October 17th, 2006

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Octocon report!

Well, Ted and I were perfect fuddy-duddies on Friday night when we got to the hotel in Maynooth: we flopped up to our hotel room, spent a couple hours reading the graphic novels we'd picked up in Dublin, and went to sleep. :) I have no idea if there was anything going on in the hotel that night, but if there was, we sure as heck missed it!

It did, however, put us in a good position to get up early Saturday and have breakfast, where we met bellinghman and his better half, whose LJ I don't know if she's got one. :) So that was a really nice way to start off the day, I thought! Poor Ted had a headache, though, and went upstairs to lie down while I went off to harrass the panelists attend panels.

I primarily went to comic book panels, since that's kinda my focus right now as far as Learning Things That Are Other. I'd have to go get the schedule, which I'm much too lazy to do, in order to tell you who was on them. The guest of honor, J.G. Jones was there; I think Rob Curley, who owns the Sub-City comic shop in Dublin (and Galway), and who's got a quite successful independent comic, Freak Show, may have been on it; there was a pair of young women who've had some TokyoPop success there. And I cannot for the life of me remember details of the discussion, or even the first panel's actual intended topic right now. So perhaps I'll write about that later when I've got the programme with me. :) I did also hit a panel about translation of stories from one medium to another, and wish I'd caught the name of the woman on the panel; she seemed very cool, but I never managed to meet up with her over the weekend.

I did see (literally; we didn't, sadly, get a chance to talk) captainlucy, and had a completely splendid time hanging out with and talking with xnamkrad (except for the times when I was amazingly rude and dense and walked away from him as if he wasn't even there; I hang my head in shame!), and beyond them I'm absolutely incapable of remembering anybody else's LJ names except slovobooks and ephiriel, who shared gossip with me and were generally as splendid as they have always been when I've met them. :) This would be a much better entry if I could litter it with all the names of people we met and all the panels I went to, wouldn't it? How very lame of me. :)

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And when we came home, my parents, who love us very much and who deserve a thousand blessings, had cleaned our entire house. Mom says she expects we won't find our underwear for months, but we're happy to go commando if it means the house is this wonderfully clean. :)

Oh, con photos, totally un-labeled at the moment, are here. :)
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