September 4th, 2010


[links] Link salad is still in the great southern land

Best SF reviews my story "Permanent Fatal Errors" — It's from the Sunspin cycle, and appears in Is Anybody Out There?.

Blind Prejudice — An interesting squib from Bad Science on judging by appearance.

Where Dams Once Stood, Prospectors Spur Anger — Panning for gold... (Thanks to Dad.)

The Hunt For Liberaltarian Candidates — Socially liberal? Fiscally conservative? Too bad for you!

?otD: Would you eat bugs? Moreton bugs?

Writing time yesterday: 0.0 hours (AussieCon 4)
Body movement: convention walking to come
Hours slept: 9.25 (solid)
This morning's weigh-in: n/a
Yesterday's chemo stress index: 4/10 (fatigue, peripheral neuropathy)
Currently (re)reading: The Judas Rose by Suzette Haden Elgin


[conventions] AussieCon 4, Day Three

Another good day yesterday. Had a panel on steampunk that went well, then a signing next to George R.R. Martin. See this hilarious photo. I have no idea what was actually going on in that moment, but I look like I'm in extreme pain.

Nice lunch with dave_gallaher and dinogrl, then back to the hotel for my usual nap. (Sigh.) We hied off to the bar, then to a rather curious dinner in good company, including several Not Usual suspects (seanan_mcguire, Hugo (and Nebula) nominee Will McIntosh, carolryles and A.A.A.). Strange stories were told concerning long pig franchises, carnival junk yards and fatal pornography fires, among other thing, Moreton Bay bugs were eaten (though not by me!), I had an odd food reaction that featured undulating floors and a vanishing South Asian gentleman, then danjite got the entire meal comped.

Back at the bar things turned into something of a who's who of speculative fiction, but I turned into a pumpkin and headed for a long night's sleep, leaving calendula_witch to hold down our partying responsibilities.

Today a panel on what comes after steampunk, then the Hugos with all they entail. Will be a difficult but fun evening for me, methinks.