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genevive42
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DW, I'm concerned about finding fancy shoes in a women's size 11 (men's 9). Any suggestions?
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I just RSVP'd. Looks like I'm going to the awards ceremony.
I actually bought a dress yesterday - yikes! I haven't worn a dress in over two decades.


Dressed or not I'm glad someone from here is going.

But what color dress? In case I get to watch the feed.

At least I would be able to see some of my favorite writers even though it looks like Dean isn't going to be there...and see You of course.


But out of curiosity are you staying at a hotel that night?


I would have to if I went so that means not only missing a day's pay but a hotel room too and my wife doesn't want to me to drive all that way by myself.... hey, I'm not that bad of a driver even though it's possible I could get lost once or twice there.


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I live in Gardena and work in West Hollywood. It's spitting distance for me, so no hotel. I'm just leery of letting the valet drive my '72 Nova. I may self park.

My dress is primarily black with large purple (almost Hawaiian-ish) flowers; and I'll have a short black jacket.


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Rats, must have deleted the E-mail with the list of all of the writers who were going to be there. But say hi to Kris Rusch for me and if Dean does show up, him for sure. And gush over a few of the others for me too.

I don't know if any editors-such as JJA, Sheila Williams etc.. --will show up but of any do say hi for me. They should know my name by now.


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Let us know how it goes.

Who knows, maybe I'll go next year if I get another invitation.


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Meredith, I think they'll let just about anyone who's interested go. When I asked about bringing someone, she said, 'sure, bring as many people as you want'.

LD I have to apologize, it goes against every professional instinct I have to gush. I've framed nude photos of an Academy Award Winner. After that, well, there's not much left to see. Oh wait, I'm in West Hollywood, I'm sure they'll come up with something. No wait, I've seen that too.

edited for poor typing

[This message has been edited by genevive42 (edited May 07, 2011).]


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Meredith, I think they'll let just about anyone who's interested go. When I asked about bringing someone, she said, 'sure, bring as many people as you want'.
LD I have to apologize, it goes against every professional instinct I have to gush.

Oh, well, maybe next year I can do that myself. Of course I'm not sure if I would get so excited that I would babble or just stare while I try to think of something cool to say. More than likely I would try to say something and my mouth would trip over itself.

Of course a couple of the newer writers I love aren't going to be there but about half of those older ones I would love to meet. Actually, some of the names I don't recall seeing before.

Anyway, if you do get a chance-I realize you may not- please say hi to those I mentioned.

[This message has been edited by LDWriter2 (edited May 07, 2011).]


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LD, I'll certainly give them a 'howdy-do' from you if I get the chance.
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And the WotF workshop is on.


Some nice pictures of the event. I didn't see in the E-mails anywhere the pics are online but I could have missed something.

But they show KD's sister, Joni and the winners of both contests. Including some lady-illustrator I think- with long red hair. I don't mean Irish red or a carrot top.


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So that is what Brad looks like.


.And tux fitting?? WotF Takes care of all that?


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Wish I was going. I want to check out genevive's 72 Nova.
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It still needs half a really good paint job, but I'm not letting the valets touch it. I'll park in the structure across the street.


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Honorable mentions list for Q1 is now posted on the blog.

Sorry, Donavan, but you don't get to hide your success anymore. Anyone else who was previously unannounced?

http://www.writersofthefuture.com/node/692


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Awesome Donovan! Way to go!!!!
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Thanks Genevive and Jennifer, just a step as you two are well aware. I would have tagged you both on FB but you are smart enough to avoid that social trap. I think it would be great if all of us were winners in the same year. What a fun ceremony that would be.
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Whoops ... move on. Posted in the wrong topic.

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So did Joni and/or WotF abandoned the other blog that is still up?
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The old blog was abandoned quite awhile ago. Several months.
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Most have forgotten to take it down then.

But I can recall notes, over at the Newsgroup, commenting on her taking so long to post on the blog. Seems like basically the answer was that she was busy. I didn't read every post so I might have missed any that said they switched blogs.


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I got my silver HM certificate today. It's huge - twice the size of one for a regular HM. I wasn't expecting that and don't know what to do with it.

In other news, the quarter is officially, totally, 100 percent closed because the winners have been announced:

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2011/06/09/prweb8554670.DTL


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If anyone decides to frame their certificates, even if you go out and buy a ready-made frame, don't put cardboard behind them. This is inevitably what pre-made frames come with because it's cheap, but it will ruin your certificate with acid burn. This goes for any cardboard-like substance, including poster tubes (if you choose to store it that way.

If you frame it, go to a real framer, or a reputable art store and ask them for archival mat board to back your certificate with. Even just foam core is far better than cardboard. It would also be best to have plexiglass on the front, especially if you don't use a mat around it. And note that acid free does not always mean it's archival - there's a little cheater trick in semantics that let's manufacturer's say 'acid free' when it's not really.

Any other questions about framing, contact me. I've been doing it for twenty years.


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$400 buck for my poster frame. Im going to go a bit cheaper on the ones I frame for my nephews. Not sure if I will frame the HM or not...probably store it and any others until I win, then think about framing them. Nice that they are improved though
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The whole framing thing reminds me of my younger brother's rant about the differences between "ice cream" and "frozen dairy dessert". He's a food guy.

Thanks a bundle for the info, Trina. Really nice to have experts around when you need them. I like the new homepage art by the way. Stylin.


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Still haven't gotten my certificate.

Last E-mail on it, Joni said they were nicer looking than before


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Same here
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Got my certificate..


Wife wants to frame it and wants to know where the other one is.

I got one probably three years ago and I'm not sure what I did with it.

The new one is nice looking.


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Got my certificate, though the post office did a number on it. That's okay, it's just going in my files. Having been a framer for twenty years I have no wall space.

Remember, if you frame it, no cardboard and it's better if you use plexiglass. You can check out my earlier post or e-mail me if you have questions.


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got mine today. Mayflowerbaby wants me to frame but it will probably end up with a thumbtack in it before I file it.
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PS I think its cool that they include the name of the story on it
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That's cool that the certificates have the story title on them. My Q1 certificate didn't have that, but I got it several weeks ago. Congrats again to everyone who got one!
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