Had a fantastic Readercon, full of stories and new books and wonderful people and ideas just starting to fizz in the back of my head. Readercon’s always a slightly strange con for me — I spend half the time having fun conversations and the other half thinking “wow, these people are too cool for me to strike up a fun conversation.” Or, when I do, I can’t hear half of what’s being said. When the cyborg revolution takes over, I’m going to want subtitles for all conversations scrolling across my ocular implants.
(Obviously, my trouble hearing conversations in crowded rooms has absolutely nothing to do with the fact that this 4th of July, the resident organist and I ended up watching the fireworks from across the street — as in, we could see the pyrotechnicians running back and forth. Half the time I had to remind myself to watch the fireworks, not the people. Boom!)
Anyway, it was a great con, full of too-short conversations and fascinating stories. And now, on to the next project, which at the moment involves fixing a crop of short stories so I can have those out the door.
Oh, and the reaction to what I read of Soul Hunt was very encouraging. It also made me wish I had a better “evil author” laugh.