How it went at last weekend’s SF convention…

  • I am getting much better at public speaking, and I had next to no stage fright this time at all.  This is a HUGE improvement over the past.
  • At the Yard Dog Press roadshow, I did a short reading from my story “It Came From Willy McCracken’s Buttocks” while Melanie did interpretive dance.
  • While Melanie read an excerpt from her story, I did interpretive dance.
  • Selena Rosen laughed her ass off, which is good, since she is the editor.
  • Next day I hosted some panels, yadda yadda yadda, and had a reading at noon.  I had my PDA all set up to record it but at the last minute forgot.  Ugh!  It would have been perfect, as I read some short stuff that seemed to be quite funny, and had everyone laughing.  I had intended to post it here, but, alas … it’s not to be.  Probably better this way, so as to keep my ego to a more manageable size.
  • Bill and I partied hard two nights in a row.  When you’re standing next to an entire hotel bathtub full of ice and really good English beer, it’s hard to say “No.”  A hangover hung over me on Sunday, Monday, and part of this morning.
  • At one point my younger (15 year old) daughter was chilling with me in the lobby, and I was approached to sign an autograph.  I thought it was cool that my kid got to see that.    Gave her some bragging rights at school.
  • Even though I brought my camera, I didn’t take many pictures.  I did, however, take some movies.  One of Selina Rosen of Yard Dog Press telling a funny story at the bar (about how she’d had LeVar Burton’s manager thrown at her) and another of an author who’d brought a cool robotic baby dinosaur with her, controlled by a relatively sophisticated AI.  If people really want me to, I’ll upload these videos.
  • That’s about it.  Next time I do a public reading I have to remember to record it.  And hope that I don’t suck.

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15 thoughts on “How it went at last weekend’s SF convention…

  1. Post!  Post!  I wanna see!!
    I want (not-so-secretly) to be a part of that world, too.  I think I hide, cos I don’t want to take the chance that someone’s going to tell me that I’m having delusions of grandeur and suck at my craft. *le sigh*

  2. You really are a ‘rock star’ (smile). I can only imagine what that must’ve felt like, being asked for an autograph in front of your daughter (sigh).

  3. First of all, speaking in pubic is terrifying… so congrats on doing well with that.Second of all “It Came From Willy McCracken’s Buttocks” just the title alone makes this something I want to read!

  4. I think it’s the coolest thing ever that you got asked for an autograph in front of your daughter.  She will never forget that!  I’m very proud of you.  Sorry about your hangover, though.  It happens to the best of us…

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