Well, barring something unexpected coming up at tomorrow’s doctor’s appointment I head off on Friday for Oakland and Denver. Every year when I make a trip like this I intend to blog a lot about it. I fail roundly, mostly because I get distracted. Attending a big convention takes all of your time and attention. Writing a summary of the day at 1.00am when you have a 7.00am breakfast just seems impossible. Still, I intend to try. I’ll probably fail, but I hope you’ll bear with me.
There are a lot of things I’m looking forward to. On the way to Oakland I should be seeing Simon and Ally at Sydney Airport. They’re off to Phuket at the same time I’m headed to the US, so it was too good an opportunity to miss. Oakland is always good. It’ll be great to see Charles, Liza, Amelia, Kirsten, Tim, Carolyn, Fran, and everyone else, and to spend a little time sitting on the back deck relaxing. Not so much drinking this year, but a quiet time will be good. I’m also hoping to see Karen and Bob while I’m in town, and Jeremy too. The only thing I have to do is get to a T-Mobile store for ten minutes and that shouldn’t be too hard to arrange. As for WorldCon, the people, the dealers’ room, the art show – lots to do. I can’t wait. And I’ll be hanging with Sean Williams, who is one of my best buddies, so that’s cool. Again, though, I’ll perhaps take it all a bit slower this year. It should be fun though. See you there?