The event I’m currently attending in Orlando is called ICFA – 38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts. It’s just about the most perfect conference for me: a solid stream of hardcore academic spec fic coupled with long hours of conversational bar time. I found myself quite overwhelmed on the first day, as if I had literally crossed the Facebook threshold and entered a fantasy realm peopled with mythical kings and queens. No dragons sighted yet but the lake is supposed to be full of alligators. Here’s me sitting by the pool at the Marriott Lakeside with the fabulous Cat Rambo. More photos here.