At a Convention

So I’m up in Santa Clara at BayCon with my husband. We come every year; I used to live in this area before I got married, I’ve been to every BayCon and worked the first twenty-some of them. It’s a cool con and I get to see friends I don’t see anywhere else, which is always great.

I was particularly looking forward to this year, though, because Mercedes Lackey and Larry Dixon are co-Writer Guests of Honor. I’ve liked their work for twenty-some years, and though I don’t fanatically grab every single thing they publish nowadays the way I used to, they’ve still produced some of my favorite fantasy and urban fantasy books and stories. Misty Lackey and Charles De Lint are the reasons I like and write urban fantasy, in fact. I even brought a book with me — a hardcover copy of Black Gryphon — to get autographed, and I hardly ever do that.

Well, we just found out at dinner that Misty and Larry aren’t actually here. 🙁 Misty has the flu, so they couldn’t come after all. Massive suckage. The Fan GOH already couldn’t make it, so we’re down to the Toastmaster and the Artist GOH. [laugh/flail] Talk about bad luck! And of course it’d have to be one of my favorite writers who gets sick just when I was all jazzed up to meet her.

I’m sure I’ll still have a great time, just because I always do, but… crud. :/


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Angela Benedetti lives in Seattle with her husband and a few thousand books. She loves romance for the happy endings, for the affirmation that everyone who's willing to fight for love deserves to get it and be happy with someone. She's best known for her Sentinel series of novels, the most recent of which is Captive Magic.