The SpecFicNZ launch went great by the sound of it. If you haven't joined yet, what's stopping you?
I was, of course, thrilled to win the Julius Vogel for 'The Living Dead Boy'. But I was even more pleased to be sharing that honour with Ripley Patton. Ripley's an amazing storyteller and it's not going to be long at all before her books are flying off the shelves. Though I would have loved to have been there, I was fortunate that Dan Rabarts agreed to stand in for me and did an excellent job.
We're still not properly packed for Worldcon. The kids have been sick, which has made the past few days pretty chaotic, with trips to the doctor at all hours of the night. The house is tidy at least, and we have some suitcases sitting on the bed, so that's something at least. I'm trying to get all my writing stuff in order before I go and I've got three stories printed out for revision in all that spare time I'm going to have. I'm kidding myself, aren't I?