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Tom Veal on Why He Moved to Chicago
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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 11:48 am
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I thought his was hilarious:

E. Thomas Veal wrote:
In April 1979, after being mugged for the third time and deciding that the experience wasn’t fun any more, I left New York for Chicago.


It's from Tom's essay about how he got into science fiction fandom, entitled I Came Here by Accident. That essay is amusing to me because it also includes a reasonably accurate narrative about how I stumbled into SF fandom.

His story about Seattle in 1981: The Worldcon That Got Away is somewhat less accurate but nevertheless captures some of the spirit of the events. (The notes about the voting in Brighton, England do not match what I heard from Lorraine Miranda when she called from Brighton the night of the voting, but what Tom reports is the official story. He insists that the official story must be right because, after all, the fellows who wrote the official story couldn't possibly have been less than truthful in their report. It is true, however, that our Treasurer neglected to cast the ballots for the Seattle in '81 bid committee.)

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 01, 2006 12:34 pm
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blush I haven't heard that name in a long time!

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 4:33 am
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Tom has been relatively quiet lately, unless you count writing his brilliant (and often hilarious) essays on his web site. You can pretty much trace his daily life by following his blog.

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Post Posted: Sat Sep 02, 2006 5:14 pm
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That's a nice way to stay on top of things. I love blogging! wink

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