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Busy End of Week

I made it to Readercon last night just in time for Jennifer Pelland's ([info]jenwrites) reading of her story "The Ghosts of New York."  Awesome story, very intense, some fascinating ideas about death and ghosts.   And then to a panel discussion called "You Don't Know Dictionary" about word usage, with Greer Gilman ([info]nineweaving) on the panel, of course, and that was interesting, too.  Sources of words and what they convey and choice of words to use and the effects, such as why readers now feel cheated if you use "wagon" instead of "wain" in your fantasy book.  

I hung out around the hotel a while after the panels.  On the way out, finally, I walked down a corridor of closed doors for the smaller conference rooms but heard what wasn't quite Nine Inch Nails coming from one of them.    Peeked in.  A small group of people were playing Rock Band, the display projected on a large screen, and yes, "The Perfect Drug".   The guy was nailing the vocals, too, in time and pitch.  Just not quite Reznor. :-)

More Readercon today and Sunday, with an SCA event (GNEW) on Saturday to ring a change.
Oh, and I've also made a few updates to the www.chansonarts.com website.  The "life drawing" section is temporarily gone till I get a better, more recent set of images uploaded.   For the rest, if you follow my deviantArt page, you won't see anything you haven't seen before.  It's like a "best of" version.


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Jul. 10th, 2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
Thank you again for coming to my reading last night. And sorry I couldn't stop to talk today. Andy sent a weird text message that dragged me out of a panel, and then, well, let's just say I was too mad to be civil to anyone at that point :P

Have fun at GNEW!
Jul. 12th, 2009 03:46 am (UTC)
Hey, people get pulled in so many different directions at these things, I know! No worries here, not later nor at the time, but I'm sorry there was something upsetting you and I hope the rest of it has been going better? *hugs*
Jul. 12th, 2009 11:26 am (UTC)
Thanks, and yes, things have been better since then. With any luck, the next time Andy needs non-emergency assistance, he'll craft a less panic-inducing text message. If not, then there'll be more yelling in his future.
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