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Off to Estonia

Finncon is fini. Parris and I have just staggereed back to our hotel room from the dead reindeer party. The party is still going strong and we would love to have stayed longer... till sunset, at least... but we have to be up early tomorrow to catch a ferry to Estonia, where I'll be doing a signing in Tallinn. Then the next day it's back across the sea to Helsinki again, just long enough to set off for Turku, where I've got another signing.

Finncon was terrific. The warmth and hospitality we've found here has completely ruined my image of Finland as a frozen wasteland. Who knew? The sauna was fun too. And then there were all the cute anime girls in costume offering free hugs...

Thanks to all my Finnish friends. Now off to Estonia!

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metalsaurus
Jul. 12th, 2009 07:59 pm (UTC)
We spent a week last summer in Turku and really enjoyed it. I hope you and Parris enjoy Estonia and the rest of your trip!
matdorn
Jul. 12th, 2009 08:03 pm (UTC)
finnconn
that may become a long party, "untill sunset" that far up north :-)) probably the ferry leaves before that

cheers
matdorn
haltis
Jul. 12th, 2009 08:17 pm (UTC)
Frozen wasteland - maybe sometime in the past... In the southern Finland "winter is coming" has, on these times of climate change, turned to a phrase of somewhat optimistic disposition. :P
lorikus
Jul. 12th, 2009 09:16 pm (UTC)
huh, how about "now off to Russia", after all?
caelestis
Jul. 12th, 2009 09:55 pm (UTC)
I'm glad to hear you've had a good time. I wouldn't mind some free anime girl hugs myself. Travel safe!
smofbabe
Jul. 12th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
Glad you're having a good time! Hope Estonia is just as friendly.
ned_karstark
Jul. 12th, 2009 10:14 pm (UTC)
Finncon & Estonia
Sounds just like the type of trip that makes all the work worthwhile. Glad you're both having fun.
zeshoopuf
Jul. 12th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)
Fcon
I'm glad you enjoyed Finncon! I also hope you enjoy your new hat as much as the previous one. I'm the girl from the second kaffeeklatsch, with the red lipstick, striped shirt and camera, in case you happen to remember - not that likely, though, I'm sure you met more than enogh new people to remember. But hopefully you will visit Finland again, you still have to experience our winter!
olbany_rick
Jul. 12th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Waiting u in Russia Mr Martin. I hope some day u'll visit our interesting country.))
xarf
Jul. 12th, 2009 10:51 pm (UTC)
It's a pity you couldn't go to Russia, you have many funs here.
tabby_stardust
Jul. 13th, 2009 12:32 am (UTC)
Finncon was a huge success! Thank you for visiting us! I'm glad you had a good time. It was lovely to meet you and Parris, and I hope we will meet again at some other con.

-Maija
alwaysoptimistc
Jul. 13th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for the update!

Glad to hear that the trip is going so well. Here's to hoping that the trend continues. :)
howard_devore
Jul. 13th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC)
Good work on the party. I'm not sure what a dead reindeer party is, but it sounds like something one is usually carried away from, as opposed to staggering, so good job there. Finland sounds like a blast.
sini74
Jul. 13th, 2009 07:16 am (UTC)
It was a pleasure to have such a nice GoHs like you and Parris! I need quite a lot of sleep so not a party person, but glad you had fun. Looks like the weather isn't on your side for the ferry to Tallinn, but we were lucky not to have rain during the con days. Having all those anime people inside would have been impossible!

Hope to see you again - I will start saving for the next European Worldcon!
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sweetennui
Jul. 13th, 2009 07:28 am (UTC)
I am jealous of the saunas. Why can't this catch on in the US?
jennsen_w
Jul. 16th, 2009 09:50 am (UTC)
Mmmm...sauna. Be sure to invite Heikki Lunta!
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