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up from the deep [Aug. 27th, 2006|09:38 am]
ianmcdonald
surfacing from post-Hugos brainwhack. Entertaining to see Harlan Ellison grab Connie Willi's boob (or so it looked to me from the depths of the fifth row.) Not expecting to win anything so I could sit back and enjoy. Awards pretty much round-up-the-usual suspects, but heartfelt congratulations to the winners anyway: John Scalzi was fidgety as a whippet at the pre-Hugos reception. I myself am a bit of a Serenity agnostic so I wasn't feeling the lurve when this won. The Japanese ran an elegant and civilized party in the Presidential suite at the Marriot, --this year's gift a wooden sake cup, to be filled from the big big barrel in the corner --which I did. Paul Cornell took some small consolation from the fact that at least he wasn't beaten by an incendiary infant --and in full tux looked very James Bond, but hooray for Who! Chatted with palatinate on star glamour (whom I hadn't seen all weekend --it's hard to bump into people here: Pyr has wisely monopolised the Hilton bar, lounge lizards that we are) and Tim and Serena Powers on the big balcony on the merry joys of Disneyland. Then, strangely, I found my brain was shutting down and instead of another demented roar around the party corridor, I dropped into bed and was literally asleep before head hit the proverbial.
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[User Picture]From: ianmcdonald
2006-08-30 07:44 pm (UTC)

Re: Entertaining . . .

I used to read his stuff and loved it --and that's why on first glance I gave him the benefit of the doubt, that it was part of the act. Wrong thing to do, he was being an utter jerk. What is strange is that no one in the audience called him out.
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[User Picture]From: taraljc
2006-08-30 07:46 pm (UTC)

Re: Entertaining . . .

Because he's been getting away with it for 30 years, and by now everyone's just given up?
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[User Picture]From: ianmcdonald
2006-08-30 07:55 pm (UTC)

Re: Entertaining . . .

I think because it was the Hugos --in a sense, our Big Night of the Year --and there was enough of a fuss as it was. deannahoak asks the same question.
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