September 10th, 2005

librarian

convention again

A lot of people are very pissed off this morning.

Andy didn't show up yesterday. He missed the two flights that would have gotten him here in time for the karaoke/cocktail party. No explanations. Didn't even call the event promoters and let them know. They found out when they went to pick him up at the airport and he didn't get off the plane. His agent was called and she assured the event people that he would be on the 11 pm flight so he would be here for the photo shoot at 9:00 this morning.

Again, he didn't make the plane. Again, no explanations, no letting the event people know. They again spoke with his agent who PROMISED to get him on a flight that would get him here by 5 this afternoon. No one is holding their breath.

Tony not coming was a bummer, but at least he had a good reason, and he called and let the event people know. He has also promised to send autographed pictures for the event people to mail to everyone in lieu of an apology.

But, as far as we can tell, Andy just screwed around and didn't get on the plane. If he has a good reason, he's not letting anyone here know. So a lot of people are very upset and talking about staking him when he gets here. At least it makes a good mental image.

Oops. Mark Lutz just came in and wants the computer.

Byeeeee
cleveland

later

Okay it's about 4 hours after the last post. Still no Andy, but the plane doesn't land for another half an hour or so, so there's still a chance.

I had been seated at Tony's table, and figured that I would just be without a celeb at my table, but they did some mojo and switched people around and I ended up at Mark's table. I expect to have fun things to tell after dinner tonight.

I have heard that there are some good things to be auctioned after dinner, so maybe I'll be getting some memorabilia tonight.

Since I got off the net for Mark earlier I didn't get to tell about the Karaoke party last night.

Rocky turns out to be an awesome singer. He did three songs on his own, and a duet with Anne. Anne ISN'T a good singer (but frankly, she's better than me)and the duet was pretty funny. They did Sonny and Cher's I've Got You Babe. What made it even funnier is that Anne is 4'9" tall and was dressed to the nines in a purple sequined gown. Rocky is 5'7" and was in jeans and a t-shirt. He got down on his knees and was still even with her. I am kicking myself now for not bringing the camcorder. I had bought it for recording Tony's Q&A and his singing after supper. Since he wasn't going to be here, I didn't figure I would need it. Boy, I would have loved having Rocky and Anne on tape.

Stupid, stupid, stupid. NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, COME TO SOMETHING LIKE THIS WITHOUT A CAMERA.

Typical karaoke night, some good singers, some fair, and some just plain awful. BUT, at least they had the courage ( or the liquor) to get up in front of everyone to try. It would have taken a lot more than I drank to get me up there. We got one free drink, and since the hotel was charging $6 for more, I figured that drinking was not going to be a problem for me. Then Rocky, that sweetie, bought a bottle of champagne for the four of us. Four glasses later and I was singing along. Rocky kept trying to get the four of us up for a group song. Maybe, if the evening had lasted a little longer, and if I had drank more champange, MAYBE I would have gotten up on the stage.

Maybe.

That's all for now. I will probably wait until tomorrow to update about the dinner party.

Later
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