Back from my first WisCon. Very tired. Happy.
Saw many friends, made several new ones. It is frustrating that I have suddenly met so many cool people who live far away, because I want to hang out with them more.
Several people suggested that I should look in to being on some panels next time. Will consider.
Asked a question at “Not Another Fscking Race Panel” which led to much hilarity, mostly because it led to a prolonged discussion of the varieties of cybernetic genitalia between and . You really can’t start off a con in a much better way than that.
Got an enormous stack of books, two of which I managed to read on the (long) flight home — Ellen Klages’ The Green Glass Sea and Ekaterina Sedia’s The Alchemy of Stone. I highly recommend both and will try to write actual reviews of them at some point soon.
And now… to bed. Real work is starting unfortunately soon, and there are systems which apparently need to be designed in the morning.
But several key thoughts from this weekend: I’m very glad I have a wife that will come with me to SF cons. I may not be a natural part of fandom, but I do seem to fit in quite well with the writers and the people who come to talk more serious subjects, and there are a lot of such people. I’m amazed by how many interesting people I met, and need to figure out good ways to keep in touch with them. And it’s cool that my job is, pretty much, science fiction.