Tag Archives: BayCon

The Joys of Weather Cycles

Kage Baker would be so delighted with the weather this year. Our late, wet Spring is slowly maturing into a sweet Summer, as full of mild dawns and dew falls as any story we read as children. The air is … Continue reading

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Last Notes on BayCon From The Ruins of My Mind

Kage Baker was given to truly abysmal migraines. While most of them were untriggered and just appeared out of the blue, she got them often enough after strain and effort that she developed a philosophy about them. I’m just glad … Continue reading

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Friday Night: BayCon I

Kage Baker quite liked the Marriott in San Mateo. Despite its many physical peculiarities, it is a comfortable hotel. Best of all in its favour: the staff finds the convention attendees amusing, and works hard to make u comfortable. But … Continue reading

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The Road Is Calling Me-eee-eee-eee, eee-eee-eee

Kage Baker really enjoyed going to conventions. She had a meticulous packing routine, special music for the road, and had always scoped out the on-site bar and restaurant so as to plan her meals and aperitifs ahead. (For example, she … Continue reading

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PSA I

Kage Baker had a keen appreciation of the ways social media enhanced communication. You could easily corner a vast audience without ever having to hire a hall, or find someone to make decent cookies and vol au vent pastries. You … Continue reading

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I’ve Gang Agley

Kage Baker never missed a convention due to illness. She did miss a signing due to simply forgetting, and going off to Faire instead. That is, in fact, more or less why she never missed anything again – when you … Continue reading

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Ivory Towers and Local Habitations

Kage Baker never wanted to be famous. She had a deep aversion to being a public person; she considered that the most ladylike display of fashion was to be invisible. She was pretty good at it, too, considering that she … Continue reading

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Getting Ready For BayCon

Kage Baker ended up quite enjoying conventions. She had not expected to enjoy them. She wasn’t fond of public appearances; if not for the growth of the Internet as a social environment, she might have been one of those authors … Continue reading

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Baycon Day 4

Kage Baker always enjoyed moderating panels at a Con. She didn’t preach, or especially dominate the lecturn; she was scrupulous about making sure everyone got a turn, the audience questions were answered, and the nutcases – on both sides of … Continue reading

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BayCon Day 3

Kage Baker loved eating in hotel restaurants. She loved room service even more, but due to the built-in expense and delays involved in ordering food to your room, she mainly used room service for late night drinks and desserts. And … Continue reading

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