Monday, November 07, 2005

WFC Report (Prologue, With Exhaustion)

I love everyone. Yeah, even that guy. I know, but I don't care. I love everyone, and didn't have nearly enough time to speak to most of you.

Apparently my default response when told by an editor that he is buying my story for a cool new anthology is to say "Thanks!" and then stare dumbly at him for ten minutes. The sad part is that I feel like I didn't shut up at any other time during the weekend.

Again, please. But not until I've slept for a month.


Blogger Kristin said...

I didn't see the blank stare. I heard the, "how awesome is this? finding out they're buying a story of mine at a con? after slushing it in the bar? and hearing a group of people was staring at me? because they are taking my story?" Or something like that. Der might have been an "uff da" or two in der, too.

5:06 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Ha! Sure, to you guys I could talk about it. But when Nick asked me to sit down my speech centers became clogged with twelve different things and each one was more boring than the other. It was Not Good.

Glad to see you got home OK. How is the puppy?

5:12 PM  
Blogger Tim Akers said...

Congradulafreakin'malations. I'm absolutely positive that I couldn't be more tired right now. It's the greatest.

8:42 AM  
Anonymous Shana said...

yay! tell us more! (tell me more..)

10:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oooh, how exciting -- to receive word that you've made a sale at a convention! Nevermind, the speechless moment, that's just wow!


3:33 PM  
Blogger Trent said...

Congrats! You should have said something. I would have bought you a free beer at the Con Suite.

8:33 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Thanks, everybody! For those who are wondering, it's the Spicy Slipstream Stories anthology that Jay Lake and Nick Mamatas are doing. Trent, I didn't find out until laaaaaaate Saturday night, hence my non-announcement. But it's good.

10:13 AM  
Blogger Tim Akers said...

Yeah, I liked that story.

12:03 PM  
Anonymous infinitehotel said...

Hey, excellent! I heard late Saturday night I was in the running, but didn't get the confirmation until yesterday.

And if you managed to keep coherent at all after watching your story get slushed at a bar, you get style points by default. That's enough to set a strong man to hiding in a bathroom stall. :)


1:41 PM  
Blogger Dave said...

Hey, that's great, John! Congratulations.

And I didn't actually witness the slushing; my spies reported on it for me ;-)

1:47 PM  
Anonymous Lynda said...

Congratulations on the slipstream sale, you spicy devil.

Austin next year, for certain!

7:20 PM  
Blogger Hal Duncan said...

Hoo-RAH! Nice one, man. Sorry I didn't make the ungodly-hour-of-the-morning 20 Epics reading. I'll buy ye a drink at Wiscon next year to make up fer it.

11:53 AM  

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