in 2006 -- the Space Cadets are at it again with their wacky
doorways and their efforts to inveigle members to vote for them.
Much as I like their bid, however, I'm much more in favor of. .
in 2006 -- a Worldcon I can drive to. Busy, cheerful, with a
nice raffle going and lots of tasty munchies available for the folks.
I probably would have enjoyed it much more if I wasn't snarling
at my computer going batshit on me. As it was, I kept stomping around
swearing under my breath and wishing everyone would just go away
and leave me alone with the chocolate.
publishing party -- hoo, boy, that was nice. Held off-site at
the Academy of Spherical Objects (aka a very tony pool hall with
antique pool tables and a full bar), I had a most pleasant afternoon
eating lovely nibbles like mini quiches, chicken kebabs in peanut
sauce and California rolls while getting slightly lit on Bailey's
while playing pool with Elizabeth Moon. I also got free books, chatted
with various editors and authors, and generally had a whale of a
Party -- hot, crowded and noisy, which is normal. Nice nibbles
-- I had a variety of chocolate, followed by a plate of veggies
and bread with cheese while chatting with Julie Mandala, a Plano
writer, belly dancer and editor of the upcoming Hell anthology.
She asked me if I knew about it, and I told her I already had a
story in progress and she'd probably get it sometime next week.
I also volunteered to come to the slush reading party, so I have
now been anointed as a willing slush slave -- whee!
of Liaden party -- much cooler and saner. Plus, I was handed
a small hand fan with which to fan myself -- bonzer. Got to chat
with a variety of people while sipping a Pepsi, and walked out with
a green plastic lizard and a sticker of Neptune.
Press party -- I ran into Cecilia Tan at the Eos party and she
told me about the Circlet Press party. Fairly quiet, mainly in progress
to sell books, although I did get an invitation to come to Confusion
in Michigan in January. That should be a nice change from Dallas
-- quite busy and crowded, so I ducked out after getting a sticker
and a program book.
party -- quite pleasant, and they gave me a new Pepsi. But I
was fading fast, so the hotel room beckoned.