Yesterday was fun, if lower-key than the rest of the weekend had been. Everybody was staggering around in a zombie-like fashion, most of us having been up far too late Saturday (and some of us far too late for many more days than that). I had lunch with Tambo and some of the Luna writers, and in the afternoon met up with one of my NNWM mentees, which was a lot of fun. :) I'd developed a truly amazing headache by then, and begged off dinner with matociquala, only to be shanghaied by arcadeia and mcurry, who gave me drugs and took me to dinner, where we ate a lot of protien and then arcaedia helped herself to 15% of my dessert. *laughs helplessly* there was a lot of that going on this weekend. Apparently Thursday or Friday she took matociquala's velvet scarf as 15% of her wardrobe. :)
There was a rather fantastic moment Saturday evening at the banquet (which was a lot of fun, and the keynote speaker did a brilliant job, tying in the history of Texas with the guests of honor, and when he couldn't make a reasonable connection, he "slingshotted around the center of the universe, Kevin Bacon," and did six degrees to pull everybody in. It was *fantastic*, and *incredibly* funny! :)) when I met Eric Flint and Walt Boyes, and Walt, upon learning my name, seized Eric and said, "THIS is the one I've been trying to get you to get to write for us for six months!" I'm not actually sure what he wants me to write for, but that was rather wonderful. :) So I've got their business cards and shall write to them and we'll see what comes of it. :)
I met arcaedia's list who were there, pbray and jaylake and others already mentioned (yes, that means you, Bear), and jaylake and I are talking about perhaps creating that unholy love child of a book in a couple years. Bantam editor Anne Groelle and I bonded a bit over drinks at the Dead Dog Party last night, as we were both horrified and appalled and amused by an extremely testosterone-laden guy watching football on the bar's big screen, so that was fun. I got to spend a bunch of time with Tammy, including staying up far too late Saturday night, and that was absolutely awesome. I also met lots of cool people whose names I only half remember right now, and just hung out and had a lot of fun. It was really a very excellent experience all around. I'm exhausted and my eyeballs hurt, and I have forty million things to do when I get home, but it was awesome.
Also, it may have been determined that my real superpower is the ability to cause people to act silly. :)
I noticed my flist has grown while I've been gone. There are a lot of people on it that I don't know now! Introduce yourselves! Tell me how you got here! I like to talk to people! :)