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Stockholm Here We Come!

Ok, maybe not right not, since Eurocon 2011 doesn't take place until June. But the tickets are bought, the hotel is booked, the grandparents drafted to take care of the wee ones, and expectations are way up high for a weekend featuring Guests of Honor Elizabeth Bear ( matociquala), Ian McDonald ianmcdonald, and others. Fandom, science, and Stockholm in June with my wife. This is going to be great.

Anyone else going?

In writing-related news, I just sent off a fantasy story that I'm very glad I wrote (and even happier that I revised). It's with Fantasy Magazine right now, and with their stellar response times I'll know in a short while if it's as good as I hope it is. 

ETA: JJA was indeed swift. The story is off on its next adventure :-) 

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jakobdrud
Feb. 17th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
That's a shame. Stross is an interesting speaker, regardless of what you think about his fiction.

Do you have many SF conventions in Germany? And are there any you would recommend?
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jakobdrud
Feb. 17th, 2011 05:49 pm (UTC)
Hah, if you're right, I wouldn't change the demographics of an SF convention one bit :-) The ones I've been to in Denmark have had a lot of different visitors, both male and female -- young, old, quirky, and occasionally 'normal'.

(And now I wonder if the quirkies and normals at film festivals are different from those at SF conventions...)
jophan
May. 10th, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)
Dropping in here (after googling, of course) to tell you that Charlie will also be coming to the Eurocon in Stockholm!
jakobdrud
May. 16th, 2011 09:58 am (UTC)
That's great news. Thanks for the heads-up!
j_cheney
Feb. 17th, 2011 02:21 pm (UTC)
Sadly, no Europe this year ;( but good luck with that Fantasy submission.
jakobdrud
Feb. 17th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks :-)
asakiyume
Feb. 17th, 2011 03:26 pm (UTC)
Good luck; I hope for an acceptance for you.
jakobdrud
Feb. 17th, 2011 05:37 pm (UTC)
Thanks :-) I know publication is a poor way to meassure if a story is a success for the writer, but I truly had the feeling that this was 'a story I would like to read in a magazine'. Acceptance or not, I'm glad I wrote it.
bogwitch64
Feb. 17th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)



sparkles for your story!
jakobdrud
Feb. 17th, 2011 05:40 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's grand! Thanks :-)
ralan01
Feb. 19th, 2011 12:42 pm (UTC)
Sounds cool. I've been thinking of going myself. What hotel?
jakobdrud
Feb. 23rd, 2011 06:01 am (UTC)
We'll be staying at the Mornington Hotel, which looked good at their webpage (said the cautious advertising guy ;-) ).

If you're looking for a place to stay, Eurocon has a list of hotels on the website (http://eurocon2011.se/stay). And I know Olav M J Christiansen (denmark AT eurocon2011DOTse) has volunteered to help with arrangements. He was very enthusiastic about the con when I spoke to him.
ralan01
Feb. 23rd, 2011 06:57 am (UTC)
Thanks. I'm thinking about it.
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