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This is sort of cross-posted from the writer web-site.

I have one half-finished post closing the entire “love as endurance” train, but I have been page-proofing and deadline crushing. Working on three books during a single year is perfectly reasonable -- as long as nothing goes wrong. When one of the three has to be nuked to page zero (twice! A new record for me) and one has to be ripped apart and entirely restructured (which for me has about the same effect as page-zero nuke), it is a touch stressful because the resultant loss of time looms large. I mean, HUGE.

And: my husband and I were planning on attending the Worldcon together - but then, Jean Charest, in an attempt to disenfranchise the student population, called an election for September the 4th in Quebec. What this means is that my husband has to be in Montreal for the two weeks or so leading up to that election.

So, he’s not coming. It is entirely a first world problem, but I was really, really looking forward to the time together there, and now have that life-under-the-weather feeling.

At any rate, my worldcon schedule is:

Friday, August 31: 1:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Reading: Michelle Sagara West

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Friday, August 31: 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Writer’s Workshop, Section G.

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Saturday, September 1: 4:30 - 6:00 p.m.

Kaffeeklatsche with Michelle Sagara West

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Sunday, September 2: 3:00 - 4:30

Autograph session 15: Brenda Cooper, Jack McDevitt, Kathryn Sullivan, Lawrence Watt-Evans,  M Todd Gallowglas, Michelle Sagara West, Mike Resnick, Takayuki TATSUMI

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I’m going to take a couple of author’s copies of Cast in Peril to Chicago, because they just arrived, but only a couple because: no car (I have no driver’s license, and am therefore flying in).

Date: 2012-08-16 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elsceetaria.livejournal.com
I hope you have a lovely WorldCon with amazing turnouts for all your events.

I squeed a little when I got to the Cast in Peril part.

I'm hoping to get some time in hanging around the Hyatt Regency bars that weekend, but it is not the same as actually going.

Date: 2012-08-16 08:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
I'm very sorry to hear T can't come. I hope you have a reasonable time without him.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.

Date: 2012-08-16 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msagara.livejournal.com
I'm very sorry to hear T can't come. I hope you have a reasonable time without him.
We are looking forward to seeing you there.


I used to go to all the conventions without him after children, but in the past few years, we’ve been able to attend them together. So I’m sure I’ll have a reasonable time when I’m there - but, at the moment I feel an entirely irrational dislike of Jean Charest...

Date: 2012-08-16 09:54 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] http://users.livejournal.com/la_marquise_de_/
I feel the same way on those rare occasions when I have to go to a con without P.

Date: 2012-08-17 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auriaephiala.livejournal.com
Heck, I think it's entirely rational -- and shared (for other reasons) by many Quebecois. If only the first alternative wasn't Pauline Marois.

Date: 2012-08-17 03:32 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] auriaephiala.livejournal.com
I do hope you enjoy Worldcon regardless.

Date: 2012-08-17 01:59 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sorceror.livejournal.com
Sorry - I don't understand. Why does your husband have to be in Mtl for the two weeks leading up to the elections?

Date: 2012-08-17 09:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] msagara.livejournal.com
Sorry - I don't understand. Why does your husband have to be in Mtl for the two weeks leading up to the elections?

Some of the work he does involves CTV and its election team, through an intermediary for which he is a contractor. The person who did the heavy lifting vis a vis election information and results is no longer working with that team, which means the work he previously did (which involved a few days on site) is now a much more complicated logistical affair.

So, he has to be in Montreal for the provincial election, and for the set-up that occurs before the election itself.

Date: 2012-08-17 09:35 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sorceror.livejournal.com
Ah, got it. Thanks for the explanation!

Date: 2012-08-16 09:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teenagewitch.livejournal.com
I am so excited for Cast in Peril! I hope you enjoy worldcon!!

Date: 2012-08-16 09:49 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] controuble.livejournal.com
Please don't forget to stop by the art show - I don't know if I can get out much, but am bringing All The Books with me (local and I do drive).
I have Cast in Peril on pre-order, so it will probably come while I'm recovering from Chicon.

Date: 2012-08-24 10:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] twiegand.livejournal.com
Have big fun and travel safe.

Date: 2013-09-15 06:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wyyknot.livejournal.com
You left out Walk with the Stars on Friday morning, which is where I met you. We talked about knowing what people will like to read based on what they've purchased and enjoyed before, and based on AOL book chat sessions. You told me to read Silence. I did. I loved it. I'll read more by you. Thanks for being at WorldCon and for starting my one day there in such a grand manner.

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