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Aug 10 2009

Anticipation, day four

Woke early enough, most likely due to the lack of partying the night before, and headed out to explore the old town between the Palais and the port.

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Aug 09 2009

Anticipation, day three

For the first two days of the convention, I spent most of the daylight hours in my room working. Email, net-meetings, status reports, etc. I was determined that day three would be different. It certainly started differently. In fact it started early, with a pounding head and feeling like an entire litter of chest-bursters were …

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Aug 08 2009

Anticipation, day two

My day started out early, with work. Quite a lot of it in fact. Then off to get a Subway sandwich downstairs in the Palais and upstairs to the Worldcon. Checked in with program ops, they didn’t need me but did have a late evening gap I agreed to cover. Next to the dealer’s room, …

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Aug 07 2009

Anticipation, day one

Day one of the 2009 World Science Fiction Convention in Montreal (Anticipation) actually started for me the day before, when I left Seattle just before 7:00 PM on what turned out to be the red-eye from hell. Twelve hours later I landed in Montreal and within two hours after that I was at the convention …

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Sep 04 2007

Nippon 2007 Worldcon Review

In many ways Nippon 2007 is one of the most enjoyable large conventions I have ever attended. I had a great time and my irritations were minor. However, it appears I was one of the (many) lucky ones. I did hear many expressions of pain from the English-speaking volunteer staff. In the con’s defense I …

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Sep 04 2007

Worldcon day 5

Morning started early. Anita and I did our usual online stuff and packed everything up, checking out of our room by nine and dropping off our suitcases to be picked up by our tour company. (For the trip we had purchased a ‘tour’ for the con that included airfare, con hotel, hotel in Tokyo for …

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Sep 02 2007

Worldcon day 4

I started the day with an energy deficit, not surprising after putting in such a full day yesterday. Still, I managed to drag my (slightly hungover) ass out of bed by 10:00 and go with Anita to get some breakfast. (Actually it was second breakfast for Anita, she had left early while I was still …

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Sep 02 2007

Worldcon day 3

Wow! What a busy day! I’m going to have to just skim the highlights if I don’t want this to turn into a Novella… I had nothing scheduled for the Worldcon today and there was nothing on the schedule of more than mild interest except the Hugo awards in the evening, so Anita and I …

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Sep 01 2007

Hugo Award and John W. Campbell Award winners for 2007

Best Novel: ‘Rainbows End’ by Vernor Vinge Best Novella: ‘A Billion Eves’ by Robert Reed Best Novelette: ‘The Djinn’s Wife’ by Ian McDonald Best Short Story: ‘Impossible Dreams’ by Tim Pratt Best Related Book: ‘James Tiptree Jr: The Double Life of Alice B. Sheldon’ by Julie Phillips Best Dramatic Presentation, Long Form: ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ Best …

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Sep 01 2007

Newsflash: Randy Byers wins Hugo!

My friend fringefaan won a Hugo tonight for his part in the team of editors that produced the Best Fanzine for 2007: Science-Fiction Five-Yearly. Yay Randy! Full list of winners in just a few minutes…

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