I’m dyin’ of con crud here still. First day back at work, too. And I have a huge backlog of things to blog, but I’ll have to plug away at it as time allows.
I got to meet several FtB commenters at CONvergence, but one of my favorite new friends practically handed me a blog post within ten seconds of meeting. Niki M, who comments very infrequently but has started coming out of her lurker-shell recently, expressed adoration of me and Stephanie Zvan — while PZ Myers was in the room with us. She mentioned both of us specifically as people she reads regularly, while completely slighting PZ. This, needless to say, made me ecstatic and I had to shout “EAT IT, PZ! WE HAVE FANS THAT YOU DON’T!”
Sadly, it turns out she also reads PZ so my celebration was premature.
Happily, however, she also had three Surly beers on hand, and she gifted Surly Amy Roth with a Surly Furious — you might remember what I thought of those — and handed me the infinitely better Surly Hell. That’s right, I got to share a beer with a fan. And PZ didn’t.
What’s more, though, is that Niki told me about a friend of hers by the name of Jonathan Chaffin who just started a Kickstarter which has apparently been fully funded about four days ago: The Horror In Clay. Check this out.
Tiki mugs shaped like Cthulhu? MUST. HAVE.
I don’t care that this Kickstarter’s been 4x funded already. I’m throwing $40 their way right now.