I went to Con-Volution last weekend and had fun.
This year I had planned to be an attendee. No workshops, no Masquerade. After an emotionally intense few months, I wanted to go and hang out with friends and just be.
Unfortunately, I had to work at my day job until 4:30 PM. By then the route from the South Bay to San Ramon was its usual tangle of traffic jams, so I didn’t get registered until 6:30. I ran into Fiona Jayde, Chip, and Melissa Snark and had dinner. Then it was off to the Meet the Guests.
While at the panel, I ran into Phil and Kathy Gust. They mentioned that due to a technical snafu, they hadn’t received any Masquerade preregistrations. They weren’t sure if they’d have enough people for the show. I opened my mouth to say “Gee, that’s horrible.” What came out was “I brought a hallway costume. I could go onstage if you can get music.” My mouth clearly needs to check in with my brain more.
I managed to make it to one panel that evening – “Pounded in the Posterior: Selected Readings from Chuck Tingle.” I can see this become a tradition at conventions like the readings of “The Eye of Argon.”
Saturday I performed in the Masquerade. Big thanks to Denise Tanaka for making a Target run for some finishing touches for the costume. The rest of the evening was spent at parties and hanging out.
Sunday I caught up with fellow fiber fans at the Brunching Needles gathering. I also attending J. M. Frey’s book release party for City By Night. Then I went to the Charity Auction. I managed to keep from bidding on the crochet porg I donated. I did not manage to stop from bidding on other items.
There are a few other things that happened that I can’t talk about yet, but will soon. It was a fun weekend.