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[conventions|photos] My day one of the Nebula Awards Weekend - Lakeshore
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Jay Lake
Date: 2013-05-18 06:33
Subject: [conventions|photos] My day one of the Nebula Awards Weekend
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Tags:awards, california, child, conventions, events, family, friends, jerseygirl, photos, travel
Yesterday, Jersey Girl in Portland flew down to San Jose. We ran into Richard Lovett on the plane, and shared a cab to the convention hotel. Once there, the afternoon became a blur of old friends and new that I couldn't possibly do a sane job of listing. At the author signing, I was seated between John Scalzi and Joe Haldeman, with Connie Willis and Stephen Gould on the far end, safely out of range from me. Signing was busy and a lot of fun

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DNA transfer between myself and John Scalzi

After the signing, Jersey Girl and I went to dinner with C.E. Petit, Catherine Shaffer, and the Locus crew, led by the indomitable Liza Trombi, along with Francesca Myman, Tim Pratt and Heather Shaw.

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DNA transfer between myself and Francesca Myman of Locus while Catherine Shaffer looks on approvingly in the background

Post-dinner, we hit the reception at which the Nebula nominee certificates and pins are handed out, along with drinks and photography. It was fun to stand with Aliette de Bodard, Ken Liu and Lawrence Schoen. We were only missing Nancy Kress. And I am in awe of both Aliette and Ken for their across the board strength on the award ballots this year.

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(Most of) the Best Novella ballot lining up to be photographed for the later restraining order

Eventually I retired early for a crappy night's sleep.

Today my parents show up, as does my aunt and uncle, as does [info]the_child. My profound thanks to Crystal Black for making her trip possible. Plus a ton more friends.

Tomorrow, I am off to Rio Hondo at the crack of doom.




Photos © 2013 N. Schaadt. All rights reserved, reproduced with permission. As usual, more at the Flickr set.

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asakiyume: give me a call
User: asakiyume
Date: 2013-05-18 22:18 (UTC)
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Keyword:give me a call
Oh awesome! DNA transfer for the win!

So that must be Aliette next to you on the left! Nice to put a face to the name. (And you look different from how I expected--I was still expecting big ol' beard and flowing locks, I guess. But those are probably hard/impossible to keep through chemo, I suppose.)
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Agent Mimi
User: agent_mimi
Date: 2013-05-19 02:54 (UTC)
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Looks like I great time! I heartily approve of the DNA transfers. And I think I used to have those socks! They got holes in them a couple years ago so I can't hold them up to the monitor to compare (shut up, I'd totally do that) but I think they were the same.
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fledgist
User: fledgist
Date: 2013-05-19 15:45 (UTC)
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I knew you could lick Scalzi.
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