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This time next week, I will be in Chicago :-). It;s a city I love, and I'll be getting to meet up with a lot of my US and Canadian friends, so I'm really looking forward to it. The preparations are under way already, the legs are waxed and the lashes dyed and the toenails painted. And the appointment for the Interesting Hair is booked...
And I have my schedule.
The marquis and I arrive on Wednesday evening, and have Thursday to get badges and so on, try and deal with jet-lag, hang out with the marquis' brother T and his partner clothsprogs and so on. And go to the con, of course.
I am on various and sundry programme items at various and sundry times.

Fri Aug 31 9:00 --10:30am, Anarchism in Fantasy and Science Fiction
San Francisco Room
Eleanor Arnason (M), Farah Mendlesohn, Kari Sperring, Richard Dutcher

Fri Aug 31 1:30 -- 3:00:pm Magic and the Power of Language
San Francisco Room
Kari Sperring, Karin Rita Gastreich, Mary Frances Zambreno, (M) Saladin Ahmed, William S. Annis

Sat Sep 1 10:00 -- 10:30:am Writer Under Glass #29
Fan Lounge
Kari Sperring
Come and watch me write :-) Sadly, there will be no cats helping.

Sat Sep 1 2:00 -- 2:30:pm Reading
Addams Room.
Kari Sperring.
So, what shall I read? Something from The Grass King's Concubine? From the sequel, due out next year (Death and the Madwoman)? Something else? What do you suggest?

Sun Sep 2 9:00 -- 10:30:am Kaffeeklatsche
Kaffeeklatsche 3
Kari Sperring
Come and have breakfast with me!

Mon Sep 3 1:30 -- 3:00:pm Autograph Session 19
Autograph Tables
Adam "The Shark" Selzer, Bryan Thomas Schmidt, Emma Newman, Fabio Fernandes, Gene Wolfe, George R. R. Martin, Kari Sperring.
No comment... Scary big guns...

So: what should I read from? And which skirts shall I pack? Questions, questions....

In other news, for the next ten days or so, I am guest blogging at Charles Stross' blog. Charlie has very kindly let me loose on his readership. Today, we're talking about the histories of the Celtic and Gaelic speaking peoples. Come by and join in!

Skirt of the day: black autumn fireworks.


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Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC)

Oh joy! Such fun!

Have a good time though.

I'd dearly like to meet a guy named Saladin. :o) Iraqi origins, I'd suspect. I've met two Attilas since getting to know Hungary a little better!
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:14 pm (UTC)
I think the original was a Kurd. So there could be several possibilities, divided up as the Kurds are.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC)
Present day Iraq (or at least that under the Hussein regime- I don't know if it's still the case) made much of him.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:36 pm (UTC)
I don't know, but he's a very nice man and an excellent writer.
I don't mind waxing, for some reason. I may be odd.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
Sadly, there will be no cats helping.

If the hotel didn't have a "service animals only" policy, I would offer to loan you one of my four.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
You mean helping write a book isn't a service? I'm shocked.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
That would be lovely :-)
What a shame re the hotel policy. Everything is better with cats!
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:13 pm (UTC)
Whee! I shall be on the lookout, then, and hope to cross paths with you.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Yay! That would be wonderful.
I'm fairly easy to spot as I'm tall and tend to be wearing very long skirts.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC)
Having rewatched the movie of The Addams Family a few days ago with the children, I tend to feel that reading "Death and the Madwoman" in the Addams Room might not be quite such a good idea!
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:37 pm (UTC)
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:26 pm (UTC)
It sounds like you'll have a lovely time.

Please give Eleanor my regards. She reads my blog and sometimes quotes from it,
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It sounds like you'll have a lovely time.

Please give Eleanor my regards. She reads my blog and sometimes quotes from it, <a href="http://eleanorarnason.blogspot.com/2012/08/before-civil-war.html"<as here, re the great gridlock beginnings of the Civil War in 1850</a>.

Love, C.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
Will do. I haven't met her before, but I like her books.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC)
Have a lovely time! I liked Chicago, but I suspect that any news you send home will not be of the vicarious tourism variety.

What very learned discussions you are having over in another place; I am intimidated and shamed.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 04:38 pm (UTC)
I am awed by what wonderful questions people are asking.
Aug. 23rd, 2012 05:02 pm (UTC)
I'm flying there on Wednesday as well. Which airline are you with?

What I've seen of Chicago before I've liked, but it'll be nice to stay there for more than 16 hours this time.

See you there!
Aug. 23rd, 2012 06:28 pm (UTC)
We're on a BA flight.
See you there!
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Aug. 23rd, 2012 08:59 pm (UTC)
Yes, that tends to be my feeling, too. I will have to peer and Death and the Madwoman and see which bit looks readable.
Aug. 24th, 2012 01:44 pm (UTC)
Have a great time! :)
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