What a field day for the heat
A thousand people in the street
Singing songs and carrying signs
Mostly saying, "hooray for our side"

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Those Notes

Just some corrections. It was during the panel for "Plot." I've cut off the chart I made, just because there's things there I don't want to share (but there were also edits to the opener and the Act titles). The person quoting Homer would have been Violette Malan (who chaired the panel). From the top down the notes were attributable to Jim Hines, Jim Hines again, I think the next one is Violette Malan (but it could have been William Jones), and the last one was from Matt Jarpe. Also, I made the conversation more erudite and understandable to someone not in my head.

So there it is, horrible penmanship and misspellings (note to self: get pen with spell check). Aren't you glad I type these blog posts? I used to have good handwriting, then I started typing for most things. Heck, I used to be able to hand draw typefaces (and I still do sometimes, as a "I'm bored" exercise). Computers.


Ken McConnell said...

I've never been to a SF convention. I actually don't have any desire to go. Not that jetting around the country is within my budget, so I don't have much to worry about. I could drive to the Northwestern ones, but I don't.

I am still debating the Denver one this year. So much money and nothing to show for it. Maybe when I'm a published book author and my agent and publisher lean on me. Until then, I go to little writer specific cons here in the City of Trees, like Murder in the Grove.

ThatGreenyFlower said...

I'm sure there are all sorts of golden nuggets in there...too bad I can't read them!

Steve Buchheit said...

Ken, I like the little cons better myself. People are more accessible, you can get to know people and share experiences. The bigger cons are good for seeing and being a fan. So if I had to choose, I would choose a smaller con for making contacts, and a larger con for straight business type stuff. If you can swing it, they're definitely worth it.

Confusion is a four hour drive from work (this one was almost five hours because of some accidents and road closures). the drive home was five hours. I didn't sleep much, and I spent way too much on gas and beer.

If you do go, make full use of the Con Suite (at any con). They have snacks, good conversation, and at Confusion, pancakes in the morning provided by some excellent fans (I forget your names, but you're good people), all for the cost of your already paid admission.

And the more writer specific, the better. Confusion was excellent this year. Confluence (Pittsburgh) is also pretty good for that. Marcon (Columbus) wasn't all that good the first year. They're getting better. I guess for a long time they were very heavy on the writing programing and people complained. Now they feel they went to far the other way.

Greeny, you know that you can click the picture and get a larger one. Okay, so my hand writing is sucky, I accept that. But I think you could make out some of the words.

Camille Alexa said...

I like your handwriting, Steve. I'm serious. It looks very. . .authorial.

Steve Buchheit said...

Thanks, Camille. It's the all caps thing, isn't it :).