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Back From The Con

I have returned from my first con, and on the whole, I'd have to say I had a blast. I understand a detailed report is traditional. Instead, let me sum up. I went to a number of programs, bought a Howard Waldrop book from Glen Cook (his day job is a bookseller - I had no idea), heard James Patrick Kelly read a short story of his that'll be in the June Asimov's, had a drink in the bar with Mr. Kelly and Andy Duncan and F. Brett Cox, and wrapped it up with dinner with Andy, Brett and his wife, Jack McDevitt and his wife, and several other people. In short, I had a fine time. My especial thanks to Andy, who made me feel quite welcome to hang out with him. He's a hell of a guy, and a hell of a writer. His book Beluthahatchie is well worth the read. Go buy it. Now.