The weekend was spent at Octocon, which went very, very well, I thought. I finally got to meet Liz Williams, of whom I’ve been a fan for years and an LJ-correspondent for–well, fewer years. :) She’s a lovely woman, and it was absolutely fantastic to get to hang out with her a bit. I shanghaied her on to at least one, possibly two, panels, and I thought not only they, but all the others, went fairly well. Also, I apparently said something brilliant during one of them (or at least, our moderator thought so). I do wish I could remember what I’d said. :)
I managed to catch up with several people, although inevitably I didn’t get to talk with at least as many. I mean, I sat down by Maura McHugh at the panel we were on together and said, “At least I’ll get to talk to you during the panel!” and then indeed, it proved to in fact be pretty much the only time we talked during the con. But I suppose that’s a sign of success in itself, when you’re sufficiently busy that you don’t really get to talk to everyone you’d like to.
But! The con seemed very well organized, really rebounding from the chaos of a few years earlier, so I’m utterly delighted for and by the con runners, and it seemed a good time was had all around. I look forward to next year’s convention!
(x-posted from the essential kit)