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Worldcon 2004: Ramblings

Worldcon Ramblings

Well, I do have to say, the con wasn’t as crazy as I thought it would be. (More in a EUOLogy on this later.) Overall, I had a good time. I’m very glad I stayed Monday night, since my agent took me and a group out to dinner that night. Elizabeth Moon was there, and she’s one of the authors whose work I’ve read since I was very young, so that was an interesting experience.

We spent a lot of time talking about things like foreign rights (which are apparently very difficult, but rewarding, to sell) and other business-related items. We also spent some time trying to embarrass Joshua, our agent, who was a very good sport about the topic. (He just has such a distinctive way of talking about manuscripts.)

We went to the Cheesecake factory afterward with some friends and got some cheesecake slices, then tromped back to the con hotel and sat around in the lobby munching and chatting–a kind of wind-down from the con experience. I didn’t realize how exhausting a six-day con would be. This took a lot more out of me than a World Fantasy did. Perhaps part of this came from being on the programming. I actually didn’t get much writing done during the con–I tried, but I was always too tired or too busy.

Anyway, it’s time to get back to the grind.

|   Castellano