Sasquan Worldcon Report 3

Since Vonda McIntyre is the Guest of Honor here, Book View Cafe had to throw its first publisher party. I ran it, Madeleine Robins baked a cake, and Sara Stamey (who has a car and a Costco card) bought provender, And in honor of The Moon and the Sun the cake has a mermaid!


Is that not magnificent?

Let me see if I can get in one more shot, of Vonda cutting this masterpiece. It was chocolate on the inside, by the way, which means it has every possible good quality. We devoured nearly all of it.

Vonda with cake


About Brenda Clough

Brenda W. Clough spent much of her childhood overseas, courtesy of the U.S. government. Her first fantasy novel, The Crystal Crown, was published by DAW in 1984. She has also written The Dragon of Mishbil (1985), The Realm Beneath (1986), and The Name of the Sun (1988). Her children’s novel, An Impossumble Summer (1992), is set in her own house in Virginia, where she lives in a cottage at the edge of a forest. Her novel How Like a God, available from BVC, was published by Tor Books in 1997, and a sequel, Doors of Death and Life, was published in May 2000. Her latest novels from Book View Cafe include Revise the World (2009) and Speak to Our Desires.
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9 Responses to Sasquan Worldcon Report 3

  1. The cake, and the cutter of the cake, are both indeed magnificent.
    Did you leave the poor little puppies any crumbs?

    • It was a very large cake… my understanding is that about half of the bottom tier was donated to the con suite, where it was consumed by whoever there wanted cake, canines or otherwise.

  2. I hope that people who really dislike how the Hugos are run will go and start their own, better award.

  3. The cake was beautiful, and extremely tasty. Madeleine is almost as good a baker as she is a writer, and I say “almost” only because of my admiration for her writing.

    We did not eat the mermaid.


  4. I had to miss the party. Very sad about that. But I did have a great dinner with the DAW crowd to make up for it. The next day I snagged 1 small piece of cake from the Con suite. It was magnificent. Just enough to keep me going until a late lunch. So rich and luscious. I nominate that cake for an award.

  5. Delightful! I hope the publisher’s party went well!

  6. Sara Stamey says:

    We had a packed room, lots of delightful conversation, cake, and wine. Hurrah!

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