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Post Hi from Montreal !
Hi all.

Just a quick hello from the Wordcon, where Amouk and I
where lucky enough to meet Bill Higgins. I guess I also saw
a `Heinlein Nexus`tee-shirt, but didn`t react soon enough
to meet the heinleinian inside !

Not much Heinlein here nevertheless, in the programme at least,
even if we keep pounding at any occasion. Yet people seem
happy to discuss his work at the first occasion.

Cheers !

Eric


Sun Aug 09, 2009 10:52 am
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Post Re: Hi from Montreal !
See if you can track down Geo and Deb Rule, who run the Heinlein Archive, and are two of the nicest people on the planet....they're there too.


Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:16 am
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Post Re: Hi from Montreal !
Nice to know you're on the same continent, even if we have almost as much net planet between us! Have fun while you're there.

We haven't done any Nexus t-shirts, so I will be keenly interested in whether you see one again and who's inside it. I'd be just as pleased to see enterprising folks turning out their own versions as I was to see the Centennial shirt that Anouk made back in 2007!

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Sun Aug 09, 2009 11:41 am
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Post Re: Hi from Montreal !
JamesGifford wrote:
Have fun while you're there.

Thanks ! We did...

Back to France already, after a very interesting convention
(actually, most of my regrets concern the French-speaking part of it,
which remained somewhat subcritical, espite the efforts of very devoted
fans and writers, such as Jean-Louis Trudel and Yves Meynard)

RobertJames wrote:
See if you can track down Geo and Deb Rule, who run the Heinlein
Archive, and are two of the nicest people on the planet....they're there too.

I think I saw they form afar, and I tried to "voodoo board" them, but didn't actually
met them. Next time, one hopes ! We got to spent some time with Bill, though,
and to meet Keith Kato, Mike Sheffield and Sharon, all really nice people too.

The Heinlein Society r(of which I have been a member) epresentation was
— uh, les impressive : A sad little empty table in the dealer's room, with a tired
HS poster. Nobody behind it, usually — which was better, since, when it was,
I got there my only rude brushoff of the whole event (I guess that my accent
was indeed perturbated by the constant switching between french and English,
while it usually takes a few days immersion to settle down ; but it was a bilingual
WorldCon, hosted in Québec, a French speaking country, an everybody else
made all necessary efforts to understand each other)

JamesGifford wrote:
We haven't done any Nexus t-shirts, so I will be keenly
interested in whether you see one again and who's inside it.

Actually, I mispoke : it was a Nitroforum design, not Nexus.
But we didn't react fast enough, and lost in the crowd both the t-shirt
and the body inside

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I'd be just as pleased to see enterprising folks turning out their own
versions as I was to see the Centennial shirt that Anouk made back in 2007!

Actually, Anouk wore this "Centennial" t-shirt in Montreal, which brought
a number of interesting reactions - from Keith Kato's generous invitation
to his chili party (which, as I understand, the Heinlein also attended
in their time), to people getting out of their way to give books to her
(namely, Job, offered as "proof" that RAH was a misogynist...)


Mon Aug 17, 2009 6:36 am
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Post Re: Hi from Montreal !
I was very pleased to meet Eric and Anouk for the first time, and we got to spend some time together. They accompanied me to visit McGill University's impressive collection of apparatus used in Ernest Rutherford's experiments on radioactivity. Later in the con, we had dinner and talked about literature and language and Heinlein and physics.

I met Geo Rule and Jeff Orth in Montreal. And I saw a good bit of Keith Kato, who took a curtain call when I encountered him again waiting at an airport gate adjacent to mine.

Was a good Worldcon for me.

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