A Tribute to John Scalzi's Contributions to AOL Journals.

This is John Scalzi, award-winning writer of science fiction novels, non-fiction books, the venerable blog Whatever (since 1998!) and other stuff. He instructed, inspired and amused bloggers on the AOL Journal By the Way from August 20, 2003 until the end of 2007, when his contract ran out with AOL. During that time he created the Weekend Assignments and the Monday Photo Shoots, memes that have since been continued by other bloggers.

Scalzi's other contributions while working with AOL included a financial column in the 1990s, and a "secret" area that existed on AOL for a time. Most recently, he wrote and blogged for AOL's Ficlets interactive fiction site from March to December 2007.

Please help us thank our "Blogfather" for all he's done for the blogging community!

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Where In The World Is Flat Scalzi

Yep, that's right, it's the return of Flat Scalzi! I saw him just yesterday here in Berkeley, California. He was strolling across the Cal Berkeley campus. Have you seen Flat Scalzi in your neighborhood? If so, download the photo of Flat Scalzi, grab your camera, take a picture, then write your own Flat Scalzi entry, and we will feature your link here.

I wonder where in the world Flat Scalzi will end up next?

-Carly

Flat Scalzi Sightings...

Houston

Tucson

Florida

7 comments:

lifes2odd said...

I think I know where he'll be this weekend!
Martha :-)

gravydogg55 said...

      JOHN, YOU HAVE BEEN A GREAT HELP TO ME (BORN APRIL 24, 1920), AND HAPPY THAT MY CHILDREN ENCOURAGED MY ACQUIRING A COMPUTER A FEW YEARS AGO.
       JOHN IT HAS BEEN GREAT TO HAVE YOU HELPING ONE ON ONE WITH DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS, PATIENT WHILE WE 'CATCH ON' LIKE A THIRD GRADE CHILD SO HAPPY TO HAVE LEARNED SOMETHING NEW.
     I CERTAINLY LOOK FORWARD TO KEEPING UP WITH 'ScalziCelebration' AND WISH THE BEST FOR YOU AND YOURS THE COMING YEARS.     sam

deslily said...

Inside I know this is a good move for you.. to let you write more and get your "fabulous author" career time to grow!

But I also know it's one of many aol boo boo's.. you know.. like those ads on journals. (you remember those don't you John? heh)  Anyway, it's their loss!  And unfortunately ours also.  I am glad you have "Ficlets" and "Whatever" so we can keep up with your True Profession..

Much good luck in the future!!!  May 2008 be a very good year for your writing!!!

Pat Neal/ DesLily

monponsett said...

Flat's still alive?

mavarin said...

Of course.  You can't keep a flat man...um, let me rephrase that.  It's hard to kill a concept! - Karen

monponsett said...

When he left Cape Cod, one of my Barbies was pregnant.

ondinemonet said...

Monponsett...ROFLMAO!~

-Carly