I'm so jealous of everyone who'll be meeting up at Context and Killercon, which I believe are both taking place later this week. If I'm right and they are on at the same time, then quite frankly that seems bonkers. I think the organisers of both need to get together and set up shop somewhere inbetween, like say Kansas. Because Kansas has good people. ;)
For a millisecond (okay, maybe slightly longer) this weekend I considered going to one of the above cons next year especially if the pretty people I know and love also happened to be going. I would need to have a chat with my bank balance - I find adding noughts to the end helps. Of course, if I did buy a ticket about five seconds later I'd totally freak out. Me + big crowd + people I've never met before + people I'm in awe of = trip over tongue and feet fail. I would so wander the halls looking like the proverbial rabbit-caught-in-headlights. Of course I could always kidnap Mike Stone* and make him come with me. But that's evil... Oh wait a minute, I like being evil...
I actually met up with one of my online friends last week. Simon Bestwick emailed to say he was going to be in my home town on Friday for Conrad Williams' book signing and would I like to meet for a cup of tea. Simon can attest to the rabbit-in-headlights look.
*I would never kidnap Mike Stone... I'd just lay a trail of Cadbury's chocolate for him to follow (I'm assured it will work).