We spent Thursday evening through Sunday afternoon living in rustic cabinettes, eating lots of food (including momos prepared by me Friday night with an able assist from lisamantchev and a cast of dozen), having occasional formal sessions, multiple writing times and some good old fashioned partying. Blackstrap molasses rum will not be mentioned further. I saw a bald eagle and an otter, neither of which I was able to photograph, got a bunch of work done on Madness of Flowers, and generally had an excellent time. Also, pretty much everyone else involved managed to do a Jay Lake fan-fic, exquisite corpse style. I believe lmarley has threatened to post it on her LJ.
I'm sure I've left a lot out, but it was big fun and very productive. I highly recommend this conference if you're looking at things to do next year.
The Rainforest Village itself, including the rather amusing little sign in my bathroom which appears to be a form of poetry addressing the operation of the jacuzzi
Me walking on Lake Quinalt, then menacing lmarley through the window of the lounge
The krewe assembling for the farewell photo
From the drive home, a derelict bookmobile, and self-portrait at 70 mph
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