The man will not be able to attend LTUE this year, alas

As I was walking past the circulation desk of the Logan library last week, a woman, who had been tracking my movements, turned, pointed at me, and made a loud complimentary exclamation. I know you’re thinking she said something about my fabulous looks or the animal magnetism that pours off me sometimes in uncontrollable waves. But no, she was not talking about that. She explained she had been in one of my presentations at LTUE last year and found it very helpful and was going to be at this year’s event. She asked if I was going again. 

Up until a few days ago I was planning on it and had two new presentations prepared that I think are killer. But that was before I saw my daughter’s school basketball schedule. Life is short, and my time with my kids is even shorter, and so I will not be there to exude my extraordinary fantasy-boy kavorka upon the teeming masses. Alas.

(What did you say? That wasn’t a kavorka I exuded?)

Exclaiming Libaray Patron, who made my day, if you’re reading this, please accept my apologies.

In the meantime, I’m hard at work on the thriller. I’ve finally nailed down the full premise and am moving into sketching out my scenes.

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6 Responses to The man will not be able to attend LTUE this year, alas

  1. Oh, dangit. I am going for the first time this year. Ah, well. I understand completely.

  2. Nathan Major says:

    Dang, rough. Will you be attending CONduit this year instead? I miss you and Larry’s awesome prep talks disguised and writing lectures. 😉

  3. John Brown says:

    @Nathan, hopefully. I’m counting on it, but we’re playing it by ear.

  4. Bryce says:

    This is actually a relief for me. I wasn’t planning on attending this year, since we moved 2000 miles away, but now I don’t feel so bad, since the best part of the show is invariably your presentations.

  5. John Brown says:

    Aw, shucks. Of course, I’m a bit jealous of you. Aren’t you relatively close to NY city? That’s where Thrillerfest is being held. . .

  6. Bryce says:

    Yeah, we’re in Philadelphia, so not too far away. I guess there’s a convention here called PhilCon, so I’ll be attending that one next year. We just had a little girl, though, so no Cons for me for a while (gotta buy those diapers).