DON’T DO IT! YOU HAVE SO MUCH TO LIVE FOR.

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SOMETIMES AMANDA JUST WANTS TO HUG HER PILLOWS AND IGNORE THE WORLD AND NEIL TAKES IT AS A PERSONAL REJECTION. HE IS SO JEALOUS OF THE PILLOWS EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE INANIMATE.

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BUT THEN OTHER TIMES THERE IS LOTS OF SEX, AND EVERYBODY’S HAPPY.

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HEY WE HAD PUPPET SEX!!!!!!!!!!

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SEE? I CAN LOVE YOU AND ALSO THE PILLOWS.

LET’S SPOON. GOODNIGHT. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH.

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I LOVE YOU TOO.

GOODNIGHT.

GOODNIGHT.

HEY.

WHAT?

BEING PUPPETS IS THE NAZ.

YEAH.

YEAH.

Philip Pullman and me in Conversation…

joehillsthrills:

Recently crossed paths with a pal.
I’m frowning because Neil only gave me one jar of his hunny and I knew it wouldn’t last and it didn’t.
He’s smiling because he knows all the rest of his hunny is safe: the hundreds and hundreds of golden jars of it he keeps hidden from the world and hogs for himself.

Look at us. We are masters of modern terror. We are so scary. Whoooooo we are so scary.
It is okay that you do not think we are scary. 
We do not mind.
We have honey.

joehillsthrills:

Recently crossed paths with a pal.

I’m frowning because Neil only gave me one jar of his hunny and I knew it wouldn’t last and it didn’t.

He’s smiling because he knows all the rest of his hunny is safe: the hundreds and hundreds of golden jars of it he keeps hidden from the world and hogs for himself.

Look at us. We are masters of modern terror. We are so scary. Whoooooo we are so scary.

It is okay that you do not think we are scary. 

We do not mind.

We have honey.

Author Neil Gaiman (@neilhimself) recounts a bloody memory of MythBuster’s Adam Savage, and Adam puts Gollum on the phone for a performance of “I Will Survive” at Minnesota Public Radio’s Wits.


If you haven’t seen this, you should see this. It will cheer you up, if you need cheering up.

A lovely Australian review of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE in http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/books/distorted-memories-inspire-a-solid-return-to-adult-novels-20130801-2r04p.html which I post because I am still impressed by photographer Tamara Dean’s ability to take an exhausted man into the alley behind Hachette Books in Sydney and come away with some amazing photographs…

A lovely Australian review of THE OCEAN AT THE END OF THE LANE in http://www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/books/distorted-memories-inspire-a-solid-return-to-adult-novels-20130801-2r04p.html which I post because I am still impressed by photographer Tamara Dean’s ability to take an exhausted man into the alley behind Hachette Books in Sydney and come away with some amazing photographs…