May 22nd, 2009

Manga Kevin

BayCon Friday Evening

The wireless internet signal in the fan tables area at the Santa Clara Hyatt is very weak and intermittent, so I was unable to get online reliably. Blogging this weekend at BayCon may be reduced accordingly.

I got down to BayCon around 4 PM, registered at Program Ops without incident, and found the Fan Tables, which are on the second floor of the hotel at the top of the escalators. Sherri Benoun was already at Anticipation's table and had set up our banner, which I'd put in the poster tube with the Westercon SJ in 2011 bid posters -- SJ2011 is to the left of Anticipation's table, while Westercon 63 (Pasadena) is to our right. I brought the Worldcon kit from my van up to the table and we set up and talked to people about Worldcon for a couple of hours.

redneckotaku in particular will want to click through the cut for the pictures of our info table.

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After closing down the table a little after 6 and storing my stuff in my van, I discovered the game room, where I'm apt to spend too much of my time.

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After going out to dinner at Sweet Tomatoes -- at which I'd never actually eaten, although as I expected, it was similar to Fresh Choice -- it was time to hit the Friday night parties. (If anyone is wondering why I didn't list who I went to dinner with, it's because I forgot one of the names and I don't want to give offense by leaving anyone out.)

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I would have gotten home sooner, but I let my feed carry me back to the Arcade, where I played several games and would have played more if I hadn't known I still had a 30 minute drive to get home. Resisting the urge for "just one more game," I headed home and uploaded the photos.

There are more photos (and eventually will be even more) on my BayCon 2009 Photo Set on Flickr.