First, I missed almost everything. I mismanaged my time at the con dreadfully, but I learned a lot.
We stayed at a cheap hotel, which seemed like a good idea at the time, but considering the parking and the distance that meant walking, led to parties being out of the equation. Since this is where a lot of the networking gets done, that caused me to miss a lot of opportunities. Next time, I’ll know better.
I expected to have to work the dealer’s table, but it was covered, so that meant the incessant checking I did to see if I was needed just made my husband irritated and made me miss panels that might have been interesting.
I did have programming, which was a good thing, but was dismayed to see how many others who were more qualified to do so didn’t have any. Perhaps it needed more balancing.
I met some wonderful people–friends who had previously been only internet acquaintances, and others who were entirely new. That was my favorite part. I also got to spend time with old friends, and that was awesome as well.
And it was fun to whip out the old monster (seen here with rose) to collect a new bunch of autographs. Okay, so this was the third book…but they are all brothers.
It garnered its usual oohs and aahs.
Sitting in the Hugo awards was awe-inspiring, and it firmed my resolve to work even harder next year!
So, not the in-depth analysis I have been reading off and on since the convention, but there is my WorldCon report. 🙂