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The world is full of wonders [Oct. 31st, 2010|10:09 pm]
Spent the weekend at World Fantasy Con in Columbus, Ohio. It was a weekend surrounded by writers talking about writerly things, and honestly I was a bit nervous going down there. Though there would be a few people I knew, and Cat and Dmitri were going to be there, I had a vision of myself as sort of pathetically trailing after Ferrett, looking like a lost puppy and trying not to draw too much attention to myself so that people didn't look upon me with pity and contempt.

I needn't have worried. First of all, there were Ferrett's fellow Clarionites, Emily, Paul and Keffy, who all felt like they knew me already, and some Viable Paradise people and other years of Clarion people who somehow knew who I was. Then there were some friends from around here and from Michigan cons. And to top it off, writers like Kij Johnson and Elizabeth Bear and Ted Chiang and Mary Robinette Kowal who were all phenomenally generous in the face of strangers. They were all interesting and fun and engaged. So much erudite conversation crammed into a single weekend is a wondrous thing.

We bought way too many books, my throat is sore from talking for hours in loud rooms, my feet and legs hurt from being on them for hours, and it was completely wonderful.

If you were there and I met you and I don't know your LJ name, please please please say hi!!!

[User Picture]From: jeffpalmatier
2010-11-01 03:15 am (UTC)
Speaking of authors, have you seen this yet?

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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-01 03:48 am (UTC)
Appalling and yet brilliant. LOL!
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[User Picture]From: badspock
2010-11-01 11:08 am (UTC)
Sounds like a great time was had by all! Finestkind!

Just a heads up, this weekend is Mid Ohio Con at the big convention center in Columbus. I work the show every year, it's a damn good one. Any chance of seeing you and Ferret there?
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-01 01:49 pm (UTC)
Alas, I fear we are too booked with work things to take another weekend. We will get there some day!
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[User Picture]From: kisekinotenshi
2010-11-02 02:30 am (UTC)
... I totally commented on the wrong entry 'cause they both had the same icon. I will blame it on sickness-brain! *Facepalm*

Edited at 2010-11-02 02:31 am (UTC)
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[User Picture]From: zoethe
2010-11-02 03:10 am (UTC)
I was a bit baffled! LOL!
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