Posted By Kathleen David on August 3, 2013
We got here after some of the nastiest traffic I have ever seen in Delaware. Peter drove so we tagged teamed and I substituted in for him on “Humor in Science Fiction”. Did “Meet the Pros” but for me it was more get hugs from friends and some catching up.
Caroline, since she is in double digits, has her first room key. We have laid very carefully out where she can go and when she has to check in. This convention staff knows her from the time she was just a couple months old and we have all kinds of adults that are keeping an eye out as she wanders around. But mostly she had been enjoying the children’s programming.
I received my first pass of my Dragon Con schedule. Not too packed. I did have some questions about some other panels I had talked to people about being on but am not on. I guess I’ll get an update at some point.
Tomorrow is my busy day here. Today I am taking it easy and just being.
At 4:00pm I get to hear Shatner talk which is always fun. I am doing some form of judging for the Masquerade. I am guessing Workmanship. Which is fine by me. Mystery Trekkie is tomorrow.
The only thing which is kind of gnawing at the back of my head is that there are a couple of people missing from the mix. I keep going around a corner expecting to see them there or into the Art Show or at a panel but they have passed on and they are missed by me and many others. I am still debating in my head whether I am going to Marty’s Memorial get together or not. I am leaning towards yes but I will have to see how late things are going and how my back feels. Limitations suck but I am realizing that I have only so many spoons these days and I need to pick and choose how I use them.
I am grateful for the time I got to spend with those who aren’t with us this weekend and are leaving holes in the convention where they once stood.