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Heading to WisCon next weekend

I will be heading to WisCon next weekend. It’ll be my fourth year attending. At the moment, I’m thinking of canceling, though I probably won’t do so. I have no problem spending two months on my own, but the idea of being in a convention where I know only one or two people for a weekend gives me the heebie jeebies. I love the programming topics, which is why I go.

I do wish I knew more people who were interested in the kind of science fiction that’s discussed there, so I could talk them into going and not feel so on my own. (I should probably start talking it up in like, January, and see if there’s interest. Not wait until 6 days before my flight when it suddenly hits me that I’m gonna be on my own.

The best year was two years ago when Kim went. When Kim’s around, I’ll feel at home.

Sara will be there (if her flight plans don’t get messed up like last year), so there’ll be at least one person I know. And I will love the discussions.

crossposted from King Rat.

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holyoutlaw From: holyoutlaw Date: May 19th, 2012 04:15 pm (UTC) (Link)
Do you want an icon sticker for the LJ party?
gkr From: gkr Date: May 19th, 2012 04:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh yeah, I forgot to post in that thread.
amysun From: amysun Date: May 20th, 2012 08:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Wish I was going to be there. :( Hope you have fun!
schmi From: schmi Date: May 23rd, 2012 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
In the world of massive co-incidences, I just heard about WisCon for the first time today from a new person I met who taught lockpicking there last year.
gkr From: gkr Date: May 23rd, 2012 04:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Leigh Honeywell?
schmi From: schmi Date: May 23rd, 2012 04:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Yes! You know her? I just had dinner with her.
gkr From: gkr Date: May 23rd, 2012 04:40 am (UTC) (Link)
I met her three years ago at Wiscon, and have been following her on Twitter ever since.
schmi From: schmi Date: May 23rd, 2012 04:41 am (UTC) (Link)
It's a small, crazy world. She's MSFT and totally cool. It was nice to meet a fellow geek feminist.
gkr From: gkr Date: May 23rd, 2012 04:49 am (UTC) (Link)
You totally ought to go to WisCon some year. Science fiction and feminism means a lot of the attendees are geek feminists.
schmi From: schmi Date: May 23rd, 2012 04:50 am (UTC) (Link)
Sounds like a plan! Maybe I'll go with you next year.
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