November 24th, 2002

Kero asleep

Home Again, Home Again, Jiggety-Jig

Let me esplain -- no, there is too much. Let me sum up:

Con was good. :) Official tallies are not finished, but it seems to have paid for itself :) and made about $100 profit! Woohoo! =)

Confuzzlement with Plan 9 meant no t-shirts (sigh) and very limited prints. However, mousepads moved well and buttons were a big big hit. Sketchbooks made all the difference tho.

Got to see lots of my favorite people. :) Got to meet David Simpson finally. The panel was a success. :) The presense of Dave the Book Guy helped, and I think he was touched by the round of applause he received. :)

The TCM forumites dinner was pleasant, except for trying to follow Sheperdwolf >:P ... apparently, I like spumoni, which is something I'd never tried before. :) Loxley, Leto, and the rest were dressed as characters from TCM ... since I was wearing one of my "Watering Hole" polo shirts, I crossed my arms and scowled and said I was dressed as Leonard doing a cameo. ;)

Only real downside, there were a few times when I felt distinctly ditched by people I was hanging out with. I don't know if I was really ditched, or if it was coincidence and my natural insecurity making me paranoid. Not like I'm neurotic or anything. ;P But having had less-than-desired company whom I didn't want to offend, but who wouldn't take the hint and leave before, I am almost irrationally scared that I'm going to do that same thing to other people, and I really don't want to.

Anyway, big ol' waves and hugs to everybody I got to see! It was definitely worth the trip. :)

Oh, and lowen_kind ... got your message. :) Hello back! ;)

-The Gneech