Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Keeping It Weird in Austin

Do you know Austin, Texas's unofficial slogan?

I love that! Love it, and it fits. There's a guy selling cupcakes out of a trailer in the middle of an empty lot. There's bat-watching from the bridge (I swear those rabies shots are totally painless), and I've spotted some twenty-somethings sporting dreadlocks, making me wonder just what they and Robert Pattinson have against combing their hair. (Not that I'm anti-Pattinson. I just liked his hair better in Goblet, you know?)

Anyway, I'm going to try to stay weird this weekend at Armadillocon 31, a science fiction & fantasy literary conference. So if you live in Austin and want to try to talk me into dreadlocks, wander over to the DoubleTree hotel. We can discuss that along with Hollywood hair gel experiments gone wrong and which books we love and which we'd love to forget.

Here's a place to check out who'll be where and when: DilloCon31


Larry Kollar said...

Weird is beautiful!

Marshall Ryan Maresca said...

It was great to see you there!

Liz said...

Always wanted to visit austin

Warren said...

If the burnt-orange shirt is from Chuy's, then I have the exact same shirt. We also got one that is a darker blue.

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