Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

Tonopah Westercon Program Posted

Thanks to Bill Burns and, the Tonopah Westercon Program Book — at least the part that fell through the wormhole — is available for all to download. The small number of paper copies will be available at the Tonopah Westercon party on Friday night at 9 PM in this universe.

Lisa, I, and Kuma arrived at SeaTac around 4 PM or so after an interesting but tiring drive from Bend. I'm too tired to post photos or do a comprehensive write-up. We got moved in with not a lot of trouble, except I had a terrible time getting my computer online. I had to spend an hour on the phone with two different AT&T Tech Support people. Both were very polite and helpful, but it took a lot of work to discover that I apparently have two different user IDs, slightly different, and used for different reasons. By then we were well overdue for dinner.

We walked to Lisa's favorite Japanese restaurant in the area, but they were doing take-out only, so instead we went to Denny's. After dinner, Lisa and I sat at the vacant fan tables area. After a little while, a gaggle of SMOFS formed around us, which isn't surprising.

More than one person seized upon Tonopah's Program Book, only to be disappointed to learn that it wasn't valid in this universe. "It's a fake!" said one person in disgust.

I said, "It's an alternate history." He didn't seem to get it. I fear that we'll see more than one such person this weekend who doesn't "get" such things. I sometimes wonder what they see in SF/F if they can't understand this stuff, but never mind. Other people have read it and laughed, which was what we wanted. Alas, there's a glaring typographical error on multiple pages, caused by clumsy work by the Time Police.

Westercon 65 is running in reverse order, so tonight was the Dead Dog Party. Later in the evening we went up to the 13th floor and were able to see fireworks displays from all around the Seattle area, including as far away as downtown. As I compose this, we can still hear some of them, but I simply am too tired to stay up and watch more. I'm so glad I don't have any commitments tomorrow morning, because I don't want to set the alarm and I don't want to get up early. Since we don't have to do anything other than to deliver the ballot box to Site Selection, we need to spend tomorrow recovering from the drive.
Tags: fandom, fireworks, kuma, lisa, tonopah, westercon

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