Posted by jukkahoo
Met Jeff Long yesterday. A thoroughly nice fellow and a very good author to boot. LIKE had arrainged a little get-together for us "sidosryhmä" people (meaning various hobnobs of the Helsinki SF-circles and me) to meet, eat and dine with Jeff. The Man told us things from the past, the future and the present. And was more than interested about Finland, the scene here and, well, us. Which was nice.
And it almost always is: to meet an author, to talk and drink at the same time and exchange pleasentries and bits of serious thoughts. Or more of the latter stuff and some puns. Or... You know what I mean. It IS nice.
And now I'm about to
leave for Turku Kirjamessut. Not, on second thought, strike that. I'm going to go to Turku to see a play. Kansannitistys, starring with Hannu "Mr. Kebabcic" Pajunen, my bloodbrother as the supporting male (tukevana sivuroolina, kuten hän haluaa sitä kuvattavan). Apparently a radical nihilistic comedy. Should be... er, fun?