The Princeton experience was extremely satisfying and productive. I was especially happy that it included a lovely dinner and news-filled visit with st_crispins, who I hadn't seen in far too many years.
Next followed Hypericon, which was a success from every angle. Congratulations and thanks to all at hypericon for a wonderful weekend. It was a treat to attend panels featuring melissagay, vaklam, toddlyles, febobe, and M.M. Buckner, and to see thewordoffred, lizzieausten, and griffith_gwyn, among others. I thank all who came to my talks and panel discussion. I'm already looking forward to PhreakNIC this October.
In other news, Glass Hammer now has sound samples online from its new CD The Inconsolable Secret, which is also available for pre-order. The band will perform music from this album live at Belmont University during the "Past Watchful Dragons" conference in November 2005.
In honor of Glass Hammer, a quote for the day:
“I am trying to rip open the inconsolable secret in each one of you — the secret which hurts so much that you take your revenge on it by calling it names like Nostalgia and Romanticism and Adolescence.”
from C.S. Lewis, “The Weight of Glory”