In the afternoon of Sept 6th, we went to Leah Fisher’s residence for the “not going to Worldcon” party she give on Labor Days when she isn’t making it to Worldcon. This was such a weekend, but was a bit special since the party fell on Leah’s birthday and was a joint birthday party with Henry Osier (Sept. 4th). A cake had been commissioned from Georgie with a “Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy” theme. She produced a beautiful “Restaurant at the End of the Universe,” with the accretion disk of a massive black hole forming the backdrop, while “Milliways” (design based on ‘Thunderbird 5”, which I always thought resembled an electric skillet--) and Zaphod Beeblebrox’s starship hovered in the foreground. (Not the Heart of Gold—pure white and looking like a running shoe is rather dull—this was the one that “looked like a fish.”) We had a good time snacking and talking with the friends who showed up, and went out to Vanity Fair (see review above) after the party broke up.