Wednesday, August 23, 2006


Carolyn and I have been in Los Angeles since Sunday. Yesterday, we fought the terrible, horrible, no good, very bad traffic in L.A. to visit the terrific store of Barry R. Levin, the world's leading rare-SF dealer, then had a a very productive lunch with my film agents, Vince Gerardis and Eli Kirschner, then headed off to meet a producer interested in optioning one of my properties, then went to the house of my old high-school buddy Asbed Bedrossian for a great evening of pizza and conversation.

Today, it was lunch with Anne McCaffrey and Sean Williams, then off to DisneyLand (where we ran into David G. Hartwell and Kathryn Cramer, plus their children, and Karl Schroeder and his wife Janice, and their daughter).

Then it was time for the first round of Worldcon parties, all being put on by cities bidding to host future Worldcons. I spent a lot of really enjoyable time talking with Mike Resnick, as well as with Lou Anders, and with Paul Cornell, who is up for a Hugo this year for the Doctor Who episode "Father's Day."

Bed now; the con starts tomorrow ...


At August 23, 2006 3:27 PM , Blogger Adam said...

While I know there are a lot of Asbed Bedrossians in LA, I used to live below one. Is your friend a sysadmin at USC? Started an Armenian news site called Groong? If so, then your friend was my neighbor.

Anyway. That was my Random Internet Connection of the Day. Enjoy Worldcon!

At August 24, 2006 4:04 AM , Blogger RobertJSawyer said...

Yes, indeed, that's my buddy Asbed. My novel Factoring Humanity is dedicated to him.

At August 30, 2006 2:51 PM , Blogger Paul Cornell said...

Hey, it was lovely to meet you. I was slightly toasted, but on average that's what I'm like when you meet me.


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