Friday, October 24, 2008

Con update

Was on my first panel tonight, sat right next to Connie Willis; Tim Powers was one seat down. Daunting.

My reading was scheduled against the opening ceremonies. No one showed for the reading. Duh.

I was relieved.

Tomorrow is my Myths for the Modern Age/Wold Newton presentation and then I'm on a late night panel about writing sex in genre without it seeming like porn.

More on Sunday.

I picked up the SFBC editions of PJF's The Classic Philip José Farmer 1964-1973 and Down in the Black Gang, the first paperback of his Father to the Stars, the Fitzroy edition of Jules Verne's The Village in the Treetops, the first volume of James Blish's Star Trek adaptations (cover art by James Bama!), and the first book in a new series, Death of a Musketeer by Sarah D'Almeida, which is about the Three Musketeers as mystery-solvers.


Mike said...

We want pictures!!!


Win Scott Eckert said...

My better half wasn't feeling well today, so I was there solo, no one to take pics. Maybe tomorrow. :-)

Christopher Paul Carey said...

Hey, I have all those books but the Musketeer one. ;-)

Wish I could have been there to see the panel!

-> Ray said...

I love that Bama Star Trek cover. It's been imitated quite a few times (such as on a Marvel comics paperback using the Motion Picture-era crew, and on a DC comic cover, as well). I wonder how ofetn that image has been redone by others?

Win Scott Eckert said...

Chris: it was nerve-wracking. You really don't want to see me sweat that much. ;-) But I am grateful that my buddy John drove all the way up from Pueblo to see it; the friendly face was nice.

Ray: I agree, and due to the nostalgia factor, I don't even mind the rocket flames coming out of the warp engines. ;-) You've inspired me, I'll make a special post of that cover and the Motion Picture follow-up. If you think of which DC cover, LMK and I'll post it too.