About Last Night
Posted on August 8, 2009 Posted by John Scalzi 23 Comments
This is what I did with my evening:
- Hosted a singles meet and greet, because apparently I am Dr. Love;
- Got kicked out of the Asimov’s/Analog party (along with nearly everyone else) when the hotel security shut it down;
- Taught people how deaf people applaud;
- Showed Robert Silverberg how to Twitter;
- Rocked the Rock Band version of Journey’s “Any Way You Want It” on the vocals;
- Caught up with the Viable Paradise Alumni and popogated widom (intentionally misspelled) to some recent Clarionites;
- And basically had a fine all time.
And now I’m about to be late to my own reading. Later.
Dang. Hope Reno is this much fun. :(
At least MArko and I will be there with guns. His pistols. And my biceps! Kazaaam!!!
I wanna hear more about the A/A party. Was there much revelry?
There may be video of the second half of the aforementioned rocking of the Journey. I haven’t checked my camera to see if it came out, but it was too much fun not to tape.
I wanna hear more about the A/A party too.
** brings out milk and cookies **
You were at the wrong party.
I’m giving the gold medal winner award to “showed Robert Silverberg how to Twitter.” Man, that’s really awesome. :D
And then I wanna see that video of the Journey-rockin’
I have never been to a Con party so wild that hotel security shut it down. I know of one I missed though. On the common bulletin board one Sunday morning I saw a notice that read, “What kind of chicken establishment is this that doesn’t allow salad oil in the jacuzzi!?” Was the A/A party anything like that?
I heard you tried to steal my friend’s pen just a few minutes ago.
I did say “inadvertently”. (Hi John! For what it’s worth, you do an excellent impersonation of a Love Machine. Or enabler of such.)
was at the Singles Party.
You can sing that high? Wow.
I, too, want to hear more about this AA meeting that got shut down by the hotel. I’ve go to AA meetings every week for 12+ years, and we have parties frequently, and I’ve never heard of that happening before.
Oh, wait. AA=Asimov’s/Analog? I see. That makes sense.
I ain’t a party until the cops show up.
I love the image of Silverberg on Twitter. Who will be the next to succumb, Frederick Pohl?
That is my *favorite* Journey song. Rock it.
How do deaf people applaud?
I, too, want to know how deaf people applaud — need to know, actually, since (in my late 70’s) “hard-of-hearing” progressed to “deaf as a post” (if you’ll excuse the Technical Terminology).
Hotel security. Cute.
Let me tell you about the time the Nuclear Regulatory Commission got called out to Chattacon…
I thought you were Dr. Bacon.
Sarcastro, I think someone may have already done a pretty good job of writing about that little incident at Chattacon:
Any details that he might have left out?
I see Scalzi forgot to mention that SUPERHERO thing!
It’s not a secret identity if you do it in public.
Ooooh. What’s Silverberg’s Twitter name?
Deaf people applaud by shaking their hands instead of clapping them – more visual.
# Hosted a singles meet and greet, because apparently I am Dr. Love;
We were wondering if this came off back in Prog Ops when I remembered that the last time I had seen you, you were headed that way on time and that all would be well.
# Got kicked out of the Asimov’s/Analog party (along with nearly everyone else) when the hotel security shut it down;
I think the days of the Asimov’s/Analog party being held in the SFWA suite should be over. Give out the awards in function space, serve the cake in public and then have a private reception elsewhere. I, as a subscriber to Asimov’s, am hurt that I was not invited to the awards.