and Friday…

It’s Friday morning. Up too late in the Hyatt bar drinking. Yesterday started with breakfast with David Hartwell and Alisa Krasnostein, where much was discussed over omelettes and such. That segued nicely into a stroll around nearby Columbus with Cecelia, Gary, and Alisa, before returning for registration and the dealer’s room. I bought a book. Much of the day was spent meeting people, doing the dealer’s room, though lunch was grabbed in a downstairs food hall with Amelia B and family.

The afternoon wandered into early evening and I headed to the bar. It was buzzing, and I spent some time with Gary, Peter, the newly arrived Farah, Holly, Delia and many other lovely people. Alisa and I then grabbed dinner at a nearby brew pub before heading back to the bar and more chatting, chatting, chatting (Sophie would not have liked it). I was meaning to be in bed at a reasonable hour, but I wasn’t. Jeff Ford waylaid me as I headed to bed, then it was 1.15am. Today there’s a board meeting, lunch and so on. Should be fun/interesting.