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I was invited to two receptions last evening and luckily both were in close proximity at the Seattle Center. The Center is on a big campus that was built for the 1962 World’s Fair and was a pleasant mile walk from my hotel.

ALA Editons hosts a reception each ALA Conference for authors and their committee members. This was my first opportunity to attend one and it was interesting to meet other authors. It was held at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame, a place that made me think of Chris Burris, who I think would enjoy it. We were restricted to an event room so didn’t really get to roam around and view exhibits.

My second reception was the one hosted by ExLibris for their customers. It was held in the Pacific Science Center, at the opposite end of the campus. They had RSVP’s from 800 people, but our group had the run of the place so it wasn’t crowded. I finally met up with Mary Horton there and after the reception we had a great dinner at The Pink Door.

Seattle Space Needle at Night The Space Needle made it simple to find the Seattle Center Ferris Wheel Night view of the Ferris Wheel at the foot of the Space Needle Robot This robots greets visitors at the entry of the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame ALA Editions Author   Reception ALA Editions Reception at the Science Fiction Museum and Hall of Fame Praying Mantis An animated praying mantis at the entry of the Insect Village in the Pacific Science Center Mary Horton is an Original Mary Horton at the ExLibris reception