Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee

I Hate Thursdays

For known reasons, Thursdays are usually my busiest Worldcon day. I registered without incident and dealt with the most pressing things, but many others remain, and I have four panels in a row, one of which is actually canceled but which people were expecting to attend. Lisa and I made a hand-lettered sign and put it on the door of the room where the "phantom" panel was to happen, giving us enough time to run get something to eat at the noodle house across the street from the hotel. A cloudburst drenched us as we dashed across the street back to the hotel with my take-out noodles. I'm eating lunch and dealing with business here during what would be the "phantom" 14:00 panel and hoping that my sign is enough to redirect people to the correct 15:30 panel.

(The same items is listed at 14:00 and 15:30 in different places. The second one is real; the first is correctly removed from the grid, but is in the detailed schedule.)

I've been handing "Worldcon Chairs Photo Op" business cards with the Sunday 11:00 at the Business Meeting info to any Worldcon chair I see. Among those we have seen is Hiroke Inoue, with whom we were happy to spend a few minutes talking along with his wife Tamie. Alas, Inoue-san has to fly back to Japan on Friday because of work commitments. That's so sad, to be only able to spend about 24 hours at Worldcon. But jaylake would know something about flying halfway 'round the world for a mere 24 hours of Worldcon.
Tags: anticipation, montreal, worldcon09

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