Hey, look, it's that thing people do where they talk about con experiences.
Mine was a mix of amazing times and nerve-wracking glitches and surprisingly consistent sleep.
It was my first year as Official Vividcon Staff, working with heresluck
(my rock in times of stress) on the on-site tech, with able assistance from folks like elipie
and more that I don't actually remember right now. Believe me, I wish I'd written it down, because they were all superstars. I did a few panic-related memory dumps over the weekend, as you can imagine.
debuted a new system for running vidshows that was amazing. Yes, there were a few glitches, but you know what? Every vid was played. Every vid. Someone told me that in past years, if there was an issue with a vid on the DVD, we'd just have to apologize to the vidder and move on. Long story short, it's an absolute (heh) dream to move forward technologically like this.
This year, as in past years, echan
and I roomed with thirdblindmouse
-- kind of a headquarters for the IRC folk. They're great roommates and fun to hang around and they only mock out of love. I'm pretty sure it's love.
Since I was using up a ton of energy doing on-site tech, I didn't get a chance to do a lot of stuff outside of the con, but echan
and I did get to have our traditional Saturday lunch with vagabondage
, her husband, and fan_eunice
. That's always a lot of fun and one of the highlights of my con experience.
I also had lunch and/or dinner with some cool people like par_avion
, and bironic
By the way, it was *so* nice to finally get a chance to talk with bironic in person since releasing my monochromatic remix of Starships. She's one of the coolest people I know and she helped me get my multifandom panel into shape ahead of time.
I got a good response out of my multifandom panel, but ultimately, I don't feel like I actually communicated anything useful. I'm not really a presenter. Maybe I should write up vidding meta posts instead. The room was full of useful voices though, and they added a lot that I couldn't.
Club Vivid rocked, as usual. Alas, I screwed up my left hip prior to the con and my dancing only exacerbated the problem. Oops. I cosplayed this year as a random surgical intern from Grey's Anatomy (complete with sparkle pager and a scrub cap made by jmtorres
), because my life is all Grey's Anatomy now, apparently. I may put up pictures in a separate locked post later on.
More later, including other panels/vidshows and stuff.