So the convention went brilliantly, which I rather expected: hard to see so many familiar faces in a favorite place without this being the case. Much fun, a turn or two in the pool and the hot tub, a lot of visits to TGI Friday’s. Lots of fun. (Though I’m left wondering: is it just me, or have the servings of food in the US at large gotten a lot bigger in the last couple of years? Never mind.)
From Minneapolis we hopped to LA. The hot humid weather followed us…so, Angelenos, it’s our fault, this last week’s unbearable weather. (If the weather breaks abruptly tomorrow, you’ll know it’s because we’ve left.) We spent the entire week in business meetings of one kind or another, all of which were successful as far as we could tell. All of them had to do with what to do next with the “Young Wizards” books. We visited people at Dreamworks and Disney, among many others. What’s going to come of it all? Goddess only knows, at this point. It’ll take some weeks to sort through the possibilities.
YW fans, FYI: Tom and Carl are in fine shape, alive and well on their home turf. We also visited with the handsome and talented Duane Poole, whose digital camera we covet. Things there was no time for: lunch at Teru Sushi, a serious movie-bookstore raid. Next time.
Now to NY, tomorrow morning; a last pass over the Wizard Alone roughs, and dinner in the city, possibly at Metrazur in Grand Central Station (if they’re open on Saturday night). Sunday, dinner with Michael Stearns. Monday, a last crazed sweep through the city for stuff we need. And then home…
[tags]TGI Friday, Minneapolis, Los Angeles, Young Wizards, Dreamworks, Disney, Tom and Carl, A Wizard Alone, Metrazur, Grand Central, station, terminal, Michael Stearns[/tags]