I will be taking more than a dozen separate flights on this book tour, starting tomorrow, which means more than a dozen opportunities for an airline to lose my luggage plus several hours of loitering by baggage claim waiting for my bag to show up. For that reason I have packed everything I need for the next two weeks in these carry-ons. The green carry-on here has clothing for ten days in it; the backpack has everything else. Midway through travels a considerate friend of mine is letting me use his washer and dryer. Thus: No large bags. It does help that I am a science fiction writer and thus am allowed to show up at appearances in jeans and a funny t-shirt; no respectability required.
The only catch is that I have not packed my suit for the Nebulas; I’m going to have my wife mail that to my hotel when I get there. I suppose I should tell my wife I need her to do that for me.