Kevin Standlee (kevin_standlee) wrote,
Kevin Standlee
kevin_standlee

SiliCon Move-In

Lisa made it down to San Jose faster than we originally expected, so she was actually at the hotel by the time I arrived. We moved all of our stuff into our hotel room -- it took three trips with the bell cart, and we'll need to get the cart again when moving in to do Match Game SF. I do hope we're able to find a way to make everything work. I still haven't heard that we'll have all of the various tables and chairs for the stage setup. While it's nice to have the main stage, in some respects it's almost too large for what we're going; however, we'll to the best we can.

After waiting more than half an hour for Opening Ceremonies to start -- a difficulty locating the Guests of Honor, I understand -- I decided that I couldn't want for dinner any longer, and Lisa and I went to have dinner at the Hawaiian Drive-In down the street. Alas for the Loco Moco -- even the small portion led to a 190 blood sugar an hour later, so we went out for a bonus walk. There are more restaurants around here than I thought there were, if one is willing to walk a few extra blocks.

Returning to the hotel, we went up to the party floor, where things were fairly quiet. Friday night at SiliCon appears to be extremely lightly attended. But a fair number of the people who are here were in the Fanzine Lounge, it appears. The Lounge had been relocated to the Boardroom, right in the middle of the Party Zone, and it suits them.



Lisa took this picture of Chris Garcia and me in the Fanzine Lounge

travelswithkuma has more pictures.

In-room internet is expensive, but there is free internet out in the public areas, so I took my laptop to the Fan Tables and set up to get my mail and post this message. But I'm feeling far more tired than I thought I would be, so I think I'll probably turn in early. I don't have to be up early on Saturday -- Sunday is my busy day -- although I'll need to put in time behind the Westercon table. But then again, what sort of convention would it be without me sitting behind a table hawking memberships to something?
Tags: kuma bear, silicon, westercon
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