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The Mountain/Monument–and Auerbachs Keller

After the convention ended, the con committee wanted to take the Bears and I to the Monument. I wasn’t that thrilled at the first mention. Monuments—when you travel, you see a bunch of them.  They’re…monuments. But when Thomas Braatz told me about this monument early in the week, he had trouble with the word.  (He […]

Elstercon Part Two

I wrote my last post on Elstercon in my last moment of free time on my trip.  On that last Saturday afternoon, I grabbed some lunch, did a few errands, and then wrote the blog post.  Afterwards, I headed back to the convention and didn’t leave until late. I spent the rest of the afternoon […]

The Business Rusch: Small World

The Business Rusch: Small World Kristine Kathryn Rusch Yes, I’m finally home.  I got home late Tuesday night and I’ve spent the day doing laundry, staring at my piled-up e-mail, and petting cats.  This column will not be that complex because I thought I’d have a day between getting home and writing the column.  Ah, […]

In Which President Obama Has a Small But Important Role in my week

Yes, I’m still traveling.  Yes, I should be home.  Yes, I do not talk about politics on my blog (note to commenters!) and I will not discuss them here. But President Obama had a major impact on my day yesterday.  Because of him, I am sitting at a gate in Philadelphia, sharing an electrical outlet […]

In Which I Learn Fascinating Some Things About German SF

Elstercon started last night, and was enjoyable from the start. This convention, which is small, limits attendance to 200 people.  That means the folks who come are very, very, very interested in sf. The con is held in the Haus de Buches, a lovely building that’s a conference center.  On the wall behind reception is […]

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