Note that I have been reading
all of the comments people are leaving in my journals; I just have little more to add at this point, and I'm a little rushed.( Hotels, bidding, etc.Collapse )
Then we set up in the lower lobby while the WHC board went into closed session. I found a power outlet (although with both batteries on board, my computer has about 5 1/2 hours' endurance even with the wireless card) and logged in to check mail and such now that we were once again in a place where the internet access was both free and
I don't expect we'll stay here very late today. We're both very tired -- our WHC more or less started one day early -- and need to get home and catch up on sleep before we're back to work tomorrow.( My impressions of WHC 2006, including my Fanboy momentsCollapse )
In the end, I got most of the things out of a convention that I come to a convention for, which have, I think, very little to do with the reasons the "$10 a day is the most I should reasonably expect to pay" crowd. Am I going to go to Toronto's WHC next year? Almost certainly not. Would I attend another WHC held within a day's drive of my home? I'd say it's likely.Update, 12:20:
Cheryl's impressions of the convention are on her blog
. She was able to sit in the back of the room and keep typing, while I was up front taking handwritten notes for the benefit of the Winnipeg committee.