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August 31st, 2012


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12:15 pm
First day of the convention, we got down to registration and picked up our tags without any trouble. Then, as usual, my beloved ran us through the various not-yet-open rooms such as the artshow, the dealers' room, and so forth, corrupting a nice Canadian couple with her blithe ignoring of the status of the rooms. We also made some purchases of official convention souvenirs, such as shirts, because that particular booth opened as soon as did registration.

We got a quick sandwich somewhere in the bowels of the Earth (I had a reasonable Reuben), and then it was off to panels. I got into Governing the Solar System. By the time it was over, the dealers' room had opened.

I met up with forestcats, rince1wind, mcmatz, and others from LJ and from out of my past while I wandered there. I ended up with four books, another shirt, a steampunky bandolier, a sporran at a very reasonable price, and odd things here and there.

In the evening, five of us went out to dinner a few blocks away from the hotel at The Purple Pig. They also served tapas-style, so we all tasted whatever everybody ordered, and the food was very good. They also had hard cider, of which I partook.

More to do today. Saturday will probably be the busiest day, though.

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From:erich_schneider
Date:August 31st, 2012 07:21 pm (UTC)
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A sporran! How is it that I have not seen Mycroft in a kilt before?
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From:mycroftca
Date:September 1st, 2012 02:20 pm (UTC)
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I have at least two. Maybe it just never happened to be appropriate? I don't know. A bunch of us went out to see Braveheart, and all the men wore kilts; our ladies found it very exciting. We used to have a party at our place for Robert Burns' Birthday, and all the men were required to wear kilts, and that used to be pretty fun, but it's been years since we've done that. I have one kilt that's especially nice...all white, two vertical blue bars, Star of David between the bars, corners with long strands. Clan McYid...

Anyway, I've never seen a sporran selling so inexpensively, and I liked the way it looked, so I picked it up for any future use of the kilts.

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