- Prep for Ellen K interview.
- Discover Diane Duane reading cancelled. Sadness! (But at least going to that room helped me find the mysterious 2-and-a-halfth floor.)
- A bit of panel-surfing. (I just invented that term yesterday, but it turns out Paul Pope (and probably lots of others) beat me to it.)
- Lunch at Starbucks again, testing out recording equipment and finishing up my interview notes.
- Completely fail to attend Fictionados tea party, despite having written it in my calendar the day before. Sorry, all! Total brain failure. Sad to miss it.
- Various trips through dealers' room, resulting mostly in picking up the Rich Horton Year's Bests and the Strahan Year's Bests. (Still have not managed to meet Strahan.) Pleased to see more SH stories in said volumes. (Knew they would be there, but pleased to see them nonetheless.)
- Elizabeth Bear reading. (Note to self: discuss Mephistopheles and Dr. Faustus further with Bear.)
- Ran into more friends hadn't known would be present. Yay, friends!
- Dinner with a bunch of folks.
- Brief stop at Interstitial party in bar, but too loud for me; wandered up to SFWA suite, spent rest of night there. Partly chatting in hallway, then inside the suite when it got quiet; helped clean up when it closed down; went to sleep much too late.
- Still no filking.
- Finish packing; check out of room.
- Assorted panels etc.
- Groggy stumbling around.
- Dinner and ride-to-airport with JT and MT.
- Ride from airport at far end courtesy of Lola.
Another note to self: usual strategy of dealing with poor memory for names/faces, which is to immediately (and truthfully) say "I can't remember if we've met in person" and introduce self, is not so effective on seeing someone who you just had dinner with a couple hours earlier. Also, secondary strategy of saying (truthfully) "I know your name, but I'm not sure why" is not so appropriate when being introduced to people who later turn out to be well-known and widely published authors.
(Really, when I'm being introduced to people in the SFWA suite, I should probably just assume that they're well known and widely published as a matter of course.)
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