December 5th, 2009

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the audio from the "Jay Lake Reading" at OryCon is available

(Since Jay has posted the link on his Facebook I believe I can make this public now).

One of the things I was involved in at Orycon was the "Jay Lake Reading".

Since Jay was in the hospital recovering from cancer surgery, the OryCon runners asked if anyone wanted to take his slot. The idea went up to get a bunch of people to do something nice for Jay and do a multi-cast reading of one of his stories. Mary Robinette Kowal found some good stories and split them out among the readers. Her husband, Rob, did an awesome job recording the session. The recordings are now available on Mary Robinette Kowal's website.

We read "Golden Pepper" (from Flash Fiction Online) and "The Future By Degrees" (from Seeds of Change), and had a lot of fun doing so. This was despite the water dripping from the roof, which became a torrent when the session was over.

We also raised $90 for the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund, a fun that helps Pacific Northwest writers who are having medical problems. As Jay said during his first bout of cancer, he has good medical insurance but a lot of writers don't.

If you enjoy the recordings, why not show your appreciation with a (tax-deductible) donation to the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund? Writers all over will thank you.
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tweets for the day

(Posted here for reference. At twitter, I'm "yeff")

  • 11:02 getting warm again after A's team had a soccer game in the cold and wet (district championship, first round pool play). They tied, 0-0 #fb #
  • 11:03 @gregvaneekhout I could see "Weird Science" as a Christmas song. It would certainly be for a wild holiday special! #
  • 12:28 time for district championship, game #2! #fb #
  • 18:04 the second soccer game was a 6-0 win for A's team, then we relaxed at home (and had hot showers), and now we're considering dinner #fb #
  • 18:31 The King Family Singers just did a rendition of "White Christmas" on PBS and they looked a little, well, tranquilized... #fb #
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