I will note that my tolerance for rereading has gone down since I was small. I have records of rereading the same book twice in a week when I was 11, and yet The Nine Tailors was clearly too soon to reread seven months since the last time I read it. I don't suppose this is linear from the time when I wanted Cowboy Andy over and over and over again in the same afternoon, but I'm hoping it doesn't extend itself too much farther; I'd like to be able to read the really good ones more than once in a decade when I'm in my 80s.
In other news, I got my Minicon schedule, and it looks quite reasonable. No reading this year, and there was a note in the e-mail saying that if people wanted to do readings or signings and weren't scheduled, they should ask, but as long as it wasn't already scheduled, I'm not going to seek it out this time. So here's where I can be officially found this year, amended so that my name is correct but otherwise copied from the e-mail:
Geek, Be Not Ashamed
It seems like the geeks have “won”, but many geeky pursuits are still
not socially acceptable. Many of us are still bashful about admitting
our experiences, interests and ideas. What are some good ways to fly
your geeky colors — *without* being obnoxious?
Marissa Lingen, Jen Manna (m), Alison Sommer
Sunday, Noon-1:00pm ~ Room 5/6
Hard SF’s Relationship with Public Education
Is hard SF suffering because of lower educational standards in the US?
Where are the Heinlein juveniles of today to get young people into hard SF?
David Dyer-Bennet, Marissa Lingen, Naomi Kritzer, Kelly Strait (m)
Friday, 8:30-9:30pm ~ Room 5/6