Sunday, August 05, 2007
Another Quick Check-In
We're having a great time. We've gone to lots of good panels and readings and presentations. Last night we watched a very funny performance called "Lord of the Ringos:" Beatles songs Tolkienefied ("I'm looking through you" sung to Frodo after he's put on the Ring, for instance).
My reading yesterday -- of a long, experimental piece -- went much better than I'd dared hope. Only a few people came, since I was up against the major panel on the conference theme, but the nine or so who showed up were emphatically enthusiastic. I hadn't even known if there might be a market for this thing; several people there suggested that I send it to The New Yorker. (!!!) Er, well . . . I guess the worst that could happen is a rejection slip.
At any rate, they certainly all followed it and understood what I was trying to do, which was my main concern. And folks who'd been there came up to me even hours afterwards to compliment me on it. So that was a huge relief.
Now it's time to get ready for the banquet. I'll post again later, or tomorrow.