Wonderful as always, GOH speech unique--as you'd expect from Kelly Link and Laurie Marks-- the statutory Tiptree silly song one of our best, the food at the lunches and dinners a nice complement to the excellent company and conversation, the panels as numerous as plays on Broadway and lots more entertaining, and the parties stimulating. I scored a beautiful charcoal-grey Chinese silk blouse at the Gathering clothing swap and a pair of pink-purple Barbarian Plum earrings at elisem
's Haiku Earring party. I even think I can reconstruct the haiku I wrote to gain them:Sword in the fruit tree
Blood on a young woman's lips
Eh. I'm no poet.
The IAF/Endicott Studio party was a tearing success. I think it was a combination of the coffee and chocolate menu (courtesy of ktempest
, who worked like a trooper to make it all happen) and the feng shue magic performed on one of the repellant suites in the Concourse Hotel by miep
, who moved furniture into cosy groups and helped keep an eye on things. Oh, and Elise lent us a bunch of "Blue Bird of Happiness" lights that helped a lot, too.
Once again, I was too over-stimulated to go to much programming. Next year, I shall be on fewer panels. Next year, I shall request not to be made moderator of every panel I'm on. Next year, I shall sit down in my room with the Pocket Program and a highlighter and plot out what I want to see. Next year, I shall go to the Art Show before they take everything down. Next year, I won't be launching a book and giving a party. Next year, I shall go to panels.
Perhaps, on second thoughts, you'd better not quote me on that.</lj></lj>