I did a fifteen-minute ficlet during the "Writing Ensemble" panel that I will post as soon as I transcribe it. The challenge was to write Cordy, Xander, Willow, Buffy, Oz, and Giles into a fic involving an argument over a cursed football. I haven't done a word count on it or anything, but it's short, because...fifteen minutes.
I drank more booze over WriterCon weekend than I have in the last twenty years. The aforementioned (previous post) back spasms were actually mitigated by alcohol, but I did manage to limit myself to just two or three drinks a night over several hours--and also managed to avoid a visit from the Oh God of Hangovers, which made me happy. Also, I had a Seabreeze for "research" purposes, and now I know why Lorne likes them so much. They are teh yum.
I think I found a kindred spirit in aadler. Those of us on the conservative end of the political spectrum often feel marginalized among our fellow writers, who tend to be a rather liberal lot; and Alix and I bonded over the fact that we both literally found ourselves biting our tongues in order to not cause wank. I really would have loved to talk with him more--but I probably monopolized him enough.
shaddyr kept the hospitality suite jumping. The panels were kept on time and organized very well, and I learned quite a bit, although I would have liked to have been able to clone myself a few times. Choosing between the "pro" tracks vs the "craft" tracks was difficult; however, since I'm not sure I'm ready to go pro just yet ("Illegal Beagles" being a notable exception), I did the craft track. I especially took a LOT of notes during the "Why we love the bad boys" panel on effective villains. Now I know what I need for my original novel to give it that extra punch.
kurakami is adorable and fun and has a GREAT smile. *waves* Now I must read some of your writing... And, really. I would have loved to see you in a kilt.
Okay, I consider myself to be be pretty much on the periphery of fandom. I post stuff at the Pit and in my own LJ, and very rarely in communities, although I belong to a ton of them. I'm not a BNF by any stretch of anyone's imagination.
And yet, someone on the ConComm told me that I was considered for about six different panels.
I didn't know they even knew who I am. Um, wow. I'm really quite flattered.
The Atlanta Zoo is quite nice, and I got some great pix that I will be uploading, um, sometime. PANDAS!
And I actually came back with about $200 left over. *flails* Decisions, decisions. "Farscape" DVDs, a Oaxacan carving, those little clay animal thingies I like for the front room and can't find online ANYWHERE... Hubby and I are going to Park City when he's done working for the week to look for more decorative stuff. Also, my local comic store got a Spike TPB, Spike vs Dracula #4, and the Angel Spotlight: Doyle comic in. If the Spike TPB has the comic I missed in it ("Old Times"), I may just buy that and pass the other ones I already have on to other people. However, I just looked on eBay, and someone's got "Old Times" up right now with a 99-cent starting bid; it ends in 7 hours. *puts on watch list*
Well. I've got tons of stuff to do, books due at the library, yadda yadda yadda. Suffice to say that I had a great time and can't wait to do it again.