Attention, all you Chicagoland-ers:
John Green's going to be in Chicago on 8/08/08! He's speaking at the Harold Washington Library Center at 2pm and then there will be Wizard Rock listening and Something Really Awesome at 8:08pm. Alas, I will be at work (and also I'm not the biggest fan of Very Crowded Things, which I suspect this event might be). But if you are available, you should totally go see him.
I was lucky enough to see John Green last year at the Schaumburg Library and it was awesome. I even won a free book!
So, yes. Go see John Green. And then get your wizard on at Terminus (the Harry Potter conference), which is also in Chicago next week.