I look forward to the cowgirl and physicist photos, and to your Great American Southwest Adventures.
Many, many congratulations to Brian. It will be weird to have you so far away, but knowing you're there will help make my own world smaller and New Mexico closer.
As for people in the area, George R.R. Martin and Parris McBride are in Santa Fe. That looks to be 60-65 miles away. I think Melinda Snodgrass is, too.
Last I knew, Gordon Garb was still in California, but I think he's still a Bubonicon regular, and you'll like anyone he points you at.
I think Vardebob (Bob Vardeman
) is still in Albuquerque. Our paths haven't crossed more than once or maybe twice over the years, but he's been firmly tagged as a genial good guy in my brain since I first heard about him from fredcritter
25+ years ago.Edited at 2011-05-07 04:05 am (UTC)