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February 17th, 2006
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At long last ... Capricon, the novel (although not as long as usual)


I left about an hour later than I planned, it's good to be back on schedule again.

I got there before rush hour got ugly. There was a problem getting into the room, but that was solved pretty quickly. I started setting gear up and exapno showed up and foolishly volunteered. I put her to work and things got set up much quicker for it. grey_lensman showed up and kindly took over the setting up of the antenna (hey, it's his, he should)

I had the station up and running within 20 minutes or so of when I wanted. I was just running random stuff all night so that was ok.

I headed off to opening ceremonies where I stepped on one of daddy_guido's jokes. It's OK dude, someone got even with me later in the weekend for it.

I didn't stay up for the circle that night, I needed sleep. Radio Capricon is hard to run and generally very rough on me. But ... this time

I had helpers ... I can' t thank them enough, especially khadagan, for taking over pretty much the entire friday afternoon and being there when I needed her.

Angelica Dawn for spinning till OHMYGOD:30 in the morning both friday and saturday night, then turning off the station so I didn't have to.

billroper for not only putting together 2 hours of music for me (and great stuff too, listened to it on the way home) but also doing all the leads for it. All I had to do was put in the CD.

lukeski for spinning for two hours. Between him and Bill I had pretty much the entire afternoon off to relax (and I did, went up to the room and everything)

Samuel T Clemmons for coming on the station and telling his wonderful stories and singing his wonderful songs.

The rest of the weekend is a blur, but here are some highlights.

The Bundle Clan for invading my station so many times. I got my kid fixes and got to play with a cool toy too !!!

quadrivium getting a bigger laugh with one of my jokes than I could ever dream of, even if she didn't know it till it was too late. It was perfect. I could also rant for some time about her songs and her piano playing and her wonderful voice, but I won't ... much

filker0 melting down the brains of several friends of mine with that perfectly awful song of his that I have to learn to play ...

Moonwulf and tigertoy showing that sometimes my songs can step the taste level UP a few notches, even if I declined to do so

bectod with hugs and cute pictures.

polyfrog hanging out with me in the lobby while I changed my strings, we actually had some time together this time ...

Radio Capricon for not exploding.

This was one of the nicest con experiences. The shows went well (see elsewhere for my reports on those) and I say it again, the station didn't explode.

I know there are lots of things I am forgetting, but Capricon always is a blur (no not you blur01)

So if you think I am forgetting something significant, yell at me ...

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From:alymid
Date:February 17th, 2006 11:57 pm (UTC)
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nice seeing you too roomie ;)
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From:ericcoleman
Date:February 18th, 2006 04:59 am (UTC)
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I'm hoping that you will indeed go to Congenial ... so we can actually spend some time together without interruptions ...

I feel like I hardly saw you, and that was hardly a high point ... pout
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From:barondave
Date:February 18th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC)
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Did the bumpers bump?
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From:ericcoleman
Date:February 18th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
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They bumped like bumping things that bumped.

I dont think I used them all, but I used quite a few, and will use them again next year.
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From:born_to_me
Date:February 18th, 2006 01:24 am (UTC)
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The Bundle Clan! Now that is a Class A nickname if I've ever heard one. Thanks!! ;-)

It was so wonderful getting to spend time with you. As always you're such a major hit with the Bundle, and the rest of the Clan is pretty fond of you too, Puncle Eric.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:February 18th, 2006 05:00 am (UTC)
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I thought you would like that ...
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From:petdance
Date:February 18th, 2006 06:16 am (UTC)
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aaaah, I missed Eric's yearly trip to the NW burbs1
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From:ericcoleman
Date:February 18th, 2006 11:35 pm (UTC)
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I'd been talking about it for a week or more ...
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From:pheltzer
Date:February 18th, 2006 09:19 am (UTC)
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We were glad to provide you a few moments of little baby fix. Maybe one of these years we'll actually get to sit down and talk to each other. And who knows.... maybe I'll eventually get to hear you sing.
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From:ericcoleman
Date:February 18th, 2006 11:36 pm (UTC)
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There were SO many baby fixes this weekend ... nice ... I miss little ones
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From:filker0
Date:February 24th, 2006 03:50 am (UTC)
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It was good getting to see you again, and you're welcome to stop through here in Cedar Rapids if you happen to be driving through.

As far as "Close Your Eyes" -- that's easy to learn to play... Just a few chords; the words don't rhyme, and there's no fixed scansion... It's all in the timing and delivery. Eye contact is important. Plus a supply of hungry demons to eliminate the people who don't appreciate your performance; that's handy too.
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