May 25th, 2012

Kevin and Lisa

BayCon Day 1

After I got shut of work this afternoon, Lisa and I went over to BayCon, registered, and hung around the LoneStarCon Worldcon and Westercon 65 tables for a while. Lisa has been recruiting people to be on the committee for the version of Westercon 65 that will be held in Tonopah this year (in a different timeline). Lisa and I will host a party at Westercon 65 in this timeline where a little bit of Tonopah's Westercon is expected to leak through.

After dinner, we went to the Meet-the-Guests event, but the music was loud, so Lisa and I had to leave.

We attended and participated in a memorial service for Kathryn Daugherty, and raised a toast in her honor. Many people in Bay Area fandom were there sharing their memories of Kathryn.

We also briefly visited the party floor, ending up in the Fanzine Lounge where I found myself the subject of a question that Chris Garcia was asking David Clark: How many Worldcons has Kevin Standlee attended? Dave was right within the allowed margin of error (+/-1). I had to count it up myself, and the answer is, as of right now, 24 (1984 and 1989-2011 inclusive).

Lisa was feeling very tired and I'm none to great myself, plus we're commuting, so we called it a night early and headed back to the apartment. We needed a few snack-like things and walked around the corner to the 7-Eleven, where we saw standing on the corner a couple of extremely kawaii girls in anime-costumes, and there were other people inside the konbini who obviously were attending FanimeCon, which is happening in downtown San Jose this weekend.

I'm glad I don't have any morning commitments. I do want to help out at the Westercon 66 table tomorrow, but I also have panels at 2 and 4:30, and Lisa and I have tickets for Thanks for Playing the Game Show Show Saturday night, so we won't be around BayCon that night. We'll be back on Sunday.