Paradise Lost II went well, my personal epiphanies aside. The conference ran well, critique was solid, and I enjoyed talks by John Joseph Adams and Steven Brust. We had a lovely cheese fest on Saturday, and a really terrific dinner Saturday night that included deep fried beets and a drop-in from my cousin N—. Park ranger stories were told, among other things.
We drove back to Austin from San Antonio yesterday. Thanks to the location of the FBI office there, as well as some trafficmancy by @Madge707, it took us three hours to get from downtown San Antonio to chez @dratz in Central Austin. Dinner with my Aunt V— ensured shortly thereafter at Hut’s Hamburgers. We wound up the evening with a rousing game of Gloom, and some talk time.
There may be photoblogging of the cheese, et cetera, later, but the photos are in @dratz‘s camera, so I don’t have them yet.
Today I am working Day Jobbery here in Austin, followed by tonight’s Open Dinner. Off to Portland tomorrow where I will see
More to come, as time and blog space permit. See some, all or none of you here and there about the country.