Posted: August 2nd, 2014 under Conventions, Good News, Life beyond writing.
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I have my tentative schedule for DragonCon posted on Live Journal  (if I can quit typing LiverJournal!  Darn the new glasses.)  It’s tentative, and I’ve asked for a reading slot and a signing slot as well…if I get them, those will show up in my final schedule.   I have just been told that Ebola patients are being shipped to the CDC in Atlanta.  One hopes not on commercial airlines coming into Hart International, because that place is sufficiently full of incoming con crud already.

If I get a reading slot, I will be reading either one of the new Paksworld short works or a section of a longer one.  I am still having trouble reading easily on the computer (and hence, writing on the computer)  but it’s better than it was a few days ago.  I hope it continues to improve, but it’s got a ways to go before it’ll be workable long term.

And lo!  DragonCon answered with the speed of light or something, and I now have an autograph session & a reading, both on Sunday.



  • Comment by Joyce — August 2, 2014 @ 3:30 pm


    The Ebola patients are coming to Emory University Hospital, not to the CDC, and are being brought in by private jet to an air base in the area.

  • Comment by Julia Coldren-Walker — August 2, 2014 @ 7:05 pm


    Good luck on the continued improvement of the eyes.
    I am traveling from Maryland to California for 50th High School reunion. I decided that 3 days each way by train were a perfect time to read the entire Paks books straight through.

    Of course then Amazon released all the Simon Templar books but I think I will stick to the original plan

    Julia coldren-Walker

  • Comment by LarryP — August 2, 2014 @ 8:54 pm


    May you enjoy DragonCon,and sell what you broth and sign what you can and have fun.

  • Comment by elizabeth — August 2, 2014 @ 11:09 pm


    Joyce: Right. Saw that on the news late afternoon. First info I got was wrong, though since it was via a source that’s usually right…but was, as it turns out, being snarky for once…duh.

    Julia: Simon Templar books…yes. I had a knife named Pat because of them.

    LarryP: I have had fun at every DragonCon I’ve been to (which isn’t that many, as I go off to WorldCon other years) so I expect this year to be no different.

  • Comment by Karen H — August 3, 2014 @ 11:25 am


    When I had my cataracts removed, I had trouble, too. What helped me the best was getting a cheap pair of glasses that were set for computer distance for the whole lens. That way, I didn’t have to move my head around to be able to look at the part of the screen I needed to see.

    It takes a while to adjust to all the changes.

    Good luck.

  • Comment by GinnyW — August 10, 2014 @ 8:27 pm


    Enjoy the Dragon Con, and best wishes for steady improvement in the vision department.

  • Comment by DavidB — August 13, 2014 @ 1:16 pm


    I’ve had cataracts in both eyes removed, Elizabeth, though not at the same time. Did you have both done simultaneously? DIdn’t know doctors would do that unless specifically requested by the patient.
    Your curse, if you had both done,is your need (or desire) to keep working. If possi ble, restrict your time on the computer each day – when you get tired, stop.
    Just thought of something else. If you are using Microsoft products and happen to have Windows 7 OS, you can increase the size of the font you see on the screen. Open Control Panel, click on Display and you can change the size of the displayed font to 125%. Then restart the computer.
    Hope that helps!

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