In from the street we swirled, filling the first
floor in seconds...
These are a few of my favorite folks: Teresa
Nielsen Hayden (editor - Tor), Jack Womack (Author and Eos Publicist)
with Ellen Datlow (editor), Lucy Schmeidler (reviewer in red).
Four Jakes and a Jae: Joe Haldeman, Jeff
Lyons (SFRevu), Shane Tourtellotte, Jae Brim (Ms. Brim has just finished
a fantasy novel, after a string of short story publications, and is now
shopping for a publisher.)
Jack Womack (EOS PR) and David Hartwell (Sr. Editor -
Tor) compare baby pictures. Author Gregg Feeley, with Merrilee Hiefitez
Clan MacDonald: Katherine and James, and I
believe that would be Debra Doyle on the left. Right - Donato, looking
as snappy as one of his covers.
Where's Waldo? I think that's the back of
Charlie Brown (Locus)'s head, and Ian R. Strock (Artemis editor) to the
far right, Glenn Hauman (publisher), the rest are left as an exercise
for the audience., Right - The new location was more crowded, but
classier than previous digs, at least until we discovered that there was
more than one floor...or bar.
Laura Chavoen (Scholastic)
with authors Authors Paul
Witcover and Bill Shunn. Claudia Carlson (Oxford U.
Press) and Deanna Hoak (world famous copy-editor).
Approaching the bar, someone looked straight at me
and exclaimed: "Gardner!" For the briefest instant I thought I'd been
mistaken for the World's Greatest Editor, Gardner Dozois. Well, he was
standing behind me. Right - Jim Freund (WBAI-Hour of the Wolf) tears
himself away from Author Terry McGarry so I can snap his picture.
Patrick Neilsen Hayden (Tor - Editor), Katya Pendill
(one of the crew that launched Tor, now on to other things), Robert
Legault (writer-reviewer) Far Right - Beryl Bush (illustrator)
Keith R.A. DeCandido (Author, Editor, SFReviewer, and
Musician) Right - Esther Friesner (Author and Queen of the Hamsters, in
red. Despite the conveniently placed name tag, I'm afraid I don't know
her companion's name.)
Four Aces: Technically at least one "Roc"ker
as well. Ginger Buchanan (editor), Anne Sowards (editor), Jerri
Heddle(?)-Roc, John Morgan - Ace Curious crew: Claudia Carlson
(Oxford U. Press.), Jim Rachoff, Sally Weiner Grota (Ziff Davis) Author
Great location, great party, and when it's time to
go...easy access to the subway. I don't know where the reception will be
held next year, but we hope to be there.