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worldcon - day 1 part 2 [Aug. 7th, 2009|06:49 am]
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They ought to have designated blogging times mapped out through the day here so you're not feeling guilty missing something when you're trying to write down everything that happened.

trillian_stars, wearing a dress by Kambriel, gave me the dental exam I've been so long in need of:



My panel on photography and the genre went very well. I was worried because it was so late at night, but it worked out wonderfully, the room was full, the audience was engaged. I broke off the formal panel discussion 1/2 hour early on the premise that by that time everybody has burning question they want to ask someone but they don't want to ask it in front of everyone and that turned out to be marvelous. People from the audience just leapt to the panel members they wanted to talk with and I think the best discussions happened then. I met an author who wrote at least one book on his iphone. In the car. With one finger.

We went to the TOR party where I had a vague meeting set up. It was mobbed. We managed to stake out some spots on the sofa and just watch the authors file past. Somewhere around 11:30 Neil came through the door with a gaggle of people in tow. "This is my Clarion class!" he said proudly, "can you take a photo of us?" -- certainly not there. Luckily I'd been feeling dangrous that day and had only brought a fish-eye lens with me. "Everybody into the bathroom!" I cried out. Photos were taken.



Then I met John Scalzi who was very nice



Sometime during the evening Cathrynne M. Valente showed up, there was much joy. By this time the party had spilled from the TOR room into the hallways and consumed the entire floor. All these famous people kept walking past.



Eventually we crammed into a glass elevator and left. Cab drivers in Montreal, I must say, my experience has not been good. So far 100% of them have not been able to find Bagle O' Death's place and have all lead us on a merry romp driving around in circles. Last night we got dropped about 3/4ths of a mile from where we were supposed to be after much back and forth on the radio between the driver and HQ trying to figure out where we were going. It's right across the street from the High School for crying out loud. How can you be a cab driver and not know where the high school is?



Anyhoo, nice long walk through the night later, back to Bagle O' Death's place and I slept like ... like ... I slept like a hybernating frog entombed beneath hardened savanah mud.



The Moleskinerie posts about Where I Write

Popular Photography magazine posts about Where I Write

My panel today on "the fiction of neil gaiman" is at 2:00. Hope to see some of you there!

Be swell today.
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[User Picture]From: princestryphyna
2009-08-07 02:14 pm (UTC)

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My experience with Montreal Cabbies rivals my expierence with Philipino Cabbies. Needless to say I did a lot of subwaying and walking while in Montreal.
From: irulan_amy
2009-08-07 02:17 pm (UTC)

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Note to self: must go to World Con.

Is that George R.R. Martin in the elevator with you?
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-15 12:48 pm (UTC)

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that is george r. r. martin in the elevator with me. he was not my bitch.

i like your icon -- did you make that?
From: irulan_amy
2009-08-15 06:46 pm (UTC)

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Haha, I saw the picture of you with a shirt stating as much. BRILLIANT. How can anyone not love NFG?!

I can't take credit, it was made by masquerade_arts. :)
[User Picture]From: yagathai
2009-08-07 02:18 pm (UTC)

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Hey look, it's grrm in that last picture. Did you... know that?

Oooh, and misunderstruck in that hallway shot.
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-07 02:26 pm (UTC)

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i'm pleased to say i was the first person george spoke to when he got to the party.

oh, and your friends showed up and said "hi from yags, you're invited to our party saturday" -- so i'll be there.
[User Picture]From: yagathai
2009-08-07 02:40 pm (UTC)

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Rock on! The party will be 20% less awesome without me, but that still leaves a party made up of 80% pure awesome.
[User Picture]From: aikigrrl
2009-08-07 06:15 pm (UTC)

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How exciting! I'm so very excited about GRRM's Fire and Ice Pilot beginning filming in October! :) I love when my fandoms collide.
[User Picture]From: babyraven
2009-08-08 11:25 am (UTC)

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I thought so. HI GEORGE!
[User Picture]From: petitbout
2009-08-07 02:22 pm (UTC)

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Don't you just ADORE the Montreal metro system???!!!! I know I loved it!
[User Picture]From: karohemd
2009-08-07 02:31 pm (UTC)

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All the best parties end up in the kitchenbathroom.
Knock them dead!
[User Picture]From: alibaster
2009-08-07 02:32 pm (UTC)

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Oh my gods I've had my photo taken, and posted, by Kyle Freaking Cassidy!

Woo Hoo!

See you at the panel.
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-15 12:48 pm (UTC)

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woohoo!
[User Picture]From: elsewhereangel
2009-08-07 02:34 pm (UTC)

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That looks like so much fun!

I had the exact opposite experience in Montreal. A cabbie took me and friends to an after-hours restaurant and got us all dinner before comping the fare. It's my single best cabbie experience ever.
[User Picture]From: eiriene
2009-08-07 02:42 pm (UTC)

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It's good to see the bathroom picture, although the one with me isn't there... (I was in the red shirt). Any way I can see that one? =)

~Jenny
[User Picture]From: eiriene
2009-08-07 02:44 pm (UTC)

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I should add that I'm the one that owns Lit Soup (http://litsoup.blogspot.com), which you tweeted. =)
[User Picture]From: wyera
2009-08-07 02:51 pm (UTC)

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I have been to Montreal several times and have never had a good experience with a cab driver. I take the public transit and/or walk. I'd rather do that and use a map then deal with the cab drivers.
[User Picture]From: carolynturgeon
2009-08-07 03:40 pm (UTC)

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SO FANCAY!
[User Picture]From: ms_violet
2009-08-07 04:04 pm (UTC)

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All right, I give up. What does it say on Neil's shirt?
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-15 12:51 pm (UTC)

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something like "i'm part of a small minority, i read books"
[User Picture]From: lois2037
2009-08-07 04:57 pm (UTC)

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Wheeeee! I guess non-California Worldcons are more fun, or maybe you just know way more interesting people. I so look forward to more posts.
[User Picture]From: skwidly
2009-08-08 03:42 am (UTC)

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Oh, hey, look, it's me! I'm right behind Neil on the left in the picture with Scalzi.
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[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-08 12:03 pm (UTC)

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bagle of death is 1/2 of the masterminds between the web comic abe_kroenen
From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-08 11:52 am (UTC)

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Erm, Montreal cabbies . . . they can be great or they can be terrible. Most of the time when they're terrible it's because you don't speak French. I find our cabbies are worst to people leaving hotels.

BMW (Bus-Metro-Walk) is normally your best bet.
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-08 12:04 pm (UTC)

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nous parle francais, fo shizzle.
From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-08 12:17 pm (UTC)

Your restroom pic

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Hey, can I put your restroom pic in the Neil Gaiman World's End forum Restroom Thread? (which is where we put pictures of ourselves in restrooms - or rather bathrooms where I come from) What do you think? Would that be ok?
[User Picture]From: kylecassidy
2009-08-09 05:50 am (UTC)

Re: Your restroom pic

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please do!
From: (Anonymous)
2009-08-12 09:54 pm (UTC)

Montreal cabbies, leaving hotels

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Mine spent the entire ride complaining that he'd waited in line at the Delta for two and a half hours, only to be stuck with a fare who wanted to go no farther than Gare Central. I explained that I had a heart condition and a very heavy suitcase; still, he couldn't beLIEVE his terrible terrible luck. I had realized that it was a ridiculously short trip; he'd have gotten a much better tip if he'd just shut the **** up.
[User Picture]From: kellymccullough
2009-08-08 01:38 pm (UTC)

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Cool shots, I wish I could have been there.
[User Picture]From: tanyad
2009-08-08 03:13 pm (UTC)

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I recognize emilytheslayer in that 3rd from last pic. The lass with short blue hair!

:)
[User Picture]From: jeffreyab
2009-08-12 02:20 pm (UTC)

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I am sorry I did not get a chance to sit for you, I was somewhat busy, however I was really glad to meet you and trillian stars. If GRRM left about the same time you did I must have blown right past you at the TOR party. I see you met the entourage for hire too.
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2009-12-16 01:49 pm (UTC)

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