Today started out kinda rough, mostly from the room party we were at last night. We needed breakfast. On our way to the Steel City Diner, we ran into Maggock (another artist) and her Mom. So we invited them along.
While in line to get in, I talked my media handler at church through the diagnostics. Then, once that was up and running, it was time for an egg and steak sandwich with coffee before heading behind the table for the day. As the day wore on we were all a tad punchy, but it was all good.
Ursula and I had a chance to wander around the dealers room, we managed to win some art in the auction (including a present for
After teardown, it was off to the SofaWolf dinner (something they do for their artists and a guest every year) where we were all very silly and a little punchy. I have sketches from the place mats. A table of artists after a con is a very interesting place to be.
Back at the main hotel, we made good on our invitation to the Security Briefing – an interesting affair, since it’s the end-of-con party for the Dorsai Irregulars. Any party where you immediately get handed a shot of 25-year MacAllen for the toast is fine by me. And then there was Absinthe, and then it was time to *GO* because otherwise we’d have been there all night and in no shape to drive home. (And thanks for the invite, guys *wave*)
All-in-all, a good weekend. Best explanation of the fandom came from dinner : ‘OK, you know the Star Trek conventions? You’ve got some people who just like the show, and some who recite their wedding vows in Klingon. Same with the furry cons – some are just normal people who like the art, and some go a little…further.” And to be honest, the fans are all in all, good people – some are just a lot more into it than others. And some are just…yeah. But you have people like that in every fandom.
And they like Ursula’s art and spend some BANK on it.
Tomorrow we drive back home, and we can’t wait to get back to normality. I miss my dogs and cats and kids, Ursula misses her cats, and there is much to do once we get there.
And there will be more stories, I’m sure, but now it’s time to pack and watch Venture Brothers.