Convention Archives Events at Worldcon in SanJose.Aug-Sept 2002

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Events at Worldcon in SanJose.Aug-Sept 2002
Additional Comments From David Silver & Bill Patterson on alt.fan.heinlein

From: “BPRAL22169”
Subject: Re: [LONG] Finished: The Star Beast
Date: Monday, September 09, 2002 11:17 AM

>
>A minimum of organization, and a lot of effort by some fine panelists —
>mostly from here, many of whom were plugged in on less than a week’s notice
>– resulted in an overall delightful experience, not only for the
>participants but for our audience.
>

Let me add, also, that there are secondary rewards for the participants; the audience members often have interesting miscellaneous anecdotes about Heinlein that surface from time to time — many of them met or knew him to one degree or another. Rusty Hevelin interjected at the “Heinlein’s Little Brothers” panel that he had a 2 hour visit with Heinlein in Philadelphia during World War II that was half taken up by Heinlein raving about Philip Wylie’s _Generation of Vipers_. At MilPhil, George Scithers (dedicatee of Glory Road) gave us several such anecdotes — including elling us that “Our Fair City” was prompted by a casual remark made during the same War by L. Ron Hubbard.

While I was sitting at the fan table, one Joe Grinnet spontaneously came over and told me about donating blood so that an anemic woman could get an autograph, and what Heinlein did about that.

These may or may not be historically significant — but they are always interesting.
Bill
From: Chris Zakes
Subject: Re: [LONG] Finished: The Star Beast
Date: Monday, September 09, 2002 9:50 PM

On 09 Sep 2002 15:17:14 GMT, (BPRAL22169) wrote:

(snip)

>While I was sitting at the fan table, one Joe Grinnet spontaneously came over
>and told me about donating blood so that an anemic woman could get an
>autograph, and what Heinlein did about that.

Okay… for those of us who weren’t there, what *did* Heinlein do about it?

-Chris Zakes
Chris Zakes:

>so that an anemic woman could get an
>>autograph, and what Heinlein did about that.
>
>Okay… for those of us who weren’t there, what *did* Heinlein do
>about it?

Ok – I could be mean and tell you to wait for the published version to come out . . . but that would be *wrong*. He signed the book twice — once for her and once for Joe.
Bill


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