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November 22nd, 2011: If you're in Toronto, good news! The Beguiling has copies of my new book.

Even better! If you're in Toronto, GREAT NEWS: just like we did last year, me and the Beguiling are having a Holiday / Book Release Party! It's going to be totally awesome and you should come. It's on the same day as Feel Free To Say Hi If I'm Wearing A Dinosaur Comics Shirt Day, Woooooo!, which should be convenient. Here's the, um, Facebook event, and if you don't have Facebook, here's what they wrote!

DINOSAUR COMICS BOOK RELEASE and HOLIDAY PARTY!
It’s the new book, "Everybody Knows Failure is Just Success Rounded Down."
Monday, December 19th, 2011
7:30-10pm, doors at 7pm
@ Pauper's Pub, 539 Bloor St. W., 2nd Floor
FREE TO ATTEND

Oh my gosh you guys! Just in time for Christmas, it’s the release of the long-awaited new collection of DINOSAUR COMICS, the awesome webcomic by Toronto’s own Ryan North! It’s called "Dinosaur Comics: Everybody Knows Failure is Just Success Rounded Down", and collects all of the strips originally appearing in 2007 - STILL IN FULL COLOUR! Author Ryan North will be on hand signing books and meeting and greeting with all types of fans! Copies of the new book will be on sale at the event, as will past books, shirts, and prints! Can you think of anything more awesome to do...ON A MONDAY?

We’re launching the book just a few days before a big holiday, and we figured "We can totally make this a party that EVERYONE can enjoy!!!" It’s also THE OFFICIAL DINOSAUR COMICS HOLIDAY PARTY! (woooo!) Food, drinks, and merriment! Wear your Santa hats! Bring a Secret Santa gift and you’ll receive one (details below)! Even more: December 19th is "Feel Free To Say Hi If I'm Wearing A Dinosaur Comics Shirt Day, Woooooo!" So wear your Dinosaur Comics shirt to spark a conversation! Or spot somebody wearing one and ask thon about it. Or feel free to observe the day silently -- the holidays are for everyone!

All of this is happening Monday, December 19th, at Pauper’s Pub (539 Bloor St W, near Bathurst TTC), on the second floor. We hope we’ll see you there!

SECRET SANTA RULES:
If you would like to participate:
- Please bring a wrapped gift with a monetary value of no more than $5.
- Go to the book sales table and trade your gift for a numbered ticket.
- At 8:30pm, we’ll call out the numbers, and when your number is called you’ll have your choice of the available gifts!
- Please mark on the outside of the gift if your item contains food and especially if it contains common allergens including peanuts, gluten, etc., so that people with allergies will be able to make an informed Secret Santa Selection.
- Participation is by no means mandatory, but we thought it might be fun!

To make sure the best gifts ever in time get to you when you want them, here are the HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES. Orders placed before these dates will get to you in time for Christmas!

December 1st-4th: All shipping methods except U.S.P.S. First-Class Package International Service™ are safe.
December 5th: International orders made not selecting U.S.P.S. Priority Mail Express International™ shipping will likely arrive in January.
December 10th: USPS FIRST CLASS and STANDARD may not make it in time and neither will USPS EXPRESS MAIL INTERNATIONAL.
December 14th: ALMOST NOTHING IS SAFE. USPS EXPRESS is the only safe USPS option. For FEDEX HOME/GROUND shipping it depends on where you are: refer to this map!
December 17th: A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE (IF THINGS PLACED ON OR AFTER THIS DATE ARRIVE BY THE 24TH, THAT IS)

One year ago today: worked kinda hard to avoid having to break up "Beethoven" with a hyphen, was entirely unsure as to where it would've been placed

– Ryan

big ups and shouts out