It's intense here.
fairly "relaxed" morning with moomin, rook, many many many conversations with ,.... everyone... and lunch with Jam (new blog-name) and wired_ferret.
I have a detailed transcript of the panel on the diffusion of invented languages (Láadan and Klingon), and one of the panel that I was suddenly ON becasue Quilty got in late and missed it, which was very sad, but anyway I liveblogged it while being on the panel, which took so much juice out of me that afterwards I was about to burst into hysterical tears, but instead went to the gender in gaming panel, where Rook was suddenly and unexpectedly not only on the panel but moderating it. Quilter got in about 15 minutes after the end... and Chula was on the bus and t hen just getting off the b us somewhere in Madison and texting me, so I had to duck out of the gaming panel to get her calls. Then all the parties! OMFG a lot of parties. Oh yeah and dinner with Lori, Steven, my long lost cousin brian henry, rook, and moomin. (REALLY good sushi and japanese food... at Wasabi just off state street. I recommend it though I went in suspicious of "inland sushi".) Steven and I basically never, ever shut up. Parties: broad universe, aqueduct/tachyon, others: flitting from room to room . Last year I showed my underwear to people very ridiculsouly and this year, everyone ELSE is showing me their underwear. So ... THAT worked. (score! the spread of silliness!)
funny conv. with L from Seattle that went like this:
"hey, are you the person int he red shirt that i'm supposed to meet that called me..."
"no, i'm the person in the red shirt who didn't call you and arrange a meeting" (*suggestive eyebrow waggle*
"Oh! What did I do wrong!" (flirtily)
"You fucked my boyfriend."
"Ha? Oh...!? Um, which one?"
"You have no idea what a good question that is."
Then I realized who and that he ("Jam") was coming up the stairs right at that moment. We all giggled insanely and Jam did the eyelash-batting thing.
After the parties: dropped with exhaustion at 1:30ish.
though can i just add: OMG, Chula's *outfit*... the little plaid skirt and top with schoolgirl tie... unbearably cute... she's so tall and gorgeous and elegant.... and cherry underwear, which she showed us. I should have *photographed* everyone's underwear and stuck it on flickr. perhaps tonight. also, omg, Cabell is cute as hell. wired_ferret wins the giggling easy cheerful hoyden prize. damn! she's a red hot mama!
woke up way too early, went to farmers market with quilty, then sat in 2nd floor lobby with computers and did wiki stuff at 7-fucking-thirty-am. reading by nalo hopkinson and samuel delany. art show with quilty. rook came for a bit... i bought a print for Minnie and one for chula if she likes it. book room. bough a jesus fuckload of books which i will ship back.
collapsing for disco nap. I'm exhausted to where I am stuttering every time I try to talk.
Talked to SO many people. beautiful, exhilarating, tiring...