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fosteronfilm and I are striving to get our taxes done before Frolicon, but the IRS doesn't exactly go out of its way to provide clear and easy-to-understand documentation. Blah.

Herein my Frolicon schedule:

Friday
11-12:30 Lombard 1 - Writer's for Relief (with jackzodiac and tstauffer) - Discover what it took to bring about Writers for Relief from the conceptual phase through the printing of the anthology.

Saturday
3:30-5 Lombard 1 - Fairytales and Folklore in Modern Dark/Horror Fiction (with jackzodiac and tstauffer) - Explore the origins of many of the images found in today's genre fiction. How do today's dark/horror fiction writers turn age old images upside down and make them modern and edgy?

5-6:30 Lombard 1 - Twisted Relationships in Fiction (with jackzodiac and tstauffer) - What happens when the obvious love relationship is turned on its head? How do you construct twisted but believable relationships in short fiction that won't leave your reader cold, but panting for more? Why are we drawn to the twisted and unexpected?

Whoa. Saturday's going to be a bit grueling. Three hours straight, back-to-back. Good thing I'll be up there with Davey and Toni. I can gab forever with those fab folks.

And I haven't prepared anything either. I probably ought to jot down some notes or something beforehand.

I've become much more cavalier about these panels than I used to be . . .

   

Writing Stuff


New Words:
- 600 on the collaboration I'm doing with mtrimm1, and I volley the ball back over the net. Me likie having someone else to bounce ideas off of, not to mention being able to hand off a story when I hit that "okay, that part's done . . . now what?" wall.
- 1K on the story for mroctober. It's taking on a decidedly Lovecraftian feel.

Club 100 For Writers
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500/day
      20

I'm feeling:
busy busy
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On April 12th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni commented:
Davey Beaucamp?
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On April 12th, 2006 05:03 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Beauchamp" yep. Do you know him?
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On April 12th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni replied:
Not very well. I attended a couple of panels he was at, and was briefly introduced to him at D*C in the Writers Track.

Seemed like a fun guy :)
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On April 12th, 2006 05:13 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Davey (jackzodiac) is fantastic! I've sat on panels with him in the past, and we've partied together at conventions. He's the greatest to work with, and a blast to hang with.
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On April 12th, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni replied:
Well, seeing as I'm stuck with stupid research papers this weekend, I'm going to hold you to a snack if not lunch/dinner at D*C :D

And as I keep forgetting to email you about this: Yes, I'm interested and available for reporting.

And that has Nooooooooothing to do with David Prowse and Summer Glau being there this year!! *innocent whistle*
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On April 13th, 2006 02:21 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"And as I keep forgetting to email you about this: Yes, I'm interested and available for reporting."

Huzzah! Exceeellent.
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On April 12th, 2006 05:50 pm (UTC), (Anonymous) commented:
at least I know my schedule now... I had no idea when we would be perfomring..

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On April 13th, 2006 02:22 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Hee! And I just looked it up the other day. I hope Toni's more organized that us!
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On April 12th, 2006 07:56 pm (UTC), mroctober commented:
Only 4,500 words to go! Whoohoo!
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On April 13th, 2006 02:25 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
*bap* Evil editor . Short story. SHORT.
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On April 12th, 2006 10:15 pm (UTC), whirl_twirl commented:
Frolicon sounds like a lot of fun! I wish I were brave enough to attend. Not yet...but it sure is tempting. ;-)
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On April 12th, 2006 10:25 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni replied:
ach well, me lass ... Were I no' stuck wi' th' terr'ble papers, I'd be'a askin' iffen ye'd be interest'd in attend'n :D

(ok, so I was just looking for an excuse to use that accent, atrocious as my textual representation of it is *grin*)
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On April 13th, 2006 02:29 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Paper, piffle! 'Sides, there's got to be a way you can do research at Frolicon . . . theoretically.
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On April 13th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC), yukinooruoni replied:
Well, yes. But it's totally the wrong sort of research, I'm afraid :D

Although, perhaps not ... After all, one of my papers IS on "Rights vs Privileges". That may actually map rather well!
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On April 13th, 2006 06:32 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
See? Attending Frolicon is an essential part of your research. You need to go. *nod*
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On April 13th, 2006 02:27 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
"Brave"? What brave? Good, clean fun! C'mon down! Hang and party with us!
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On April 13th, 2006 12:10 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 commented:
Have great fun at Frolicon. Wish we could be there. Prior commitments here are keeping us at home, double drat! And all that panel experience; you will be a world-class speaker when the con is over--no more stage fright.
I read all your posts catching up after my Explorer died (it's still moaning gently with error warnings neatly tucked into the corner). Don't let lovely kitten near Hobkin. I don't want to hear of any kitty-skunk grisly tales or bizarre matings. Hobkin is fixed, right? Although I suppose cats with bushy tails and vertical stripes might be interesting if they were closely enough related to create a hybrid? Silly me. Skunk musings!
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On April 13th, 2006 02:33 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
I wish you could be there too!

"you will be a world-class speaker when the con is over--no more stage fright."

Uh huh. And I'll grow an extra head and wings while I'm at it.

" I read all your posts catching up after my Explorer died (it's still moaning gently with error warnings neatly tucked into the corner)."

Oh, no! Is it just IE, or is your computer under the weather? I hope it gets better.

"Don't let lovely kitten near Hobkin. I don't want to hear of any kitty-skunk grisly tales or bizarre matings. Hobkin is fixed, right?"

Gah! Looney Tunes comes to life. Noooo! Fortunately, Hobkin is indeed fixed.
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On April 13th, 2006 10:21 pm (UTC), reddherring1955 replied:
Shall we start calling Hobkin by his pseudonym "Pepe?"
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