In the morning, after a free, but poor, breakfast at the hotel, we drove to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and had a delightful several hours. We enjoyed a free flight bird demonstration, with the raptors and owls flying low enough over the crowd to brush their wings on our heads! They had otters and beavers, bobcats and mountain lions, hummingbirds and quail, and lots of flora to examine. We had a great time there.
We got back to the hotel just as the convention was starting to set up the admission table, and got signed in, and then we left again to get some lunch. We found our way to 4th Avenue, which we'd noticed had a number of restaurants on it. We parked, and found our way into Magpie's Gourmet Pizza. Now, we have our problems with pizzas that aren't born and bred in Chicago, though there are a few that we enjoy, here and there. The pesto pizza at Magpie's was definitely an enjoyable item. We may have accidentally found our way to the best pizzeria in Tuscon, for all I know, though with forestcats as the guide, you can always be assured of adventure!
Filled up, we went back to the hotel for the convention, where things had finally gotten rolling. We strolled the art show, and I purchased the two books for the Dresden Files RPG, which I've never seen for sale in my area. I plan to get Jim Butcher, the author of the stories of the Dresden Files (like Storm Front, the first novel of the series) to autograph them both, if he's willing. Then we split up to go to different panels; we met up again a short while later when we both attended the same talk. When the opening ceremonies started, we attended; once over, we spent an hour or so in the con suite, hanging out, nibbling, chatting, and reading.
We crash now; there'll be more convention in the morning. Nice folks, nice chats, good GoH, and tomorrow evening, we'll go out to dinner with Katie, the woman who was matron-of-honor at our wedding, so that'll be cool.