Capclave that was

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I always enjoy Capclave, and last weekend was no exception.

I arrived early on Friday, but despite this failed in my intention to meet up with Stephen Segal as planned. That was the only glitch to the weekend though. I was very lightly programmed (just a single panel and reading), which allowed me to attend readings by Eric Choi, Danny Birt, Tom Doyle, and Larry Hodges.

Other than my own, I only caught two panels. The first was about the Internet and Writers, and when enough was enough. Some good points provided by Jeff VanderMeer, and on target examples by Oz Drummon. I followed that up with the panel on Connie Willis and Boats. Never doubt it, Connie gives good panel. I had the privilege of being on two panels with her when she was GoH at LACon IV, but she’s best enjoyed from the audience.

I also talked with authors about Paper Golem, recruiting novellas for the next installment of ALEMBICAL, as well as a future single author collection. Time well spent. Other business involved a meeting with Laurie Mann regarding the logistics of moving my Klingon conference to Reno, and touching base with Mr. Shirt and Stacey McConnell about Lunacon (and going to their party to hold court).

My big concern for the convention was that I might succumb to all the candy and pastries available at parties and in the con suite, but it didn’t happen. The temptation was there, but I managed good meals, either breakfast in the hotel (which included very enjoyable conversations with the likes of Eric Choi, Oz Drummond, Laura Anne Gilman, and Tom Doyle), or heathy choices at the nearbye Fuddruckers (where I did not have any burgers).

My sincere thanks to everyone at Capclave for putting together another very enjoyable experience. You people rock!


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