?

Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry

"...and I'm walking with spiders."

Sunny and cooler in Providence today, after a misty, rainy, foggy night. Currently, it's 39˚F, with the windchill at 32˚F.

Last night's launch party of Agents of Dreamland went well, and I want to thank Neils and Carmen and everyone at the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council for hosting the affair and thank Sonya for coming all the way down from Boston to be the opening band (and then taking the train right back again). I read the first two sections of the novella, "Oddfellows Local 171 (July 9, 2015)" and "Words Written Backwards (June 29, 2015)," and then I read selections from the first chapter of Interstate Love Song, which was tricky because the pages were covered with my chicken-scratch handwriting. I was very pleased that people found the funny parts of Interstate Love Song funny. At one point, we were all laughing so hard I had to stop and regain my composure. There are quite a few signed copies of the novella available at Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council, so if you're here in Providence and want a signed copy, that's the place to get one.

We got Sonya back to the train station just before 10 p.m. Oh, and just before we left home for the reading, we found the signature sheets for Houses Under the Sea: Mythos Tales waiting on the doorstep. Michael Cisco has already signed them.

Also, it has occurred to me that Interstate Love Song is a sort of western, only it's set in the American South, with cars instead of horses. And maybe alien abductions.

Today, I absolutely have to find a story for Sirenia Digest #133. I'm running quite late.

Also, I've gotten word that LiveJournal is now blocking Dreamwidth's access to LJ servers, so I'm going to have to transfer the last two months worth of entries to my Dreamwidth account manually. Thank fuck I did a back up at the end of December, when I feared this sort of thing was imminent.

Resistance, Peace, and Compassion,
Aunt Beast

Comments

( 3 comments — Have your say! )
corucia
Feb. 26th, 2017 07:11 pm (UTC)

Wonderful picture - I imagine it set just the right mood for the evening's entertainment.

Got my copy of 'Agents of Dreamland' yesterday, and am hoping I can find the time to read it soon.

Regarding the next Sirenia story - I know you don't take requests, but a short coda would be appreciated...

I've always assumed that Siobhan Quinn exited the Dream Fields after the end of 'Cherry Bomb' and found herself in the writing parlor of Kathleen Tierney. Their subsequent conversation (if such it may be called) about what Tierney inflicted on Quinn in 'Red Delicious' and 'Blood Oranges' would have been fascinating to hear, although exceedingly messy to witness. I've speculated on the twists and turns, thrusts and jabs, of their final conversation, but I expect that you're the only one who could enlighten us.
sovay
Feb. 26th, 2017 08:14 pm (UTC)
Last night's launch party of Agents of Dreamland went well, and I want to thank Neils and Carmen and everyone at the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council for hosting the affair and thank Sonya for coming all the way down from Boston to be the opening band (and then taking the train right back again).

I had a great time! The people at the Lovecraft Arts and Sciences Council were lovely and I've never before read anywhere that had an open tab with the coffeeshop across the way.

Also, I've gotten word that LiveJournal is now blocking Dreamwidth's access to LJ servers, so I'm going to have to transfer the last two months worth of entries to my Dreamwidth account manually.

Dreamwidth reports that LJ has now unblocked them. I am doing a backup as we speak.
martianmooncrab
Feb. 26th, 2017 09:33 pm (UTC)
I just post each entry in both LJ and DW, I never did the cross pollination hookup for them. The less lines in the electronic sea...
( 3 comments — Have your say! )