This morning I woke up to see the Hugo nominations have been announced. I am full of fangirl squee to see so many awesome people and books and publications on there. So happy to see awesome podcasts like Galactic Suburbia and SF Squeecast, and Cat Valente and Among Others and Mur Lafferty and and and!
And I have promptly gone and bought myself a supporting membership so I can vote 🙂
And in even more squee, I went to Swancon yesterday! And for once didn’t come away with a ridiculous amount of books. I did splurge a little and buy the limited hardcover of Kim Wilkins’ The Infernal from Ticonderoga, as well as Damnation and Dames, which was the one book I’d gone intending to buy. I also indulged in buying some books for other people, including completing a friend’s set of Tansy Rayner Roberts’ Creature Court trilogy and buying another friend Joanne Anderton’s Debris. I so love buying books for other people, especially when I know they’re in situations where they can’t indulge.
(And in an interlude of cute, the husband just opened his collection of Dr Who minifigs for the two-year old to see, and the kidlet is now playing with the ninth doctor and eleventh doctor. We start them young here.)
Swancon was awesome, mostly because the wonderful Ju introduced me around a lot. I got to have an awesome chat with Marianne de Pierres, who is just amazing and wonderful. And I managed to attend only one panel, and only because I was on it 😉 And it was tremendous fun, and I kind of want to do more panels now.
I will likely try to make some more coherent blog posts this week, but I am proud of myself for going, since social anxiety has kept me away from things like this for so long. And though I am tired and sore and need some serious introvert recharging time, I am very, very glad that I went.