As I was cleaning my teeth last night, someone noticed my badge and indicated he was at the con too. Bed 23:30. I seem to be getting used to the air mattress, I'm only waking up once a night!
PS The convention newsletter (generated by the Plotka Cabal who are mostly English) can be seen at www.anticipationsf.ca/English/Newsletter/
for a more rounded view of the con.
Up on Sunday 7:30 attempted to check email but failed. Had to leave just after 8:00 for the Friends of Liad breakfast. Got to eggspectation at 8:20, waited til 8:30 when Ruth B arrived, and we went in, to discover a long table of LoFs! We started an overflow and had a good chat and breakfast. I had 4 pancakes with Maple Syrup, the obligatory 3 slices of fruit, and coffee. Finally left just before 10:00!
Went to the Art Show to have a look at the Best in Show, by a first time convention attendee, and finally broke down and bought a print of "Parrots of the Caribbean" by Charlene Taylor D'Alessio for 16.93$ inc Tax.
Got to a panel discussion cataloging sites, LiibraryThing and GoodReads
This was followed by an author reading by Stephanie Bedwell-Grime, Margaret Ronald, Seanan McGuire and laura Anne Gillman (the last two were the authors I'd heard off, Seanan as a filker, as her first novel is out in September Rosemary and Rue.
Went for lunch at Tim Hortons, had asparagus soup and BLT roll, with coffee for 7.50$
I missed the first 15 minutes of the Invention of the Canon, which in this case was for the SF field, ie what changed the field, not necessarily the best but the most influential.
Caught the last half of Seanan McGuire's filk set (I must buy her CDs) then spent half an hour with the use of replicators, but found it so uninteresting I had to leave (no-one had actually used one!)
Updated my notes then went to the Baen Books Traveling Slideshow, which unfortunately didn't have much in the way of give always due to the delivery person not arriving! Met Ruth B there, again! Some cool looking books that some of the authors were there to talk about, and I made a note to look for.
Went looking for food and ate a beef pita at Basha, sat with ckd ex listie and chatted then sat intending to update my notes but there were 2 Bujold fans and I got in a discussion. After 15 minutes we were leaving and I couldn't find my bag ! again! back to the food court and found it under my chair. This is not good!
As it was between panel start time I decided to see what was happening in the filk room, which was at one end of the convention hall, but luckily not far from the big hall, where the Hugos started at 20:00. F rank K directed listies to a block seating, Sat next to Frank and Elizabeth. The results have been published elsewhere
so i won't duplicate them. A few (including Neil Gaiman) were surprised at winning and didn't have anything prepared. Frank Wu was the most enthusiastic, and flew his rocketship around the stage!
After the awards I spotted James demoing his ebook reader, then went to the Delta , the first evening I'd managed this. I found myself queuing with Lillian Stewart Carl and Paul Carl (and commiserated on loosing the Hugo), and we rode up to the 28th floor together. I popped in to the Baen party but didn't stop, instead to the consuite on the 5th floor, for spaghetti and meat sauce which was very good, met Stellan again and Janet B ex-listie and artist. Had a soda and caught the lift down to the ground, and shared it with Lillian and Paul again!
Back to bed for my latest night 23:00!