This morning, I received an email from Diana Gabaldon in which she explained what happened concerning her non-appearance on Monday at D*C (on the AHT as well as elsewhere). Apparently, the D*C scheduling committee did not forward her the schedule as they are supposed to do prior to the show. She'd already made travel arrangements to leave on Monday, and was unable to change them--but did inform her fans by way of her blog and Twitter on the way out!
She expressed regret at missing our Monday panel, and, this is a direct quote, ...but I _am _ sorry to have disappointed anyone..
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