Is this?

The 15th Anniversary Celebration of TNG was just wonderful today.
I had my talk this afternoon, and though I started out slowly, I warmed up, and eventually left feeling very satisfied. I asked many people in the house how they thought I’d done, and they were all very complimentary.
Then I watched Patrick, who I have never seen onstage…holy shit. If you get a chance to see Patrick, RUN THERE.
I hung out for the bulk of the day, signing stuff for people and visiting with some really cool WWDN readers, one of whom gave me the gift of “The Wesley Dialogues” printed and bound into a little book…it was so freaking cool, I can’t even tell you.
Speaking of books, the week has been very light on entries because I’m nearly finished with mine.
Remember how so many readers have been telling me to write a book? Well, I listened. Watch this space for details on how you can get it in about a week or so, maybe two. Know what’s in it? The end of SpongBob Vega$ Pants, baby!
Tonight, I took the manuscript with me, and I read selections from it for a large crowd, who really seemed to be “with me” for most of it. Having an audience “with me” rather than pissing them off of boring them is always a good thing, and I left tonight feeling really happy. My mom was in the house and she came up to me after the show, crying, telling me how good I was, and what a great writer I have become. Yeah, she’s my mom so she isn’t the most objective person in the world, but making my mom proud is also always a good thing.
I read some entries from the old WWDN, like The Trade, Hooters, Fireworks, and The Wesley Dialogues, along with a new story called “Hooters Revisited,” which will end the book.
I am really excited, guys. For the first time in ages I look forward to each day, and I feel like I’m doing something which really makes me happy.
There was one thing which bothered me, though…this guy was talking to me about how much he admired my guts for putting my life out there, and while I was talking with him, my friend Keith came over, and I got distracted, and when I turned back around, this cool guy was walking away. I bet he felt like I totally blew him off, which is making me feel really bad. If you’re reading this, I’m sorry, man.
I’ll be back at the con for a few hours in the morning tomorrow…I’m hoping that hot porn star shows up again.
…Just kidding.
(well, maybe not)

126 thoughts on “Is this?”

  1. Thank you Wil for the kind words. …Uh…your not talking about me? Damn, thought you heard me talking.
    I am looking forward to the book.

  2. KJB said:
    “You sneaky bastard.
    Writing a book and not telling us.
    Cheeky monkey. CHEEKY!”
    Sneaky Bastard, indeed!!
    And is that Boingo Alive you were listening to? Man, do I miss RFB!!!
    Aloha.

  3. Never saw “TNG” or was into the whole “Star Trek” thing, but this blog is vaguely interesting. It’s always funny to see celebrities acting self- important as though their insight or talent is somehow superior to professional writers.
    How many books Wil would you have to sell to turn a profit, I wonder?

    I constantly post these pathetic, trolling comments because I am a complete loser, and it helps me feel better about myself.

  4. moe joe.
    how many negative and rude posts will you have to leave on a guy’s website in order to make yourself feel cool?
    Wil,
    don’t worry about losers like that, they just don’t get it.
    anyhow, enough time wasted on that jack ass…
    I can’t wait to hear more news about the book.
    You’ve got a sale here, thats for sure.
    hell, ive even turned a bunch of guys at my office into fans…
    I’m glad the show was such a success and that you made your mom proud.
    that’s a pretty awesome feeling isn’t it?
    anyways, congrats on everything….
    you deserve it!!!!

  5. Ah, the luxury of idiots… they make the rest of us feel smarter! ^_^;;
    Wil, thanks for behaving like a human, and I’ll buy the book if for nothing else that to just say that I own a piece of Wil.
    ooooooh yeah baby.

  6. Yes. I can’t believe that you actually wrote the book. I’m so going to buy it, as long as it dosen’t involve a credit card, cause I don’t have one:( I love your stories. You are a gifted writer.

  7. wil: congrats on the successful reunion!…i know the book will do well…from the pieces i’ve seen here it should be a great read…it was good to see the concern you showed about your fan in your post…nipping a misunderstanding in the bud is a great way to keep a friend…and avoid creating an enemy.

  8. So, will it be one book, sold to the highest bidder on ebay? :) Now that I’d like to see…although then I wouldn’t get the book…bummer…

  9. Wil, Congratulations on the successful TNG reunion. Watching the WWDN community take shape over these many months and sharing in your new career directions has been very rewarding. I look forward to your book when it’s available.
    You’ve come a long way in a short time in your rolls as father, son, writer, actor & a kind of friend to many people. Forgive me if I’m presumptuous in saying I’m really proud of you. Best, Rob

  10. The startrek.com site now requires Flash 6 to view. This sucks for Linux users, who are stuck at version 5. There has been no news from Macromedia about a new version 6 for Linux. The site’s official recommendation? To use a Windows computer! *sigh* I thought geeks were their target audience…

  11. Wil, four words… Autographed copies on ebay! Let me know, my credit cards and bid clicking fingers will be smoking!

  12. OK Wil (and everyone)… I am the guy that was talking to Wil after the show Saturday night. I felt a little awkward standing there while you were talking to your friend, but I really didn’t feel like you were “dissing” me at all. I really wanted to tell you how much I’ve appreciated you as an actor since Stand By Me and Trek, of course… and since I couldn’t make it to the con due to work, I was only able to make the evening show. But, man, was it worth it! It was really great to know that you are doing so well, and that you are a real person like the rest of us. I think that you made my month! I hope to talk more to you later since you seem to be a very caring, open, honest, and sensitive guy! There are not enough of us left in the world! ;-)
    Take care! Terry

  13. Never saw “TNG” or was into the whole “Star Trek” thing, but this blog is vaguely interesting. It’s always funny to see celebrities acting self- important as though their insight or talent is somehow superior to professional writers.
    How many books Wil would you have to sell to turn a profit, I wonder?

    I constantly post these pathetic, trolling comments because I am a complete loser, and it helps me feel better about myself. (childishly added by grown- up child star “Wil Wheaton”)

    LOL- I see you “edited” my post just a lil’, eh Wil? Don’t worry, though. You don’t have to ban me again (doesn’t do any good, anyway;) I was just stopping by out of curiosty and I had to put in my 2 cents worth because of the nauseating level of drivel being dispensed by you and lapped up by your toadies. I sincerely hope your book does well for obvious reasons.

  14. I can’t wait to read the book! I come back to your site each day in hopes that you’ve made a new entry; to read what’s the next scene in the heartfelt story of the Life of Wil Wheaton. I’m sure this will be a book I’ll have to read in a day because I can’t put it down. Thanks Wil!
    You definetly have to auction autographed copies on ebay.

  15. Congrats Wil! I’m excited for you. I know all my friends can’t wait for your book and we’re always watching to see what you do next. We have all your movies and we taped all your shows. We can vouch for what an amazig guy you are so go out there and kick some ass!

  16. Hey you…damn, there’s a lot of posts lately.
    Congrats on everything. I think writing a book is the COOLEST thing ever!
    I’ll make sure to pick it up once it trickles down to my side of the market (Thrift Stores in about 3 years).
    Continued success to ya!

  17. LOL- I see you “edited” my post just a lil’, eh Wil? Don’t worry, though. You don’t have to ban me again (doesn’t do any good, anyway;) I was just stopping by out of curiosty and I had to put in my 2 cents worth because of the nauseating level of drivel being dispensed by you and lapped up by your toadies. I sincerely hope your book does well for obvious reasons.
    ———————-
    Wil, man; don’t pay attention to this loser for one frigin’ second. I think most of us here have had that one loser in our lives (school especially) that just wouldn’t leave us alone. Like them, this guy works at a job with his name on his shirt and needs to knock others to feel better about himself.
    He checks this site every single day just hoping to find something to poke fun at. Screw ‘em. Feel the love and ignore the jealousy. (And besides, if he was brave enough to leave his real email address, I’m sure he is being mail bombed as we speak.)
    It takes people 4 years of Star Trek to not like Wesley and one visit to this site to love you.
    You can’t keep a good monkey down! (Wow….that’s kind of a perverted saying isn’t it?)

  18. I still don’t get the 5’4, 120# reference in the graphic. I just *know* that doesn’t accurately describe you!
    Explain please.

  19. Wil,
    sorry, I could not make it..
    dad was in town, my uncle passed away friday…
    he had been fightin cancer for 2 years…
    maybe next time…
    later

  20. Hiya Wil,
    Great to hear that you had really good time, just wish i could get to see you over here in the UK *sigh*
    -oh well-
    Save a copy of your book for me!
    Kordith

  21. Hi,
    I posted before, but now I’m on a computer that actually works so I’m doing it again!
    I just wanted to tell you that you made my day/week/month/etc… I talked to you on Friday at the convention and you were so kind, and seemed genuinely interested in talking to me. (we talked about WWDN, geocaching, digital cameras, and you suggested using Gallery on my website) Then the next day after your talk (which was hilarious by the way) and Gates’ you were signing more pictures and you remembered me. I realize I’m sounding a little lame, but it was a major thrill for me. You made me feel wonderfully special. And even though everyone else has said it already, it was great to hear you read from your site Saturday night. I’d read most of them before, but it was great to hear it, and have a voice to match with the voice that reads them in my head.
    OK, I’m done now.
    Thanx again for making my weekend so wonderful.
    Laura
    a.k.a. Sunidesus

  22. UNKA WIL!!!
    I seriously hope that the “monkey’s” that inspired
    you and cheerlead-ed you through…”write a book
    already”…will be mentioned in someway.
    Where WOULD you be with out the monk’s?
    Where WOULD we be without the Wil-man?
    Great news bookwise tho..and sounds like a
    kickass con. also.

  23. Hey there.
    To start things off, this is my first time to this site. After this weekend how could I not check it out. I just wanted to say that the whole experience was awesome. When you read from your book Saturday night (I missed the earlier performance) it was really nice hearing it read with the emotions and feelings that went along with how you felt at that time. You did such a GREAT job! I did not get a chance to tell you what I thought about your performance so instead of e-mailing you I figured I would go here.
    I know a lot of people say “I was the one who…” or “I asked you to sign this…” and I will try to not be as bad as some. I met formally with you midday Saturday and took a picture with you. I had the Social D shirt on with the red/black hair. Amanda will be sending you the pic soon. If you do/don’t remember me that’s cool. You were so sweet and outgoing I just wanted to say Thank you!
    Hope everything you want to do in life works out for you and keep on writing!! Bye.

  24. Hey Wil-
    I’m so glad I got the opportunity to meet you. I was the one with the Joy Ride t-shirt with the mud flap girls. I thought it was so wonderful how excited you were to meet your fans from the site. You made me feel special. I wish we had more of a chance to talk, but I was all nervous and there were other folks waiting in line.
    I really enjoyed your talk. Your stories were hilarious and the fact you kept losing your button was comedy.
    Thanks for making my first convention a memorable one.
    Much love,
    Lorie

  25. Wil,
    Congrats on the book, I will look forward to getting a copy. Glad to hear things are looking up. Keep up the great work.
    Neil

  26. Wil, you ROCK!
    *Throws WWDN horns*
    I didn’t get to see you on Sunday, but I wanted to tell you that we all enjoyed your reading on Saturday night. Following Rick Overton was not an easy task, but you did it, and did it well.
    Can’t wait to see the finished book!

  27. A couple of months ago I saw a little article in the SF Chronicle about your pending Barney battle, and since then I’ve been hooked on your site. I must admit that I usually don’t understand much of the computer talk, but your stories are fantastic. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with so many people. You are a brave person to bare your soul like that, especially because you are such a visible personality. Good luck with your future projects, and I wish the best to you and your family. And to everyone else, let’s follow Wil’s example and make our moms proud (they love us regardless, but I got the chance yesterday to surprise mine with an early birthday party, and it was such a neat experience).
    P.S. I’m so glad you beat up the dino!

  28. Holy Fucking Shit!!!!
    WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am so excited!!!!
    I can’t freaking wait to get my copy of your book, Wil.
    This has really made my farking day!!!!

  29. YOUR MOM SHOULD BE PROUD.
    I JUST GOT HOME FROM THE WEEKEND. IT WAS A GAS.
    YOU STOLE THE SHOW. YOU STOLE THE WHOLE WEEKEND.
    I CAN’T BELIEVE WHAT A GREAT PERFORMANCE YOU PUT ON….
    THINGS ARE GOING TO CHANGE FOR YOU FROM HERE ON OUT. YOU’LL SEE. THE ENERGY IS THERE.

  30. Great job this weekend Wil. It was so great to meet you and I thank you for making me feel kind of like one of the cool kids this weekend.
    And now for my own ‘I was the one…':
    I was the one that wore the “Newt Hates Me” shirt (then the Wil’s Run shirt the next day). I also took the picture with you and Brandi (which will hopefully be in your inbox in a day or two). We talked computer stuff and I was very surprised that I was able to have a semi-coherant conversation with you. The entire weekend was a blast and you were certainly the highlight of the weekend.
    Small shout out to Jackie and Brandi! Too funny that we all had the same idea :)

  31. Creation Con on Sunday: Adam asked “who was the funniest from Saturday night?” He announces each name. Wil’s name gets a resounding, deafening hurrah. (Winning the applause meter.) Adam looks mystified at the crowd and says, “really?” I swear he had a lightbulb go on above his head as he tilted his chin a bit to the side.

  32. Ohhhh! These stories really cool and make me smile! Once I really like to see Patrick Stewart onstage..aghem in the weekend I saw him In the Jeffrey! (..was this the title?)

  33. I never get to see you in person, and I continually keep missing The Bruce (Campbell)anytime he comes remotely near my area.
    I hate Ohio. All jokes told about this place are true.

  34. [just joking]Can I offer some criticism of the book cover scan you posted? “A year in the life of Wil Wheaton as chronicled at WIL WHEATON DOT NET by Wil Wheaton” is good. But it only mentions your name 3 times. I think we can do better. How about we add “A WilWheaton DOT NET Productions book, edited by Ira Glass, with Prologue by Wil Wheaton.” and what about the illustrations? Is an “Illustrated by Wil Wheaton” needed? [/just joking]

  35. Dude, Moe Joe didn’t need any help flaming out. Don’t be an Uncle Weener.
    Nuthin but love and criticism for ya here ;),
    Drake.

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