September 26th, 2011


BatB & lists

GRRM reports there’s rumor of a Beauty and the Beast reboot. I will of course watch it if it happens, but back after I’d lost all hope of the TV show returning or seeing a big screen BatB, I knew how I would continue the story. Not with a reboot, but with Catherine and Vincent’s son Jacob (just because he was born apparently normal doesn’t mean he couldn’t get beastly at puberty or something), and with the daughters of Elliot Burch and Joe Maxwell discovering the world their fathers could never really have access to (I’ve never seen any reason why getting blown up in the last episodes should keep Burch from having a daughter a few months later), either one of whom could be Beauty. Not like Betty and Veronica, but two women you’d really like, rather than one you love to hate, so that the entire show is an agonizing pull between which girl Jacob ends up with. And apparently they want to make it a police procedural, well, so, Joanne Maxwell can be a cop instead of a lawyer, and Ellen Burch a socialite do-gooder sticking her nose in where it doesn’t belong.

Vincent and Father could maybe make cameos, and given that BatB did the best ghost story in the history of ever, I have *no doubt* they could write Catherine in a few times, and…

Yeah. That would be the way I’d go. Because nobody’s going to match Ron Perlman, and Linda Hamilton and Roy Dotrice defined those characters.

- plane tickets to alaska
- order the remaining costumes for NYCC (this shirt, this dress, and these jeans, which had better last for goddamned ever at that price
- empty compost
- call UPC grrr
- make a Kickstarter video (*squinchy face*)
- redesign the P-Con website
- clean the back room
- jumbletown the old TV

(x-posted from the essential kit)

NYCC schedule coming together

Wednesday, October 12: dinner is booked.

Thursday, October 13:
lunch & dinner are both booked, though times haven’t been sorted yet

Friday, October 14:
1:15-2:15pm: panel with my Del Rey editor Betsy Mitchell, authors Naomi Novik and Scott Westerfield (O.O) and others.
3-4pm: kaffeesklatch, probably only nominally since it’ll probably be at the Javits Centre. But I’ll find a place to plunk down where people can find me for an hour.

Saturday, October 15: breakfast is booked.
11am-12pm: Book signing/meet & greet at Luna/Harlequin’s booth
5:30-6:30pm: Book signing/Autographing Table 7, Autographing Area – North Hall
7pmish: dinner with Toofolk? At least one Toofolk!

Sunday, October 16:
breakfast is, I expect, booked
11am-12pm: kaffeesklatch thing again :)
1pm: lunch is booked

At this point, I think I have to reserve any further meal slots for professional meetings, so if you’re hoping to catch up with me, the kaffeesklatches & signings will be the best bet. There are four of ‘em planned, which should give most people who want to say hi a chance to do so.

And, y’know, just in case you’ve forgotten, I reserve the right to bail suddenly if an irresistable professional opportunity arises. :)

(damn, i’m gonna be busier than a one-armed paper-hanger. which is good, but yow!(

(x-posted from the essential kit)