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Selected San Diego WFC Highlights

1. The launch of the lovely Delia Sherman's The Freedom Maze, where I was lined up behind Patricia McKillip to buy a copy from Ellen Kushner. How cool is that?
2. The walrus at SeaWorld. Absolutely gorgeous. Huge, yellowish and with a broom for a face. And did I mention huge?
3. The pubcrawl organised by Jetse de Vries and Jim Minz. We though there would be thousands of people, but it turned out to be a very select group. (Hi, Griffin! Hi, Rob!) Russ and I dropped out after the first two bars, given our degree of jetlag, but I managed to sample a few interesting ciders, and Russ had some local San Diego beers. The group miraculously stumbled on the Space Exploration Society shop (how cool is that?), where we bought some very fetching T-shirts.
4. The Air and Space Museum. (My Dad would happily live there, I suspect, if he ever got to see it. Mum, not so much.)
5. Russ was on a panel about villains with Len Wein. How cool is that?
6. At the Mass Signing, we sat on a small side-shoot of the Hadley Rille Books table, very close to many lovely Hadley Rille Books authors. The delightful Alison Goodman sat with us and signed some books and many huge posters of her new triumph Eona. The wonderful Elisabeth Malartre and Gregory Benford also sat with us and offered helpful suggestions for alleviating my deeply tedious migraine. The photo below was taken, we all think, bu Alison Goodman. Unfortunately, Gregory and Elisabeth aren't in it, but Eric Reynolds appears in the back row thanks to a primitive version of photoshoppy stuff. (Yes, Heather's holding up the photo.)
7. Everything else.


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Nov. 22nd, 2011 02:49 pm (UTC)
Look at that crew! Woohoo!
Nov. 22nd, 2011 11:04 pm (UTC)
What an amazing set of authors!
Nov. 22nd, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
Wonderful. You met Patricia McKillip? Wow! How cool is that?! She is one of my favourite authors. I am two degrees away from her.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
And I even managed to stammer out something about how much I loved her writing and you did too.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you for telling her. I mean, she's doesn't know me from Eve, but I love her books so. Ombria in Shadow and </i>The Alphabet of thorn</i> are on my desert island list. Those are two books I can't live without.
Nov. 22nd, 2011 11:19 pm (UTC)
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