SFRA 2009, Loading Up and Heading Out

Yufang and I are finishing our packing now, but loading the car will have to wait until tomorrow.  I have put some things in the car, such as the three rotisserie cookers for my folks and Aunt Lettie-Anne and Uncle Doc.  After loading up, I’ll have an approximately 11 hour drive ahead of me to reach Norcross.

I can confidently say that packing and preparing for a long drive is a lot worse than any other aspect of conferencing (including programming).  That’s saying a lot, because I still have to whittle my 31 page monster from the deep essay on how World of Warcraft creates cosmopolitan subjects to 8 pages.  I feel good about the impending revision, but I’m afraid that it will take most of Tuesday with me sitting some place comfy with a steady supply of coffee.

I called the Midtown Hotel tonight, and they said that they only offer wired Internet access (at almost $10/day).  I know there are some places nearby that may have Internet access, but I don’t know what my connection will be like (if at all).  I did want to blog from the conference, but my updates to may come in fits and spurts.  If I cannot get a reliable connection, I will save my posts and run them all at once the following week.

To Atlanta!

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Jason W. Ellis

I am an Associate Professor of English at the New York City College of Technology, CUNY whose teaching includes composition and technical communication, and research focuses on science fiction, neuroscience, and digital technology. Also, I direct the B.S. in Professional and Technical Writing Program and coordinate the City Tech Science Fiction Collection, which holds more than 600 linear feet of magazines, anthologies, novels, and research publications.