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Jay Lake
Date: 2012-05-25 07:30
Subject: [conventions] World Steam Expo, Day Zero
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Tags:books, conventions, detroit, extremes, family, friends, funny, travel, writing
Yesterday waa a fine day. I got up too early, to be driven to the airport by [info]lillypond, a/k/a my sister. The flights to Detroit were uneventful, other than being about 40 minutes late getting into DTW. I was able to start digging in to revising the Going to Extremes outline on the plane, plus answering a ton of email. Also had several pleasant conversations with various fellow travelers.

Arriving at World Steam Expo was an interesting experience. It's been years since I walked into a Con cold, not knowing anyone or anything. (I think I know maybe two or three people here.) So once I got settled, I hung out in the lobby and talked to various folks. Eventually I fell in with low persons (a/k/a The League of S.T.E.A.M.), who led me into bad ways (a/k/a Abney Park). Strong drink was consumed, and gutter language was used. A few regrettable incidents may have occurred. I went to bed highly entertained around 2 am, which is the latest I've stayed up in forever.

Plus as a special bonus, I ran into @howardtayler, who in addition to being a brilliant cartoonist and storyteller, is also well on his way to becoming one of my favorite people anywhere, ever.

My schedule today consists of a massage. Oh, how shall I cram it all in?

See some, all or none of you around this joint.

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User: cathshaffer
Date: 2012-05-25 17:18 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
I really enjoyed meeting Howard when he came out for Penguicon. I wish I could stop by, but getting out to Dearborn is not in the cards for me this weekend. I think I will see you at Worldcon?
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Jay Lake
User: jaylake
Date: 2012-05-25 17:31 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Sadly, I shan't be at WorldCon unless something changes financially. If Sunspin sells soon, that may be different, of course.

Sorry to miss you! If you find some time, well, here I am...
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Matthew S. Rotundo: Radioactive
User: matthewsrotundo
Date: 2012-05-25 17:20 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Oh, how shall I cram it all in?

Nope. Not touching that straight line with a ten-meter cattle prod. Nope, nope, nope.
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User: mrtact
Date: 2012-05-25 22:56 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
If YOU are doing the cramming, that's not the good kind of massage.
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User: klwilliams
Date: 2012-05-26 06:03 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
Abney Park! I love Airship Pirates.
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User: jeffreyab
Date: 2012-05-26 20:54 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
You might recognize some faces from Epic ConFusion as the fans from both cons do overlap.
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