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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 08:47 pm:   

I leave for a three week trip to New Zealand and Australia tomorrow evening, ending up in Canberra as Editor GOH at Conflux.

I've got a native New Zealander taking me around the south island the first week and the itinerary looks pretty heavy, (not to mention remote) so I doubt I'll be online enough to check this BB regularly.

Then it's on to Sydney for a couple of days, staying with my former student Nathan Burrage and his family and a signing at Galaxy Bookstore. I sent two M bags with three cartons of books to Sydney at the end of February (OP titles; the in--print books they can order) and they haven't arrived, which is pretty aggravating. There's no way to track them if they're lost in transit. I suggested to the bookstore guy that he get a bunch of bookplates for me to sign when/if they show up after I'm gone.

Then Kate Eltham and I are flying to Ayer's Rock (Ularu) and travel around Alice Springs and on to Coober Pedy, the underground opal-mining town. From there on to Adelaide, where we'll stay with Sean Williams and his family one night (he was supposed to come on our jaunt with us but can't). And Canberra for the convention and various festivities.

I'll be taking photos of course, and hope I can download them onto CD-roms occasionally so I can keep my digitial camera roomy. Even though I bought an extra memory card, I ran out of space on both cards while in Kiev--mostly because of the Chernobyl/Pripyat day tour.
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Steve Tem
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 10:02 pm:   

Have a great time--I envy you your trip. You're quite the world traveller this year.

Best,

Steve Tem
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2006 - 10:29 pm:   

Hi Steve,
Thanks. Yeah, a bit too much, but I might as well do it while I've still got the energy and people to pay my way (sometimes) :-)
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 05:49 am:   

Sounds wonderful! Have fun!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2006 - 11:20 am:   

Thanks. I'll be leaving the apt in a few hours.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 02:26 pm:   

I got home from my big trip last night. looong day yesterday (two days compressed into one, in fact).
Still opening mail. Haven't unpacked yet.
Lots of photos.
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Richard Parks
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 06:06 pm:   

Welcome back!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2006 - 07:03 pm:   

thanks Richard. I'm very glad to BE back. Bella wouldn't leave me alone last night so she still remmebers who I am. She started letting my housesitter pet her but wouldn't play with him. I felt very guilty. Dinah is her usual self. Whiny.
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Mary Robinette Kowal
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 02:03 am:   

I can't wait to see your photos. Glad your cats still recognize you. Mine always punish me in the most interesting ways when I've been gone.
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Andrew Fox
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 07:04 am:   

Hi, Ellen! Any chance you'll be in NYC the weekend of July 15th? My friends Maury and Jackie are getting married that Saturday, so I'll be in town for a brief visit from Friday to Sunday. I'm going to try to get together with Barry Malzberg at some point, and I'd love to see you, too, if we can squeeze it in. Hope you've been well.
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Friday, June 16, 2006 - 07:18 am:   

Welcome back!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, June 17, 2006 - 07:18 am:   

thanks everyone.

Hi Andrew,
I leave Saturday the 15th for Seattle to teach Clarion West for a week. When do you get in friday? I'd love to see you.
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Andrew Fox
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 07:15 am:   

Dear Ellen,

I'll send you an email with my travel schedule once I buy my tickets. I hope we'll be able to get together on that Friday before you leave. Hope you've been doing well.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 07:29 pm:   

Dear Andrew,
Great.
I'm in the process of putting up my photos from my trip to NZ and oz so you can see what a great time I had :-)
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PM
Posted on Monday, June 19, 2006 - 07:55 pm:   

Crosses fingers and wishes everyone at Clarion a great time :-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, July 13, 2006 - 09:24 pm:   

I leave for Seattle this Saturday evening to teach Clarion west for a week.

Tuesday, for whoever is in the neighborhood, I'll be interview by Eileen Gunn at the Experience Music Project, JBL Theater, 325 5th Avenue North, Seattle at 7:30 p.m.
I'm planning on bringing some of my out of print books to sell there and I believe my in-print books will be fore sale, too.

I get back the 23rd.
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Vylar Kaftan
Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2006 - 10:17 am:   

Have a great time, Ellen!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2006 - 10:56 am:   

Thanks Vy.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, August 07, 2006 - 10:27 am:   

I'm off to Canada on a 5 day cruise with my family, stopping in St John's Nova Scotia, and Halifax, New Brunswick.
Back Saturday.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, August 21, 2006 - 07:28 am:   

Here's my LA CON schedule, for anyone interested. I'll be at the convention from Wednesday- Sunday.

Item 1: Thu 8/24 2:00 PM, 60 minutes.
Title: AUTOGRAPHING: ELLEN DATLOW
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Item 2: Thu 8/24 5:30 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING

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Item 3: Fri 8/25 10:00 AM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: FICTION 2005/2006
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Item 4: Fri 8/25 1:00 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: SHORT FICTION

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Item 5: Fri 8/25 4:00 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: MAGAZINES: FLOURISHING OR WITHERING AWAY?

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Item 6: Fri 8/25 5:30 PM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: STYLE VS. SUBSTANCE

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Item 7: Sat 8/26 2:00 PM, 60 minutes.
Title: KAFFEKLATSCH: ELLEN DATLOW


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Item 8: Sun 8/27 10:00 AM, 60-90 minutes.
Title: THE INFLUENCE OF EDITORS ON THE SF FIELD
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 04:03 pm:   

Hm...I now have a reason to hope that Albany, NY DOES build its proposed Convention Center.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 - 09:42 pm:   

I'm off to LA COn tomorrow morning bright and early. Back September 1st.
See ya all!
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 12:54 pm:   

Have fun!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, August 24, 2006 - 11:52 pm:   

I'm here, I'm having fun and I'm tired!!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, September 06, 2006 - 08:39 pm:   

my Photos from the Worldcon are finally up:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35025258@N00/sets/72157594272877508/

and here is the set of my travels to visit Mikey Roessner-Herman and her husband Richard Herman:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/35025258@N00/sets/72157594272886339/
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, October 15, 2006 - 06:46 pm:   

I got my schedule for World Fantasy in Austin.
I'm on the panel on Friday 2:30-3:30pm

Fantasy Round up: Should Reads of the Last Year with Alan Beatts, C. N. Brown, Datlow, Jo Fletcher, Cheryl Morgan

I'll also be at the mass autographing and the banquet, and hope to go fleamarketing/antiquing/etc Saturday.
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Mary Robinette Kowal
Posted on Monday, October 16, 2006 - 12:52 am:   

The panel sounds interesting, but-- fleamarketing/antiquing! I'm jealous already.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, October 16, 2006 - 07:22 am:   

:-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, October 26, 2006 - 02:05 pm:   

Not exactly traveling far and not a convention, but I don't want to start a new topic for this. I'll be talking at Garden State Horror Writers this Saturday:

AWARD-WINNING EDITOR SPEAKS TO GSHW

Award-winning editor Ellen Datlow speaks at the next meeting of the Garden
State Horror Writers on Saturday, Oct. 28, at the Monmouth County Library,
Manalapan. She will discuss what editors are looking for in the current short
story markets in horror, fantasy and science fiction.

Along with Kelly Link and Gavin J. Grant, Datlow edited the short story
anthology THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY & HORROR #19, just out from St. Martin's
Press, and with Terri Windling she also edited SALON FANTASTIQUE, an all-new
fantasy anthology from Thunder's Mouth Press. Three more anthologies ard forthcoming in 2007: THE COYOTE ROAD--TRICKSTER TALES (with Windling, from
Viking); INFERNO, a horror anthology from Tor books; and an untitled science
fiction/fantasy/ horror anthology from Del Ray.

Datlow is currently tied for winning the most World Fantasy Awards in the
organization's history (seven). Along with co-editor Windling, she also won a
Bram
Stoker Award for THE YEAR'S BEST FANTASY AND HORROR #13 from the Horror
Writers Association, and has received multiple Hugo Award nominations for Best
Editor from the World Science Fiction Society.

The Garden State Horror Writers is a group dedicated to helping writers of
all types
of fiction perfect their skills. It meets on the third Saturday at the
Monmouth County Library on Symmes Drive, off Route 9. Business meetings begin
at
11 a.m. and guest speakers at noon. Guests, new members and press are always
welcome. For more information, call (848) 992-2230 or visit the web site,
_www.gshw.net_ (http://www.gshw.net) .
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PM
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 09:50 am:   

A GATHERING OF UNRELATED STORIES
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 02:05 pm:   

:-)


Well, I'm hoping for something more like:
The Celestial Bazaar
Emporium of Wonders
Cabinet of Wonders

or something along those lines.
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PM
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2006 - 03:36 pm:   

Wonders Within: Celestial Cabinet Emporium

innocuous enough...
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Vylar Kaftan
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 10:45 am:   

JUST BUY THIS BOOK, DAMMIT

TITLES ARE FOR AMATEURS

INSERT TITLE HERE


:-)

(actually, I like The Celestial Bazaar.)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 03:58 pm:   

Thanks, Vy--we'll see if my editor and his superiors like it :-)
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PM
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 04:54 pm:   

PLEASING THE HIERARCHY

Wonders Within: The Celestial Bazaar

I have too many ideas...such as: DATLOW VERSUS DOZIER

Something less serene, something less KNITTING WITH KITTENS

but I guess folk want the calm titles these days...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, October 28, 2006 - 05:53 pm:   

Ahem... how about Datlow's World of Wonders?

tsk tsk. There's no competition with Gardner here...there's plenty of room for original anthologies.
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PM
Posted on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 11:15 am:   

"how about Datlow's World of Wonders?"

If your contributers will abide it then why not I? :-)


"There's no competition with Gardner here"

But it's one way to create a media angle. The two of you share an anthology, get some coverage in the NYT, do some tv interviews...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 11:57 am:   

The contributors wouldn't have a say.

ROTFL-- unfortunately, The NYT never heard of me or Gardner--editors aren't usually famous outside the relatively small world of publishing.

There are a few "star" editors known in the media: Morgan Entrekin, Michael Korda, Judith Regan (more for her obnoxiousnes than her editing skills) and that's about it.
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PM
Posted on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 12:28 pm:   

"The contributors wouldn't have a say."

But in general wouldn't you want them to be happy about the antho inasmuch as it's reasonably possible to do so?

"ROTFL"

Comedy is a gift :-)

It's not about being a media darling it's about creating awareness. But doing this in the context of being yourself.
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Lucius
Posted on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 07:32 pm:   

Title: Some Sh*t I Liked.

Huh?
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 09:46 pm:   

Oh yeah. That's a great one ;-) Thanks for the suggestion.
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Vylar Kaftan
Posted on Sunday, October 29, 2006 - 09:50 pm:   

YOU CAN'T FIRE ME, I QUIT.
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PM
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 06:17 am:   

I like ENFANT TERRIBLE the anthology that refuses to be put down...
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PM
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 04:39 pm:   

or capitalize on that vast untapped market: THE MASS APPEAL OF LARGE BREASTS.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 05:47 pm:   

To get back on topic, I'll be leaving for Austin and WFC on Thursday :-) I've only got one panel but a lot of biz lunches and dinners and one day set aside to go shopping with Mary Turzillo, Maureen McHugh, Mary Rosenblum, and Ellen Klages.
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PM
Posted on Monday, October 30, 2006 - 07:19 pm:   

Happy paneling, hope biz is good and shopping...well what would life be without shoppinp?...it would be a cheaper experience.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 02:13 pm:   

But not as much fun, PM :-)
Thanks...I don't leave quite yet but I did want to short circuit where the thread was going :-)
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 05:42 pm:   

Have fun!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, October 31, 2006 - 07:45 pm:   

Thanks. I hope to. (and get work done before leaving). I need to choose at least a few stories for the YBFH before I go--to make my editor/packager happy.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2006 - 08:38 am:   

I'm back.
Rick Bowes won the International Horror Guild short story award for "There's A Hole in the City" and I accepted for him.

I also accepted the World Fantasy Award in the Best Novel category for Haruki Murakami's Kafka on the Shore.
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Arnie Hamilton
Posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2006 - 08:06 pm:   

Wasn't Rick supposed to be in Austin? I was disappointed that he wasn't...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, November 07, 2006 - 08:37 pm:   

I think he was thinking of going but around a month ago decided not to.
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Richard Bowes
Posted on Wednesday, November 08, 2006 - 07:53 pm:   

Arnie Hamilton:

I was disappointed that I didn't go also. I'll be at the next one which is just up the road and over the hill in Saratoga.

Rick
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, November 09, 2006 - 06:16 am:   

Rick, as you know I have your award. Will bring it tomorrow!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 09:58 am:   

I head out Thursday to attend Orycon in Portland, Oregon as Editor GOH. I'll be on a few panels on Friday and Saturday (and be interviewed by Eileen Gunn) but leave for home early Sunday morning.
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Mary Robinette Kowal
Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 01:56 pm:   

I look forward to seeing you at Orycon. There are a number of very excellent antique and vintage stores close to the hotel if you want to sneak out.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 05:57 pm:   

Hi Mary,
I have Thursday free once I get in and settled. Will you be around then? I was hoping to shop with Ellen Klages and Leslie What but they don't get in till Friday.
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Mary Robinette Kowal
Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 06:15 pm:   

Hi Ellen,

I do have Thursday free and would love to hit some of my favorite stores with you. I'll email you my contact information.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, November 12, 2006 - 06:40 pm:   

Super! I get to the airport around 1pm if all goes well and will be picked up and deposited at the hotel by someone from the convention. AFAIK I have nothing scheduled till Friday so SHOULD be free all afternoon.
I'll look forward to your email and give you my cell phone #.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, November 15, 2006 - 10:08 pm:   

Off tomorrow bright and early. Back Sunday night.
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PM
Posted on Friday, November 17, 2006 - 03:09 pm:   

We can take solace that his "fantasy" work is not being offered in your publication.

Perhaps a horror mag would have been a better fit.

It'll be interesting to see how the mainstream reacts to the book in terms of sales...
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PM
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2006 - 04:23 am:   

My eyes were rolling to the point that I was about to gouge them out.

Whatever tragedies she's experienced real or imagined this is dysfunctional...and delusional.

"What I do know is I didnít pay him. I contracted through a third party who owns the rights, and I was told the money would go to his children. That much I could live with."

But how about the children and everyone else? Don't mind us as you're puking out your pain.

Somehow one doubts that the children will see a dime or would want it.

Regan seems unable to grasp that he's a cold motherfucker...who does she think she is? Barbara Walters? Was OJ going to cry and was that somehow going to make it all alright?

And Regan what do we make of you? We ought to feel pity for what's happened in your life but you don't make it easy...
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, November 29, 2006 - 07:43 pm:   

Off to Maine to visit Liz Hand and John Clute for a week. She's going to be busy writing. I'm going to be busy editing and reading. But we should have fun in between.
John's picking me up at the airport tomorrow.

Back the 7th. I will be online though.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2006 - 09:47 pm:   

Back home from Maine. I got a lot of work done, but it was very relaxing--and we had snow one day--it was gone by the next day and didn't stick much in the midcoast area.

Now back to going over some INFERNO stories with my editor, who has questions questions questions.

I finished line editing the Subterranean stories that I've bought for the spring issue.
Awaiting our novella.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, December 10, 2006 - 10:00 pm:   

I just put up some new photos of Bella, of some objects from one of my collections, and of my trip to Maine to visit Liz Hand and John Clute:


http://www.flickr.com/photos/35025258@N00/sets/72157594414747089/
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PM
Posted on Sunday, December 10, 2006 - 10:52 pm:   

While the bespectacled humans turn out well, you certainly have a way with capturing cats...and I think I may have contraption envy.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 08:03 am:   

I forget what it's called. John said he bought it in Canada and it does an amazing job of moving the heat from the stove into the whole kitchen area. But I just think it's a lovely whirligig :-)
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 04:50 pm:   

Bella looks so pensive.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2006 - 06:33 pm:   

I can only get a good photo of her when she's not moving--no action shots, alas!
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Melissa Mead
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 06:08 pm:   

But she's a beauty, all right!
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 06:16 pm:   

And sometimes she's startled :-)
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 09:16 pm:   

But she never comes out of hiding for visitors (sniff).
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, December 12, 2006 - 09:36 pm:   

Cats play on their own terms.

Well we can see her pictures online and that's its own reward.
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PM
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 11:00 am:   

And Regan's been canned...just in time for the holidays.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 12:11 pm:   

I know. Hip hip hooray! Although, she'll land on her feet.
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Christopher Barzak
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 02:04 pm:   

You mean cloven hooves, right? hehe. j/k
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, December 16, 2006 - 03:11 pm:   

Yeah, alas.
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Gordon Van Gelder
Posted on Tuesday, December 26, 2006 - 08:10 pm:   

Just in case anyone's interested in the ongoing Judith Regan soap opera, here's a tidbit:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/21/business/media/21book.html?_r=1&oref=slogin
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 07:50 am:   

Gordon, thanks for that. I had read that article and should have posted it myself.

How could a grown woman behave so stupidly? ( I don't mean the anti-semitism inherent in what she and her ex-husband did) --that's soooo high school!
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PM
Posted on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 - 03:19 pm:   

Sounds as though her behavior was tolerated. This would not provide incentive for change.

One day she'll have a tv movie...
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steveberman
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 05:57 am:   

Ellen, a belated happy birthday. I see at the end of the month you'll be in Philly. Very cool. I'll have to try and attend the interview.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Wednesday, January 03, 2007 - 08:51 am:   

Thank you :-)
Yes, I will--that would be great if you can do it.
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steveberman
Posted on Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 08:13 pm:   

So how was Philly? I could not attend because I had to review a showing of THRILL ME: The Leopold & Loeb Musical for an online zine.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, January 29, 2007 - 08:44 am:   

I had a wonderful time. I was picked up at the train station by Diane and Lee Weinstein and Hildy Silverman (who arrived about when I did--maybe on my train). We dropped our stuff off at our respective hotels--mine the Club Quarters, which is a very weird one--no closet. I think it's only for overnight stays for businessmen. Their restaurant apparently is not open over weekends.

Dinner at the Spaghetti Warehouse, which was good and filling. And had sangria, which I probably should not have had before the interview....

Greg Frost did a great job interviewing me and we chatted and I answered questions from the audience for about 1 1/2 hours. A few people came a little late, having gone to Andy Duncan's reading for Phillie Fantastic first.

Afterwards, about 15 of us went to a diner--some people ate, I was still stuffed from Italian dinner.

Next morning was warmer than Friday so I walked to Chinatown to meet the Swanwicks, Greg Frost, Diane Weinstein, Andy Duncan, Victoria McManus, and Judith Berman for dim sum at the Imperial Inn. We ate like pigs (Judith didn't have anything as her son made her breakfast--an unusual situation) and the bill came to $12 each. Afterwards, we came across a dragon dance in honor of a new restaurant's opening so we watched that for awhile.

The Swanwicks, Diane, and I then drove to Pine street, where I was shown Gardner Dozois's old apt building (before the apt I knew on Spruce)and we checked out the antique (too expensive) stores and craft shops along Pine. Afterwards, we drove to a store that Michael and Marianne particularly like: Material ...something--I can't remember the second part of the name...it has furniture and decorations from all over the world. We admired some foo dogs that were cool and not overly expensive but verrrry heavy.

Then they drove me to the station and I got home around 7:30.

So it was a quick and full trip.
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steveberman
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 07:57 am:   

Yeah, Judith brought some remnants of the dim sum to the Nameless Workshop where we stared at it with suspicion.

Glad to here you had a good time.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2007 - 01:10 pm:   

I didn't realize you were at the workshop. Well, fresh it was delicious!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 06:31 pm:   

Tomorrow evening I leave for two weeks in London. I handed in (or emailed) my Del Rey antho to Chris Schluep, my in-house editor and sent in my choices for the horror half of YBFH #20 to my packager, Jim Frenkel.
I'll be posting the list of stories and authors before I leave, but I'm still waiting to hear back from one of those whose stories I picked before announcing it publically.

I still have a ton of reading to do for YBFH #20: the albatross, um, I mean, the summary of the year in horror.

I won't be online much. I'm visiting the Clutes and using John's laptop. Will check email once or twice a day unless I'm really really bored. ;-)
Back home the 28th.
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steveberman
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 06:34 pm:   

::chuckles:: You could always suffer through Vintage on the planeride.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, February 12, 2007 - 08:37 pm:   

Vintage? I'm confused ;-)
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 06:31 am:   

Hope you have happy London times!

Good luck with the horror reading. There's no fun like reading something you don't wish to read.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 08:22 am:   

Thanks :-)

Well, I do love reading but at this point it becomes a bit of a chore. Burnout time.
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PM
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 10:31 am:   

Take lots of snaps in London and try to recover that good ole readin' feeling!

I can only do (inconsistently) about 60-100 pages a day (and that's not saying much)...
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steveberman
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 11:42 am:   

Hmm, maybe the ARC I sent you never survived the post office.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 12:23 pm:   

I will I will.

Aha! Steve, I did indeed get it--sorry I thought you meant Vintage Books, the publisher :-)
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Bronwyn Elko
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 - 12:22 pm:   

Have a great trip, Ellen!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, March 02, 2007 - 02:34 pm:   

Here are the photos I took enroute to Greenwich, England Sunday the 25th--I really love the photos I took of the Eye.
http://tinyurl.com/2plz7v
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Saturday, March 03, 2007 - 09:01 am:   

Photos from lunch in Islington Friday the 16th

http://tinyurl.com/2qxjdc



and photos from Geoff Rymanís party for me: on the 20th:

http://tinyurl.com/2o5ntl
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Monday, April 02, 2007 - 10:56 pm:   

Photos from WHC and the Stoker award weekend in Toronto:
http://tinyurl.com/3cvhnu
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 10:43 am:   

Delia Sherman and I are trekking to the wilds of Phillie tomorrow to join Steve Berman and Greg Frost reading from and talking about The Faery Reel at the Blue Marble Bookstore as part of the Mt. Airy Kids Literary Festival. Beforehand, we're meeting Gardner Dozois and Susan Casper for coffee and then afterwards, we'll all go out for dinner. Should be a fun, one day event.

Don't know if anyone who reads here lives in or near Philadephia, but if so, come on by.
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PM
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 06:33 pm:   

Hope everyone has a blast!
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Friday, April 13, 2007 - 10:01 pm:   

thanks
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 02:37 pm:   

We did have fun. Everything went very smoothly. Quick train ride, picked up on time by Steve Berman, had time for coffee and quick lunch with Gardner and Susan and Greg Frost, all of whom we met at the coffeshop acros the street.

The bookshop is small and adorable but has an upstairs where readings take place. No kids were there (alas) although a pair of twins stopped by with their mom and left after one of the readings (we were reading from The Faery Reel, a bit mature for the kiddies), some "older" people were there though and bought a few books. Afterwards, 13 of us went to a fantastic Thai Restaurant called Trio across town. I think I had the best coconut milk soup (with mushrooms) that I've ever tasted.

Caught the train home and ran into my neighbor in the hall where we talked about our building problems (the lack of heat over Easter weekend, etc). Even though it was around 11:30 pm various other tenants ran in and out and joined in the conversation. Two things established. The exterminator did not come on Saturday as scheduled. 2) no on got a rent invoice (not just me) for April. I think it was just a clerical error.

We need to revive our tenant association that I started a few years ago when there were building problems.
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PM
Posted on Sunday, April 15, 2007 - 07:04 pm:   

It burns me to hear how tenants needlessly suffer!

On the other hand it's great to hear that the reading and the eating went well!
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sharyn november
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 03:32 pm:   

oh good! i was wondering how that went.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 - 04:45 pm:   

It was a lot of fun.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Thursday, April 26, 2007 - 10:44 am:   

I'm leaving in half an hour for Eugene, Oregon and won't be back till tuesday. Although I'll be checking email, I doubt I'll have time to check my BBs.
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Ellen Datlow
Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2007 - 10:58 pm:   

I finished conducting the workshop and after meeting Kate Wilhelm for dinner I"m at Leslie What's recuperating. The two day workshop went very well and I hope the workshoppers all got what they hoped to out of it.

Tomorrow if a free day and I'll be shopping with Leslie (thriftstores), meeting Nina Kiriki Hoffman for lunch, and having dinner with Kate again.

The weather has bee incredible. Sunny every day--not the usual Oregon weather. A bit chilly at night but lovely in the day.

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