adelynne: (firebird)
( May. 30th, 2007 10:49 am)
Wiscon was not what I expected. Much like [livejournal.com profile] rosefox, I'd heard "Readercon, only bigger" and expected it to be that.

On the other hand, I did adapt enough to have a good time. Seeing people was wonderful, and probably the highlight of the trip. Met [livejournal.com profile] mroctober for longer than 15 minutes, and he had no idea who I was. Saw [livejournal.com profile] matociquala and [livejournal.com profile] truepenny at the Gathering, [livejournal.com profile] buymeaclue, [livejournal.com profile] nihilistic_kid around here and there, [livejournal.com profile] ellen_kushner and [livejournal.com profile] deliasherman flitting like busy butterflies to and fro, [livejournal.com profile] sdn after her second panel, wherein we had a brief chat about fanfic, and [livejournal.com profile] blackholly when she crawled out of bed recovering from whatever bug she had. Met [livejournal.com profile] grahamsleight and [livejournal.com profile] desayunoencama, as well as Maureen McHugh and her lovely spouse. Learned a lot.

Heard people diss the Kushiel trilogy on multiple levels, which was highly entertaining, as they expressed most of the problems I had with the book aside from the massive culture rape.

Cleaned up nicely for the parties, and had the joy of Doyle walking around in leather pants (which prompted [livejournal.com profile] grailquestion and [livejournal.com profile] yuki_onna to explain to [livejournal.com profile] justbeast that he needs to obtain a pair), and generally hung around parties. Parties were not what I expected - entirely too much standing around and chatting and not enough, well, partying. When we came down to say goodbye to people on Sunday night there was a dance party going on, and that was great - I wish we could have stayed.

Monday was entirely a day of travel. We planned our England trip from Midway airport and panicked about having two days to do it in. We've mostly accomplished the task now, though. All packed and stuff, and off to England at 10pm Eastern.

I do have panel notes, and I do want to write them up, but I'm not sure I'll have the time before we leave. In that case, they'll wait until I get back.

Did I mention that I read books? Well, I did. Fiction, even! I read Valiant on the plane to Chicago, Vintage and the ARC of So Fey at the con, finishing the former on the plane to Atlanta, then The Theif by Megan Whalen Turner on the plane back. [livejournal.com profile] queenofthorns reviewed the series some time ago, so when I saw the first two in paperback I snagged them up. Gen certainly hooked me, so I read The Queen of Attolia yesterday, and pre-ordered The King of Attolia paperback, which comes out June 12th. I've packed a bunch more to go, and hopefully I'll have time to write about them more after we return. I'm so happy to be reading fiction again!

Also, [livejournal.com profile] justbeast asked meaningful questions about Glamour, and prompted me to crack open the Honour draft. It's not as bad as I feared, which is almost always the case. I'm truly looking forward to beginning the revisions to the first book when I get back from England, now. Just a reminder, that if you want to help critique it, answer this poll.
Vacation started, and It Is Good.

This arriving the night before a con thing is turning out to be awesome. We hung out with [livejournal.com profile] yuki_onna, [livejournal.com profile] justbeast, [livejournal.com profile] grailquestion, [livejournal.com profile] rosefox, and [livejournal.com profile] sinboy last night after getting in, reading bad fiction and giggling maniacally. Now we're settling in to a hotel room of our own, and everything is lovely and relaxed.

I am very much enjoying myself.
adelynne: (guiding lamp)
( Apr. 6th, 2007 11:29 am)
It would appear that Doyle & I acquired Wiscon registrations.

Now if we would only get a hotel room and airplane tickets, things would be downright shiny. (Except for the wallet. But you only live once, and we wouldn't be able to go next year.)
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