Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Taking off for Launch Pad

Carolyn and I are leaving Saskatoon today for a week (then return to finish off my residency at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron).

We're both attending the NASA-sponsored Launch Pad Astronomy Workshop for Writers in Laramie, Wyoming, 14-21 July 2009.

I was given early acceptance to the workshop (along with my friend Andy Duncan, a World Fantasy Award winner), but I'm very proud of Carolyn, who applied on her own, and was accepted on her own merits, based on her poetry in such places as Analog.

The particpants this year are:

Pat Cadigan
Carolyn Clink
Andy Duncan
Tara Fredette
Owl Goingback
N.K. Jemisin
Julie V. Jones
Marc Laidlaw
Ed Lerner
Brian Malow
Robert J. Sawyer
Gord Sellar
Scott Sigler

Workshop leader: Mike Brotherton

Guest instructors: Joe Haldeman and Phil Plait (of Bad Astronomy fame).

And, why, yes, thank you, I do have the coolest job in the universe. :)

Visit The Robert J. Sawyer Web Site
and WakeWatchWonder.com



At July 14, 2009 12:08 PM , Blogger Ron Friedman said...

That sounds cool.

Enjoy, and tell us how it went.

At July 14, 2009 1:59 PM , Blogger Melody said...

Yes, you do have the coolest job in the world. :o)

When I started college, I was a double-major in astronomy and physics. This workshop looks like something heaven(s)-sent (pun intended).


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