The San Francisco event went really well -- loads of people, all the chairs filled and people standing at the back. My media escort estimated 70 people, only 20 of whom I knew personally and had dinner with afterwards... which was also a lot of fun. Thank you again wild_irises for organizing that. How do I know so many people in a city I've never visited before? Well, that's fandom for you. I got to meet some people I've known online for years and years without ever meeting in person before, and some people I see fairly regularly in cons in other cities.
We're off in the morning on the train to LA. I'm sorry not to have longer in San Francisco. It's pleasantly hilly and has a lovely Chinatown and lots of gorgeous deco buildings and is full of friends. I will have to come back when I have more time.
The Los Angeles event is at Mysterious Galaxy in Redondo Beach at 7.30pm on Monday (23rd January). Please come, LA people!