No doorways, no windows, no walls
No shelter here on the ground
No standing and no safe place to fall
Just the promise of this distant sound
Bells are ringing all over the world

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Downhill Run

Last panel, "Writing Horror." Waiting for it to start. After this I'll head on home, with a stop for outlet shopping (Wamsutta clear shower curtain, here I come, also checking out shoes since my current sneakers are showing wear).

Cool thing about con, on the wholey opportunistic and unexpected scale, asking Tamora Pierce's recommendations for reading for my wife (giving her and explaination of books she's liked, and asking if she has anything that would fit that model). I got recommendations about her books, Elizabeth Moon books, and Joshua B. Palmatier books (which I had just purchased his first novel). So, very cool people. And they're open to off the wall questions about writing and books (hints to people who haven't attended cons, writers are fans as well, and they will talk about their love of books and information at the drop of a question, ask them).

All in all a different experience than last year, better in most ways. My only major critcism is the air-conditioning in the hotel conference rooms (note to Doubletree, moving air, even if "warmish" is good). But EXCELLENT wireless connection (and free to boot) here.

Last panel is starting. Type at ya later.


Camille Alexa said...

Sounds like you had a good time, for the most part.

Todd Wheeler said...

Great posts. It was like you were a roving reporter, blogging as it happened. I guess the wi-fi was good.

Steve Buchheit said...

Camille, it was very good. I think much of the change in perspective has to do with my change in professionalism levels. Much of what I heard, I had heard before. Most of what I hadn't heard before was one-on-one conversations.

Todd, the wifi was excellent. In the rooms, in the lobby, in the conference area, nothing less that full strength. I always worry about taking my laptop to these things, but I have fun making the posts as I go along.

Also, on the excellent end of it, I already am invited to a party at World Fantasy. Woohoo! Josh, I'm still trying to get Thursday off so I can come. It should be fun.