Simon Pegg Gets the Kids All Swoony

BookPeople spies a Missed Connection for nerds

The Chronicle's interview with Simon Pegg... with minor cosmetic alterations
The Chronicle's interview with Simon Pegg... with minor cosmetic alterations (courtesy of

Although Craigslist isn't exactly the kind of reading material you'd expect from the super-literate gang at BookPeople, it's a good thing they were looking: They stumbled on a Missed Connection forged in the line to buy Simon Pegg's memoir.

The book in question is Nerd Do Well, in which the co-creator and co-star of the bloody spectacular Spaced and Shaun of the Dead writes candidly and cogently about geek culture, sci-fi, his career, and so much more. In this week's interview with the Chron's Marc Savlov, Pegg talked about term paper he once wrote on "Base and Supersucker: A Marxist Overview of Consent in Star Wars and Related Works" – and yes, our heart just skipped a beat.

Speaking of hearts skipping a beat, BookPeople's is about to blow a gasket. They host Pegg in-store next Wednesday, and they've been adorably geeking out about it on their blog for days now. It's catching: While waiting in line to buy Pegg's book, BP's blog relates, a customer started making eyes at a pretty lady. Quoth his Missed Connection: "I got my book, but I didn’t get her name."

Pegg will be at BookPeople on Wednesday, June 15, 7pm. Show up early. And geek out to your heart's content. You'll be in good company.

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