I got notice that I’ve been accepted into the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop! It’s a one-week “NASA-funded workshop for established writers held in beautiful high-altitude Laramie, Wyoming. Launch Pad aims to provide a ‘crash course’ for twelve attendees in modern astronomy science through workshops, guest lectures, and observation through the University of Wyoming’s two large telescopes.”
It’s in mid-July, and in addition to NASA covering my room and meals (and tuition), they’re also giving me a travel stipend to cover my roundtrip flight! I’m verily jazzed, although also somewhat anxious. I don’t travel well alone, tending to get lost and thereby flustered. May there be many large signs to point my way.
teflaime is a Wyoming native, and he’s informed me that I should bring cold weather clothes and also that the air is thin, so I should take it easy. Both sage pieces of advice that I will be most diligent about adhering to. Although I don’t think there’ll be that many opportunities to exert myself. I anticipate much sitting, listening, and looking up.
I’m taking my camera and laptop, of course. Hope I’ll have WiFi access . . .
I checked the Mobicon website and saw that they’ve got their panel schedule up. I’m slotted to do three panels, all on Saturday:
– 10:30AM – Writers for Relief II with Davey Beauchamp in Magnolia 1.
– 4PM – Worldbuilding in Sci-Fi and Fantasy with Davey Beauchamp, Sharon Green, Chris Jackson, Debbora Wiles, & Linda Baker in Magnolia 1 & 2.
– 6PM – Editors: The Other Side of Writing with Davey Beauchamp in Panel Room 5.
I’m especially jazzed about the editors panel; I’ve never been on the talking side of the table for one of those before.
– Payment from French ‘zine, Faeries, for “Of Two Minds in Lanais.” Hurray!
– 1750 on the Fox Princess novel in the last couple days after losing the beginning of the week to that freelance gig. I somehow managed not to fall behind this week, assuming I can crank out 500 words between today and Monday.
7,100 / 40,000
I did, however, lose my Club 100 place. Sigh.
The NASA workshop leaves me speechless except for one word:
Thanks, sweetie! I was pretty speechless myself when I got the email.
The Astronomy workshop should be a lot of fun. I’m certainly jealous.
Aw, thank you! And remember, there’s always next year . . .
Oh wow. You are sooooo lucky!!
I know I know I know! *squee!*
Awww! I’d go with you, but I’m afraid I wouldn’t be much help–I’m the same way! (And I’m hoping to go to Peru this summer. Hah! :hysterical laughter fades into the background:)
Seriously, I wish you the best of luck and loads of fun at Launch Pad–it sounds so utterly cool and awesome!
Thanks, sweetie! I shall sacrifice a map upon the altar of They Who Smile Upon Lost Travelers in the hopes of clear signage and helpful locals for both of us.
Congratulations on getting into the workshop! That sounds fabulous – what a cool experience, whether you ever use it directly in your writing or not. And hurray for travel stipends, too! Have a wonderful time.
Thank you! *squee!* The trick will be not to implode from excitement before July.
I got notice that I’ve been accepted into the Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop!
Congratulations! That will be wonderful. You must blog and send pictures.
I am definitely planning on taking many pictures and writing up the experience. Ooo, I hope there’ll be a speedy WiFi connection for me to hook into.
Congratulations on the workshop — I’m going too! I’m looking forward to meeting you!
*squee squee squee!*
Wow, thanks for letting me know about Launch Pad. You find all the cool stuff. Congrats on getting in! I’m applying now myself, for next year. =)
Ooo! Good luck with next year’s application!
Ooh a NASA astromony workshop! That is so cool! Congrats! 😀
Thanks, Maggie! I’m squeeing like a madwoman!
That is awesome news about the workshop. Congratulations!
Congrats, Eugie! This’ll be a lot of fun (I got in, too!) – and tons of info flooding into our brains. I’m cooking up crazy ideas to throw at them now…
Congrats to you, too, Frank! This workshop promises to be awesome!
That workshop sounds awesome, Eugie! I will be envying you from afar.
Hee! Thank you!
And I haven’t forgotten about the story I promised you for that charity antho. If I don’t have it to you by end of week, please do prod me.
Will do. I’m planning on prodding several in the next couple of weeks anyway.
I got a story accepted for the Automobila Antho. I’ve been conversing with Jason over the last few weeks. He’s really keen to find a reputable publisher, so chances are the venture should happen.
Congrats on the sale! And I’m glad the outlook for these projects is looking better.
I got accepted, too 🙂 I’m squeeing all over the place here. There is apparently going to be wifi (I’ll need it cuz I’m working remotely) so we shall not be internet-starved.
Yay yay yay! Congrats and squeeing galore! And I’m verily pleased to hear that we’ll have WiFi. Looking forward to meeting you in July!
Great LaunchPad news!
You are going to have so much fun!