September 2nd, 2010

woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

From Twitter 09-01-2010


  • 19:19:03: I'm in Atlanta...tired, ready for shower and bed.
  • 19:24:30: The good news--over 2000 words written on train today. The bad news: bedbugs bite. But in which bed did the bugs bite (train/hotel?)
  • 19:25:00: I'm betting on train.
  • 20:12:29: A couple of new posts up at http://www.paksworld.com/blog/ about the trip to Dragon*Con and my schedule there.
  • 20:15:18: Don't know. Hope not. Will fumigate fiercely when I get home. I use the luggage racks & then stack empties in a corner.

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woods, Elizabeth, camera, April

And the Fun Begins: Dragon*Con I

Today was busier than expected.   This is only a partial report (and remind me to put the LJ software people on the list of Those Who Deserve to Be Whacked Upside the Head with a Clue by Four...when I set a font size, it should STAY THAT WAY until I change it.  Not revert every time I need to backspace.....but I digress...)   Having left my good flats at home by accident, I went out to find a replacement...and the Naturalizer store in Peachtree Mall had just the thing.  The store manager is originally from Texas and we had a lovely chat--so of course I handed out my new cards.   Then I wandered into Brooks Brothers, just to see if their sale had anything I wanted (not)  but I had a nice chat with the sales clerk there and she got a couple of cards too because she likes to read.   I explored the way to the Hyatt, just to be sure I knew where to meet my editor later, when I knew things would be busier.  Then back to my hotel to drop the shoes and check email and stuff.  Supposedly, by the instructions I'd gotten, I was to pick up my badge after 3, but I decided to try earlier--so my next foray was back to Peachtree Mall for lunch in the food court, then on to the Sheraton by way of the habitrail to the Marriott (which the obligatory moments of delight at the spectacle of that gorgeous atrium) and then down a hot humid street to the Sheraton, where (since the last time I was at DragonCon) the registration/badge-handling was brilliantly organized with color coding.  I do very well with color coding, and followed "my" yellow stripe across this open space, around a corner, down a passage, and into a room, without having to ask anyone questions.   And I got my badge an hour early.

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