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So, I took off early from Penguicon this morning so I could get home to see my baby before his nap. It's going on 24 hours since we last nursed, and while it's not yet uncomfortable, it is noticeable. But I came home to an empty house, his grandmother having taken him off somewhere.

Penguicon was a good time. Different people have different opinions as to how well it achieves its goal of co-mingling an SF con and a Linux/Open-Source Expo. Is it chocolate and peanut butter, as the organizers would have us believe? Or chocolate and anchovies, which is what [livejournal.com profile] eviljohn thinks. The jury is still out. But the hotel, while quite dingy and rundown, has a really great layout for a convention, with a big atrium space in the middle and lots of glass windowed atrium rooms ringing it.

I made one quick pass through the pathetic dealer's room, had my brain croggled by Zendo in the gaming area, and attended the Buffy Horror Picture Show on Friday night (the Buffy musical episode done Rocky style with a live cast - it's totally fabulous). Other than that, I mostly hung out in the ConFusion room party, which I was helping to host. Overall it was a perfectly adequate party, and at times raucously fun and amusing (Dance! Dance! Dance! Dance!), but I feel a little bad for kind of "phoning in" the party. We have a great theme for the con this year - Moonbase ConFusion - and none of us really got our act together to play that up at all for the party. I didn't know if I was going to be able to go to Penguicon until fairly recently, and even after that it was unclear who was actually in charge until nearly the last moment. Ahh well - we'll aim for better schtick for the ConClave and Youmacon parties in the fall.

I realized that my time sense is totally skewed since having a baby. 9:30 at night seems so late - like I need to hurry up and do stuff because the night is almost over. I had to keep reminding myself that there were hours yet to go. (And there were - I got to bed at 2 on Friday and 3 on Saturday - nearly unheard of these days.)

Date: 2006-04-23 05:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] larcb.livejournal.com
We missed Penguicon this year, but were wondering about the hotel. Too bad it was dingy, isn't it next to Laurel Park Place mall? The mall is nice, would've thought the hotel would be, too.

I know what you mean about time sense - I am so winding down by 8 p.m.! I guess it's that waking up in the middle of the night thing - even though Coral doesn't do it so much anymore, I still do!

Date: 2006-04-24 12:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tammylc.livejournal.com
It is next to the mall. And it is old and dingy. Apparently they're planning a $10M renovation over the next year, though.



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