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SDCC was awesome! I'm still tired, although that may be because I'm on my second series of antibiotics. (I guess staph can be a persistent bugger...)

I'm back in the groove of Studio Foglio work and sending out job applications. Amazon is starting to look really interesting - lots of great potential openings being posted. No responses yet, but hope chuggs on.

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kevin_standlee
Jul. 30th, 2010 09:39 pm (UTC)
Are you expecting to come down to San Jose for next year's Westercon?
alicebentley
Jul. 30th, 2010 10:51 pm (UTC)
I'm really hoping to - but until the whole "job" thing settles out I don't know WHAT I'm going to be going to, or not going to.

We passed out a huge number of flyers for it at SDCC - many to people who hadn't known about it and sounded interested.
kevin_standlee
Jul. 30th, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I hope things settle to the point where you can come. And I hope your efforts in San Diego drive more people to Westercon — it could use some revitalization.
rono_60103
Jul. 30th, 2010 09:55 pm (UTC)
It was nice saying "Hi" at SDCC.

Back in 2008 I did have an interview with Amazon, but they turned me down. (Part of me - and I hope it isn't my ego - suspects that I may have been too qualified or too senior for the position). I did apply for quite a few more until I got the Qualcomm job that brought me to San Diego instead.

I've got at least two acquaintances who work there: another former DucKon staffer, and someone I worked with at Motorola circa 1997 and had been an executive at Real Networks until a month or two ago and now has a slightly lower sounding position at Amazon.
alicebentley
Jul. 30th, 2010 11:35 pm (UTC)
Mike and I are open to the idea of moving if something marvelous showed up somewhere other than Seattle, which is one of several reasons I'm finally motivated to catalog and sell off some books. But so far, there's been nothing to make me think that's going to happen.

And at this point the kid would probably prefer to finish his last year of high school where we are, although moving to somewhere sunnier, and with real weather, is in his long range plan.
allaboutm_e
Jul. 30th, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
I saw you in the booth at least three times, but always when I was On My Way Somewhere Else In a Hurry!
alicebentley
Jul. 30th, 2010 11:37 pm (UTC)
Hah! I saw you at your booth the one time I managed to get to that part of the room, but I was also On My Way Somewhere Else In a Hurry. And despite the fact that we had two sales-only people (instead of our usual one) I didn't walk the floor anywhere near as much as I usually do.

Edited at 2010-07-30 11:37 pm (UTC)
allaboutm_e
Jul. 31st, 2010 01:10 pm (UTC)
Wow. Given how seldom I was at the actual MG booth, rather than in programming or the autograph area, I'm astonished that was where you saw me.
takhisis
Jul. 31st, 2010 01:09 am (UTC)
THANK YOU FOR BRINGING US SAMMICHES WE LOOOOOOOVE YOU SO VERY VERY MUCH!

Seriously. I think our booth would go all Donner Party mid-CCSD if it weren't for you.
alicebentley
Jul. 31st, 2010 01:17 am (UTC)
While it was indeed my idea, and I'm the one that orders and fetches them, the real thanks go to Phil and Kaja who both encourage and pay for the stuff.

And while I don't want the convention to be less busy, I do wish there was a way to spend time with people at the other booths. That Saturday sandwich run was pretty much the only time I even got to say Howdy to folks....
takhisis
Jul. 31st, 2010 02:25 am (UTC)
Well, PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE next year, come ping us at some random closing, because we want to take you out to dinner for all the terribly awesome things you've done for us. :) We found an awesome tapas place and would love to treat you! Srsly!
isherempress
Aug. 2nd, 2010 07:15 pm (UTC)
Gack! Please do not push yourself and do take this illness seriously. This is not something you want to see spread elsewhere.

Meanwhile, I will continue to hold you In the Light. I know there is a good job out there for you.

Lots of love units coming your way.

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