Random Thoughts Post-Readercon

Unlike last year, I didn't take any notes during Readercon this year, so I don't have much to report, and I'm wary of mentioning too many specific people, because I know I'll forget a few important ones and end up feeling guilty, which I'm already feeling for not being able to write a more interesting post about Readercon, and much as I like it, I really don't need more guilt.

It was a pleasure to meet people I'd not had the chance to meet before and to catch up with friends I hadn't seen in a while. I'd tell you about some of the treasures I got in the dealer's room, but then I'd feel guilty for causing jealousy and being generally boastful. I'd tell you that one of the highlights of the con for me was learning to play Mafia (Michael Cisco will never trust me for the rest of my life; Laird Barron is a brilliant Mafia player), but that might make it sound like I didn't appreciate the various panels and readings I went to, or the great Guest of Honor interview with China Mieville, and I did appreciate those things, and I'd feel guilty if somebody thought I didn't.

So that's all for now, but in case the pretty Red Cross nurse with the blue eyes and the jolly laugh says that it's all right for the trolley car to jump over the house and play tag with the chimney, I'll try to come up with something else to say about something or other sometime soon.


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  2. I enjoyed getting to chat with you, Matt (though I didn't get to nearly enough!) Cons seem so short. Thanks for all the birthday wishes. :-)


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