I’ll say this about The Anubis Gates: Tim Powers gives you a lot of bang for your buck! I finally finished it on the plane coming home last night, disappointed only in that there wasn’t more of Horrabin the clown in the story.
Reflecting back on World Horror Con, I’d have to say it wasn’t worth the money. You can’t put a price on meeting people, of course, especially like-minded ones. But the final tab for the weekend was pretty steep when you count flying, hotel (+ the almost $20 a night city tax) + high cost of meals and the $150 ticket. Notice I didn’t include buying new books, and who is going to go to a con and not buy new books. But I think going to ComicCon would cost just a skosh more, and there are tens of thousands of people.
Have a good week.