August 18th, 2003

Fishy Circumstances

An influx of writers

Rob SawyerOf course a literary convention like Worldcon attracts writers. That's what it's meant to do. George R.R. Martin is the writer guest of honor. Spider Robinson is the toastmaster. Hundreds of other writers will be there. (Connie Willis, Cory Doctorow, David Brin, Guy Gavriel Kay, Elizabeth Moon, Nalo Hopkinson, Tanya Huff, Terry Pratchett... then again, this is the same list which includes Isaac Asimov, so I'll take the whole thing with a grain of salt.) Rob Sawyer will have a book launch party for Hybrids. (See? I mentioned it. His PR efforts work.)

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This leads me to another trivial tangent: what percentage of the general attendees of this event are webloggers? I'm guessing it's a higher percentage than among the general population. (While we're counting, these two are listed as attending or panelists.)
Fishy Circumstances

Carpeting denouement

The saga of the carpeting is (hopefully) complete. It's done! It's all tidily tucked in in all the right places.

It's as if the blackout is finally over. We can move the furniture back out of all the places it's crowded into and back to where it all belongs. There are suitcases lurking under the table. Clothing encrusts the sofa. Boxes tower over my desk. There's clutter everywhere right now. But now we have places to put it all.