CIMG3694 Julie Czerneda meets James P. Hogan at the pre-ArmadilloCon dinner
About halfway through the evening someone must have told James P. Hogan, who was the Special Guest at the ArmadilloCon 2006, that the woman sitting at the other end of the table was Julie Czerneda, this year’s Guest of Honor, and he went up to her to introduce himself.
Julie Czerneda seemed like a really nice person. She went around the table and introduced herself to everybody. Now I wish I had read at least one of her books. The FACT reading group discussed her latest book some time last spring, but I don’t have nearly enough time to read every book FACT group discusses, nor do I have an inclination to do so, because many of the authors they choose don’t interest me. To put it bluntly, there are so many well-known authors I haven’t read yet, that I rarely make time to read lesser-known authors like Czerneda. There have been many books that I only read because I had an incentive of discussing the with other people. A discussion often turns out more entertaining than the book itself.
And before each year’s ArmadilloCon I often, but not always, make a point of reading at least one book by the Guest of Honor.
ArmadilloCon is an annual science fiction convention in Austin, Texas, USA.
Kerbey Lane, Austin, Texas, August 2006