|What a weekend!!!
||[May. 29th, 2007|03:31 pm]
The Hairy Man Without A Plan
Well, I survived my second Balticon. It was a long weekend, and we (Sue, Matthew, Lily, and me) all had a good time. Sue worked for Nancy at the calligraphic button booth. Matthew did his thing, consisting of video gaming, anime watching, movie watching, game room hanging out, and con suite visiting.
Lily started to come into her own and is getting more comfortable looking around a con without a "grown up" in tow (well... physically grown up). She has limits of course, but with a watch and a cel phone, she has started that great convention going experience. She also found a few kids from previous cons to hang out with and enjoy each other's company, especially Daniel and Katie. I feel very proud of her growing into her own person.
I helped out Sue mainly by delivering food and drink, and covering the table when needed. Not a big deal, but it's nice to be wanted. I got to a couple of panels (I really liked the Heros one), heard three concerts (both of Dave Clement's and the GoHs Myra and John Bohnhoff), saw the Masquerade, got arrested by Klingons (my first time, and completely paid for by my daughter), watched some movies, hung out in gaming and the con suite, and had a wonderfully exhausting time.
I had a filk first!!! At my first convention with Sue (OVFF 05) I heard Michelle Dockery perform Mal's Song, a great Firefly song. She has wrote it a few months earlier. At Balticon, I heard the Bohnhoff's parody it with a Charlotte's Web twist. I have heard many a filk in the last two years, but this is the first time I saw (and heard) a brand new song and them heard the brand new filk of it. It doesn't sound like much to you old timers out there, but it made it very special to me.
I also have to say that Dave Clement's Stan Rogers tribute was great. He did my three favorites; Mary Ellen Carter, Barrett's Privateers, and Giant. Dave is also a great story teller, it is such a joy to heard him talk, play, and sing. I hope to hear him at a house filk soon.
Well, I think Shore Leave 07 is the next con coming up. I'm going to be a little more prepared this time. I hope to see everybody soon!!!