Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Quick WisCon Recap

Well, another year, another WisCon. Here's a very quick rundown of how my WisCon went. Even though it's Tuesday, I'll use more than ten words. ;)

After I spent most of Friday packing and prepping, we left mid-afternoon and arrived at the hotel around six. Traffic was much better than I'd expected. We had dinner at Cosi, and I took Alex swimming afterward (this didn't last long). I was too tired to even go to parties that night.

Saturday morning, we visited the Farmer's Market. Although Alex quickly wanted to go back to the hotel, he kept pointing out the Capitol building. However, he refused to go to the childcare room, saying he was scared of the older kids that had been in the room earlier. Eugene wound up watching him during the con while I was attending panels. I volunteered at the BroadUniverse table after we returned from the Farmer's Market; in the afternoon, I attended three panels. I did stop by the parties that night, but I didn't see any of my friends.

Sunday was busy; I attended five panels, including the 8:30 one. I also won a pen at the BroadUniverse party, where they were holding readings and drawings on the half hour. It's a good thing I won the first prize, because I wouldn't have been around later in the evening!

Monday was Alex's fourth birthday. We celebrated by taking him to Vilas Park Zoo (where he wanted another toy zoo train identical to the one we bought him last year) and Ella's Deli (where he mostly played with the zoo train.) On the way back home, we stopped by my parents' house for a while. However, we had an unpleasant surprise when we came home: a couple of inches standing water in the basement. We think it was most likely due to heavy storms and power outages over the weekend. My husband will have to stay home from work today to clean up.

Over the next few days, I plan to write up my panel notes and post them here. Stay tuned.


Rogue Mutt said...

Wow, a pen! Does it write upside down like an astronaut pen? That would be sweeeeet.

Eric said...

Sounds like a mostly fun time, except for the water in the basement of course. Sorry for that.

Thanks for giving us a view into things like this. I'm definitely staying tuned for more.

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