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Re: Chicon 7

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:07 pm

Just noticed the thurs night thing. I'll try to be there. If not Dantzel and I are looking for a place to do breakfast on Fri morn at 9am. wotf008
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby MJNL » Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:39 pm

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:58 pm

Breakfast two affirdable options areHoulihans next door has a 10 dollarbuffet and two blocks away is a corner bakery
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Thu Aug 30, 2012 3:16 pm

bobsandiego wrote:Breakfast two affirdable options areHoulihans next door has a 10 dollarbuffet and two blocks away is a corner bakery


Buffet sounds good. Does it have a name?
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Aug 30, 2012 4:25 pm

ThomasKCarpenter wrote:
bobsandiego wrote:Breakfast two affirdable options areHoulihans next door has a 10 dollarbuffet and two blocks away is a corner bakery


Buffet sounds good. Does it have a name?


The name of the restaurant is Houlihan's, it is a sport bar kind of place in Illinois enter, Houlihan's faces Michigan ave. My wife and I had breakfast there this morning. Service was slow but for 10 bucks it was a good deal.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby dantzel » Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:45 pm

I know where that is. Sounds good to me. wotf008
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Thu Aug 30, 2012 9:13 pm

That's 3 if us anyone else ambled to make a 9am Buffet breakfast?
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:04 am

I grabbed a tablea holians hopefully some of yiu can join me. Black and striped shirt
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby dantzel » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:11 am

On my way. I was last for a shower. :/
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Fri Aug 31, 2012 6:55 am

dantzel wrote:On my way. I was last for a shower. :/


Doh. That would explain why I didn't see you. I walked around and looked all over the restaurant and when I didn't see anyone I recognized, I headed back up to write for a bit.

We'll have to try again later!

And for today's panel's, I think I'm going to:

10:30 - Short Fiction Scene (Shelia Williams)
12:00 Designing Book Covers
4:30 Wild Cards (George RR Martin)

Otherwise I'm playing it by ear. Plans seem to change quickly around here depending on who you run into!
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Fri Aug 31, 2012 8:58 am

For those who want chat im the tall man in an indiana jones style hat w a black shirt w stripes
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Fri Aug 31, 2012 12:00 pm

anone up for a late, pre party, diner about 9 pm?
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Sat Sep 01, 2012 5:54 am

let me say it was great getting a chance to meet al the fellow WotFers I have here at ChiCon 7 and I hope to meet more of you at future gatherings! wotf010
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby dantzel » Sat Sep 01, 2012 11:55 am

Now what about Itso?
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Isto » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:25 pm

bobsandiego wrote:For those who want chat im the tall man in an indiana jones style hat w a black shirt w stripes


I think I saw you! Back from Chicon; sad to miss Monday, but was lucky to make it at all. Didn't take a laptop (haven't replaced the one that died after NC) so couldn't check the forum. Didn't see anything on the message board, so no partying for me. wotf014 Though I did watch the fireworks over the water from my room with a fantastic view. Floor 32.

I didn't eat much since I was back to back with sessions. Stalked a couple editors. Silverberg is a hoot! Ben Bova has such presence. Loved the session on climate change. I was at a lot of the science things... kinda renewed my interest in a couple of stories I had abandoned on the very issues they were discussing. Think maybe I'll dust them off and give them a facelift. My hubby hauled me off kicking and screaming... "gotta go to the longevity session!!!"

sigh. Wish I could have gotten together with you all.

(HA! Silverton is a train. Tells you how tired I was after the drive!)
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Sun Sep 02, 2012 8:43 pm

Isto wrote:sigh. Wish I could have gotten together with you all.


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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Mon Sep 03, 2012 4:09 am

OK, WotFers, what are we doing in Chicago today? The programming is pretty slim (except for you in the World Building sessions), so maybe we should meet up.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby LDWriter2 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 9:11 am

Sounds like you all are having fun...without me. wotf016


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Re: Chicon 7

Postby katsincommand » Mon Sep 03, 2012 10:32 am

Never in my life have a I regretted not having an iPhone. Until Worldcon. :P
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby ThomasKCarpenter » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:26 am

Exhausted, elated, and thankfully--home. Was a fantastic time with a bunch of amazing people. Will do a longer report on Worldcon later, but for now I'm just trying to recover from the trip. wotf007
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby bobsandiego » Mon Sep 03, 2012 11:52 am

It was a fantastic worldcon and I loved meeting fellow WotFers! I skpped out on programming on monday and my sweetie-wife and I and a friend went to the Science and Tach museum and that was great. (Saw the U-505, Apollo 8, and Mercury Capsule.)
I too got energized for new stories and a couple of fallow ones.
Safe trips for those still about to travel!

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby izanobu » Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:57 pm

Home. Whew.
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Brad R. Torgersen » Tue Sep 04, 2012 11:24 pm

I am camped at Mike Resnick's house until the weekend. A science fiction (wannabe) historian's dream.

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Jess » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:32 am

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I am camped at Mike Resnick's house until the weekend. A science fiction (wannabe) historian's dream.

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Martin L. Shoemaker » Wed Sep 05, 2012 2:13 am

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I am camped at Mike Resnick's house until the weekend. A science fiction (wannabe) historian's dream.

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Re: Chicon 7

Postby E.CaimanSands » Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:25 am

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I am camped at Mike Resnick's house until the weekend. A science fiction (wannabe) historian's dream.

wotf003


wotf010 What fun! So come on Brad, spill the beans. Where does Mike keep his many Hugos? And are there books piled to the ceiling? wotf007
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby AMcCarter » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:41 am

Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I am camped at Mike Resnick's house until the weekend. A science fiction (wannabe) historian's dream.

wotf003


So THAT'S where you found the old issues of sci-fi mags....
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby AlistairKimble » Wed Sep 05, 2012 9:09 am

AMcCarter wrote:
Brad R. Torgersen wrote:I am camped at Mike Resnick's house until the weekend. A science fiction (wannabe) historian's dream.

wotf003


So THAT'S where you found the old issues of sci-fi mags....



Wow, that's awesome Brad!
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Re: Chicon 7

Postby Alex Kane » Tue Sep 11, 2012 7:55 pm

Here's a (rough, meandering) blog post I just published on my overall first-con experience, if anyone's interested: http://alexkanefiction.com/my-first-worldcon-a-recap/

Doesn't do the experience justice, but I haven't been in writer-mode since, well, the beginning July . . . Gonna have to remedy that soon, or spontaneously combust.
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