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WFC 09

Alas, over already. I kept opening the blog during the week only to shut it again from severe brain drain. Some highlights: * Firstly, this has been my favourite WFC so far. * Wednesday: the Caltrain from San Francisco to San Jose is a straightforward commute, though it’s not designed …

Culturally worthwhile day

Body didn’t know, last night, if it was sleepy or awake. So alternated between the two states at random, testing them out. Asleep at 11pm, awake at 1am, 2am, 3am, 4… asleep at 9am, 10am… You see the pattern. Spent the night going to the window, burningly alert, staring out …

Arrival: SF (‘Frisco, that is)

Seriously, San Francisco is in good shape. The weather is perfect (I thought I was being optimistic packing t-shirts, but no. Turns out I was being pessimistic packing jeans). The Mexican is superb, especially from Hair of the Dog Cantina. The wander through Columbus Avenue, into City Lights Bookstore & …

That funny feeling I’ve forgotten something

Toothbrush, check, passport, check, notes for panel, check, copies of A Book of Endings to use as beercoasters give-aways, check, list of MEXICAN places to eat in San Francisco, check, US dollars (now over AUD$0.90, keep ’em coming), check. What HAVE I forgotten?! While I shut down my browser for …

My WFC schedule

On Saturday, 10am, I’ll be chairing this panel at the World Fantasy Convention: Why Steampunk Now? Steampunk is not only hugely popular right now but it is also a bit of an oddity in that it is simultaneously a literary sub-genre, a style of fashion, and a social movement. What …