I was planning the write a post about a very nice weekend and then I hit the big, horrible news this morning.
I’ll still try to recap.
Ruthanne had an event so I scheduled a writing evening. I put 2000 words together for L5R. It is scheduled to be released this Friday – ‘Aftermath 3’.
Sushi-Kan. Comics (Including GREAT news about Dave… out of ICU!). Then a CapSlam team fundraiser at the Mercury Lounge!
A solid open mic that included a range from new people, a hilarious poem by Marco Lobo and… OPENSECRET! It is always great to see Ikenna and it is even better to see him perform. (And it dropped a little adive to me about the team. Always listen to the two-time National Championship team member and current Canadian Individual Champ.) The night ended with a nice conversation with Andrew Brittain of Mudsahrk. (Watch for Live at Capital Slam 2011, coming this fall! I just saw the cover art by Kevin Matthews this morning!Awesome!)
I haven’t been to Dusty Owl in a while. We went to watch an AMAZING story set by Jan Andrews. Strong. Touching. Emotional. Amazing stuff…
(And time for a little reflection about recent issues that I have had with content. Jan told a story that led into her own story. There were things about the initial story that I didn’t care for. At all. HOWEVER, I never thought that because there were aspects of the story that offended me, that Jan – who was using the story to help illustrate her OWN story – shouldn’t tell it. And context is everything. The set as a whole worked. Period.)
Oh, I did the open mic. 1968.
Got to work and heard the news that Jack Layton died early this morning.
Suddenly, things did not seem as bright as they had.