Monday, April 17, 2006

Back from PopCulture

Somehow blogging seems more attractive than the mass of grading I have to do at present, so I'm taking a break after getting the immediate emergencies done. PCA was wonderful as always -- our papers went well and we had fun seeing all our friends like "Sailor" Wendy Goldberg (and her family -- we had a terrific passover seder with all the clan); Mark "Captain Hook" Rogers (he's not this Mark or this one) and new wife (well, new to us) Jessica ("The Counselor"); Amy "Hold the Presses" Kiste Nyberg; John "All Asian Media" Lent and wife Ying (and a big box of IJOCA) -- not to mention our fun colleagues from UHD, Stephanie and Antonio. What could be better than kicking off our visit to Atlanta by dining with Phil and Anya -- the voices of Atlanta culture! My medieval popular culture section, while still small, went very well with some excellent papers and good discussion.

Back in Houston where the weather as usual is "scorchio" and enthusiasm, as the end of the semester approaches, less so.

5 comments:

K. A. Laity said...

I forgot to mention our soon-to-be neighbor, Meisha Rosenberg, and fellow blogger, Bobby Kuechenmeister. I may have forgotten other folks, too -- PCA is a madhouse! Next year: Boston -- whoo hoo. And next summer, the international version will be in Reykjavik. I may not be able to resist that!

K. A. Laity said...

And duh! I should mention my co-editor and top medieval blogger, Richard Scott Nokes of Unlocked Wordhoard, who came with some colleagues from Troy [insert tired jokes here -- I did!] to give a panel on Tolkien.

Bobby Kuechenmeister said...

Kate, Thanks for remembering me! It means a lot coming from comic scholar celebrities such as yourself and Gene.

K. A. Laity said...

Celebrities! I don't see it, Bobby, but I'll take your word for it. Where's my entourage?!

K. A. Laity said...

Oooh -- and here's a good site with sound files from the Fast Show, like "scorchio"! Buono astente!