Today we got to go to a reading at the Science Fiction Museum down in the Blob (Experience Music Project, for those who aren't Seattlite enough to know what the Blob is). The authors reading were Vonda McIntyre, who I'd always heard was a hoot to hear speak (and she really was, had the audience laughing during discussion), and Megan Lindholm (who also writes under the pen name Robin Hobb as well as under her own name).
Some of the advice was very good (Megan Lindholm especially had some useful bits of advice), the anecdotes were amusing, but Vonda McIntyre really sort of stole the show. Both do these sort of readings and discussions often enough that you could see they -- especially Vonda -- were on a first-name basis with many of the people. There were only about twelve of us there, so it was a really nice, cozy little experience. Afterwards, FJ and I went out for Mexican food, and picked up Krispy Kremes. (Yeah, yeah, I know, they're not Tim Horton's...)
Still, in all, a fun evening.
Oh, and kieri, your former co-workers in the supplies department (several of whom were there) and of course the infamous High Lord of the SF/Fantasy Section (you know who I really mean) all send a hello. :)