At 4 PM, I went to the panel about administering the Hugo Awards.
A year ago, a panel on this subject would have been lucky to draw more audience than panelists. This year, it was standing-room-only. Had we two hours rather than one to discuss how the Hugo Awards are administered, we could have filled it.
The social and mixer event was more of a cocktail hour followed by an attempt to get people mixing with a game involving teams taking bits of oddball items and a Dallas/Fort Worth-area landmark, building an "alien artifact" with the stuff, and presenting a story about it. As usual with such things, these went better or worse, but people were of good spirits about it.
Following the mixer, Dave Cantor and I helped show people who plan to participate in the Probability & Statistics Seminar on Saturday night how Texas Hold-Em poker works. So far 22 people have signed up out of a possible 40. We'll see how many turn up at Tournament Time tomorrow after the Fannish Inquisition.
I also found out that Saturday morning at 11 AM I am on a panel about membership badge design. Oh, the irony. I found this out after what I wrote yesterday criticizing SMOFCon 33's badges. OTOH, this is scheduled against a panel called "What Made Sasquan Different?" and I rather expect that everyone is going to go there instead. We'll see if anyone wants to talk about membership badges in the morning.