Were back from Norwescon 27, and we both had a great time. While the people we hung out with are the people we hang out with almost every other week, we seem only get to have this type of energized creativity about once a year. About four days worth of synchronicity. It's great fun.
To summaries the con itself, The artwork was definitely an improvement to recent years. Juli even showed a side I didn't thing she had by bidding on a mermaid, and winning. We each attended a few panels. Let's see... [check PDA] ...Juli and I attended <"10 books you would want to introduce your [non scifi friends]to"
. We took down quite a list, far more then ten. All of them were very good choices.
We attended "Other Worlds"
. This was a discussion on why an author would want to write stories that take place other worlds or in fantastical places. I can't really summarize this one into a few short lines, so I'll save it for the con report.
Most of us attended a two hour panel on the future of marriage. It took on the issues of defining marriage that is in the forefront of current events. I think they might have expected opinions on both sides of the debate. Instead there seemed to be a unanimous support any marriage. Still, it was a rousing good panel and I came out more enlightened.
The last panel I attended was "The art of Don Dixon"
. Mr. Dixon is an astronomical artist. His art is remarkable. While I wouldn't use it for interior design It would make a great addition to an art library.
Other things that happened at the con were eating all the wrong food twice a day. That usually involved genebreshears
trying to get me drunk. Okay, not really. He has been introducing me to new drinks I might like". And he's right. I've enjoyed the Seabreese for some time now, but the electric ice tea could be very dangerous for me.
Then many of us would play strange "Cheapass" games into the night. Games like "Give Me The Brain" and "Lord of the Fries".
Madness! MADness george madness.
I've come away wanting to delve deeply into art. Strive towards many stories and generally be creative, but tomorrow is Monday. Time for a return to work.