My sweetie tells me there'll be an academic conference next May on U2. That's right, the band. It sounds very cool to me. Right now we're looking at schedules, trying to work out if my novel and Kelley's various screen and business projects will be at a stage where we can make a trip to the other coast. I think it could be enormous fun. I'm having visions of music and talking about music and drinking beer with people who write about music for two whole days, and then talking to agents about Hild (but, damn, I'd have to get my skates on if the timing is to work out). Huh.