Sir Arthur C. Clarke

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Mar 202008

We were saddened to hear of Sir Arthur C. Clarke’s recent passing. Anne sends her thoughts:

I met Sir Arthur Clarke at a Nebula Dinner, and found him very agreeable, especially after a drink or two when he began to relax. We have certainly lost one of the leaders of the genre and it will be interesting to see if some of his other ‘prophecies’ work on. He was definitely a great man.

Then there was the time I was checking into the hotel in Brighton for a Worldcon and someone grabbed me in a big hug. I heard Gigi, my daughter, demanding in an outraged tone, “Who is that hugging my mother?” Sir Arthur, of course, one of the highlights of my life, certainly. There were always times at a big con when you yearned to see more familiar faces.

We are certainly better for having him among us as long as we did. I hope the Hosannas were ringing when he knocked at the pearly gates.


Todd made an entry in honor of Sir Arthur, and Boing Boing has a link to Sir Arthur’s last interview, at IEEE Spectrum.

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Dragon*Con 2008

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Mar 072008

We’re pleased to announce something most of you already know: Anne McCaffrey and Todd McCaffrey will be attending this year’s Dragon*Con in Atlanta, Georgia on Labor Day weekend, August 29 through September 1, 2008. If you’d like more information about Dragon*Con, take a look at their website here.

Update: Charlotte Moore was kind enough to provide us with the links to the official site for Weyrfest, which is the Dragon*Con track centered on all things McCaffrey, as well as the Weyrfest LiveJournal community. Weyrfest has a great panel line-up every year, focusing not only on Anne’s Dragonriders of Pern series but also the many other worlds about which she’s written.

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