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09 July 2008 @ 11:20 pm
Convergence 2008 - Post-Whirl  
CONvergence was a lot of fun - there was also a lot of frustration and exasperation that I didn't have to go through.

Things I should do when I go to con next year

  1. Wait until Con starts to totally screw up my sleep schedule: Combined with 2, this was the biggest reason I didn't stay very long most days. In general, the whole week leading up to it had been very off, sleep-wise.
  2. Have a hotel room: I live too far away from most things - CONvergence is farther away from most of them. With 30 minutes of driving between home and con, there are a lot of activities that I can no longer do comfortably (e.g. drinking strange liquor with strange people). Also, gas is expensive, and I shouldn't be using it for this. I screwed up the hotel registration process earlier on, and failed to aggressively check up on the state of how many rooms there were (i.e. none).
  3. Don't pretend I can do lots of other things: I will end up doing most of them poorly. Which I did.
  4. Have a cellphone that actually works: My cellphone doesn't work without a headset (long story). This problem became about a thousand times more aggravating when I actually wanted to call people (or receive calls) more often than I usually do (which, in any given day, is about twice).
  5. Have a costume: At least one, probably two. It has social and fashion advantages - period.
  6. Talk to/Meet more people: It's true!
  7. Go to more panels: The one panel I did go to was very, very good. While I understand that some of them are not, most of them probably are.

  8. I have some notes from the panel on "Sexuality and Speculative Fiction" which I will post later, when I don't have to sleep half an hour ago.

    I know this sounds like a big blechhh ($$$$$$?) post, but I did really enjoy my first year of con, and I am already pre-registered for next year - I'm looking forward to it!
Do You Wanna Be Free or You Wanna Be Right?malcubed on July 10th, 2008 06:26 am (UTC)
Wanna split a hotel room next year?

...I'm not just saying that because I'm drunk. No, really.
beltramgregor on July 10th, 2008 12:40 pm (UTC)
Did you know you can donate one or all of your vital organs to the Aperture Science self esteem fund for girls? It's true!
Dr. Xsinister_dr_x on July 10th, 2008 05:52 pm (UTC)
I might have a costume for you for next year. We're kinda going crazy with an idea.
chadvalentinechadvalentine on July 11th, 2008 03:10 pm (UTC)
Wish we could have gone and see you. it's always funner as a group.