So, I've been travelling since Friday, first to Albuquerque for Bubonicon, then to Colorado to see my new nephew. My existence is a little scattered at the moment.
Bubonicon was amazing as usual. I got a chance to spend time with Carrie Vaughn and Connie Willis, along with the local, New Mexico authors whose company I always enjoy. I had a reading scheduled opposits a George RR Martin reading, and much to my surprise, people still came to mine. No one rolled their eyes or sneaked out, so I think it went rather well.
I also had a couple of panels, one on science in science fiction - got to meet Diana Gabaldon there. I knew her books, of cours, but didn't know she had a house in Santa Fe. The other panel was on the publish-ocolypse, or they latest downturn in the publishing world. Nice, upbeat little topic, that one. The conclusion we came to during that discussion was that the publishing field is just evolving, trying to find a workable balance between new technologies and profitability.
And then yesterday I got to meet up with Carrie Vaughn for brunch before we both headed up to Colorado. It's always great to see her and catch up - when her mobs of fans aren't making that impossible.
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