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Norwescon 2007, Part 1 (Thursday)

As opposed to Potlatch 2007, getting to Seattle for Norwescon 2007 was trouble-free. Left Sacramento at noon, arrived Seattle at 2:00, hit the hotel at 2:30, checked in, and was able to make a 3:00 session.

Thursday was:
3:00 - 4:00 = "Breaking In Through the Small Press" session
4:00 - 5:00 = "Text-lepathy" session
5:00 - 6:00 = "Let's Make A Movie" session
6:00 - 7:00 = eat dinner, hang out
7:00 - 9:30 = Flash Fiction Workshop
9:30 - 10:00 = "Write A Story In An Hour" session
10:00 - 12:00 = Norwescon Casino
12:00 - 1:00 AM = watch "Buckaroo Banzai" midnight movie for a while.
1:00 AM = go to bed

"Breaking in Through the Small Press" gets its own post.

"Text-lepathy" was a kooky, fun discussion on the subject of "what if you could get an IM hookup in your brain?" with Lisa Mantchev and Heather Lindsley.

"Let's Make A Movie" was about movie making on the cheap, with emphasis on horror movies (blood, zombies, scary places). It was fun, but I left before they got to digital effects because I was hungry.

Dinner, like every meal, was a choice between Jack in the Box, Taco Bell, the hotel Starbucks, and the overpriced hotel "cafe". Like I said, I ate junk the whole time.

Flash Fiction Workshop gets its own separate post.

I only caught the last half hour of "Write A Story in an Hour" (with Jay Lake, Caitlin Kittredge, Lisa Mantchev and Kat Richardson), but it appeared to be a wild hour of madcap fun.

In the Casino, I drank a six-dollar beer, lost all my chips in the poker tournament in 30 minutes, then played blackjack for an hour and a half while drinking another six-dollar beer. I was up a few million (play money), then lost most of it, then eventually turned it in.

"Buckaroo Banzai" was, as always, fun. I haven't seen it in a while so I'd forgotten what a kooky movie it is and just how many famous people were in it (Peter Weller, John Lithgow, Christopher Lloyd, Ellen Barkin, Jeff Goldblum, Clancy Brown, and more).

And that was Thursday.
Tags: life, norwescon, scifi, specfic, writing
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