GenreCon 2007 was in Sarnia…which is nice because it’s only an hour away (nice!) and is free (nicer!). This is another attempt to meet some people, make some contacts, and generally hang out with other genre writers (most people call them geeks — mostly higher functioning geeks but not all)
I got there a little late for Rob Sawyer’s lecture. Unfortunately, he didn’t get to do a reading (he’s great at those). After that was a little bit of meet and greet. So I met some people.
Met Caitlin Sweet and Sarah Zettel, both really nice people who have already broken into the business. Some interesting insights from them.
Also met Kelley Armstrong, the hugely successful writer. Unfortunately, couldn’t chat too long with her as she was busy working on one of her manuscripts.
All in all, a great day — some interesting talks, and it was nice meeting some people that I can look forward to seeing again at the World Fantasy Convention (I even offered to let them crash at my motel if they’re kicked out of the nice hotel…by crash, I mean I’ll give them a blanket to sleep outside my door)
Actually, you were part of the story of genrecon. Everyone wondered why I was flying solo…so I told them that you were my non-geek wife…and how you break out in hives at these types of conventions.
They all nodded knowingly as I told the story (at Lolas…a great place with busty lamps and a logo that winked at me, but oddly, not a strip club).
Not sure if you two are aware of this, but you live in the same house. Kari Ryan is the guy that sleeps on the other side of the bed. Ryan, Kari is that girl that rides off on her hog with your two kids every morning.
As usual I am not mentioned in any of these stories about his life. So instead of waiting for him to post, I will tell you that I was part of his day yesterday too. I was include in the wifely things that happened after dark…no not those things. You know the stuff I mean, like folding laundry and falling asleep before 10pm. Hmmm…no wonder I am never mentioned!