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No Linda Blair, she had already boogied. My convention went from being
“ehh” to a solid positive experience by the efforts to two men,
Michael J. Nelson and Kevin Murphy from MST3K. I went to their panel this
morning, which was hilarious. I had not realized that Kevin had a book
out,
A Year at the Movies: One Man’s Filmgoing Odyssey
. I
must buy this. I wish he had brought a few boxes of them, I’d have
bought one and gotten it signed right there. As it was, I got them to
autograph my program book, had my picture taken with them and got
Kevin’s business card so I can send them the tape of the interview I
did with them in 1997 and never did send. They were so funny and
pleasant that they moved the whole congoing experience into the win
column.

I also bought the newest Changelings CD, some stuff from Top Shelf
books including a James Kochalka CD and some graphic novels, and a
Kevin and Kell collection, which Bill Holbrook signed for me. He’s a
great guy. I never assume that anyone remembers me and I try not to
put them on the hook with “remember me?” games. So I mentioned that
I’ve interviewed him and he said, “Yeah, Reality Break, right?” “Wow,”
thinks I. I also showed him and the Plan Nine publisher how I have
Safe Havens and On the Fastrack on my Palm every day, which they
thought was quite cool. They are looking at doing something similar,
and I had to tell them that what I do (use Sitescooper first, then run
Plucker over the resulting files, both on a timer) is not yet a prime
time, average user type deal. Fun talking to them.

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I guess I’ll be going back for a little while today. I’ll see what
closeout deals I can get in the dealers room. I might will pay for
Linda Blair’s picture and autograph, and there is a panel with Mike
Nelson and Kevin Murphy from MST3K at 11:30. Beyond that I have no
aspirations. The flyers for my eBook, Fictionwise and WREK seem to be
going nice and steadily. I like to come back and see some but not
many. If there are none, you never know if someone pitched them. If
there are a lot, that’s not good. I like to have 3 on the table when I
see if more are needed. I’ll be interested to see if Fictionwise gets
a bump from this. If I ask nicely, maybe they’ll tell me how many
people actually redeem the coupon.