apart from misgendering Cade Tinney when I introduced them, yesterday, for which I apologized and was forgiven by them and the con com I had the best possible con.
Thanks to my fellow judges for the songwriting contest.
Daniela Festi was an amazing choice as an interfilk guest, like flat out fucking amazing. Her musicality, professionalism and versatility was mindblowing.
Vanessa Cardui has a beautiful voice and penetrating wit and verve as a lyricist.
Rhiannon’s Lark, aka Alyssa Yeager, a zero defect singer, a great and funny lyricist, a good guitarist and hoo boy can she run a harmony looper like nobody’s biz.
Eric and Lizzie of Cheshire Moon were great guests and entertaining as heck.
Sunnie Larsen IS A GODDESS fight me.
It was so good to see Beth Runnerwolf.
Hung with Chaos for a while.
Emailed Jesse my Cthulthu Mars Bar story.
JOHN AND JEN ON SOUND my goodness HOW LUCKY ARE WE as Paul said, on both sides of the mic!!!
Ecumenifilk was great, played Lift Every Voice and Sing on the ukelele AND when I talked about how I would never sing it (just play it) the only poc in the room thanked me for my sensitivity.
BEAUTY AND HAPPY MEMORIES ALL ‘ROUND.
Paul and I have had a lovely time. I had a great time as toastedmaster, and apart from misgendering Cade Tinney prior to their performance (I cried for half an hour, I was alternately upset at my assumptions and weeping my face off because Cade’s a brilliant brilliant songwriter and their song about their grandad just about slew me with its stark and lovely grief, but they forgave me most kindly and gave me a sweet hug and I went around to a coupla con com folks and explained myself and they sorted me as well but I’ll have to live with my error in the livestream so O THE FUCK WELL right) everything about this con has been bordering on magical.
I am very inspired to try FAWM next month,
Many many thanks to Dave Tinney for running the hospitality suite, John Seghers and Jen!
this portrait was taken in 1867 by Julia Margaret Cameron
he was someone Henry Thomas Wake admired, and he was invited to tea at Carlyle’s house, and he did graphic design for the Carlyle family
so…. the LATEST latest on coronovirus, which one might have had the sense to predict, is that you are contagious prior to being symptomatic
What this means is that, since I’ve been in a phenomenally busy hotel which is across the street from SEA, point of entry for the first identified coronavirus sufferer in the US (poor bastard is now being treated by robots in an isolation ward), I’m going to wait 14 days before I leave the house after I get home. Sorry brO you’re on your own for shopping for the next two weeks.
Also, if I do get sick please treat me with calcium ascorbate in IV form.
Also, no Alex or family visits.