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I Appear to Be ...

... going to Wiscon, courtesy of the indefatigable and demonstrably insane ljgeoff . She is a wonder of nature - something I already suspected before now, and know now with breathtaking certainty - and is even now making her way to my place to crash before we had from Chicago to Madison in the morning.

This is, mind you, after she drove from Michigan to Chicago to Madison once today, in order to handle the scheduling needs of another Wiscon-bound friend. After which she Turned Around And Came Back. To get me.

*croggle*

So ... my first full con in *thinks back* eight years. The last one was Minicon.

I've never been to Wiscon, but I think I'll know some of y'all there. I'll be on the lookout. I'll also be in the audience, cheering ljgeoff  and rarelylynne  at their Dr. Who-oriented panel. And doing, you know, con stuff. On a teeeeeeny-tiny budget. And I think I'm going to like it.

Fandom ... yeah, it's a way of life, even after all this time. Heh.

Comments

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mack_the_spoon
May. 27th, 2011 05:49 am (UTC)
YAY! That will obviously be awesome.
kaffyr
May. 27th, 2011 10:38 pm (UTC)
Yup - I'm here, and already have gone to one very interesting panel. I've also run into at least two people from home - one from another section of my very own newsroom (and a Hugo winner at that.) The world is a small place!
namarie24
May. 27th, 2011 05:55 am (UTC)
Fantastic!
kaffyr
May. 27th, 2011 10:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, aye, it is that!
st_aurafina
May. 27th, 2011 08:30 am (UTC)
Oh, cool! I hope you have a great time. And travel safely!
kaffyr
May. 27th, 2011 10:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks! We traveled safely, and took some back roads to get away from road construction. It made it a far more enjoyable journey than it might otherwise have been.
azalaisdep
May. 27th, 2011 05:28 pm (UTC)
Sounds great! Have a wonderful time!
kaffyr
May. 27th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
As I said, it's my first con in eight years, and one I've never been to before, but one is never too old to try something new, right?
gerisullivan
May. 27th, 2011 09:54 pm (UTC)
Wonderful!

I look forward to reading any comments/convention report you decide to post. I haven't been to Wiscon in a frightfully long time, but I'm inclined to think you will have strong reactions to it. In many ways, it's likely to feed your soul. Savor it! In other ways, it's likely to lead to cogent commentary from you on feminist, race, and class politics as well as on convention-running.

I'm doing the happy dance with you, and am full of thanks and gratitude to ljgeoff. Enjoy!
kaffyr
May. 27th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
I ran into Neil Rest almost immediately, and got to meet *thinks with her very weak brain* Velma for the very first time (hope I didn't get her name wrong; I remember her from RASFF because she sent me some musk-flavored lifesavers following a discussion sometime waaaaay back in the 1990s.


Oh my god, I feel old.

I don't know how much convention reporting I'll do. We'll see. Love you, dear!
apostle_of_eris
May. 28th, 2011 06:27 am (UTC)
Yes, Velma. I don't know if she's been to Wiscon before, but you may have missed the part of our conversation about how it's been way many years since we've seen each other in the flesh.
Your being here is A Good Thing.
kaffyr
May. 28th, 2011 06:02 pm (UTC)
I'm glad it's A Good Thing - seeing you was equally A Good Thing
mjlayman
May. 27th, 2011 10:42 pm (UTC)
Have fun!
kaffyr
May. 27th, 2011 10:44 pm (UTC)
That is what all my weekend strategies and tactics will be focused on ... heh.
tardis_stowaway
May. 28th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
Ooh, that sounds so cool! Have a fantastic time.
kaffyr
May. 28th, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
It's thus far been very, very good - I've developed a bum foot, which makes my progress slower than I'd like, but it's a very tiny downside.
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