Tonight was my last night (for the forseeable future) attending the monthly fantastic fiction reading series at the KGB Bar, as I will be in L.A. by the time the next one rolls around. I will sorely miss my KGB, where everybody knows my name and they’re not infrequently glad I came.
Tonight’s readers were Kelly Link and Michael Blumlein. Kelly Link left no doubt as to her mojo, packing in the largest crowd I’ve ever personally witnessed there, with audience members perched on every available horizontal surface. In fact, I had invited a new acquaintance to come check out KGB, and had assumed she hadn’t shown, but she emailed me later to say that the crowd was so voluminous that she’d been unable to even get within listening distance, and had eventually given up.
The highlight of the evening for me was my brief chat with Firebird editor Sharyn November, during which I described my short story “Seeds-for-Brains” that was in Realms of Fantasy, and she exclaimed, “Oh, I liked that one!”