Man. Makes my mouth water just looking at the instructional line-up of writers-in-residence for the Clarion Workshop this year:
James Patrick Kelly
Mary Anne Mohanraj
Man. I'd be drooling on myself were I attending seminars with Kelly, Nalo and Neil, and the others are tempting, too. Of course, you'd have to get me off the floor from the shock that they accepted me to begin with.
If you want the lowdown on this year's Clarion, goeth here.
I made a small donation to sponsor scholarships last year--and I mean SMALL--but with the belt-tightening going on in The Mir's household, alas, not this year.
Well, unless I, like, you know, inherit a fortune from a long-estranged eccentric relative. Or hit the lottery. (I'd sort of have to actually play the lottery, but, well, okay...) Should such come to pass, I'll just go myself and take one or two of my SF-writing pals with me! Heh.