April 15th, 2006

New Tilley Hat

"Repent Harlan," Said the Ticktockman

For Minicon 41 Guest of Honor Harlan Ellison, I wrote a short play Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Ellison. We rehearsed it. skylarker, ericcoleman, Brian W. and myself. Harlan didn't want to read the part I'd written for him. But that was okay. At Opening Ceremonies, Harlan was having a ball, and didn't stop talking until after our scheduled end time. But that was okay. Harlan was apologetic when he realized he used up the time; almost worth it for that alone. Harlan is a great guest. Opening Ceremonies was an amazing amount of fun. Someday I'll print the questions I asked (and why I asked them), and I have the whole thing on tape. But in the meantime, here is the chunk I'd written for Harlan.

Repent Harlan, Said the Ticktockman. Copyright 2006 by David E Romm, with apologies to Harlan Ellison who promised not to sue.Collapse )