I'm just home from the awards. Very glamourous it was too. There was much excitement among the West Australian contingent with Juliet Marillier, Stephen Dedman and Shaun Tan all getting awards and a number of others on the shortlist. Then we went to the cocktail party where we met up with our next tutor, Gardner Dozois, among many others. And the food was the best - almost too pretty to eat.
Besides the awards, today was the day Lyn Battersby, Jessica Vivien and I were on a discussion panel at the Summer of Speculative Fiction Festival . It came on immediately after Lee Battersby's workshop and we were pleased that most of his audience stayed on to listen to us and ask questions.
Tomorrow there is an Industry Showcase with Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant who have been tutoring this week, Gardner Dozois ( the incoming tutor) and Stephanie Smith from Harper Collins which I hope to get to.
But if I don't get more of my story written it will remain a hope.