1/4/06 11:44 am - Reading, Arisia
Reading Cordwainer Smith's The Space Lords. Pretty good; the people who said I needed to read Smith were right. One peeve -- why are the stories in reverse publication order (with the exception of "Mother Hitton's Little Kittons; the worst of the lot)?
Two: Arisia seems to have decided, for the second year in a row, that historical dancers don't deserve prime space, time, or billing. That instead the right thing to do is to schedule modern dance in the ballroom for both evenings. Are they on crack? Arisia's historical dance events have drawn very nice crowds, year after year, rain or shine, and Arisia has nothing to gain from pissing off the people who want to do dancing at Arisia that -isn't- modern club dance, especially when that's a very large demographic, one cutting across age groups.