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ConJose '02

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August 29th - Thursday

Jan sleeping First, the expected picture of my roommate sleeping

OK - opening day! Requisite picture from the con and on to other stuff :)

(Opening Ceremonies - John & Bjo Trimble, David Cherry, Vernor Vinge and Ferdinand Feghoot)

Opening Ceremonies

Fan Funspace Delivered the egg cartons to the Fan Funspace - I have no idea what they're going to do with them.

Went to registration and got my badge Registration

Where's the Money Concourse Entertainment and commenced exploring.

Three huge rooms off the main concourse - Hall 3, right by the doorway to our hotel, was the Dealers Room filled to the brim with goodies. Dealer's Room Dealer's Room
Dealer's Room Chainmail Bra
Dealer's Room

Sculpture Demo in Art Show Hall 2, not as full, had the fan history exhibits, the fan and con bid tables, an expensive hot dog and drink stand, the Locks for Love charity, site selection voting and the autograph tables -- they also put the Musketeer fencing exhibition in here later on.

Hall 1 was the Art Show - in addition to the usual, they also had an artist sculpting a 5 foot high dragon near one wall

Then I met up with JD and we headed off to the Fairmont, passing the famous statue on the way Pile of Poop

Kris and Karen Kris and JD and going to lunch with Kristine Smith at Johnny Rockets

Back to the Hilton, because we weren't quite sure when E was getting in - and we found the Shadow family in the lobby instead Shad family Arrives Shadaughter and Ara

OWC Suite OWC Suite Where's E? After waiting in the lobby for about an hour, I asked at the desk -- seems she'd checked in 10 minutes before we got to the lobby. So we all trooped up to the suite and waited for E to call us

and Chip presented us with socks - I got the squids, and the rest got Martians :) Martian Socks

Beanies on Parade OWC Dinner
OWC Dinner OWC Dinner
OWC Dinner Street Scene at Dinner (From the Rooftop)
E shows up (she was off actually going to panels! Imagine! At a con!), we all put on our Propeller caps courtesy of Jan, and walk about 5 blocks to the O*W*C dinner at Waves Smokehouse. The streets are filled with people -- it's 'Music After Dark' in downtown San Jose. Free concerts! When we got to our rooftop table we discovered we had lost Star, and Nadia went back to the hotel to get her. Seems that while she was busy staring at all the people on the street, we disappeared into the crowd.

After dinner, we went weaving through the people in the streets again (Star held onto the back of my shirt so she wouldn't get lost), past the fountains and the statue, and back to the suite to talk without keyboards until it was time for the Shadfamily to leave. OWC Suite OWC Suite
OWC Suite

A fun day and night. *Tomorrow* I'll go to some panels. I swear.

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ConJose '02

08/23/02 | 08/24/02 | 08/25/02 | 08/26/02 | 08/27/02 | 08/28/02 | 08/29/02 | 08/30/02
08/3102 | 09/01/02 | 09/02/02 | 09/03/02 | 09/04/02 | 09/05/02 | 09/06/02 | 09/07/02