I had my workshop yesterday, which was, as it always is, fun and useful. And then went off to the pre-reading dinner with the SF in SF crowd, which was more fun (for some reason wild_irises, deborahjross, and I got into a discussion with some of the others about sickness, which led to death and mourning rituals; ah, the wild times of the SF crew). Then over to a pretty-packed house, where Deborah, then I, then Nalo Hopkinson, read. Then drinks and conversation (holy cats, there was a guy there that I knew from almost 30 years ago when we were both players at the New York Renaissance Festival!), then a Q&A session led by Terry Bisson. Throughout, it was fun, exhilarating, and I learned stuff. Also walked out with Nalo's new book and Deborah's.