Last time I saw my Clarion West 2012 buddies was the summer of 2013, so this Feb, I flew down to New Orleans for a mini meet up. My knowledge of New Orleans mostly comes from Bryan himself, (including the amazing pronunciation of the word ‘eggs’), and his writing, so it was good to see the crescent city — the Big Easy – itself. The fact that it was also Mardi Gras at the same time – gosh, coincidence!
Off to the 72nd World Science Fiction Convention in London tomorrow. It’s a great programme, I’ll be meeting up with Clarion West friends, and hopefully some fellow Lightspeed people. Plus I get to see Connie Willis and George R.R. Martin again for the first time since Clarion West 2012.