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Worldcon, Day 3

Some good things to report from Day 3:

I started out with attending the last ebook panel; this one focused on specific ebook-only publishers and stressed how ebooks could be good for authors.

I tried to go to a panel on fantasy world-building but George R.R. Martin was on it, so I could not get in the door. Instead I hit the dealer's room and worked on my notes for my afternoon panel.

Next I went to a good reading by mindyklasky, Ellen Kushner, and Sarah Micklem. This is the first time I have seen a Worldcon where established authors shared reading times. The effect is interesting when the authors write such very different kinds of fantasies.

My afternoon panel on "Why are there no cross-genre hard SF stories?" was not in the program guide/grid at the correct time, but we still got a respectable crowd. Moderator Peter Watts is a vastly entertaining and well read writer who kept things moving at a good pace. Hard science fiction author Karl Schroeder offered some scientific insights, and romance author Jo Beverly took more of a human approach than a scientific one. I found the panel fun and entertaining.

After hanging out a bit, my husband, my friend Karen, mindyklasky, and I wandered into Old Montreal until we found a restaurant that could seat us with less than a 10 minute wait. It took 3 or 4 tries, but, this being Montreal, we ended up in a lovely place with yummy food. And this time we came home the downhill way, which was good.

And so (to paraphrase Samuel Pepys) to blog and then to bed.

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Aug. 9th, 2009 12:08 pm (UTC)
Sounds like a lot of fun :)
Aug. 9th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
It is!
Aug. 9th, 2009 01:11 pm (UTC)
WorldCon, Day 3
Hi Karen,
Sounds like you're having a great time. Wish we were there! But your posts are the next best thing.

(No Refrigerator, Day 5)
Aug. 9th, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
Re: WorldCon, Day 3
Sandy-- Other Karen told me about your refrigerator woes. You poor people! We will have to do dinner as soon as we get back. We can fill you in on Worldcon and you can tell us about appliances.
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