I want to offer sadly belated congratulations to friend and former CD Mix of the Month Club compatriot Francis Heaney, who made his Sunday crossword puzzle debut in the New York Times this past, er, Sunday. Way to go, Francis!
Now if only I were a subscriber so I could test my mettle against Francis's by-all-reports-monstrous puzzle.
If you'll be at Wiscon tomorrow afternoon, I'll be part of a terrific group reading at 4:00 pm in Conference 2. The participants include Carrie L. Ferguson, Nicole Lorenz, Chibi-Evil and me. Here's the program description:
Reading | Conference 2 | Friday, 4:00–5:15 pm
Come on in, sit down and get comfortablewe're only going to erase certain important things from the world. You don't need those stars, do you? Ohyou'll miss the words, surely, but we'll read that one last. Trust us. We're only ending the world here.
I was originally planning to read from Cast a Cold Eye,
but given the theme it might be more appropriate to read a bit from my in-progress-but-nearly-done novel Endgame
This will be the first group reading of the whole convention, so please come over to Conference 2 and help us make it a success. Looking forward to seeing you there!