View From a Hotel Window, 1/24/19: Chicago

Mmmmm… snowy parking lot. 

I’m in Chicago for personal reasons (no public appearances, sorry), and then I’ll be off the Los Angeles for meetings (also no public events). My life is interesting.

This is it for updating here today, but if you need more of me, I and Leigh Alexander did an AMA over at Reddit earlier today (I literally got off the plan, opened up my laptop, and did it at an O’Hare gate) where we talk about science fiction, writing, and other stuff. I may have hinted at interesting stuff there I’m not supposed to tell people about yet. Just saying.

8 Comments on “View From a Hotel Window, 1/24/19: Chicago”

  1. cypheroftyr – Tanya DePass is the founder and Director of I Need Diverse Games, a non-profit organization based in Chicago, which is dedicated to better diversification of all aspects of gaming. I Need Diverse Games serves the community by supporting marginalized developers attend the Game Developer Conference by participating in the GDC Scholarship program, helps assist attendance at other industry events, and is seeking partnership with organizations and initiatives. Tanya is a lifelong Chicagoan who loves everything about gaming, #INeedDiverseGames spawn point, and wants to make it better and more inclusive for everyone. She founded and was the EIC of Fresh Out of Tokens podcast where games culture was discussed and viewed through a lense of feminism, intersectionality and diversity. Now she’s a co-host on Spawn on Me Podcast. Along with all of that, she’s the Programming Coordinator for OrcaCon, she often speaks on issues of diversity, feminism, race, intersectionality & other topics at multiple conventions throughout the year. Her writing about games and games critique appears in Uncanny Magazine, Polygon, Wiscon Chronicles, Vice Gaming, Paste Games, Mic, and other publications.

    Welcome to Chicago! Hope you have fun and stay warm :D

  2. Welcome to the Big Onion. I almost went downtown today but decided it was far too unpleasant to be out and about.

  3. More Income, Better Lifestyle – We are husband and wife, parents of two boys. As residents of Denver CO we enjoy hiking, rockhounding, camping and generally being immersed in nature. Our blogs grow out of an enthusiastic desire to provide our family access to the best this world has to offer. We want this for you and yours as well. Paul is currently an electrician by day. He has been a handyman, author, US Army intelligence analyst, warehouse supervisor, project manager, small business owner, fence builder, printing press operator and more. Marian schools one of our boys at home by day. She teaches do it yourself crafting classes as well. She has been a pizza parlor manager, a licensed insurance agent, a leasing agent, automobile assembler and more.

    Moved to Denver five years ago and do not miss the frigid Illinois winters, but we did get a five hour blizzard this morning. It was cute.

  4. I know where you are from the mural, and I hope you get to walk around even a bit. That’s a tremendous location for street art. I walked it in slightly nicer weather. Bundle up!

  5. Other than connecting flights, I’ve only been to Chicago once. My wife and I stayed overnight while driving across the country. We had a crappy hotel but there was a good restaurant down the road where they served us enough food to stuff Da Bears offensive line. It all came included with our reasonably priced entrees. This tiny young maybe Polish woman just kept bringing food out, it was insane. Also very tasty. One of my minor regrets is not being able to eat the pie she tried to force on us at the end of the meal. It looked good.

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