For decades now, and whenever possible, Steve and I have hosted a Friends of Liad Breakfast during the conventions we attended.
This pleasant custom fell by the wayside due to cancer, plague, and, oh, plague.
Steve and I will be at Boskone in-person next week, and we will be hosting a Friends of Liad breakfast at Saucity inside the Westin, on Saturday, February 18 at 8:15 am, and we hope you’ll be able to join us.
Please read the information below.
WHAT THE FOL BREAKFAST IS NOT:
1 The Friends of Liad Breakfast is not (NOT) a convention event
2 The Friends of Liad is not (NOT) a free event
WHAT THE FOL BREAKFAST IS: An informal gathering of friends and fans of the Liaden Universe®, its characters and/or its authors (or their cats). We gather together for a meal, in order to catch up with each other, and to reaffirm ourselves as a community (which sounds a lot more formal than it actually is).
HOW IT WORKS:
1 Sharon and Steve warn the good folks at Saucity (who have done this many times before) that we will be expecting to breakfast with a dozen, possibly more, friends on Saturday starting approximately at 8:15 am, and that those friends would be looking for THE FRIENDS OF LIAD BREAKFAST.
2 We will all be seated together (caveat: there have been a couple times when the group was so large we weren’t all able to be seated at one table. Satellite tables were then arranged. The staff at Saucity is very good at what they do).
3 Everyone will order, or otherwise gather their breakfast, and everyone will pay for their own breakfast. This includes Sharon and Steve.
4 We eat, we talk, we laugh. Hopefully, we have fun.
5 We disperse (this year) in time for Steve to get to his 10:00 am panel
We do hope to see you all there. If you’d like to attend, consider letting us know ahead of time so that we can give as accurate a report as possible to the staff at Saucity.