May 26th, 2009


Con Over, Man

One last costume shot added to my BayCon Flikr set:

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I mentioned in an earlier post that one thing they can't change is the small hotel rooms. There were oddities in the room design as well, including a style of bathroom sink I don't think I've ever seen before.

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As before, there are more photos than what I show on my LJ on the Flickr set.

After running out of quarters in the game room, I wandered over to the bar and sat and talked with kproche, bovil, Tadao Tomomatsu, and Christine Doyle. After realized that I really needed to get fed, I headed over to the Coco's for the regular Monday BASFA meeting, where the topic of the night was both BayCon and FanimeCon. There were a bit over 2000 people attending BayCon and reportedly more than 17,000 at FanimeCon, but both could be considered successful events within their own spheres -- size isn't the only measure of success of a genre convention, after all.

After BASFA, I stopped back by the hotel because it wasn't too far out of the way. I got there just as the Dead Dog Party was opening, but it was, as traditional, Staff Only for what was described as "fifteen minutes." I went and sat in the lobby and discussed conventions with Tom Galloway and Kevin and Andy for more than half an hour. When the Dead Dog Party -- which was being held in the former gaming room -- showed no signs of opening, I decided that, it being after 10:30 PM, it was time to go home, and so I did.
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Kevin and Lisa

Dispatch From Oregon

Lisa called today. She hadn't called while I was at BayCon because she figured I was busy. I don't call her because she usually turns the telephone off when she goes to sleep, which, given her tinnitus, can be at any time of the day or night when she finally passes out.

The tinnitus isn't improving. None of the medications are making any difference. She's not happy. I don't blame her.

Her friend Scott came down from Portland and spent the night, she told me. She put him up in her father's RV, which serves as the family's spare bedroom. Besides, she said, she's too restive. She needs the whole trailer in which to stay up until (and if) she gets tired enough to sleep despite the wailing in her left ear.

Lisa thanks people for their various proposed cures or causes. Most of them, she says, are unlikely to be the case because if they were, they'd probably affect both ears equally, and her right ear is unaffected, while her left is nearly deaf and full of noise.