March 29th, 2007

SSuiseiseki

Next year in [insert city name here]

It seems odd in retrospect that on Sunday I did something I'd never done before in the four years of Anime Detour. While sitting at the registration table in Ops, I filled out the form, ran a credit card slip, and put them both in an envelope which I then sealed and dropped in the box. This isn't all that remarkable; about 150 other people did that too, or paid cash, or had us run credit card slips. What makes it odd is that for the first time, I don't know if 'm really going to come back.
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4/2/07: Minor edit of no great significance.
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SSuiseiseki

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I'm going to spare you all a day-by-day recounting of the weekend. Suffice it to say that as chief of Registration I saw none of the convention except for two panels, five minutes of the dance, and closing ceremonies - didn't get into the dealers' room, art show, AMV contest, video rooms or gaming area. It was very much of a busman's holiday for me, since I spend most of my work days being a corporate bureaucrat pressing butan (but not receiving bacon) and being registration chief means doing more of the same except with lots of unhappy customers.
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So, yeah, pushing papers, pushing butan, abusing the Internet and being stoic to the pinheads. That was my weekend. It had its good parts, too, don't get me wrong: revolutionaryjo's birthday party, Sunday night at Friday's with jamestrainor (who I hadn't seen all weekend), talking to Carrie, the logistics party after the bar closed Sunday, and the post-party at stuckintraffik's. Detour as a whole went very well, and I'm proud to have done my part to make it go well, but my part of it wasn't too much fun.

Thanks to all the people who made it suck less than it would have if they weren't there.
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