Sunday at Chicon

Today is the day at Chicon 7 where we give out the Hugo Awards, and I, in fact, get to be the one who gives them away. Go me. Before that, however, I had a Stroll with the Stars (on which the above picture was taken, underneath The Bean), a kaffeklatsch, an interview with astronaut Story Musgrave, and a couple hours of prep for the Hugo Awards themselves. So, surprise! Another really busy day. This is not me complaining, mind you — I’m enjoying the heck out of myself — but it is me noting yet again that I won’t be around today. Off I go —



20 Comments on “Sunday at Chicon”

  1. We discussed this piece (official name is The Cloud Gate) in my contemporary art history class. I would love to see it for myself one day :-)

  2. Beautiful pic. Enjoy your busy day, and also enjoy the jealous-vibes coming at you from Houston. I’m recovering from a birthday party last night, so I’m pretty useless today. Go you!

  3. So, once again we are abandoned, oops, I mean left to amuse ourselves.

    How about a poll? Who was the best SF character ever on TV?

  4. Spock. No question in my mind. The Doctor is right up there too. I was also fond of Starbuck (the new one). There are so many, it’s hard to pick. Good idea!

  5. “The Cloud Gate” LOL
    The bean. No one in Chicago, ever calls it the other thing.

    Just like the Picasso is called the Picasso.

  6. John,
    You did a great job as Toastmaster. Really enjoyed the evening until the video went out in the middle of Neil Geiman’s speech. Was able to partially follow the rest via Twitter but we lost your clever reparte’. I hope someone posts it on YouTube.

  7. Just like the Picasso is called the Picasso.

    My understanding is that the Picasso is actually untitled.

    Kathleen, I think you would really enjoy Chicago, being an art student.

  8. While you were telling the anecdote about David Kyle honeymooning at a Worldcon, I was in the audience sitting next to a couple who were on their honeymoon at Chicon 7.

  9. Yeah, yeah, yeah, The Bean is great and all, but the better question is: Did you all splash around in the Crown Fountain? It’s right there!

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