September 5th, 2004

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Common Interests

Popular interests among wiebke's friends
1. writing (18) 11. slash (8)
2. storm constantine (17) 12. magic (8)
3. reading (13) 13. lord of the rings (7)
4. music (13) 14. immanion press (7)
5. wraeththu (12) 15. queer as folk (7)
6. fantasy (11) 16. anime (7)
7. books (10) 17. new orleans (7)
8. cats (9) 18. angel (6)
9. harry potter (8) 19. coffee (6)
10. ghosts (8) 20. cooking (6)
Interests gestalt
My most interesting friend is thebratqueen who has 11 of these interests,
followed by versailles_rose (10), catscradle (9) and cob_web (9).
Normality Index
My friends are 53.35% normal.
Analyze me !
Popular interests created by _imran_
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X-posting from grissecon_pearl

For those of you who don't read the other LJ:

Sooooooooooooo tired, but doing another Gothic Journeys / Dragon*Con update...

First thing (which I missed, for frozen coffee & watching the D*C Parade with friends) was a reading with Lynn Flewelling and Neil Robinson.

I arrived to do the 11:30 a.m. interview with Storm, which came off well and racked up quite a load of book sales afterward, from the stock that had been brought to the room. A lot of people bought "complete sets" of the Wraeththu Chronicles, topped with Breeding Discontent and hey, the new ones as well. Storm did a lot of autographs as she, Bridgette and I combined our math skills to do some barely passable totals on pricing, made change, etc.

There was an illustration and comic books panel I missed seeing since I went out to do something or other, but I got back as it was ending and I saw it got good attendance.

At 2:30 we had the "Seeing is Writing: The Visionary Author" panel, which I moderated and turned out well, with six authors talking about their creative inspirations, visualizations, how to write dreams, etc. Some really intelligent discussion there, including Caitlin talking about James Joyce. That panel was packed.

The Goth panel we'd all anticipated ("Decades of the Dark: Goth from 1980-2004") was AMAZING, the star being once again Rogue, comic relief by Voltaire, plus input from Anne Sudworth, Phil Brucato, Caitlin, and Storm. I reallllly wish I'd taped the whole thing, as it was just such a brilliant discussion. A++ content-wise. Oh, and THAT panel was compeltely and utterly jammed, people on the floor, in the aisles, door open with crowd flowing into the hall.

At the end of that I had to go home fro dinner and a clothes change, so I missed the world-building panel and turned up at the very end of Jacqueline Carey's (packed!) Q&A session. Jacqueline was very gracious with all her fans lined up for autographs. I also got a "Love As Thou Wilt" bumper sticker from her!

The panel at 8:30 was awesome -- "Theft or Flattery: The Truth about Fan Fiction." Guests were Caitlin K., Lynn F., Bridgette (mod), myself an Deb Clarke. I liked the way it turned out because it a) it wasn't writers-versus-the-fanficcers, b) the audience and great comments and questions.

After that I mod'd a panel called "The Beautiful and the Dangerous: Vampires in Fiction." I'm proud of the fact that although the track could've been a regular disaster (only one guest showed, and late at that), I managed to carry it off. That was a good panel and, to nobody's surprises, almost packed.

There were other side trips like for shopping or going home, but now I'm falling asleep at the keyboard.

P.S. There might be lots of typos in this, I'm reallllllllllly tired.
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