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Post-Wiscon

There's always (for me, at least) some amount of post-con sadness and letdown. This year the con was full of awesome and win, which made it even harder to leave.

I'll be writing up some notes from panels, but here's a scattering of things:

The Lightspeed Magazine launch was great - featured Vylar Kaftan, Alice Sola Kim, Genevieve Valentine and myself as readers, with some explanation of the magazine by its editor John Joseph Adams. I thought all the stories were terrific, and it was a nice turn-out, including (thrilling!) Carol Emshwiller, whose fiction will be appearing in the magazine as well, in the audience. 

I found the panel on moderating panels very useful, and it was both timely and informative. Panelists S.N.Arly. Ann Crimmins, Mary Kay Kare and Patrick Rothfuss were entertaining and managed to get a lot of informative across in a pretty short time.

Both the Facebook panel and the one on Reducing Global Machismo could have easily gone on for a couple more hours.

The best part is always hanging out and random conversations. Plenty of those this time. Blaze and Kelly - you rocked as roommates. And Kevin is the best native guide ever - thanks for patiently taking us all over town.

If you use the public computers at Wiscon, particularly with Gmail, please for the love of Pete, remember that closing the window is not the same as signing out of email. I can't count how many times I fired up gmail and found myself looking at someone else's email. Next year, I'm going to start sending the person an e-mail from themself reminding them to sign out. Perhaps that could be incorporated in the informational signs next to that table?
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