November 01, 2008

Overheard at The World Fantasy Convention

This is a feature that appears periodically, as we attend conventions and overhear things.  The tradition of keeping track of anonymous overheard bits and bobs started for us at the 2002 ConJose in San Jose, where trying (or trying not to) fill in the blanks on overheard conversations made us laugh so much that we made it a tradition.  In this issue we share the newest "overheards" from the World Fantasy Convention in Calgary.  Thanks to Alan Beatts and Rina Weisman for their help in collecting quotes.

"Facebook is, like, mostly for 15-year-olds who can't talk to each other but really want to mate."

"The fake fur covers on the manuscript were a dead giveaway."

"'Crazy' is the new black."

"No, really, you're very entertaining when you're drunk."

"My theme for the con was 'Get Therapy!'"

"I saw the Moody Blues recently.  All of those chubby sixty-something year-old hippies smoking pot were kind of depressing."
"Yeah, and then there was the audience!"

"But freeloading is a lot of fun."

"I had to drive 30 miles to find a coffee shop to write in!  Every Starbucks between the Pacific Ocean and the [Interstate] 5 Freeway is packed full of screenwriters."

"THE LOVELY BONES is the feel-good rape/murder novel of the year."

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