In an "Evening with Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer" event at Town Hall in New York City Friday night, Palmer started to let slip that they had an "exciting secret" and then the couple had a moment of thought before agreeing to tell the audience what was on their mind. Palmer explained that they had just purchased a house in the countryside in upstate New York "not very far from New York City" where Gaiman could be happy writing, and that they were "currently looking for a place in New York City" where Palmer could be happy in a city environment. They've been trying for many years to do so, Palmer said, but now they're "finally making it to New York City".
And, not surprisingly, in a theatre just off Times Square, the crowd went wild. No doubt this move from Boston to New York will also make Gaiman's teaching gig at Bard College, also in New York State, a little more feasible.
Hannah Means-Shannon is Senior New York Correspondent at Bleeding Cool, writes and blogs about comics for TRIP CITY and Sequart.org, and is currently working on books about Neil Gaiman and Alan Moore for Sequart. She is @hannahmenzies on Twitter and hannahmenziesblog on WordPress. Find her bio here.