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Mo*Con III report

Mo*Con III was a heck of a lot of fun, and it was great to see everyone again.

The drive out Friday was a bit long and stressful; we hit storms on the way to Indianapolis that forced us to wait out hard rains by the side of the road (we had lights and blinkers on but I was concerned we'd be hit by someone who either couldn't see or who had lost control). After the storms passed, we got stuck on I-70 for about an hour after the fertilizer cargo in a semi-trailer apparently exploded (I'm not sure what-all happened, but when the jam finally cleared we passed a trailer that looked like it had been ripped open by the Cloverfield monster and a fertilizer-like substance was all over the road).

But, we got to Indy, got checked in, and went over to The Dwelling Place where we had really tasty chicken marsala and pasta etc. and listened to a surprisingly good celtic rock concert by a band called Mother Grove.

Saturday was a day of panels and more potluck and hanging out with Brian J Hatcher, Alethea Kontis, Chesya Burke, Lauren David, Michael West, Michelle Pendergrass (I have nothing against cowboys!), Nick Mamatas, Jason Sizemore, Jerry Gordon, etc. at Maurice's house that evening. Sunday was a morning of chatting with sarajlarson and damnedrodan and French toast. Do you sense a pattern here? Yes. Mo*Con is like a big consuite. ;-)

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marklafon
Jun. 19th, 2008 06:53 pm (UTC)
Almost every trip I have made to Indy has involved rain, usually heavy. The weather for Columbus seemingly commutes in from farther west via I-70.
las
Jun. 20th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Sounds like we've lucked out on most of our trips, then.
opalexian
Jun. 20th, 2008 07:12 am (UTC)
I can totally see you chatting with french toast.
las
Jun. 22nd, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)
"Aren't you a pretty french toast! Oh, you want some syrup, do you? Okay. Butter? Sure!"

*nomnomnom*
michpendergrass
Jun. 20th, 2008 12:33 pm (UTC)
I think if we tell the truth, Phil was delighted to have been "talked" about. :) Now Context can't get here quick enough.
las
Jun. 22nd, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Hey, side note: I was just looking over Gary's shoulder at the photos you posted to Shocklines and they're awesome! I love the one of the light streaming through the oak. You have a really good eye.
michpendergrass
Jun. 22nd, 2008 04:18 pm (UTC)
Aww! Thank you! I've always loved photography but it is such an expensive hobby. I'm saving for a digital camera with the removable lenses. I can't wait until I can take real photos!!
mbroaddus
Jun. 20th, 2008 04:53 pm (UTC)
it was once again a pure delight to host you guys.
las
Jun. 22nd, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
It was pure delight to be hosted :)
haceldama
Jun. 20th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Had a wonderful time, as always, Maurice! (BTW -- can you give Sally my e-mail addy so she can send along the photos she took of Lucy and I with Titus?)

Can't wait for Context, either!
steve98052
Jun. 21st, 2008 10:00 am (UTC)
I hope that fertilizer truck that exploded was some sort of easy-to-clean-up chemical fertilizer, and not the sort of fertilizer that one finds as a by-product of feed lots and stables. :)
las
Jun. 21st, 2008 04:21 pm (UTC)
It was, erm, entirely organic in appearance.
dogzilla30
Jun. 21st, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
Except for the drive there it sounds like you had a relaxing time.
las
Jun. 22nd, 2008 03:59 pm (UTC)
Indeed!
michael_west
Jun. 23rd, 2008 06:48 pm (UTC)
It was wonderful to see you again! A real blast. Can't wait for Context. ;)
las
Jun. 23rd, 2008 10:00 pm (UTC)
It was great to see you, too! :)
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