Checking in on Day Three of Anticipation

Ah, yes. Well, had a nice afternoon nap with the missus and will soon be getting ready for dinner, but before that it had been a fun day. It started with quite a nice-sized audience at 10am to hear me, Jon Courtney Grimwood and Peter Watts do a reading. All three of us  featured rather dark tales (JCG read from his novel, Peter Watts featured a fantastic story, and I read the first chapter of The God Engines) and I have to say they all went really well together; it was one of the best group readings I’ve had. Then a panel on comedy and science fiction, also well-attended and fun, followed by some downtime before my kaffeklatsch, which was peopled by lovely folks. Then the aforementioned afternoon nap.

Really, it’s been a lovely convention so far.

I keep getting e-mail from people letting me know one or the other event has happened in the world while I’ve been up here and basically wondering if I have any thoughts on that particular event. The answer: Nope, not really. Anticipation really is taking up most of my brain cycles at the moment, and I have to say I’m only vaguely aware of what’s going on outside of the convention. It’s mostly a pleasant feeling, and in any event I’ll be back home on Tuesday and then I’ll be fully briefed on the events of the the week. I do presume the world has not exploded, however. If I am wrong, do feel free to let me know.

8 thoughts on “Checking in on Day Three of Anticipation

  1. There is definetly something to be said for being only vaguely aware of what’s going on outside. Alas my own darn curiosity and the interwebs prevent me from achieving that mostly pleasant feeling.

  2. You haven’t missed that much.

    Sotomayor confirmed (68-31) and sworn in to Supreme Court. Bill Clinton goes over to North Korea to pick up women. Right wing still losing its collective shit over health care and other issues. Temps in the upper 80′s in SW Ohio.

    All in all, I wish I were in Montreal. Alas, it was not in the cards this year.

  3. Dude, the world TOTALLY EXPLODED!

    I was going to link here to an animated movie called “Door” by Russell Hoban in which the world really does explode, but it is not online.

    But trust me, John. It TOTALLY EXPLODED!

  4. “had a nice afternoon nap with the missus”

    Really, now… Just a bit too much info there, John.

  5. Really enjoyed the readings, John. I do hope that Peter decides to put the story up on his site. Absolutely brilliant.

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