February 14th, 2009

Boss Coffee

wtf, world, wtf

Got a good night's sleep mainly by virtue of resetting the alarm to 0800, and am now awake trying to make sense of various senseless things that went down while I was being an otaku last night. Among these is Ringo & Cochrane's Honor of the Clan, which arrived yesterday and was read while laundry was processing. Review later, after I've read through it a couple more times.

Should have done EVE stuff last night and didn't, which might make getting my shit to Delve interesting. Meh, it's all insured, and even the blueprints can be replaced.

Plan calls for me to be showered, dressed, and at the hotel by 1000 for the comics panel. It could happen and probably will. deathquaker will probably not be joining us since she has family issues to deal with, but that's life; hopefully therevdrnye will not also be a no-show. For now, I must do coffee and other drugs. I suspect things will make a little more sense after I do this.

UPDATE: Plan has failed miserably mainly due to inertia and a surfeit of internet spaceships. Showering now. Will probably make it to the philosophy & anime panel.

Katsucon, Day 2

Very hard time getting started this morning, and in fact I blew off the 1000 Web comics/print comics panel because my motivator chip was stuck in the off position, also because I was busy committing insurance fraud and losing Badgers full of spare parts and ammo.

I eventually did make it to the hotel in time for the Philosophy in Anime panel, which was actually at 1530. This was more of a discussion than a lecture panel, which was a Good Thing, because like most folks I'd rather be part of a discussion than get lectured at. Also seen and talked to were Rob Balder and Phil Foglio. This time, I managed to avoid reminding Phil about D'Arc Tangent. Win.

Unfortunately, after that there wasn't much of interest going on. Hanging out in the driveway and hallway watching the people go by is interesting for a while, but the frequency of good hall cosplay wasn't really high enough to keep me engaged, so around 1900 I headed out to Fairfax by way of the burrow, where I coordinated with P about dinner. This eventually happened at Moby's in Fairfax, where we got caught up on stuff. Things appear to be going quite well for her, which hopefully will be a continuing trend.

Don't know if I'll be going back to Katsucon next year. For one thing, it's going to be at National Harbor next year, and for another, it's just too goddamn huge. It was more crowded than Detour's last years at the Thunderbird, without the central courtyard or the low-rise construction to provide relief. Katsucon posted an attendance cap of 6500, which they hit pretty easily, but IMAO this was way too many people for the space. Maybe that'll be improved by the new facilities, but TBQH I'm not much interested in finding out.