The Niven New Year Party

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

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 These were taken in low light hand held by my Olympus camera; clearly I have much to learn about automatic focus in low light. Still, they are going to have to do. These were all done New Year's Eve 1998, and many of them prove I need to learn more about using the camera. These were the good ones. Oh. well. They may be interesting to someone.


Happy New Year.

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Artist Frank Kelly Freas. Kelly did the first cover illustration I ever had, Spaceship For the King, ANalog, 1972 or so.

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Frank Kelly Freas and Dr. Laura Brodian Freas. Laura is an art and music historian. They've been maried about five years.

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Same, showing more of the parlor. Niven's house is BIG.

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Radio/TV announcer, actor, performer, etc. Gary Owen. We met Gary at a book fair years ago. Turns out he's a science fiction fan.

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A general shot of the game room. One of a number of rooms...

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Outside the house from the back. As I said, it's big...

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Niven showing off his carp pond, or Koi Pool depending on what you think of overgrown gold carp.

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Larry Niven, host, author, and raconteur

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Another picture of the house from in back. Dead ahead is the dining room, the kitchen is in the center, and the game room is on the right.

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From the musician's balcony. That's Roberta in pink. Mrs. Arleta Owen is seated, and Jayce Foss is staring up...

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Niven works here. It's not usually this neat although it's always neater than Chaos Manor. They're installing book cases and counters.

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The office unfinished.

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From this angle Niven's desk looks a bit like Chaos Manor. Only a bit...

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Literary agent Ashley Grayson and Carolyn Grayson. They'd never seen Niven's new bedroom. Bigger than some houses, it is.

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It really is that big

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Corridors aren't interesting, but this one is LONG...

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More gayeity in the game room

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Mr. and Mrs. Steve Barnes. Steve does TV scripts and novels, and is of course co author of Legacy of Hereot with Niven and me.

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My lawyer. John Hertz, Esq. He is also the Regency Dancing Master. And about as elegant a dresser as I know...

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He also pretends to be a waiter sometimes.

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The Nivens and a refrigerator. I don't know why I took this picture.

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Happy New Year. There's a TV over there somewhere counting seconds or whatever.

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Marvin Wolfman, creator of Blade and other comic super heroes.

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Marv Wolfman again, proving I don't know how to take pictures.

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Me, with Larry's robot doorman Stanley in the background.






And that ought to be enough. It was a splendid party. I was a bit exhausted having done better than 2,000 words for Mamelukes ending about 6 PM. We got there at 7:30. 




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