Debbie (debmats) wrote,

WorldCon 2008 - Saturday, August 9th

Saturday started out with the Friends of Liad Breakfast - omelet bar and some pastries. Chatted with Kevin H., Mat, Barbara, Michelle and Valerie Schoen. Valerie was very excited to hear about the independent genre bookstores, so she'll give me a call when she gets out to the bay area. *g* Much gabbing on recommendations of other books we all liked.

There was cake for breakfast! Happy Birthday Angie!

Next up, a reading by Michelle Sagara West. When I got there at 5 to 10, t'was only she and her husband and me. As the room had been switched, her husband went over to the original room to see if anybody was waiting there. There were lots of people there!

She read from Cast in Fury *yay* and also from her unsold YA book which sounded like something I'd buy pdq. =)

I guess I hung out in the dealers room for the next hour.

At 1pm, Sarah and I were at the Tanya Huff reading. Craving pie after the reading...

Got my copy of Mainspring signed by Jay Lake!

Mat & I went to Bubba Gump's for lunch. Got to watch a bit of the beach volleyball competition and the bicycle racing.

4-5:30pm: Short Stories or Long Novels - Fitting the right story to the right form: Paul Melko (m), Steve Miller, Steve Rasnic-Tern, Tanya Huff

Dinner at the Paramount Cafe with Kev, Christopher and Mat. I had the Asian Salad with spring rolls. Wasn't in the mood for a burger like Kev and Mat. Elk? Ostrich? Did watch bit of the Rockies game and the Red Sox game. My A's didn't do well while I was away. *sigh*

Joey, Mat, Kev and I went down early for the Kathy Mar Presents My Favorite Sings. The room was packed!!! So, Blind Lemming Chiffon asked Joey to start another circle in the Sheraton Tower B. Lots of room and it was cool. They'd come get Joey when the panel would start as Kathy was still at the Hugo's. I asked nicely and he sang Ladyhawke. *yay*

Well it turned out that everybody moved into Tower B for the Favorite Sings. Kathy threatened the room that she'd not only ask people who'd already been asked to sing, but she might pick on a stranger. A person could sing Happy Birthday if they wished, but they would sing. Kev and I gave each other looks of uh oh. I was ready just in case. Thankfully I was not called on. It had to be a song that I knew all the words to and it had to be short. My song? "My Bologna has a first name, it's Oscar"... I can even sign that one if necessary.

Sarah showed up for her first filk circle. Two hours later, she was definitely deflowered *weg*. There were some people who'd never heard "Re: Your Brains" *hee* I got to hear two of my favorites from Joey - Blood Child (and its parody) and Cranes Over Hiroshima. =) I was hoping Jordin Kare would sing Fire in the Sky, but he sang a few I hadn't heard before. Heard lots of cool songs, but it's all a blur.

Sarah gave up after 1am, but Elaine stayed later than I did. I gave up around 3am.
Tags: denvention, friends, worldcon

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