|Am intrigued with her 68 year old protagonist who can see dead people - but only those that have been murdered. Will need to buy it when it comes out.|
|Was very happy to find her newest book in the dealer's room. I don't think it was supposed to be out yet.|
|Why didn't I go to this?? Maybe I needed a time out.|
|Noon||Character Development for Everyone||Susan de Guardiola, Sharon Lee, Bill Neville, Laura Resnick, Melissa Scott|
|Filk Oldies Singalong||Lois Mangan|
|I think we went to lunch, so I missed both these items. Was this the day we went to California Pizza Kitchen??|
|2pm||Reading||Lois McMaster Bujold|
|The room was past SRO. I finally left - being squashed by people from behind, not my idea of fun. Damn.|
|3pm||The Character of Death||P.C. Hodgell, Tanya Huff, Beth Meacham, James Morrow, Terry Pratchett|
|I Can Explain That! - the SF/Fantasy Challenge||Catharine Asaro, Chris French, Jordin T. Kare, Robert A. Metzger, Issac Szpindel, Lawrence Watt-Evans|
Conflicts!!! I only made it to the Death panel.
|4pm||Autographing||Lois McMaster Bujold|
|Science & Song||Jordin T. Kare, Kathleen Sloan|
|tammy_g and I waited in line for LMB's signing at the NESFA table. I admired LMB's necklace. It was only later that I learned it contained all her Hugo/Nebula nominee pins!|
|Tammy & I got in line early around 4:25pm - and the line was already long. I think we made it with a dozen people to spare. He was very gracious.|
|Still in line for Gaiman *grin*.|
Sometime earlier in the day I had gone up the room and finally gotten to meet Tanya Huff before she & Alex had gone to lunch.
That's also when we magically got rid of one of the beds.
I think Thuy, Tammy, Kev & I ended up at California Pizza Kitchen for lunch.
Back to the rooms for last minute set up. One more trip to the store - needed ice. Thuy needed help in picking up sandwich trays for Liaden lounge party. We must have looked like a bunch of ducklings - I believe the conga line consisted of me, Alex, Kev, Joey, Adam, Tammy & Thuy. I don't remember seeing Mat. Reesa and Michelle were on their own trek to the store (found out about this later). Hmm... did Mat & Tammy end up staying in the room frosting cookies??? Had to put the mice together and put red frosting on the maple leaves.
Lights! Cameras! Action! Hot Liquid Magma Party opened up promptly at 8pm (though I think some people showed up early - like on Thursday...) and was packed all night long. Joey spent almost the entire evening running the bar. I think he needs an "Able Harris, Bartender" shirt.
Spent the evening between the two parties. Both were pretty much packed. Got to meet Myles O'Reilly, Kathy Robinson & Kathy Defranca (sp?) from the Liaden list. yay! Why is it that I can never remember what Stephe Pagel looks like?? Had to look at his name tag to figure out who he was *grin*.
Liaden Lounge finally got rid of all the plastic lizards. Mat got whapped when he threw one of the sticky lizards on the ceiling. Elaine did not want lizards raining down upon them again.
When only family was left at the HLMP, Alex and co-conspirators suprised me with a cake with a birthday Tigger candle (they looked for pooh & eeyore, but store was out - this was the trek that Reesa & Michelle had been on earlier) and a rousing chorus of Happy Birthday. *grin*