I attempted to take photos from the airplane window, but as usual, those things don't work out very well.
Near the end of the Dallas to Portland flight, somewhere over eastern Oregon, we watched a distant thunderstorm in the darkness. The starry night glowed above the lightning like God's spilled jewelbox, and a few orange-tinged towns slept down below, as the cloud banks glowed and flashed and contested among themselves.
The convention was a lot of fun, even within my current mobility and fatigue limitations. I've posted about that some, but here's a few more things, including a wonderful post-Hugo photo of me, Mur Lafferty and
Photo © 2013 James J. Seals, all rights reserved. Reproduced with permission.
Also, in no particular order of chronology or significance:
- I did a television interview, though I have no idea when or if it will be broadcast
- Being thoroughly charmed by Cady Coleman, astronaut, scientist and musician
- It was great good fun bringing my daughter on stage, and watching her navigate the weekend in general as a young woman of character
- I am still emotional about the impromptu tribute to me led by Paul Cornell from the stage
- All my wonderful friends and colleagues, some of whom I saw for moments, and some of whom I spent serious quality time with
- Some damned fine food and some damned mediocre food
- The exhibits covering the Campbell Award and my cancer
- My biggest autographing line ever
- Being nominated for a Hugo, with that means from readers, friends and fans; and having the privilege of watching Brandon Sanderson take my category
There's more, lots more, but I'm still a bit muddle headed from the trip. If I saw you there, I'm glad. If I missed you there, I'm sorry. Thank you everyone.
Cloud photos © 2013, Joseph E. Lake, Jr.
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