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Austin, Utopia, Uglossia, and Bats.

From:Sally Caves <scaves@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 22, 1999, 3:02
Thomas R. Wier wrote:
> > Sally Caves wrote: > > > But I WILL be giving my "Maligned Art" > > paper a second time, this time to the Society for Utopian Studies, > > meeting in San Antonio this November. > > If you'll be passing through Austin, perhaps we could get together > and discuss our current projects? Austin's about an hour's drive > away or so, if you're interested. There are lots of coffee houses > here, which would make, I think, great informal places for getting > together to discuss things (there are no less than 8 within 100 > yards of campus, so you can pick which you want -- from Capitalist > establishments to Bohemian types).
Thank you, Tom! I had no idea Austin was so close! I would love to take a sidetrip to Austin... I have many friends there at the university, and of course to meet you, too! But the primary reason would be to see the... BATS!!!!!!! They do still swarm out in November, don't they? Please don't tell me they go into hibernation or migrate in the late autumn. This would be the weekend of November 11, 12, 13, 14. I'm giving my paper on Friday in the afternoon. "Utopia, Uglossia: On-line Language Invention." All about you guys, and the outcome of last year's Lunatic Survey again! The IAFA paper was okay, but it got buried. I want a good venue for publishing it. I don't think what we do is utopic, and I say so, but that was my "in" to the conference, and at least more people will be hearing it. Do any of you have bats in your conworlds? If so, what's the word? I have _apo~_ /'apu/ in my old dictionary, plural _mimmapo_ /mI'mapu/ ... Just me hunting for a flapping sound. I could do better, I suppose. Since I invented that decades ago I've developed a new respect for bats. I want an alternative like "StellaLuna," spelled _stelallo~na_ /stEla'lun@/ only because I love the children's book so much!!! sally-- ============================================================ SALLY CAVES (bragpage) (T. homepage) (all else) ===================================================================== Niffodyr tweluenrem lis teuim an. "The gods have retractible claws." from _The Gospel of Bastet_ ============================================================