OMG! I am about to leave for the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign where I will be staying at the Historic Lincoln Hotel (and don’t think I’m not scared…). I must remember to pack stamps, because the hotel postcard ought to be brilliant.:-)
Anyway, here’s my schedule for the next couple of days for those who might be interested. Today I’m in transit.
2-2:50PM Introduction to Japanese Culture (EALC 250, Prof. D. Kim)
Manga and Geek Culture
5:15-7:00PM CQS Reading Group (Moderator Cris Mayo)
Discussion of Shoujoai ni Bouken
3PM EALC Queer Asia Lecture Series (Lucy Ellis, 1st Floor, Foreign Languages Building)
“A Flower of One’s Own: Yuri Manga and Lesbian Japan”
I wonder if anyone will serve cookies and coffee….
I am not entirely sure I’ll have good online access, so I don’t know if I’ll have a chance to report back. But I have my camera, and I promise to take pictures of the hotel’s Camelot Dining Room and the heads of the English nobles strung there for decoration. LOL
One last personal note – this trip will add not one, but *two* new states to my “been there” list that we all carry around in our heads. I will be in Michigan at the Detroit airport for a layover. Whoo. I think that means I’ve now been in half the states in our fair union. I’ll be adding Washington in at the end of the month. I wonder if I’ll ever be able to say I’ve been in every state….
Anyway, read good Yuri and watch good Yuri and I’ll be back next week!