Going back to Garching

Jul. 18th, 2017 12:09 pm[personal profile] purplecthulhu
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I'm currently at a conference at the European Southern Observatory in Garching, near Munich. I lived and worked here for 2 years in the mid-90s and the last time I visited was in 2012.

It's nice to be back. I'm pleasantly reminded what a quiet, sleepy little town Garching is, and this makes a great contrast to London. ESO itself has also bloomed with 3 huge new buildings, a lovely new auditorium that we're using, and a new outreach centre, Supernova, currently being constructed.

The sun and the beer also help!

Thwump!

Jul. 13th, 2017 11:14 pm[personal profile] purplecthulhu
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Io story submitted to Apex.

God war story submitted to Deep Magic (after rewording of one profanity).

Cycling Diary: Day 138

Jul. 13th, 2017 11:00 pm[personal profile] purplecthulhu
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Time in 52:30 (35:30 cycling), time back 53:00 (36:30 cycling), 679 Calories.

Hard work being back in the saddle - definitely some condition lost over the long period off. Some changes on the route - there's a hole where a building used to be - but mostly not so bad. The junction at the top of Exhibition Road is still a mystery for cyclists. Whoever thought that was a good idea must have never ridden a bike in London.

A little sore now.

readercon!

Jul. 12th, 2017 07:35 am[personal profile] beth_bernobich
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I forgot to mention this before, but I will be at Readercon this year. I don't do panels any more—I don't enjoy it—but I love to catch up with old friends, and make new ones.

See you there!

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