Cindy Scott and I are sitting here doing registration for ConStruction, which is very informal. We have the pre-registered badges sitting out in the open in front of us, and Cindy is making badges for the walk-in members. Cindy thinks we will run out of badge blanks -- she made 35.
I knew that we had "Registration and a Cup of Coffee" billed on the schedule. I didn't realize it included bagels and fruit as well. Fortunately, Cheryl and I looked in on the room as we were heading to Starbucks for breakfast at 8:30, and realized that we didn't have to go there. The early birds get the warm (bagels).
In a few minutes, ConStruction Chair Jan Price will start the conference with opening remarks and scheduling instructions. After some of the mob scenes with which I've been involved with Worldcons and other large conventions, the relaxed atmosphere of a 35-person conrunner conference is rather refreshing.