||[May. 21st, 2008|11:16 pm]
International Bon Vivant and Raconteur
Tonight I went to the Fantastic Fiction (check out their spiffy new website!) reading at the KGB Bar to hear squirrel_monkey and Jack O'Connell. It was great to finally be able to put a face to squirrel_monkey's name. And Jack O'Connell -- wow! He read from his latest novel, The Resurrectionist, and it blew me away. pgtremblay has been trying to get me to read O'Connell for years now, and I finally see why. Amazing stuff! ellen_datlow tells me his earlier novels might all be out of print now, but I'm sure it won't be too hard for me to track them down via secondhand sellers on the Internet once I have some book-buying money again.
I brought my copy of The Del Rey Book of Science Fiction and Fantasy for ellen_datlow and Rick Bowes to sign. Sometimes even I am an enormous dork. Okay, maybe more than sometimes.
lupa and livia_llewellyn both swore they were going to come to the reading too, but neither did. Liars, the both of them! Filthy, filthy liars!
And of course dinner afterward at Grand Sichuan on St. Mark's. Man, I love that place.
Hooray KGB night!