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…and just last month we complained about the cold…   Leave a comment

It is hot out. Just saying.

Got back from Albacon. Had a good time. This was the first con I’ve been to since World Fantasy 2007. Albacon was a good one to ease back into, small and very, very friendly.

And it had Mario, the Sailor Scouts, Wizard Howl, the Tenth AND the Eleventh Doctor, Eren Yeager, Elsa, and my favorite, Vash the Stampede.

Not only my favorite, by the way. Vash won the costume contest. LOVE AND PEACE!

Vash is a member of Upstate New York Cosplay Society. You can find out more about Albacon here.

Other guests included B.A. Chepaitis, (rhymes with arthritis…), Debi Chowdhury, Anatoly Belilovsky, Carl Frederick, K.A. Laity, J.A. Fludd, Alex Shvartsman, Catherine Stine and Allen Steele (still a Bob Seger look-a-like!) just to name a few. Mur Lafferty was the GOH, and she did her podcast from the GOH panel.

The fire alarm that kept going off was just a plus.

And if (the woman who was) Mario from Albacon reads this, I’m sorry I didn’t get to say goodbye. I nearly fell asleep on your shoulder at that last panel, stumbled off to bed without any farewells, and never saw you again. I enjoyed our talk about Las Vegas!



Albacon   Leave a comment

I’m headed to Albany, NY in a couple of hours, to spend the weekend at Albacon 2014 1/2.

One of the authors at Albacon will be Allen Steele, author of the Coyote series, The Jericho Iteration, and Oceanspace, to name a few. I vaguely remember meeting him several years ago, when I used to go to cons frequently. My memory was that he was a very nice man with an amazing resemblance to Bob Seger.

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I found I had over-estimated the time needed for packing, and instead found myself watching youTube videos of Bob Seger. Coincidence?

I searched wikipedia and google for anything that might link them so I could be semi-interesting, but all I found was similar colors in the these two titles…Hey, I tried. See you in Albany!



Posted May 8, 2015 by Fran LaPlaca in daily, writing

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