Monday, May 29, 2006

Photos of naked people in trees: tantalizing, gnarly, and bursting with "biopunk" science fiction potential.

(Found at Reality Carnival.)

Speaking of science fiction: This weekend I was to have attended ConQuest, Kansas City's premiere (and only) science fiction convention. I shirked my duty as a guest panelist as I suspected I probably would. I can't say I'm overwhelmed with regret -- too many of the fans that show up are like rancid hobbits -- but I do feel kind of bad about missing out on the dealers' room, which is always stocked with great, seldom-encountered titles (and hand-made armor, if that's your bag).

If I ever do hit the big time writing science fiction, and I like thinking it's at least possible, I fear I'll become the genre's Salinger, lurking in my hotel suite listening to the raucous goings-on of con groupies in the hall outside.

6 comments:

Paul Kimball said...

Mac:

Remember - it's all about that first line!

:-)

Paul

Jason said...

Mac, a small but significant number of the groupies are pretty cool, I assume. I also have to think that a small (mayb very small, but still significant) number of the groupies are very hot!

Mac said...

No very hot groupies at ConQuest, alas. (I've looked.) I think it might be a different story at the bigger conventions. All the more reason to write a killer SF novel, I suppose.

W.M. Bear said...

"Rancid hobbits" -- great phrase, with a lot of fictive potential one would think!

Mac said...

"Rancid Hobbits" is a great band name, too. In my opinion.

W.M. Bear said...

Or both:

The Rancid Hobbits were hot tonight. The metal guitars of Frito and Dildo Baggedit were totally zoned and....