doesn't it alway happen this way - two events scheduled at the same time, and only one is possible? this weekend the new yorker festival and the ted corbit 24 hour run conflict. as part of the new yorker festival, fans of haruki murakami (the "running novelist") can catch him twice in the same weekend: on saturday for the book signing for "what i talk about when i talk about running," and, again, on sunday for "in conversation" where he'll be interviewed by deborah treisman, the fiction editor of the new yorker.
unfortunately, getting over to the book signing on saturday is impossible since i'll be doing loops of a two mile course in queens. my attendance at sunday's event, however, while possible, is decidedly unlikely. aside from the sheer fatigue of following the finish of the ultra at 10, i'd miss the giants-seahawks game. that doesn't seem like a big deal, but i'd be loath to miss a giants game where they can to go 4-0 with a win. and, while the book signing is free, the interview $25 - pretty steep as far as i'm concerned.
so i'll just have to read about in the papers :D
update: here is the new yorker blog post on the event! tickets sold out in 11 minutes!! is murakami a rock star, or an author? in any event, from the post, seems like most of the time was spent on his writing rather than his running.