WorldCon was great! (Today the play-by-play, tomorrow the impressions and opinions.) The drive to Boston took about ten hours, Traffic was quiet, and passing over the border was a breeze. However, we arrived Friday evening hungry, exhausted, and dehydrated. We checked in, registered, and grabbed a bite to eat. We were going to watch the retro-Hugo awards, but quickly realized it would be just too loud for our headaches. So we went back to the hotel room. I promptly fell asleep, but my poor husband was up all night with a tummy ache.
Saturday went well. I worked for two hours in the Green Room, seeing that panelists were comfortable and had fresh coffee available before they ran out to sit on panel. I had to miss a couple of panels during this time, but my wonderful husband diligently went on my behalf and took very extensive notes, which we discussed on the drive home. We took a break for lunch, and then I spent the next three hours hopping from one panel to another, while my husband took in a panel, played some games, and did a bit of shopping.
We met our friends Susan and Beth for dinner, and then went back to the hotel to freshen up for the Hugos, but I needed a little rest. We missed the Hugos. (Or rather, I did. My husband watched them on the hotel TV.) I took in a panel at ten PM, and then met Susan and we stopped in at a book launch party. The party was crowded -- the line-up went down the hall -- so we congratulated the author and made our exit.
Sunday, my husband and I drove home.
We both enjoyed ourselves. My husband would love to go to WorldCon in Scotland next year, but we just don't have the money. We are however, going to try to take in some more cons around Toronto.