Shaenon K. Garrity (shaenon) wrote,
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Vericon!

I spent the weekend as a guest at Vericon, at Harvard, and I had a fantastic time and met a lot of great people. I even took pictures!




Here I am on a panel with sci-fi lit guests Guy Gavriel Kay, Sharyn November, and Jeffrey A. Carver.



The webcomics panel featured Jeffrey Rowland, Paul Southworth, and me.



Rich Stevens showed up a little later.



Afterwards, we had a booksigning at the excellent comic store Million Year Picnic. If you're ever in the area, they've got signed copies of my books now.



Here I am with Brian Moore, the artist on my comic Smithson. This was the first time we'd met in person. He and his wife Meg were awesome, and they got us chocolate mice.




After the con, Andrew and I toured Boston. It was FLIPPIN' COLD.



I also got to see two of my friends from Vassar, Dana Tenneson and Dave Barker. Both are seminal in the history of Narbonic: Dana was the namesake of an insane superintelligent female gerbil, and Dave was...well, Dave Barker. Here's the whole gang: Dave, his fiancee Shaula, Dana, his girlfriend Sue, Andrew, and me.





I wish we'd gotten photos of the masquerade, which was the last Vericon event Andrew and I attended. It brought back so many warm memories of running the Nonhuman Students Organization at Vassar and throwing goofy nerd parties at our TA. Hanging out on the Internet as much as I do, I often get sick of my fellow geeks and their geeky behavior and geeky bad attitudes. But the Vericon masquerade seriously reminded me why I love geeks: it was just a big crowd of nerdy misfits and eccentrics, gleefully accepting each others' nerdiness and having a great time together. Plus, there were these three excellent kids dressed as L, Light, and Misa from Death Note. I told them I worked at Viz and L put her handcuffs on me.
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