November 3rd, 2007


[conventions] World Fantasy Day 2

Well, that was a whirl. We started out with a quickie breakfast and supply run, then hit the Con for a slambang day of Con-worthy fun.

I had a very productive meeting with casacorona, along with a number of useful (from a business perspective) hallway chats, klingonguy gave me partial direction on "America, Such as She Is", Bruce Taylor gave me a copy of his book to which I had written the introduction, hung out at the Wheatland Press table, laid on an impromptu cheese party for Margo Lanagan with only four changes of venue in 24 hours before it actually went off last night (cheryl_morgan had the right of it), saw more LJ'ers than I can shake two sticks at, including (once again) the lovely and talented saycestsay (whom I neglected to mention previously), did a reading of "The Man With One Bright Eye" and "Hard Times in the State of Nature", gave away some books, made a light dinner with blakehutchins and various others, hit the mass autographing where I hung out with gary_wassner (a WFC tradition for he and I), hit BarCon, then hit the parties, then went home and collapsed.

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Inconceivable as it may seem, Chris Roberson, halduncan and jetse were all in the bar at the same time.

Off to a breakfast meeting. More photos later, plus special bonus cheese blog update.

[audio] Podcast updated 2007-11-04

There's a new podcast up today. This is a recording of a panel on query letters at Foolscap IX. Kevin Radthorne and I talk back and forth, with significant audience participation.

RSS feed is here or here, depending on which one your reader likes better. The iTunes feed is here. You can also simply search for "Jay Lake" or "Lakeshore" in the iTunes store, under the Podcast category.

[conventions] World Fantasy Day 3

Another slam bang day. No programming today, but lots of meetings and hangings out and Bar Con, with a very nice dinner courtesy of casacorona, shared with matociquala, truepenny, sosostris and Tim and Serena Powers. Tor party and more Bar Con after, with LJers too numerous to list here.

Tomorrow I'm supposed to record a podcast with halduncan and jetse. They'll be giving me swearing lessons. I hope it comes off, because it will be stupid-funny if we can manage to do it. Not even remotely a family-friendly or work-safe podcast if it does happen.

At BarCon, we had several serenades, including me leading the entire bar in a rousing "Happy Birthday" for arcaedia, as well as kenscholes and I doing a duet of "Sometimes When We Touch" for each other. Collapse )