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Quick addendum regarding WFC

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My amazingly cheap smart phone does, alas, have one tiny teensy flaw: it does not work in Canada. And since I completely forgot to buy one of those little SD cards that can allow your phone to magically transform into a little Canadian phone, I shall be pretty much cell phone free in Canada, barring the Unexpected and Extremely Unlikely Miracle of getting a cell phone signal from Buffalo. (Given that my phone often can't reach a cell tower in parts of Florida, let's not hope.) And although in theory the convention has Wifi access, the Wifi access at the last two WFCs does not give me much hope.

Nonetheless, I shall have my iPad with me and will be making a valiant attempt to check in more or less regularly with Twitter and with my various email accounts. And of course, people looking for me at the con can always try the ancient approach of regular speech. Hey, the Romans built an Empire that way. We could even try writing on tiny scrolls and passing those around.

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aliettedb
Oct. 28th, 2012 04:20 pm (UTC)
Hahaha, I'll be without phone due to ultra-expensive roaming rates... Nonetheless hope we'll run into each other!
mariness
Oct. 28th, 2012 05:26 pm (UTC)
Me too! And hopefully when I'm moderately alert.

(Although at the moment I'm mostly hoping my plane actually takes off tomorrow. Orlando and Toronto's airports are running mostly normally but other East Coast flights are already getting diverted. I am anticipating a nightmare.)
aliettedb
Oct. 28th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
Oh dear. Hope that you can get to Toronto fine
finnyb
Oct. 28th, 2012 06:18 pm (UTC)
I do hope you can manage to get to Toronto fine! (Hoping our flight from Calgary to Toronto on Thursday will go okay, too...hate when they take or try to take my white cane from me in security!) And hopefully we'll manage to spot you at some point, somewhere. We don't know yet what our plans are, either, other than getting Mercedes Lackey's autograph (since I've been Tuckerized in her most recent Valdemar book).
mariness
Oct. 28th, 2012 08:30 pm (UTC)
Probably the easiest place for that is the Great Book Signing on Friday, which I may or may not show up for.
finnyb
Oct. 29th, 2012 12:41 am (UTC)
We'll be at the Great Book Signing, though we don't know how long we'll be there. Depends on tired and jetlag and the husband's ankle (which he just badly sprained yesterday) and my people tolerance.
mariness
Oct. 29th, 2012 12:45 am (UTC)
I'm not sure what will happen this year, but in previous years honestly it hasn't seemed too crowded -- although of course that was mostly because last year WFC pulled the line for Neil Gaiman signings out into the hall. I have no idea if they will be doing this for Lackey and de Lint or not. Irene Gallo put up pictures of that someplace on the Tor.com Facebook page, although looking for it now would be a pain.

finnyb
Oct. 29th, 2012 12:50 am (UTC)
I guess we'll see how it goes this year, then. I know I'm looking forward to it!
jcbemis
Oct. 29th, 2012 02:53 am (UTC)
Have fun - we should do a meal together again when you return...
anaisis
Oct. 30th, 2012 12:32 pm (UTC)
Let us know that you made it safely (I texted that to you and then realized you couldn't use your phone in Toronto. Part of my confusion is remembering that Canada is another country!)
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