June 27th, 2013

Match Game SF

Q Branch has outdone itself...

Match Game SF is one of Westercon's "opening acts," as our "daytime" show is on Thursday, the first day of the convention, at 6 PM in the hotel Atrium just before the Opening Ceremonies. We have a second "Late Night" show on Saturday night at 10 PM (or after the Masquerade, whichever is later) in the Folsom Room.

The online schedule application Westercon is using is superb. Check it out!

Originally posted by bovil at Q Branch has outdone itself...
Originally posted by bovil at Q Branch has outdone itself...

...and Westercon 66 has a mobile-friendly online schedule, thanks to our friends at Finncon and the 2015 Helsinki Worldcon bid!


Cold Water at Last

I got back to the hotel this evening, and to my relief, I found that they had replaced the broken valve on the shower. I now have both hot and cold water and everything in-between, instead of just very hot water. Therefore, I don't have to haul everything with me to the office and use the shower there tomorrow morning. It only took them three days from when I first reported it to get it fixed.

I'm going to promote from a reply a bit of analysis of what my options are on hotel rooms, along with a selection of room prices that I hope explains why I'm hunting around the low end.

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A further complication is that on the next trip, Lisa will probably be with me because we want to take her to the osteopath again if we can. I need a better room in that case because she will be living in the room rather than just sleeping in it. Also, she hates shower-only hotels, so Motel 6 is out.