*Probably hard-boiled, and I'll just hand it off to whoever'd like it.
Given the new LJ 'design' decisions, please comment on DW if you can.
The con opened at around noon yesterday, so there were some panels scheduled. But really, it was all about the dealer’s room and catching up with friends.
The room housing the dealers in this new hotel is about one third the size of the old hotel’s ballroom. I can’t really tell if there are less dealers who have tables but I can say that there is a lot less room in the aisles between the tables. This makes it more difficult to maneuver around, particularly for the folks on scooters.
Nevertheless, I plunged in as early as possible because that’s when the best items are available. I bought a Joker print from Mike and a painting of the POTC monkey for my son. Also bought three t-shirts, a little dragon statue, two pins and a copy of the new KFile for myself. Sadly, I missed out on the bottleg complete season of Adderly which now is only available on order. There was also a copy of the Return movie autographed by Sloan that I picked up for Jon Burlingame at his request.
Here are the Guardians 0f the Orphan Zine Table where you can buy used zines:
Another tradition of MWC is door decorating. Here are two that really impressed me. One is for 'fandom scouts' with a slash featuring appropriate badges. The second celebrates detectives.
I did attend one panel yesterday on old television shows and where to find them. The discussion ranged through genres to the changing expectations of audiences over the years.
I had dinner with amedia at which we talked shop: ie: academia and motherhood. Also saw Carol and Paula and Suzi and bought a box of delicious chocolate Tim
Tam cookies from Carolyn G that came all the way from Tanzania.
This morning I ate breakfast at Denny's with mamacat1715. Sadly, she must leave today to get home in time to preach services at her church on Sunday.
The weather has moderated to sunny and pleasant but I hear at home, my own family is now experiencing the chilly rainy weather that has moved from the Midwest to the east coast. It will delay the installation of our air conditioning system until Tuesday.
Today, I’m conducting my annual “How to Write a Better Story” workshop. This will be about the 23rd year, so we’ll see how attendance goes. Afterward, I am sitting on a panel discussing research.
Maybe I’ll hit the hot tub tonight. My back is killing me.
PS: If LJ is down tomorrow I'll post over on my DW journal under st_crispins.