John Scalzi at Midtown Arts Center

Following up on their incredible success with the Neil Gaiman book signing, Old Firehouse Books is excited to announce their next bestselling science fiction author event. On Sunday, August 23rd at 3pm fans will be invited to a book talk and signing with acclaimed author John Scalzi. Scalzi is the author of several New York Times bestselling novels, including the Old Man’s War series. This event will mark the release of the next book in the series, The End of All Things.

The book talk and signing will both take place at the Midtown Arts Center. Tickets for this event cost $5 and serve as a coupon for $5 off The End of All Things

We are no longer accepting ticket or book sales. Please stop by the Midtown Arts Center to purchase books and tickets. Supplies are limited. 


How many books will John Scalzi sign? And can I bring previously purchased books?
Attendees may get 3 books (or non-book items, see below!) signed, plus as many copies of The End of All Things as you can carry. You can bring books from home, but please keep in mind that we need book sales to bring in authors! After every event, we report our sales back to the publishing house. High sales with Old Firehouse Books mean more similiar authors will visit Fort Collins! High sales at Amazon/Barnes and Noble/your local grocery store are not counted toward this goal. Buy your books from Old Firehouse to ensure more fantastic scifi events in the future!

Can I get my picture taken with John Scalzi?
Old Firehouse Books will have a photographer on site to take pictures of you and John Scalzi. Those photos will be available up to two days later on our Facebook, free of charge to you!

Where do I pick up my tickets?
Tickets can be picked up ahead of time at Old Firehouse Books, or they will be available at Will Call at venue after 2pm on August 23rd.

I cannot attend the signing, but I want a signed book! What do I do?!?
Order your book online using our handy online store! We can ship anywhere in the United States, but unfortunately we cannot ship internationally. In the comment section of your order, include a note saying you will not attend the signing but you would like the book(s) signed. You must prepay for these books or we will cancel the order.

Will John Scalzi sign my [insert non-book object here]?
Depending on how weird the non-book object is, we leave that up to Scalzi himself, but for the most part this should be fine. If your non-book object is dark in color or a slick material, please bring your own marker or pen that will work on whatever it is. Also please note that non-book items will count as part of your 3 things to get signed!

Can I arrange an interview with John Scalzi?
Please contact Kelsey Myers at with any media inquiries.


Additional questions may be answered on John Scalzi's website. You can also contact Old Firehouse Books by e-mailing or calling at 970-484-7898. Thanks for your interest in this event and we look forward to seeing you there!


Event date: 
Sunday, August 23, 2015 - 3:00pm
Event address: 
3750 S. Mason Street
Midtown Arts Center
Fort Collins, CO 80525