World Fantasy Con:
The panels were maybe not quite as good as those in Wisconsin, but the socializing in the consuite made up for that. I must say FACT kept a nice spread going and did what they could with a pretty small suite. Had conversations with David Coe and
that have made us, and Eric especially, rethink our views of short stories and their usefulness. I feel sorry for Eric today because he’s going to have to get up and go to work when I know he’ll want to plow on through with the story he started yesterday.
The goodie bags were nice. Both the bags themselves, which make an excellent carry-on with zipper and all, and the book haul. Also I got The Line Between signed (yay!), and bought Bradbury’s Farewell Summer, a book I didn’t realize existed.
The con hotel was pretty, but rather cold. I decided, before falling asleep Wednesday night that I’d bring my ‘velvet’ shawl that I’ve worn once in the past, since I wasn’t bring a jacket along. “It’s going to be in the 60s,” I thought. “I’ll be fine with just long sleeves.” Living in Tempe, one tends to forget exactly what temperature 60 is. The hotel we stayed in was cheaper and still nice, a place Eric stays when he’s in Austin on business. We had a kitchenette and they offer an honor-system snack bar. And the bed was comfy! I slept pretty well the entire stay. I also took advantage of their gym. Especially considering that I decided to ignore my diet after Thursday.
Only had one panic attack.
To work today. You know, that NaNo thing…
And oh, AC has a new article up by me: Five Ways to Snack Healthier.