Posted By Kathleen David on October 10, 2013
One thing about attending a convention in your own backyard, as it were, is that you tend to stay at home rather than the convention itself. Now we are a bit of a ways from the city by choice. We can hop in but it is not like living in one of the five boroughs. We have time limits based on a lot of different things including transportation. We also have limits based on Caroline’s schedule of school and activities. So Friday she has school and her busy afternoon/evening. Saturday we will get up extra early to drive into the city for the Saturday portion of the show. Then we drive home at the end of day and probably skip the social events of the evening. We drive back Sunday early AM for the rest of the convention and call it a show.
In some ways that makes me feel a little detached from the events of the convention and the usual social things afterwards. That is neither a good nor a bad thing, just a thing. I have been gathering where people are for probably about the past month and I really hope to see most of my list before end of business on Sunday. There really isn’t a host hotel where many go after the show is closed. There isn’t a district that most of the other events are happening probably because there isn’t much around the Javitts’ center.
Today is prep for the convention. We have to get what Peter is going to sell at table B5 in Artist Alley ready to go. I have to check over the puppets I hope to sell and make sure they are ready to go. Part of this is seeing what we have left from DragonCon in terms of books and the like. The other part is printing up scripts and plots to sell.
I am looking forward to the convention and seeing all my friends. I am not looking forward to the amount of travel I am going to have to do but it is necessary.
Those of you who need my cell number or wonder if it is the same. It is the same one I have had since 1997/8. If you need it, usual e-mail addresses and Facebook are the way to get in touch with me.
I am grateful for the time I will be spending at the convention.