NOTE: If you went to Vassar with me, you may be interested in the last couple of paragraphs even if you're generally uninterested in convention reports. Just saying...
Arisia was this weekend. Friday I got there just in time for the Victorian
Ball. They had live music, which worked out quite nicely, and the Pugliesis
called/MCed/taught. There were a good number of quite good dancers, including
some new people who caught on quickly. I hope some of them made it to the tea
dance on Sunday. (I didn't.) After the dance I wandered around a bit getting
a feel for the new hotel, and did some hanging out in the Con Suite and the
like. Then I got tired astonishingly early (around midnight) and headed
Saturday afternoon I got a chance to try out a cute card game called "King's
Blood". It's basically an Uno variant with a heredity theme, incredibly cute
artwork, and a couple of features supporting the theme and making it not Uno.
Of course, the guy who was teaching the rules had them completely wrong, so I
kept finding things as I flipped through the rulebook to the extent that we
were playing a completely different game.
Except for a couple hours filking (late-ish Sat, Sun afternoon), I think
that's it for the stuff I did. The weekend was primarily characterized by
spending time with friends, which I really can't complain about. And this was
the convention of "OMG You'll Never Guess Who I Saw!"
So I'll tell you. But first, some of the unsurprising people I hung out
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