No WisCon for me

Several peoples have writ me saying, “See you at WisCon!” Alas and alack they will not. Scott’s niece Renee is graduating and we will be there to cheer her on. Go, Renee!

This is the second year in a row we have not been. I does not like it. WisCon is my favourite con in the whole world filled with all my favourite peoples. I love it so much that for a while there I organised the academic track and then the readings. I feel like I am a WisCon hometown girl. And here I am missing it again. Wah. Bad enough that I haven’t been to my real home in a year.

Hope everyone has fun without me. Even though that’s a little bit rude. I think you should all try to suffer for at least ten minutes or so. But, of course, because you’re all already in Madison you won’t even read this. Sigh.


  1. Kelly McCullough on #

    I won’t be in Madison till tomorrow, so I can pass along your request for ten minutes of suffering to those I see there, though I’m not sure it’ll sell.

  2. Justine on #

    How about ten seconds then?

  3. Kelly McCullough on #

    That’s probably more reasonable. I’ll see what I can do.

  4. Celia on #

    I comfort myself with the knowledge that they’ll have a little less fun without me, even if they don’t realize it at the time. They’ll be doing super fun things, but at the same time they’ll be like, “Something is lacking, and I’m feeling strangely lost and alone.” And then they’ll realize it’s because I’m not there with them. And they’ll cry a little.

    Or something like that.

  5. Justine on #

    Celia: I’m telling myself the same thing. And also that lying to yourself is not deeply sad. Tragically, I believe neither.

  6. Tim Pratt on #

    Oh, too bad — was hoping to see you two there.

    We got a copy of How to Ditch Your Fairy at Locus yesterday, but I only had time to read the first three chapters before it was snatched away by cruel hands to be sent to a reviewer etc. Starts wonderfully, though, and can’t wait to read it all!

  7. Lori S. on #

    Nah, the hotel has free wireless and we will all be obsessively checking our email and our feeds and see this and think of you. Honest.

    (from Madison 🙂 )

  8. Pixelfish on #

    We’ll all have to Bittercon together.

    I can’t go either.

  9. Gwenda on #

    You are much missed, my dear, and will just have to come next year (speaking of which, call and book your GC room TODAY, if y’all are thinking about that).

  10. janet on #

    As you may have heard, a rather nasty stomach bug made the rounds at Wiscon this year. So you missed Wiscon, but you also missed Wischolera. Really, that’s what people were calling it.

    Next year, right

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