As I write the big clock at RenovationSF says it’s five days and five hours till WorldCon. What’s focussing my attention much more is that it’s about sixteen hours until I board a flight for Sydney. Tomorrow night I’ll dine with friends in Sydney, then on Sunday will fly on to San Francisco. I’ll be tired and jetlagged, but I’ll also be staying with a dear friend and preparing to see many more in the coming days. It should be a wonderful week and a half.
Have I been preparing? Well….yes. I have packed (looks over shoulder at suitcase on floor of office). I have also got the day job to at least the point where I can be away for a short while, most projects are fine, and the reading is only a dreadful tsunami now. I have new business cards for Gary and I for the podcast, and I’ve also posted the last podcast before WorldCon. All is in hand (I think).
I have also read Snuff, the new novel by Terry Pratchett. It’s a Sam Vimes novel where Vimes, Sibyll, Young Sam and Willikins retire to Sibyll’s country home for a holiday. It goes as well as Vimes in the countryside ever does and, even allowing for a slightly bumpy start, I loved it a lot. One of my favourite books of the year. I hope to finish reading two other novels between now and WorldCon, but who knows? Till then!