Party by the Rules

9 Mar

outtamoneyusa:

Sarah: Party by the rules?

Originally posted on According To Hoyt:

Did you hear about the caterer who was so self centered, he thought that parties were a place of business?

No?

Well, there are apparently a lot of writers who think so.  Because science fiction conferences are – for them – a place of business and a must-attend, they think that they are the same for everyone else.

As I’ve said before in this space, there is a set of my colleagues so strange that they think the important part of the gift is the box.

My cats think that too.

But I think it’s actually odder than that.  I think my colleagues have lived so long in fictional worlds that they think rules prevent things from happening.

If only there were rules about not robbing banks!

I’ve been getting the usual pitches for cons — mind you this year it’s Ravencon and Liberty con and that’s it, because a)…

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