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!
Woot! congrats – that looks like it was fun 😉
You all look very happy, so I think it looked like fun, too. Yay for a happy signing!
It was tons-o-fun. I’d so do it again in an eyeblink!
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 🙂
“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.
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.
Thanks, Suzanne! It was indeed a fabu experience!
Ooooh! Are those Manga comics in the background? 🙂
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.
“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.
Great pic, Eugie! Glad the signing went so well! 🙂
You’re the prettiest one there :).
Such fun! I adore things like this….I hope you had a good turnout and felt encouraged. I just think it’s fabulous.
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.
Owie! I’ve heard superglue works well for paper cuts. Seriously.
Nice to see you’re surviving session with only the huge computer glitch confronting you. New words are good, even when there’s not enough time at NOW to get down all the ideas. Soon, soon . . ..
I should think the same!
The Rejections/Acceptances log from the Rumor Mill has been recreated in an LJ Community:
Congratulations on the sale, Eugie!
Thank you! And thanks also for putting together that website. It’s chok full of great information.