I’m pressed for time, but here are two quick stories from last night. Hopefully I’ll have time later for more detail:
- From Catherine Rodriguez, who organized the SHARP panels at this year’s ASECS, I learned that eighteenth-century authors Fanny Burney and Hannah More made appearances in Wonder Woman comics as “wonder women of history.”
- When our group left McCormick & Schmick’s last night, one of our party was complaining about the waiter as we waited on the sidewalk for a cab. The service was fine, I thought, although a little disorganized. However, a man walked up to us and said, “Excuse me, sir, are you talking about this restaurant? I’m the manager.” It was a little disconcerting because he was kind of aggressive, and I was worried at first he was going to defend the honor of his establishment through fisticuffs. But it turns out he just wanted to give us $50 in gift certificates (!). Not wanting to get our server in trouble, we assured him that we were talking about a different restaurant, but obviously he didn’t believe us.