Vericon was lovely! I’m still a bit fried, but, in point form:
- Kim Stanley Robinson had a lot of smart things to say, and now I’m fired up to read his Mars novels,
- Greer Gilman (the author of “Moonwise” — which is a brilliant book, pretty much what Ulysses might have been if James Joyce had been a folkie. And female. And, you know, from New England.) has a new book coming out this spring!
- Robert Redick’s reading was delightful, and I wish his books were already available in the US. (Check out Redick’s blog.)
- The panels were a blast! I enjoyed chewing on the subjects with Catherynne Valente, Allen Steele, Paul Di Filippo, and Don D’Ammassa as well as the aforementioned Kim Stanley Robinson and Robert Redick.
- I heard all sorts of good things about Conbust, the Smith College convention.
So a sincere thank you, to Jason and John and the rest of the Vericon staff — Oh, and especially to Nora, who ran the (quite good) art show.