Monday, July 23, 2007

Back home from Conestoga 11

...and it was a terrific time up there in Tulsa. Thanks to all of the con committee who put on an entertaining and diverse con, especially Elspeth, Kathy, Barbara, Randy, Paul, Amanda, Dr. Omed, and Uncle Guido. Thanks to all of you for taking care of Traci and me and all of the GOHs, including Eric Flint, the Zellichs, and Laurell K. Hamilton. No photos here this time around because I forgot to bring my camera, but some of my favorite memories were the meals Traci and I shared with some great folks....yummy Persian food with Eric Flint, Baen's Toni Weisskopf, and an army of 1632 readers that filled Shish-Kabobs and made them lock their doors for the remainder of the night (1632 is of course the title of Eric's series, not a headcount)....a fabulous sandwich and pie shop called Boston Deli with K.D. Wentworth and Paul Batteiger....tapas and handmade chocolates with Elspeth and the Zellichs...and (god help me) a surprisingly decent meal at Applebee's with not-so-surprisingly great company (Brad Denton, Robin Wayne Bailey and his wife, podcast jockey Chris Merle and his wife Melissa Tatum). This was the first con I've ever attended where a lemur, a python, an alligator, and a wolf roamed the hotel concourse all weekend long, courtesy of Safari Sanctuary. Not including the animals, Conestoga logged its largest attendance in its history (congrats again to the con com), so thanks to all who came out to my panels and I was glad to be a part of it.


Anonymous Scott Cupp said...

Glad you had a great time. There are some truly wonderful people there associated with that convention.

12:31 PM  
Blogger John Picacio said...

Yeah, there sure are, Scott. Terrific folks over there with Conestoga. I was happy to see this year's show break their attendance record.

8:08 AM  

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