I'm back after an unannounced posting hiatus, the reason being that I was off attending LoneStarCon 3, the 71st World Science Fiction Convention, down in San Antonio, Texas. I'll have a report of that online later--for now, if you want to know how it was, the most direct summary is "unrelentingly sunny with a high of TEXAS°." Because, you know, San Antonio gets pretty damned hot at the end of August.
I did have the opportunity to collect some pictures while I was there. For the first, here's one I shot from the SFWA suite balcony, on the 19th floor of the Marriott Rivercenter as the sun sinks past the Texas horizon. You may notice, looking closely, that there's a structure directly in front of it; a little research tells me that it is the Steel Eel roller coaster at SeaWorld San Antonio, more than twenty kilometers away.
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