Monday, August 27, 2007

Kadon at Renfair

Well, the Maryland Renaissance Festival has started, and will run weekends through October 21. Thomas will be there most weekends, at the Kadon Enterprises booth adjacent to the King's Field -- look for games & puzzles, and that's where you'll find him.

Sunday, August 05, 2007


Location: Collinsville, IL
Miles: 862

Well, here we are in Collinsville, IL, just outside St. Louis, MO. We arrived Thursday morning, and have been having a wonderful time.

It's now Sunday afternoon, and the con is officially over. Thomas is away at a post-con party with a bunch of local costumers; Don is resting in the hotel room.

We had a fun convention. Lots of good panels; from their dealer's table Don and Thomas sold nearly $200 worth of Don's books. We saw some old friends and made some new ones. All in all, a grand time was had by all.

Here are some pictures of denizens of NASFiC:

More later....

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

On the Road Again

Location: Charleston, WV
Miles: 365.1

So here we are on the road again. We're headed out to St. Louis for the North American Science Fiction Convention (aka NASFiC). Whenever the Worldcon is outside North America (this year it's in Japan), NASFiC is held as a kind of consolation prize for those who are staying at home. We've never been to a NASFiC, so we're excited about this one.

We left home around 5 pm and stopped for dinner at the lovely Four Seasons Restaurant in Mt. Airy, MD. Our cute & friendly waiter, Joe, admired Don's iPhone. Among the advertisements on the placemat was the following offer from Easterday Well Drilling: "Let Us Increase Your Well Flow Rate By Hydro-Fracking." Irresistable!

We were back on the road by 8 pm. About 9, Don crawled into the back seat to lay down, ad promptly fell asleep. Thomas continued driving until after 2 am, when we stopped for the night at the Sleep Inn just outside Charleston, WV.

Tomorrow...onward! (Preferebly by Hydro-Fracking.)