March 8th, 2006

travel

Swancon and beyond

Well, for me the con was stressful but good. I take the whole guest thing very seriously, so do my best to be well-prepared for the panels I'm on and to also try to be around the con and available to chat with fans old and new. Did less of the chatting than I would have liked, because I seemed to be constantly preparing or resting up for my next panel. I didn't feel I could really chill until after North Pole Tonight on the Sunday, so Sunday night was my only room party visit of the con.

The guests were all good. There aren't many guests who would leave the con to visit fans who had become sick or injured and so couldn't attend. That should give you a fair insight into Ippongi, Larry and Mercedes as people. As guests they were fun and engaging. Larry and Mercedes are now in my list of perfect or near perfect guests for cons. And it's a very short list.Collapse )