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lovely time away at Shore Leave

Boy did I need the time away from everything, and I had a wonderful time at Shore Leave. (For those unfamiliar with that, it's a very long-lived scifi convention in Baltimore--this year was its 28th year!)

Had great time just sitting around in the dealer's room talking to all the K/Sers at the zine tables...had a great time at the K/S Press party on Friday night (ohmygod! Shatner made a vid about his love for Leonard! What a hoot.) As usual, I thoroughly enjoyed watching Robin bully and cajole everyone into bidding more during the K/S art auction--a true master at work. *g* Enjoyed the Saturday K/S panel and the Sunday general slash panel. Enjoyed saying an unexpected 'hi' to Carmen Argenziano (whose character on SG-1, Jacob Carter, I very much enjoyed) as I entered the con hotel on Friday. And I never cease to be disconcerted, no matter how many media actors/actresses I've met, at how skinny they are compared to their on-screen appearance. Carmen always seemed short-ish and stocky to me...ha. He's tallish and lanky. Gotta love the trompe l'oeil. And *that* was the extent of my star interaction...I would have enjoyed seeing Amanda Tapping, but not enough to go out of my way and battle the crowds to attend her panel. So...I didn't.

Instead, I loved talking to Jenna, to Kathy, to Jean, to Dusky, to Robin, to Killa, to Kim, etc, etc, etc. And buying Dusky's lovely, lovely jewelry pieces--she's making the complicated glass pendants and earrings, among other things. Gorgeous.

I got to squee over SGA vids with Kathy Resch, and possibly pimp Dusky into watching the show, along with SG-1. The DVDs may be headed her way soon. And I stayed up till after 3am on Saturday night reading a story that came out either that day or the one before: The Body Holographic by leahwoof. Oh my! I enjoyed that a lot. Cried like a baby during the end portion. It's a sequel, you need to read the original story first: Left To Fend by springwoof. VERY original and unique...I like that. Go, read, enjoy! The lengthy sequel is a work of pure love, you can tell; lots of effort went into crafting it.

I'm using the energy it sparked in me to fuel writing my own story that I had better get crackin' on. I'm psyched after the weekend...now to *just*find* the *time*. Deadline: August 15th. Words so far: 9100ish. I figure I'm about 1/3 of the way through. EEKKK.

Brinkmanship, thy name is mine.

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jimpage363
Jul. 12th, 2006 05:21 am (UTC)
Welcome home!
sundara
Jul. 12th, 2006 06:00 pm (UTC)
Welcome home yerself! Sounds like you had a really lovely vacation, lots of nature. All set to tackle work again?

I admit I could have used a whole week away...however, I'm back and actually writing! Yay! I got inspired. (The deadline is looming *g*)
catalenamara
Jul. 16th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
It was great fun visiting with you at Shore Leave - I think we could have talked all night...! And thanks again for the SGA vids!
sundara
Jul. 17th, 2006 02:05 pm (UTC)
I had a great time talking with you! Wish I had kept a room there for one more night, instead of having to wander out at midnight and drive to my brother's house. Eh, next year :-) And there's a couple vids I *didn't* have on my laptop that I'd love to give you...you on AIM? We could do a file transfer. There not available online anywhere, or I'd direct you to the webpage (must have been on one of those temp file hosting sites when I grabbed it.)
catalenamara
Jul. 24th, 2006 01:39 am (UTC)
>>>I had a great time talking with you! Wish I had kept a room there for one more night, instead of having to wander out at midnight and drive to my brother's house. Eh, next year :-)

Next year indeed! :-)

>>>And there's a couple vids I *didn't* have on my laptop that I'd love to give you...you on AIM? We could do a file transfer. There not available online anywhere, or I'd direct you to the webpage (must have been on one of those temp file hosting sites when I grabbed it.)

I'd love to see them! I do remember signing up for AIM, with the idea of IMing with one of my friends, but that didn't work out due to scheduling differences, and I really haven't used it. How do I use it to get vids?

Speaking of laptops, mine is in the shop right now getting upgraded, so I should be able to play vids with no problems in the future. And they should play just fine on my desktop.

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