Wednesday, November 4, 2009

World Fantasy Report #1: Pictures!

I had the great fortune of being able to attend this year's World Fantasy Convention in San Jose. I sat in on a lot of fascinating panels, listened to some great stories, and met some great people. I'll be posting about it over the next week or so (I took lots of notes). But first I thought I'd get the photos up. I wish I'd taken more, but I was so preoccupied with everything going on around me that I didn't think about my camera very much. I'm such a dork that I forgot to get a pic with my buddy who attended the con with me, Stephen Gold. Here's a look at the few pics I did get:

[caption id="attachment_126" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Patrick Swenson of Fairwood Press, who was kind enough to have a few drinks with me and share some of his experiences in the publishing world."]IMG_3494[/caption]

[caption id="attachment_129" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Artist John Picacio, who gave a fantastic presention about his artistic process. I was lucky enough to get a book autographed by him. "]Artist John Picacio, who gave a fantastic presention about his artistic process. I was lucky enough to get a book autographed by him. [/caption]



[caption id="attachment_138" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Author Michael Shea, who I discovered lives in the same town as I do!"]Author Michael Shea, who I discovered lives in the same town as I do![/caption]



[caption id="attachment_139" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Author Jay Lake, who always gives a fun, lively reading. I was able to get him to autograph a few books for my daughter."]Author Jay Lake, who always gives a fun, lively reading.[/caption]



[caption id="attachment_140" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Author Jeffrey Ford. I've read some of his stuff (good stories!). It was neat to put the face with the writing."]Author Jeffrey Ford. I've read some of his stuff (good stories!). It was neat to put the face with the writing.[/caption]




[caption id="attachment_141" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Author Jeff Vandemeer, reading from his book about sentient mushrooms and noir detectives."]Author Jeff Vandemeer, reading from his book about sentient mushrooms and noir detectives.[/caption]




[caption id="attachment_142" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="My friend Ann Wilkes, reading from her novel, The Awesome Lavratt, with the gals from Broad Universe."]My friend Ann Wilkes, reading from her novel, The Awesome Lavratt, with the gals from Broad Universe.[/caption]



[caption id="attachment_147" align="aligncenter" width="225" caption="Author and Guest of Honor Michael Swanwick, preparing to read to his audience."]Author and Guest of Honor Michael Swanwick, preparing to read to his audience.[/caption]

And that's all the pictures I got (besides a handful of crappy panel pictures -- rooms were too big and the panelists are all dark and hard to see).

Now I've just got to figure out which con to go to next...



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