Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

Second day at ChiCon:

Got a quick bite to fuel me for the start of the day, and then wandered for a short time in the hucksters' room. I didn't make any purchases this time around. Then, I went to panels. First was 100 Aspects of a Pith Helmet, which was essentially about Steampunk, and the discussion sparked a story idea for me, which was cool. Next was a panel where they had four folks here, including Elizabeth Moon, and four folks from Dragoncon via Skype or something similar, and it was about Military SF - Reality Vs. Writing. Excellent panel. Next was Medicine and Science Fiction, and the panel included three doctors, a Ph.D. in biochemistry, and a woman who writes SF, but also publishes science articles including some on medical advances. Very good panel. Then, we packed a room for Firefly Ten Years Later; forestcats sat on my lap for much of it, because there weren't anywhere near enough seats. Very fun panel.

In the evening, we went to a Moebius Theater production of The Island of Dr. Moreau done radio play style, with a Foley team and music. Joe Adlesick played Moreau, and did it well. Following the show, Joe, Tom, the two of us, and mcmatz all went out for a late supper at Giordano's, a short walk from the hotel. The conversation was great, the food good. I had pepperoni, mushroom and onion stuffed pizza, and touched Heaven.

Back at the convention, we wandered a few of the parties, and were especially taken by the NADWCon party; in a back room, they were showing trailers and background filming of the Kickstarter project of Pratchett's short story The Troll Bridge. We'd kicked into that, so it was cool to see the bits in progress. It's expected release is in the early months of 2013. Wow...

I think I got to sleep at 0200 today; we were awoken by the maid pressing us to get the Hell out. And momentarily I'll be back in the thick of the convention.

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