Got up early this morning to get everything packed up. Did so, ate food, packed a lunch, loaded everything into the car, checked out of the room and then went to an 11am panel. The panel, on converting text to e-books, was well attended and I took some notes. Four panelists with entirely different toolsets and goals.
Wandered through the dealer’s room, picked up a few little things. A real, wind-up, mechanical pocket watch which I liked, and some CDs from Jeff and Maya Bonhoff. Then walked across the hall to watch Jeff and Maya perform. They had Vixy of Vixy and Tony, as well as a cellist and violinist who’s names I didn’t catch. Their daughter sang backup – again, I missed her name – and it was a fun hour’s worth of live music. The violin and cello added a lot to the two guitars. Not all were parodies, some were new folk music. Will share that with Mom and Dad.
Then, fool that I am, I went to the art auction. I say I’m a fool because I bought things. I bought two pieces from Brianna Spacecat-Wu. They fit together into one big image. Planets with cat ears and tails. Spaceships with the same. Some of her long, thin women, with cat-ears and tails. They were inexpensive, and a set. When I got the first one for a low price, I simply decided I had to have the second. It wasn’t much more. The hard part will be getting them to San Jose. May have them shipped. May try and get a photo to upload later.
Meant to go to a panel on “Urban Science” after the art show, but didn’t. Wandered around, talked to people, hung out in Hospitality until the Opening Ceremonies. Went to those, and watched Brianna Spacecat-Wu commandeer the moderator’s spot and run the thing pretty well. Lots of laughter, and a pretty good turnout. The con had 900 paying members, and 800 in attendance. And was officially over.
I swapped out the technokitty costume for a normal shirt and hat and went back to Mom and Dad’s where we had some nice BBQ and a quiet evening. I need to get a bunch of photos converted and uploaded, and then can update this blog and facebook.