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Back from Montana

Back home again from Missoula, Montana, where I spent the weekend as GOH at Miscon 26.

'twas my first trip to Montana, and I can't say I really saw much of it, but Missoula was a pleasant little city, and the con itself was great. They drew 1300 people, I'm told, a record for Miscon, and I think all of them had a great time. I know I did. Miscon fen party like we did in the old days, and the hotel -- Ruby's, a small indy with local ownership -- was really great. None of the nonsense with noise complaints and shutting down parties and elevators that has plagued so many cons of late. In fact, some of the hotel management partied with us.

So a tip of the hat to Justin, Cthulhu Bob, Clay, and the rest of the Miscon Miscreants, and to Tim, Dustan, and Vicky from Ruby's. You were great.

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Mathieu Thielemans
May. 31st, 2012 07:04 pm (UTC)
Reading at Miscon
First off, the episode "Blackwater" blew me away. :). It exceeded my own imagination at the point where they show off the CGI. (the deck vanishing from beneath a certain character's feet gave me the chills and left me on my knees looking for my jaw).
I had some questions around why Stannis was first out the boat and up the ladder, all without helmet, yet I feel I shouldn't ask. Wasn't critisism, but more questions directed toward Stannis from the books and if the series were "cannon" at all. I love the character Stannis in the books almost as much as I love Theon and Jaime, and this episode just made me love him even more.
That being said, you're a cruel man for getting me to invest in a character that's so thinly armoured against the other, more prominent characters (possibly a distant relative).

Anyways, I saw this post, went to Miscon's website and noticed they'd planned a reading. I'm not so much a "niggard" as I'm far away from Montana (I live in Europe) and in the middle of my exams, so I couldn't be there. I was wondering if there is a way that we can hear/read the chapter you've read.

Sorry for bothering you with the question and the lenghty post.
I'm very enthralled by your writing and I thank you for the many, many adventures you've given me.

Edit: One last thing. A few of us in the bowels of internet, down in the dirty lower classes of forums, agreed that if you were ever to play a part in the HBO series, you should be one of the musicians at The Twins. Looking straight in the camera and smiling before playing your part. :)

Edited at 2012-05-31 08:09 pm (UTC)
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Mathieu Thielemans
Jun. 5th, 2012 02:04 am (UTC)
Re: Reading at Miscon
I too have a great deal of fun watching it with people who haven't read the books.
Ofcourse there are some moments where I feel disappointed that HBO doesn't have the funds to give Game of Thrones their fully needed budget, but we can't have everything.
I did wonder, again, with this episode if the series are cannon. I read an interview where they said that Mr. Martin has given them the outlines of how A Song of Ice and Fire ends. The scenes with Dany in the House of the Undying made me wonder if they spoiled the bookending by showing a throne-room filled with snow. (Snow on the throne) and Dany finding Drogo and Rhaego beyond the wall (two dead characters, hence death).
It's probably just my imagination going wild.

Oh well. A great series, books and television alike.
kametatsu
Jun. 5th, 2012 03:59 am (UTC)
Re: Reading at Miscon
Please don't let your boyfriend like Arya or Tyrion, I'd cry if they died
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gracht
Jun. 8th, 2012 04:18 pm (UTC)
Drogo/Rhaego scene, obsessing too...
House of the Undying's Rhaego has dark hair but Dany's 'baby that never was' had silver Targaryen hair. The dark hair exposes to Dany the Undying's glamour; they have no power to enthrall her dragon blood. Dany is called back to reality by her dragon children. Clever, succinct visual adaptation.

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