This Saturday, December 8, from 9 to 3, I’m going to be signing, inscribing, and selling copies of Mets Fan (for less than on Amazon, no middleman) at the Magic Monikers Autograph and Memorabilia Show in The Crowne Plaza Hotel in Harmon Meadows in Secaucus, New Jersey.
This is a big show. Tom Seaver, Keith Hernandez, Gary Carter, and Yogi Berra are going to be there on Saturday. Mike Piazza will be there on Sunday. You can read about the whole lineup here, and you’ll also find out how much each of them gets for signing various items (don’t worry, I’m not charging anything for signature and inscription). I’ve never been to an autograph and memorabilia show before and I think it will be fascinating. I promise to blog about the scene.
I’ll be at a table as a guest of Katherine Foronjy and Joe Coburn, the filmmakers who made Mathematically Alive, a film about Mets fandom which just won “Best Documentary” at the New Jersey film festival. I’ve written a review of Mathematically Alive on my main site, which you can read here. Their DVD of the film will be available for sale at the show and online.
I want to repeat what I’ve said before. Mathematically Alive is genuinely terrific and I am not saying this because I’m friends with these people or because they’re letting me have space at their table. I hardly know them. But they sent me a review copy of their film when I agreed to introduce them at the film festival. I was blown away by how good it was, how moving and how meaningful it was as a representation of the psychology of the Mets fan. It filled me with happiness and pride. The DVD would make any fan a great holiday gift and I am hoping that this wonderful film will get some theatre distribution or some attention from the Mets or SNY. Trust me. My critical credibility means a great deal to me. Anyone who is reading this blog or who has read my book would love Mathematically Alive.
So if you’re anywhere near Secaucus (and most people are), please come by our table at the Magic Monikers show. We’ll be happy to sell you (and sign!) some things that may give you more Mets fan pleasure for the dollar than the signatures that the other people at the show will be selling. We’ll also probably have more time to chat.
I hope to see you there. If you come to the show, stop by and say hello!