I am here in sunny Minneapolis. My hotel is literally across the street from the Mall of America, which would be great if I liked to shop, but maybe I will poke my head in. I am here well in advance of IMGDC for another conference; if you are in town early, I am told that the exhibits hall for the Public Library Association will be stellar, and you can make back the cost of an exhibits-only pass by finding a few free books that interest you (a few months before they are published). (Not exactly what the exhibitors are hoping for, but I do post reviews of the books.)
Having driven most of yesterday, I felt as though I had fallen off the world. All day without my continuous news and internet feed! Insane! But I am obviously not so far out that I cannot blog. I need this internet thing since I wrote someone’s number down and left it by my computer at home. Bother. Isn’t my cell phone supposed to know these things? Anyway, e-mail remains the best way to reach me, granted with a delay because it is no longer continuously on.
My thanks again to Craig from Voyages in Eternity and Ethic from Kill Ten Rats for getting me into IMGDC. I expect that I will see folks there. I had been planning to suggest some sort of blogger get-together, but I noticed a 5-hour official after party on the schedule. That seems like a natural Schelling point. I am leaning towards the development track for my time at IMGDC, so sorry Nic if I miss your chat.
Comments are open if anyone has recommendations, requests, commands, etc. Cell phones are lovely things for on-site coordination of efforts. I will be sure to post comments from/about sessions afterwards, but I might not have much to say until then, having fallen off the world and all. Which is not a shot at Minnesota.