Friday, September 4, 2009

Safe and sound, and free wifi!

I may be staying in a craptastic cheap motel in Marietta, but it's got free wifi. It's also really close to downtown Atlanta.

So yes, I arrived safe and sound around noon today, got checked in at DragonCon, and hit a few panels before coming to the hotel. My gawd this is a huge convention! I'm now intimately familiar with this area of downtown Atlanta, because the con is spread out over four huge hotels and I've been roaming among them along with many, many other people. Lots of folks in costume, but I haven't really looked at them because, you know, don't make eye contact.

I'm killing an hour or so before I head back to meet my old friend Kevin (who I haven't seen in about 15 years) for an MST3K thing. That should be a blast any way you look at it. Then tomorrow I have my itinerary all planned out, and fortunately everything I want to go to takes place in the Hyatt so I don't have to do a lot of walking. I'm starting off with a panel on What Women Want in SF/F Roles, which should be interesting.

Oh, and so far? No books. Geez, people, where the hell are you hiding the booksellers! Horrible thought--maybe there aren't any. Good thing I came prepared!

7 comments:

LMEighmy said...

Glad you made it safe and sound! My dad lives in the Atlanta area. He told me about all the traffic when they had the olympics down there. I can't say I'd want to live there during that!

Have fun!

Aaron Polson said...

Enjoy! I'm sure the booksellers will be out in force soon enough.

Jamie Eyberg said...

I can't imagine there not being booksellers. Hope you had fun with the MST3K thing. What a great idea.

Horror Girl said...

no books? but but but...

though maybe that would be good, and then you'd make a killing with jack of all trades :^)

Cate Gardner said...

There will be books, check all cupboards as you pass them. And ooh, my most beautiful bookmark and stickers arrived today - thank you for making my Saturday.

K.C. Shaw said...

LMEighmy--The traffic hasn't been so bad, actually. Atlanta's a pretty well laid out city and the convention's in a good area for getting around in too.

Aaron--I did actually figure out where the booksellers are, but since I'm trying to escape from Dragoncon with a little money, I decided not to check them out. I've heard the place is packed too.

Jamie--The MST3K thing turned out to be a showing of a new Cinematic Titanic--which is done by the old MST3K team--and then a Q&A session afterwards with Mary Jo Pehl, Frank Conniff, and, um, oh hell, can't remember the third guy. Anyway, it was a blast!

Horror Girl--The booksellers are in the fourth hotel that's participating in the con so I just missed them. This con is HUGE! I heard that the official count for the fire marshal is 30,000 people a day, but the real count is probably more like 40-50,000 people. It really is insane.

Cate--I'm glad the bookmark and stickers arrived! Let me know if the bookmark doesn't work. :)

Alan W. Davidson said...

Craptastic cheap always works for me! "...I haven't really looked at them because, you know, don't make eye contact." I always had that philosopy, too, when visiting Detroit.