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Worldcon and Apologies for Radio Silence
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catvalente
I appreciate all the gentle pokings as to whether or not I am ok, as I haven't posted in awhile. The reason is twofold: one, I have a novel due shortly and I'm basically totally focused on that and two, due to Wordpress being a total jerkface, I have not been able to log in to my blog in two weeks.

Seriously, they should just label the "Update Wordpress Now" button "Bork Your Situation Now." Ugh.

So yes, I am fine, I'm just working hardcore and getting ready for Worldcon and cursing the name of the Wordpress database.

Speaking of Worldcon! I will be there! I will be getting in on Wednesday and I'll even be in Chicago for most of the rest of the week after the con, if any of my Chicago folk want to hang out.

Obviously, I will also be at the Hugos, as I am up for some. Kambriel has made me an epic space princess dress and a good time will be had.

This is my Worldcon schedule--please do come and see me! Say hello if you spy me in the halls/bars/loungey places. I am super friendly, for serious. I don't have a kaffeeklastch, so if you want to chat, you have to be brave! I'm really looking forward to meeting a bunch of new people and hugging my friends SO HARD. I've not gone to many cons this year, so it's been ages since I've seen a lot of everybody.

Hit me up if you want to plan meals, coffee, etc. And see a whole bunch of you next week!

Thursday 9am-6pm [Private] SFWA Board Meeting (Obvs, super long, will definitely be up for decompression drinks after! Also, if you are a SFWA member there's anything you want me to deal with, consider, bring to the Board, etc, now is a good time to contact me, especially if you live on the upper east coast of the US, as I'm the Eastern Regional Director.)

Friday 10:30 am-12pm Columbus AB, Panel: Who Are You Really? A look at ideas about identity. What makes you "you"?

Friday 1:30-3pm Autographing Tables: Signing You bring it, I write my name on it.

Friday 4:30-5pm Grand Suite 3: Reading I haven't decided what to read from yet, possibly my new Western novella or the Fairyland sequel, depending on the mood of the room.

Saturday 9:00 am-10:30 am SFWA Business Meeting This one you can and should come to if you're a SFWA member.

Saturday 4:30-6pm Columbus CD Panel: When Quantum Physics Meets Magical Realism The way in which Quantum Physics describes the universe seems more and more to enter the realm of the fantastic. Where does reality end and fantasy begin?

Sunday 9am-10:30am Stroll With the Stars Basically, a constitutional walk with me, John Scalzi, Joe and Gay Haldeman, Kate Baker, Lawrence M. Schoen, Story Musgrave, Stu Segal, and S.J. (Not Tucker) This seems pretty stuffed with awesome to me, so you should definitely come! Also, I am a strange and alien person in the morning. It is not my time.

Sunday 12-1:30 pm Crystal B SF Squeecast Live! A live recording of our Hugo-nominated podcast, guest(s) to be announced.

Then Hugos! Then Hugos Losers Party! Go 70th Worldcon!

See you there.

You will get an update email (due to Thurs) soon! Also, I have another handy dandy idea. *cryptic*

Then Hugos! Then Hugos Losers Party!

Hopefully you'll be at the winners party! (Along with Seanan.)

I would vote for readings from the new Fairyland book but will be stuck somewhere else.

Oddly enough, I'd totally bet that the Losers Party would be way more fun.

(That said, Good Luck, Cat! Win All The Awards!)

Yes, this! Bring home ALL THE THINGS.

It usually is, but winners get to go now as well.

This is a blessing in disguise! Because now when you win all the awards you will get to go to the fun party! It's a win-win for everyone involved!

If you are in Chicago and have time, I recommend the Vosges Purple house at the Armitage metro stop (brown line) for sheer prettiness and glamour, plus ice cream and chilled chocolate drinks.Uncle Fun (a few blocks past the Belmont stop (red line). If you are interested in clubbing Neo is still a tiny goth/80s tiny club and I have heard it is still very fun.
If you go to the Palmer House (Hilton) they have amazing art nouveau-kindaclassical art on the ceilings. It's gorgeous.
Alchemy Arts is a fine occult bookstore and they sell jewelry made by a classmate of mine. Also, the Museum of Art-oh wow.

These are all the things I can personally vouch for but have a great time.

Glad to see you pop up for air on here. =)

I am sending positive vibes to your for the Hugos. =)

-S

My sweetie lisagems is head of logistics for the convention. Sadly, I will not be there. If I'd known you would be, I might have tried harder to find a way to go!

ooohhhhhh Kambriel dress! I'm hoping for pictures! Just went to the website to drool! If I ever have a special occasion that would call for it, I would want a Kambriel dress.

Have a fantastic time at Worldcon!

Glad you are ok. <3 Have a wonderful time at the hugos Cat.

Hmm. I'm too tired to recall atm whether there's a writing equivalent to "Good hunting" out there.

Glad to see you surface.

I'll be at Worldcon this year too! Would love to check out the panel on Identity on Friday, but alas its during the block when I am in my Writers' Workshop at the con.

Good luck at the Hugos and hope to see you around the con!