Well, here I am, back at home and all settled down -relatively, at least- from the big trip. The idea of doing one huge, all-encompasing post about the convention was getting more and more daunting, so I'm gonna break this up into bits.
First off, I must say that the admiratly, scaryfangirl
, did a super fantastical job! I fall in love with each convention I attend but I really do think this was the best one I've ever been to! The hotel was an excellent choice, and it was really easy to start to feel at home there; the breakfast buffet was FAB, and the free drinks in the evening weren't so shabby either! ;-) I did so enjoy my Fuzzy Navels and Apple Cores (aka Appletinis- silly SCRUBS
reference!) The atmosphere was as warm and inviting as y'all were! I saw people hanging out in the convention room between movies and other showings, enjoying each others' company and gabbing; I can't think of one of the other three I've attended that I can say the same about! You planned our "field trips" perfectly, and providing meals for many of the days was genius as I can't even count the number of times I've run around at past cons wondering what I was going to do about dinner and if I was going to miss something!
I'm happy not only to be in the same fandom as youse guys, but to call you good friends! You guys are SO assworthy!
And now I'm all verklempt so I have to remember: There is no crying in the Royal Navy!
To those friends I was meeting for the first time, putting faces and such lovely countenances to names. timescout
and, my girl, she of the squeaky shoes, iansmomesq
("OH my God! Squee, it's you!"): you guys rock the house! CabinGirl, she of the beeyooTEEful John Singer Sargent avatars on Horatians.org, it was a pleasure to meet you and you are every bit as sweet, funny and wonderful as your sister!
Which brings me to old friend reunited! It's always a trip when people recognize and remember me! Not to be too emo, but going through school, I was kind of the invisible woman. I couldn't be with this group if I tried and I love 'em for it! Y'all are the best bunch of friends I've had, well, ever! shipotl
, a grin just spread across my face when I saw you in the lobby on Wednesday night! Pamski, Phizz, Ensign Sandra, Biki (and Mr. Biki!), Mayhem (whom I will always be grateful to for the lovely long chates about the Doctor Who
EDAs!), fluteface, CmdrG -takes deep breath... dreamybritactor
-always a pleasure to see you and hang out with you, Jamers! I found this year that, with a smaller group, I had more time to shoot the breeze with people I've known for quite some time but have never really had the chance to truly talk to! mzbehavin65
, Shell and Saucy, I was so glad we could hang on Monday night doin' the ghost tour thang as I hadn't spent nearly as much time with ya as I would have liked to (so many objects de gush, so little time!) I have only one thing to say to you ladees: "Are you my grandson?"
, I'm still waiting to see that orb piccie! Have you gone on the tour's official site?! -Over this-a way-a
There have pictures taken by guest not HALF as cool as yours!)
And if I've forgotten anyone, you'll just have to get out the cat o'the nine tales and have me flogged!
Althea! I'm so sorry you couldn't have stayed longer but I truly enjoyed the time we had together! Hugs!
And, last but certainly not least, on her birthday, the magnificent, the roomie fantastico, basbleu1800
!!! Who loves ya, baby? I do!!!
So, those are my many, many thanks! Hopefully now on to the convention itself. But I ask you: What is the convention truly for if not to get to hang with my good friends, new and old?! :-)
And, of course, I forgot a few people because I am the dumb! (You can just send Horatio over with the rattan... ;-))
CaptSueB! Bobs! The irrepressible Skihee (aw, it was great seein' ya again!) Brenda (and how cool was this lady?! So much like Karin in all the good ways, and such a great gushah!) Kit-Kat! Pat, it was fab to add you to our ranks! And I'm probably forgetting people even now! ACK!