Whew, Denvention 3 a.k.a. WorldCon 66 is over. It was non-stop party and schmoozing. Met and reconnected with scads of great people...writers, artists, publishers, and readers.
First, the important news. Congratulations to the award winners. Here are Campbell Award winner, Mary Robinette Kowal (in the awesome dress) and Hugo Award winner, Best Fan Writer (and runner up for Best Novel) John Scalzi (not in a dress). He's carrying the fantastic Hugo trophy rocket which must give airport security fits (no, the rocket doesn't vibrate despite its shape).
What took me aback was seeing all these people I knew from somewhere else and they were in my hometown of Denver. Here is the sign for the Eos HarperCollins party in LoDo. One late night I was waiting for the lightrail to go home when my editor and her crew walk by. Very surreal.
One of the highlights was getting together with the fantastic cover artist John Picacio, (on the right) seen here with local scribe Rudy G of LaBloga
celebrating the vanquishing of yet more beers.
The godfather of independent publishing, Jeremy Lassen, of Night Shade Books
, holds court over food and booze.
Our rep from Team Seattle, Kat Richardson
, reads at the Tattered Cover from her newest book, Underground
. Go buy many copies. Kat needs the money for her ferrets.
I leave you with this: Behold, the future. Shelly Li. 15 years old. A writer of fantasy novels...and she has an agent. The rest of us are nothing but slackers.