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Last Day at The Country Store

Like almost all transitions, today will have a little sad mixed in with the busy, but I'm already so focused on the short term fun of Emerald City Comic Con this weekend and the Moving to Minneapolis to launch a career with DreamHaven that will be my Wednesday next week, that the real challenge will be to give the Country Store the attention they deserve.

I've already completed sufficient information transfer to be confident that the current staff can pick up where I left off on any of my many projects and tasks, so it will just be a matter of getting today's activities wrapped up.

Tomorrow I'll be off plenty early to get to the convention, bringing with me six boxes of SofaWolf books to deliver to their booth. Then it's off to meet up with the crew that Helen Montgomery has put together to help with the Science Fiction Outreach Project, a marvelous scheme where six to ten thousand science fiction books are given away (free!) to the attendees of the show, along with information about upcoming SF related events, like Worldcon. It's going to be a blast!

I'm also bringing with a small stack of graphic novels to get signed - as much as an excuse to have a conversation with the creators as anything, but they are all books I've really enjoyed.

My only other planned activity for Emerald City is going to be getting another sketchbook filled. I already have a completed one with creator's self portrait sketches, one that's barely started with airships, and one with only four pages left with interpretations of Agatha Heterodyne. The airship one has not been as fun as the other two, and I'm thinking I might just start a new self portrait collection, as that one's been fascinating to assemble.

Now to get my head back into retail for good old-timey work clothes, PNW specialty foods, no-battery toys, plants, seeds and animal feed - just for one more day.

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beamjockey
Mar. 26th, 2015 06:58 pm (UTC)
Are you going to be in Mpls by Minicon? We are planning to attend.
alicebentley
Mar. 26th, 2015 10:19 pm (UTC)
I shall! I fly out on Wednesday morning. I'll be staying at the con with Greg and Lisa. And after the con as well!

The store will switch to five days a week on April 14th, and I'll be running it by myself on the 17th and 18th while Greg goes down for the Windy City Pulp and Paper show.

I'm so glad to hear you two are going to be there!
serendipoz
Mar. 30th, 2015 01:11 am (UTC)
It will be great to have you local.

Can we plan to talk a bit during Minicon?

I'm planning to be there Thursday, Friday and Saturday, but I'm commuting.
alicebentley
Mar. 30th, 2015 05:02 am (UTC)
For sure! I'll be getting in on Wednesday night, and I'm betting I'll mostly be at the DreamHaven table (for some reason). Touch base and we shall pick a time!
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