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07 October 2005 @ 11:52 pm
I made Tamora Pierce cry.  
But in a GOOD way - really.

I have brief access and I just had to update. Tammy ROCKS. No, you have NO idea how FAB she was. She read two short stories of hers - both were incredibly amazing and I was absolutely mesmerized listening to her read them. Just... wow. One was called "Plain Magic" and will be in a future anthology hopefully, and the other was called "The Huntress" and will be in an anthology out next spring. Then she took questions from the audience and truly, I didn't expect her to cry, but the first thing I said was "I just wanted to say thank you for writing such amazing stories." You guys know me - I say what I think, so I did - and she cried. So... yeah. Talk about feeling a bit mixed about something! She quickly recovered and I asked my question - I asked what she thought of HP seeing as she was at an HP conference. She told us that she is most like Hagrid and that she is very grateful for the impact Rowling and HP have made on the teen fantasy genre - but she really dislikes JKR's treatments of girls in her books. Certainly not at all surprised by that, nor could I possibly argue it. She was amazing - have I said that already? Too bad. At the end I had her autograph her latest book for me and two of her earlier books for heidi8's little girl. I can't wait to see her speak again on Sunday.

Other than that, there has been much running around Salem, partying with all the girls last night, me bringing down the Ron panel earlier today (ask me how!), sushi with Cyg, Meg C. and Jenny, and the much-anticipated arrival of my ebil twin (who is currently off Pumpkining elsewhere). The next two days are going to be very very busy, so if I'm not back on until I get home again, that's why. Miss you - wish more of you were here! *waves*
I feel: impressedOMG!!!!
netbyrd on October 8th, 2005 04:15 am (UTC)
OH, now were you the one guilty of bringing up the subject of Ron's...er...size in that panel? I've read this rumor somewhere in online potter land, and I've been waiting for the story to pop up in it's entirety rather than just alluded to.

And it's nice to hear that Tamora Pierce was lovely. Her work was one of the first I ever read in the genera that wasn't a school assignment.
Loony Loopy Lea Lovegoodchickadilly on October 8th, 2005 04:17 am (UTC)
Ron panel? *ears perk up*

Where there's a will, there's a waykokopoko on October 8th, 2005 04:18 am (UTC)
That name sounds very familiar. What has she written?
cute, in a dumb guy with a dream kinda way.skyfading on October 8th, 2005 04:33 am (UTC)
Soufflé Girl Wannabe: Yoo Hoo //Glim!ragdoll on October 8th, 2005 04:38 am (UTC)
Okay, tell me how. :)

Sounds like you're having loads of fun. I have yet to read any Tamora Pierce although she's been recommended to me in past. I can't say I'd argue with her feelings about JKR and girls (I'd include women in that *coughTonkscough*) although I'd love to hear more details.

I wish I was there too but U2 needs me! :)
Rachel/Chavalahchavalah on October 8th, 2005 05:39 am (UTC)
I love The Immortals and The Circle of Magic! I have them at home somewhere... so cool that you got to meet Tamora Pierce!

And I'm thrilled that you're having such a good time! :D
heidi∞: pinksparklyheidi8 on October 8th, 2005 06:10 am (UTC)
Morri, thanks so much for the autographs! I totally appreciate it! See you later? Where will you be on Sat?
longtimegonelongtimegone on October 8th, 2005 06:26 am (UTC)
Mmmmm sushi! I missed you today! <3<3
Jordan Catalanoprettyveela on October 8th, 2005 11:42 am (UTC)
*waves back* :D
heidi∞heidi8 on October 8th, 2005 02:12 pm (UTC)
I'll be at the luncheon - can you bring them there?
Davestormwynd on October 8th, 2005 05:24 pm (UTC)
Ron panel? Size? What? Who? Where? Details!

(And yes, I'm well aware that JKR says from the get go that Ron has huge hands, feet, and nose...)

Glad to hear that things are going well so far. Hope your presentation rocks.
Anjali: i'll hold you closeanjaliesque on October 8th, 2005 08:52 pm (UTC)
TAMORE PIERCE eeek!!! <333