Sure enough, I am less jetlagged today, and so, here are a few Readercon highlights (with some links):
I attended the discussion of The Jewel-Hinged Jaw
, featuring Chip Delany himself commenting on the book from the audience. But damn, that meant I missed the "Rudyard Kipling, Fantasist and Modernist" panel. Again and again I wished I had a clone or two of myself so I could get to everything I wanted to attend.
I had a marvelous time participating in the panel about Jo Walton's novel Among Others
with Suzy Charnas, Greer Gilman, Madeleine Robins, and Gary K. Wolfe. Never in my wildest dreams as a twenty-something reader of Motherlines
and The Vampire Tapestry
did I ever think I'd wind up sitting next to Suzy McKee Charnas on a panel!
I also participated in the fanfic vs. original fiction panel
Ellen Klages read from a not-yet-published short story about a little girl's obsession with a Disney witch. I can't wait to read the whole thing.
Andrea Hairston knocked my socks off with her performance/reading from her novel Redwood and Wildfire
, with musical accompaniment (and songs based on the book) by Pam Morigan.
Lila Garrott did a marvelous and very funny reading from the one-book-a-day-for-a-year blogging project
which I've been enjoying so much on LJ.
Julia Rios interviewed me and Claire Cooney (and Claire Cooney-as-Mary Robinette Kowal--which will make more sense when Julia posts the podcast), and it was a lot of uproarious fun. Later that day Claire performed The Sea King's Second Bride
at the Rhysling Award Poetry Slan, and then she promptly and deservedly won the long-form Rhysling Award for said poem
. It was great to get to read at the Poetry Slan along with Claire, Sonya Taaffe, Theodora Goss, Shira Lipkin, and many others.
Also there was Julia Rios's brilliant Interstitial Arts Party, and the surreality of seeing Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer walking down the hall at the hotel, and discussing my dad's filmic oeuvre with Camille Alexa at Mike Allen's party, and hanging out with Victoria Janssen in the bar and the lobby, and eating at the Korean bbq place, and buying the gorgeous Collected Stories of Carol Emshwiller, volume 1
at the Readercon Bookshop...I could go on, but suffice it to say, it was a very good time.