I started this morning around 8 AM.
Juli and miko2
were still asleep. I showered and posted an FB entry in the dark. By the time I was through Mark and Juli stirred awake. Juli and I went to breakfast while miko2
worked on his story.
We ate at the coffee garden. They only were serving the buffet, so that’s what we had. Eating carrots and zucchini for breakfast has changed my cravings. I only served myself a moderate plate once. No seconds on bacon even.
Juli and I checked on the art show next, and finally accepted their replacement prints. I still have faith in humanity and fully expect those missing prints to be turned in. Juli one a piece of art on bid tags so we paid for that, and we picked up a piece, a pendant, that we bought on Thursday at the direct sale price.
I sent Juli to the verbal art auction; she had more art she was vested in. I took our current purchases to the car and then started on loading out the room. UNFORTUNATELY two of the four elevator cars were out of service. I’m guessing 1,500 people were trying to check out and load out on those two lifts. …and we were on the 11th
floor. I managed to get it done in about an hour, mostly catching an up car to the 12th
floor and then riding down to the lobby. …like everyone else. We’d get up to the top and then only maybe 2 people could get on.
I joined Juli at the auction. Her piece had come up and she won in, only exceeding her self imposed limit by $5. There were a few other pieces she was interested in, being offered in the charity auction. One was a cool NorWesCon 34 poster signed by the guests of honor. Lost that. Another was a print of a mermaid, a compliment to the one we have in our bathroom by the same artist. That went out of our budget within 20 seconds of the bidding war. I bid on a stack of books, one of which had caught my eye in one of the panels. I paid $15 for them.
One last tour through the dealer’s den. I picked up some cool Borg looking brass dice. miko2
bought 6 and took 3 to typographer
. [We found out later that julesong
bought a full set.] I bought a bit of fluff. ShatnerQuake
. In witch there is a quantum explosion at the first Shatner Con and all of the characters William Shatner ever played come to life and set out to kill William Shatner.
Finally Juli and I, typographer
, miko2, julesong and her husband Mike, sat down in the bar and shared our goodbye dinner.
That was the NorWesCon 34 that was.