I spent a lot of time today around closeted bloggers, so I'll be a bit vague on some points. Suffice it to say that I went to several very good sessions, and my own session went fairly well, despite my accidental double entendre involving Peter Abelard. MacAllister Stone has posted her paper online, and the Digital Medievalist, Lisa Spangenberg, live blogged it.
Other things to note:
- Everyone loves Jonathan Jarrett's page.
- N.E. Brigand of TORn is trying to get the signatures of as many contributors to the Tolkien Encyclopedia as possible. He already has an impressive start. If you are a contributor and haven't signed his copy, why not find some way to hook up with him?
- People get really angry if you don't attend their sessions, regardless of whether or not they have ever attended yours.
- I accidentally blew off a guy named Rob who really wanted to talk to me. I didn't mean too, but just as we started talking, K.A. Laity showed up and she and I talked shop for about 10 minutes until he left.
- The spirit of Prof. Awesome, PhD lives on.
- The restaurant Bravo has really good gnocchi.
- I think Troy is going to get a really great visiting professor for the 2009-2010 year. If we can work out the details, that is.
- I usually over-commit at K'zoo, but this time I only committed to doing a paper in Korea in the fall, and a paper at PCA in New Orleans. I will not be going to SEMA this year (too busy).
- In one of the most interesting projects I've heard about in a while, Phil Phillips taught The Consolation of Philosophy to inmates in the state prison. Bob Bjork and I twisted his arm to write about that experience, and I think he will.