A Codexian dinner

On Monday evening, I finally got to meet in person several members of the Codex Writers’ group who, until that time, I’d only met online.  We met at the Aspen Social Club near Times Square, and by the time I arrived, most of them were already there: Lawrence M. Schoen and his wife Valerie, Alethea Kontis and her friend Leanna, and Mary Rodgers. We managed to score a table in the back by the virtual fireplace. I had a blast at the dinner.  Mostly, I sat listening to everyone else–far more experienced than I–talk shop, joke around, tell war stories.  It was an education for me and it was a heck of a lot of fun.

Alethea took some pictures, which she will hopefully post at some point. Everyone there was incredibly nice to me and made me feel at home and part of the group. Like a Real Writer. It still sounds unbelievable to me.  I’m not sure I’ll ever get used to that.

Published by Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Falls Church, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.