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Haven't used this account for a while, but given the problems lj has been having, I should probably be using it more.

Just got back from Ravencon in Richmond, VA. Had a good time. Went to Q barbeque and had a bbq pork sandwich and hush puppies. Threw a party with a couple friends Friday night, pretty much ran out of beer and cider, but not as much of the hard liquor, although the Jack Daniels, the spiced rum and the coconut rum were all completely consumed. Spent most of Saturday at the Capclave table, but I did manage to get to performances by a couple members of the Funnny Music Project, including Danny Birt. Since we were not throwing a party Saturday night, I actually got to partake of the night time con activities for a change. Went to the room parties, including the brownie party, which had awesome music and involved MST3King Ultraman, hung out at Baen suite for a bit, went to the charity auction, and caught the back half of the Coyote Run concert.

We also managed to sell one Capclave membership. Didn't spend much money in the dealers room. Bought a trilobite necklace, a Groff Conklin edited short story collection, and a P.J. Harvey cd.
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34. Fantasy & Science Fiction March 2009

35. Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine Sept/Oct 2008

36. Fun Home by Allison Bechdel

37. Nebula Award Stories Six ed. Clifford D. Simak

38. Black Gate Issue 11

39. Nebula Winners Fourteen ed. Frederik Pohl

40. The Atrocity Archives by Charles Stross

41. The Swan Sister ed. Ellen Datlow and Terri Windling

42. Shark out of Water by Emma Lathen


43. Off Limits: Tales of Alien Sex ed. Ellen Datlow

44. Odd & the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman

45. Who's Afraid of Beowulf? by Tom Holt

46. Seademons by Laurence Yep

47. Book of Wonder by Lord Dunsany

48. My Hero by Tom Holt

49. Hark! by Ed McBain

50. Backup by Jim Butcher

51. Motor Mouth by Janet Evanovich

52. Lost Fleet -Dauntless by Jack Campbell

53. April/May 2009 Asimov's

54. Mischief by Ed McBain

55. All the Trouble in the World: The Lighter Side of Overpopulation, Famine, Ecological Disaster, Ethnic Hatred, Plague, and Poverty by P. J. O'Rourke

56. The Tree of Death by Marcia Muller

57. Flying Dutch by Tom Holt

58. This Republic of Suffering by Drew Gilpin Faust
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Yay! I'm on Dreamwidth!

I'll probably be crossposting with livejournal for the foreseeable future.

Had a good weekend. After reading through the 60+ entrants for this year,and coming up with my personal top 12 list, I met with the other members of the Washington Science Fiction Association Small Press Award jury on Saturday and we came up with a list of 8 finalists. Now the rest of WSFA can read and vote for the winner to be announced at Capclave ( this October. My top 2 did not end up making the final cut, but most of the final list reflects my list. judging is blind, so the names of the authors and where the stories were originally published were stripped off. This is a good thing because the stories are judged on their own merits, but is annoying as I now have a list of around 10 stories for which I have to wait until October to google and/or ask the award administrator about so that I can find out who wrote them and look for other stuff they've written. In addition to deciding the final 8, the jury also treated itself to dinner at a nice Korean restaurant, which had a really nice cinnamon soup for dessert.

Sunday, the Columbia Club of DC had arranged for tickets and a tour of the new stadium before the Nationals game, so I went with B.L. The tour was fun. We got to watch batting practice from the field and got to see all the luxury box areas, etc. The Nats were doing okay up until the last inning. Then the final (of 3) reliever blew it and the Marlins scored 4 runs to take the lead. Sigh. I read in the Washington Post this morning that all the relief pitchers were fired. since yesterdays performance appears to be typical of the bullpen, I'm not surprised.


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