For years my sister Wendy tried to get us down to Atlanta over Labor Day for DragonCon. But she was going to come up to Chicago for WorldCon in 2012. Sigh.
This is the Official Notice that we will have the Wake For Wendy At WorldCon (WFWAWC). The dinner is at Ron of Japan -- Wendy was very fond of Teppanyaki. Indeed, we went to Ron of Japan in 1979 when she visited me at Northwestern after the Great Blizzard of '79.
Website with menus and pricing -- there are vegetarian options:
Ron of Japan
230 East Ontario Street, Chicago IL
Thursday 30 August 2012
7pm to 9pm ?
You don't have to attend WorldCon to be a part of WFWAWC -- several members of the UCF in fact already are likely to wake but not con. We're up to 15 friends and family so far. Teppanyaki is not cheap but it is one helluva show. If you want to be added to the reservation and come celebrate my sister Wendy K. Braxton, you can leave a comment here or email me at:
drphil at dr-phil-physics dot com
Afterwards... I still haven't taken a picture yet, but I HAVE received a Viking Boat via Amazon.com. There might be some sort of ceremony involving some of Wendy's ashes, the Viking boat and a fuel load of Jack Daniels... and the Chicago River is between the restaurant and the Hyatt.
I'll enjoy seeing you there and supporting me in remembering my sister.
UPDATE 8/20/2012 Mon: I was asked about whether they do gluten free soy sauce or tamari, so I emailed them. At 10:14 this morning, they said no, they used regular soy sauce. At 10:30 they emailed and said they just ordered some gluten free soy sauce. Now that's service! -- Dr. Phil