Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

Meeting Weekend

Last weekend I was at a series of in-person meetings and related events for Westercon 74. This weekend, I have four separate (online) meetings: two board meetings today back-to-back for CanSMOF followed by SFSFC, and tomorrow a meeting for one aspect of Westercon 74, followed later in the day with a Costume-Con 39 staff meeting. CC 39 will happen in 2023, one year after CC 40, as Costume-Con engaged in their own version of "Operation Leapfrog," with the additional matter that there will be no Costume-Con 41, and the 2024 convention will be styled as CC 42. Both Westercon 74 and Costume-Con 39 are conventions run under SFSFC. I'm rather grateful that CC39 moved to 2023, because now SFSFC won't be running two conventions only a few months apart from each other.

It's just as well that I'm spending most of this weekend indoors, because the local air quality is getting bad due to fires in the Sierra Nevada. The AQI here in Fernley is up to about 93 (moderate), but just west of us in Fallon earlier today it was in the 100-150 range. It was cool enough this evening to sit out on the porch, but there was light ash falling from the sky, and I soaked one of my cloth masks in water and wore outside not against COVID, but to make breathing easier. Also, I can feel the smoke in my eyes and will use some of my saline solution eye drops before going to bed.

Smoky times like this make me glad I sleep with a CPAP machine and that I have a third inline filter installed besides the two main ones.
Tags: cansmof, costumecon, cpap, sfsfc, westercon, wildfires
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