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The Aberrant Dreams signing at Oxford Comics & Games was a blast.


Top (left to right):
Lonny J. Harper (Co-Editor-in-Chief), Earnest G. Saylor (Editor), Joseph W. Dickerson (other Co-Editor-in-Chief)
Bottom: Gerald W. Page, Me, Rob Shelsky, Jenny Ladner (illustrator)


I adored meeting Jerry, who regaled us with marvelous reminiscences of golden age SF and reiterated his praise of "The Son That Pain Made," likening my story to Theodore Sturgeon's work--which again sent me into transports of rapturous delight. Awestruck and bowled over is me. I had no idea Jerry was a local, and I hope to get many opportunities to powwow with him again. Soon. It was also great meeting Rob and Jenny. I've known Rob for a while via Critters, so at long last I got to do the face mail thing with him . . . although he was of the opinion that science fiction preceded fantasy, and also that fantasy was a subset of science fiction (instead of the other way around). But it was cool. I set him straight. . Due to our seating arrangement, I didn't have much opportunity to chat with Jenny, but we did wave and grin at each other periodically. Joe, Lonny, and Ernie were terrific, a trio of real class acts. And they fed us after the signing at Coca Loco. I feel all feted, like a bona fide, grown-up writer.

Thanks to everyone who popped by!

I'm feeling:
cheerful cheerful
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On February 8th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, sweetie!
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On February 5th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC), dionycheaus commented:
You all look very happy, so I think it looked like fun, too. Yay for a happy signing!
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On February 8th, 2006 04:35 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
It was tons-o-fun. I'd so do it again in an eyeblink!
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On February 5th, 2006 09:06 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni commented:
Congrats on the successful signing! :) You've been bona-fide for a good while though!

And what a silly man for thinking scifi came first! What, there were moon stories before there were god stories? *grin* Good on you for setting him straight :)

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On February 8th, 2006 04:34 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks!

"You've been bona-fide for a good while though!"

As if! Tell that to my accountant. Oh, wait, I'm too poor to be able to afford an accountant . . . damn.
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On February 5th, 2006 11:51 pm (UTC), canadiansuzanne commented:
Congratulations!
It looks from the photo that your reading was a ton of fun. I'm glad you had the chance to visit with antho buddies and sign for fans.

Three cheers for Eugie. Hip, hip, hooray. Hip, hip, hooray. Hip, hip, hooray.
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On February 8th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Re: Congratulations!
Thanks, Suzanne! It was indeed a fabu experience!
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On February 6th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC), basletum commented:
Ooooh! Are those Manga comics in the background? :-)
Suhweeeet!

Oh, you look good in the photo, too.

But Manga comics! (Drools over keyboard).


Glad you had fun. So how do the wing-stubs feel after doing all those signings? If I ever get to do a signing, I suppose I should bring lots of Icy Hot with me.
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On February 8th, 2006 04:27 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Ooooh! Are those Manga comics in the background?"

Actually, those are Manga DVDs for rent. Drool away! They've got a huge collection of comics too.

"So how do the wing-stubs feel after doing all those signings?"

Not too bad, really. I wore my fingerless gloves for the whole time to keep my wrist cozy, and that seems to have helped.
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On February 6th, 2006 03:17 am (UTC), faerie_writer commented:
Great pic, Eugie! Glad the signing went so well! :)
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On February 8th, 2006 04:30 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Thanks, Maggie!
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On February 6th, 2006 08:46 am (UTC), dream_wind commented:
You're the prettiest one there :).
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On February 8th, 2006 04:29 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Aw, pshaw.
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On February 6th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC), miafedup commented:
Such fun! I adore things like this....I hope you had a good turnout and felt encouraged. I just think it's fabulous.
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On February 8th, 2006 04:32 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
It was loads of fun, although I enjoyed meeting the other signers and the AD editors the most. The signing part was enjoyable, but almost seemed like an excuse for us to get together and powwow face-to-face.
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