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Scheherazade in Blue Jeans
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Tew's Day 
18th-Jan-2011 07:28 am
State of the 'Song
So exhausted. I got a full night's sleep last night, for the first time since before Arisia, but I still need more to catch up. My throat is scratchy. I am hoping that that's an artifact of talking nonstop for four days, but it could, of course, be con crud.

Arisia in General
Went really well, from what I can tell! I had nine panels and a reading, and much of the rest of my time was spent supporting friends at things (feste_sylvain's first reading! cluegirl's reading (I had shamefully never made it to one before)! One of Elayna's panels! miss_lisa_ma's bellydance debut! Everyone's parties!). So I don't know much about the con beyond my panels and the lightning-round feedback I was getting from people in the hallway. Please, tell me how your Arisia was!

Arisia in Specific
I will do a full recap, but not right now.

Default Icon
My previous default icon had been driving me crazy, because it just did not look like me. This icon is from 2003, I think, but it's the only one that approximates my current face shape and therefore isn't jarring in a that's-not-me way. Although I do look far too serious in it. Yes I need new pictures. Yes I hate pictures.

No Link Soup
I have kinda been away from the internets.

Daily Science
Weighing 6.6 billion solar masses, the black hole at the center of galaxy M87 is the most massive black hole for which a precise mass has been measured.

Work, then sleep. Then I wake up for dinner and then I go back to sleep. I imagine that's how the next few days are gonna go.
18th-Jan-2011 01:49 pm (UTC)
zOMG, how much fun was it to actually have a few minutes to hang? Together? Eleventy!1!1!!
18th-Jan-2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
Yes I need new pictures. Yes I hate pictures.

Well, since I still have a flyer for Boskone on my wall, this might possibly be arranged.
18th-Jan-2011 03:12 pm (UTC)
We'll see if I go! I don't do panels there, so it's crazy expensive for me.
18th-Jan-2011 02:09 pm (UTC)
Oops, that wasn't supposed to be a reply to you, miss lisa ma.

Mea culpa/
18th-Jan-2011 02:29 pm (UTC)
Unrelated to anything, but I would appreciate it if you would share this with your readers. It's an eBay auction for an original painting I did about a year ago, in response to the earthquake in Haiti.
18th-Jan-2011 05:38 pm (UTC)
Your painting is lovely and haunting.
19th-Jan-2011 11:33 am (UTC)
Thank you very much!
19th-Jan-2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
Done! Good luck!
19th-Jan-2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
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19th-Jan-2011 03:44 pm (UTC)
I need to get your biscuit recipe! :)
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22nd-Jan-2011 03:56 pm (UTC)
Oh, cool! I'll pick some of that up next time I see Auntie Arwen's. :)
18th-Jan-2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Lit Track was awesome, except for the part where I couldn't physically make it to all the interesting panels.

Take Back The Sci-Fi is still my favorite panel.

Idols With Feet Of Clay would have been a better panel without Ian Randal Strock mansplaining all over it. Remind me to avoid his panels in the future.

But overall, a great con, and I'm already counting down to next year.
19th-Jan-2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Yeah, Adam was intensely frustrated by Strock on that panel. I will be limiting what panels he gets on in the future.
18th-Jan-2011 07:20 pm (UTC)
Con review is up. Was so nice to have met you in person. You give great hugs.
19th-Jan-2011 03:45 pm (UTC)
Right back at you! :)
19th-Jan-2011 12:06 am (UTC)
Okay, unmentioned in your "icon is too serious" discussion is that it does capture much of your alluring curvy beauty. Yes, you need more photos. What would make having them taken suck less? A question worth considering.
19th-Jan-2011 03:46 pm (UTC)
Honestly, I do not know. I really do photograph terribly.
19th-Jan-2011 02:19 am (UTC)
Had great fun hanging with you! I have slight hoarseness as well, but it was probably aggravated by snow shoveling, and seems to be responding to Tea.

Also, TMI Girls FTW!
19th-Jan-2011 03:49 pm (UTC)
I'm glad we managed to get so much time to hang out!
19th-Jan-2011 03:24 am (UTC)
It was lovely to see you, especially since it happened way more than I expected!

I just realized that I forgot to ask your permission before posting that picture of us on twitter. I'm sorry and please let me know if it's not ok. I just wanted to share, since we both looked adorable!
19th-Jan-2011 03:50 pm (UTC)
Is okay! We can hopefully get a better one next time, though. :)
19th-Jan-2011 08:31 pm (UTC) - I do own a camera
Yes I need new pictures. Yes I hate pictures

I can take some shots and give you control over what happens with the results. I don't have the full lighting set-up, though.
21st-Jan-2011 07:00 am (UTC)
Please, tell me how your Arisia was!

My Arisia was wonderful, but that was due in large part to the excellent company I had the pleasure of spending most of it with. :-)

I think Arisia is about the same size as CONvergence here in Minnesota, maybe a little smaller, so I keep trying to compare them, but they're not really the same thing (though fiddle_dragon (with the underscore, yes? too tired to look it up, and I keep forgetting since she changed her username) agrees that Arisia is the more CONvergence-like of the Boston cons). Arisia does a MUCH better job of putting on panels that interest me, it seems, and since it's so spread out through the hotel it feels smaller. I walk into CONvergence and feel overwhelmed, I walked into Arisia and was comfortable. (Except for the bit where people seem to move differently in crowds in Boston than I expect, so I kept almost bumping into people.)

Um. That last paragraph tells me I may be too sleepy to write anything like a coherent comment right now after all. But I've already started this one, so I'll finish it.

As usual, lots of the panels I'd have liked to go to conflicted with each other, but I'd have been amazed if they hadn't. And the dancing! Dancing at a con is a new and strange idea to me, and I like it!
22nd-Jan-2011 03:59 pm (UTC)
We have *much* more room here than at the last two hotels; the last one in particular felt terribly cramped. In this one, we have room to grow, and I think we will!
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