Friday, November 03, 2006

World Fantasy day one

World Fantasy's in full swing. I met up with Amy Sterling Casil (an old Writers of the Future classmate), John Joseph Adams, Deanna Hoak (my ace diaper supplier) and a bunch of other folk I don't normally see at the various local cons I hit every year. Since I have to get back to the convention, I'll save the story about how Joe Lansdale lost the map and how I was drafted into a panel about Texas fantasy and regaled the audience with stories about deer-themed necrophilia. Instead, I'll share a few pics instead:


Mark Finn responds favorably to his promotional beer. Which tastes almost as good as his book!


Stina Leicht and Charles de Lint chat in the lobby before scattering for dinner.


MaryAnn Harris pimps a book that is not by her husband, Charles de Lint. About this time she asks "Where's that beer I keep hearing about?" That's famed editor Ellen Datlow behind her.


Austin writerly reprobates and RevSF contributors Steve Wilson and Chris Nakashima-Brown plot world domination. Most likely of a variety involving right-wing neocon space squid conspiracies.


The contributors to Cross Plains Universe gathered at Rudy's Barbecue for a book release celebration. Pictured left-to-right are Jessica Reisman (who apparently didn't need that ride from me after all), Stina, Rick "Don't Call Me Shirley" Klaw and Paul O. Miles.


And here we have Mark Finn, Peggy Hailey, unknown white female person, Bill "Boom-Boom" Crider and Judy "Long-Suffering-Wife" Crider.

Okay, that's it for now. It's back to the con for me.

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1 comment:

  1. Anonymous7:39 PM

    Unknown white female person would be Charlotte Laughlin, co-author of The Heart of Namirha with Bill Crider in Cross Plains universe