So, had a lot of fun at the Nebula Awards weekend. Reliable sources informed me that I cleaned up well and represented Austin writers admirably when presenting the novella nominees and award (which went to Nancy Kress); I presented with Lawrence Person, and I was definitely playing the straight man. Had lots of nice convo with nice folks throughout the weekend.
Highlights of the awards ceremony, for me, were Guillermo del Toro's message of acceptance for the script category; it was a very sweet message, filled with geekly joy and gratitude. Michael Chabon accepted his for the novel, and he was clearly very very happy to be there, and said, with sincerity, that being among sf/f writers felt to him like coming home. And, though
tacithydra and carolineyoachim came over last night for food and some Buffy marathoning (Caroline being new to BtVS); that was swell. All in all, coming back to the dayjob was odd this morning; it felt like I'd been away for far longer, like I'd been on another planet for the last three days.
The only pictures I managed to get of my awards finery are crap; but I'll post a couple tonight.
So, I generally wake up at 6:30 am. and that last 45 minutes of sleep, it's precious. I cling to it. 5:45 this morning: STOMP STOMP STOMP--SPLOOSH! Shockingly loud, thunderousness on the tin awning! And then again! Every morning. I hope it's water, clean water. But I feel rather like I've been transported to medieval London. Slops out the window! There's an angry fishwife with a chip or two on her shoulder living above me.
In other news, I will be at the mass autographing for the Nebula Awards weekend tonight (which is open to the public, at the Omni downtown), with copies of The Z Radiant (also, I think there will be copies of the Cross Plains Universe antho available there, plus many luminaries--of greater magnitude than I--of the sf/f writing world). Then I'll be all dressed up to present the novella category Nebula tomorrow night at the banquet. Hopefully I won't spill any dinner on myself before I get on stage.
When I realized that Michael Chabon is actually coming, I came over all fan girly...I love his work so very much.