Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
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Roll 'Er Up

I slept in this morning, not getting up until about 10 and not leaving for breakfast until after 11. Peggy Sue's, where we've been eating breakfast earlier in the weekend, was closed for the holiday, and when we tried Johnny Rocket's, we decided there was nothing on the menu that sent us, so instead we walked over to Flames, where I had an excellent steak-and-eggs breakfast while Lisa had a so-so breakfast pizza. Then it was back to the hotel for a short wander about and chat with people as the mood caught us.

I went to Closing Ceremonies, where Glenn Glazer made a short statement before officially ending the convention and figuratively passing the torch to Bobbie DuFault of Westercon 65 in Seattle. I had my picture taken with Phil & Kaja and we headed back to the Dealers' Room, where it was Closing Time.

Many people were running around doing packing up and moving out. I felt somewhat guilty for not helping more, but on the other hand, I can barely walk much right now, my legs are so shot from the amount of time I've been on my feet the past couple of days. I spent much of the afternoon sitting around and talking about the convention and related subjects, often with me elaborating on elements of how yesterday's Business Meeting went.

This theme repeated when we wandered down to the bar and joined up with other folks for a sort of pre-BASFA/post-Westercon informal gathering. Lisa and I were among those who ordered food, particularly those of us not going over to Coco's for tonight's BASFA meeting in Sunnyvale.

Lisa went back to the room after taking some photos of the bar gathering, and I hung around and talked for a while until the hotel's piano player showed up and started playing music, which pretty much cut off the ability to have useful conversations, so I went back to the room as well. There Lisa and I got the video off of the memory sticks on our cameras and reviewed parts of it. Unfortunately, there's the same glitch on both cameras: they stop recording at about 90 minutes even if there's room on the stick. (I assume it's a maximum file-size limitation.) So there's going to be a missing piece in the video, once I ever get it edited together, although fortunately it's not a very long piece.

We also made our hotel reservations for the trip up to Nevada that will happen tomorrow. Lots of driving ahead: tomorrow morning I take the Foglios up to San Francisco (they're doing some personal vacationing before they fly home), go back to San Jose, then Lisa and I pack out of the hotel and go to San Mateo where we split the material between our two vehicles, then we convoy up to Reno, where we have a hotel reservation. I think we'll end up staying at Circus Circus for four nights for only slightly more than one night here at the Fairmont, but that's the way the hotel rate crumbles.
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