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Jay Lake
Date: 2011-02-21 05:22
Subject: [conventions] RadCon, Day 3
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Yesterday was the last day of RadCon. Usual morning stuff — exercise, brekkie with friends, packing out of the room, whatnot. I sit on a couple of excellent panels, both of which I wound up moderating.

The first was 'Formidable Women', with me and David Levine bookending Alma Alexander, Patty Briggs, M.J. Enghe, C.J. Cherryh and Jane Fancher. The questions under discussion were "What constitutes formidable?" and "What is a woman?" Wow, was that an amazing (and sometimes hilarious) 50 minutes.

The following panel was on the novel pitch, with some of the same players plus several new ones. And a lot of audience participation. And me riding roughshod with moderatorial privilege to keep it all on track. Still, I think it was rather productive.

The drive back was extremely pleasant, with much admiring of the ever-growing forest of wind power turbines dotting the eastern end of the Columbia gorge, and a brief visit with friends in Hood River. I managed some writing last night, and went to bed quite early to help myself sleep off the last of the weekend's debauchery.

My next such event is Rainforest Writers Village in two weeks. Do you have a convention coming up?

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User: joycemocha
Date: 2011-02-21 14:00 (UTC)
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Miscon in May is my next con. But I have a String Cheese concert in three weeks!
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The NewroticGirl
User: newroticgirl
Date: 2011-02-21 17:38 (UTC)
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Work is sending me to the Sewing & Stitchery Expo in Puyallup, WA... that's sort of like a convention... ish... thing. I think. But it should be fun. :)
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-21 17:53 (UTC)
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Enjoy!
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User: deborahjross
Date: 2011-02-22 01:53 (UTC)
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You did a great job moderating the pitching workshop -- it actually was a workshop and not just a series of speeches. This panelist learned a whole bunch of good stuff. Thanks!
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-22 02:11 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Thank you. Now imagine how good I'd be at moderating if I could actually remember what my panels were instead of working off the cuff...
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User: deborahjross
Date: 2011-02-22 03:46 (UTC)
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There's remembering what they are and there's preparing for them, and then there's having sufficient verbal agility to cause a lively conversation to come into being.
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Jay Lake: signs-commit_no-nuisance
User: jaylake
Date: 2011-02-22 03:55 (UTC)
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I try to use my powers for good...
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