Sunday, January 15, 2006

Just 120 or so of my closest friends ...

The open party Carolyn and I threw yesterday went fabulously!

We had about 120 people go through our doors, and peaked at about 100 people present. Folks started showing up around 6:30 p.m. and the last ones left at 2:00 a.m. Much food was eaten, much beer and soft drinks were drunk, and everyone seemed to have a good time.

It was an eclectic mix of people -- old time Toronto fans, including Grant Schuyler (who used to be moderator of the Ontario Science Fiction Club, before I took over, back in the 1970s), Hugo-winning fanzine editor Mike Glicksohn, and Hugo-nominated fan artist Taral; many of my writing students (including a good contingent from The Fledglings, the writers' workshop that spun off of my tenure at Writer-in-Residence at the Merril Collection ; lots of current convention organizers; lots of members of the USS Hudson Bay (local SF club, of which I'm a proud member); lots of my writing students; many readers of my books who aren't involved in fandom; and so on.

And, as a testament to what fine people SF fans are, nothing was broken and nobody spilled anything on the rug. :)


At January 16, 2006 2:21 PM , Anonymous Technotaoist said...

I'm looking through their Online version ( and can't find the books section. You should be able to order a copy from them if someone cant get one to you though. Still working on obtaining a copy without having to order one.

At January 16, 2006 2:26 PM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Yes, as the magazine's website says, only some content is included online. However, when the fact checker called me to go over the article, she said it was indeed going into the January 15 issue. Thanks!


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