Saturday, August 23, 2008

Pi-Con Day Two

I'm listening to the Syd Barrett box set, already copied into my iTunes on Jackdaw (yes, I name my computers, musical instruments, etc.). It's good loopy fun for early in the day. I blame Tom Stoppard for this new kick. I was never a huge Pink Floyd fan, but Rock-n-Roll piqued my interest in Barrett's solo work, and after that, there was the documentary I saw in London (and have since acquired). I generally give in to the weird manias that overtake my brain because they always seem to have a purpose, although I may not know what it is at the time.

Gene has a comics panel this morning and another this afternoon. I'm on a panel about writing and tarot. No idea what that will be like. I have a 10am reading tomorrow -- ha! Readings are usually poorly attended at the best of times and that's early -- and we don't know that many folks here, so I don't have a built-in audience. We'll see. I may just be reading to myself and the ghost of Syd.

Cory Doctorow is guest of honor and has been interesting and fun so far. There's a panel at 10 on the internet and freedom of speech, so I'll probably go to that -- and try not to play with the iPod the whole time, like I did at the blogger panel. But how could I resist live blogging at a panel on blogging!

Hey, the iPod needs a name, too. I'll have to come up with one by the end of the weekend.


Adam Lipkin said...

I'd tell my wife to go to your reading, but she's on a different 10AM panel, alas (and I'm stuck not at the con, as I have to work tomorrow).

And both of you are up against Cory on a third panel, so it might be a moot point. Hope the con goes well.

C. Margery Kempe said...

I will have to look for her but I'm being low profile gal, so I am not that easy to spot. I just need to learn not to volunteer for readings (sent via the iTouch!).