But the con was fun, even if I didn't really get to party much and had to leave early. I should do these more often -- I know I keep saying that, but it really depends on my mood as to whether I enjoy myself or not, and too often in the past I've just not had any fun at a con.
Highlights: the artist GOH was Josh Simpson, who makes some extraordinary glass "paperweights" -- in his own explanations, they are his visions of other worlds, hence his being invited to a science fiction convention. Also, his wife is an astronaut currently on the ISS, and sent a photo snapped from the ISS of the Boston area from just moments before the convention started. Way cool. http://www.joshsimpson.com
As always, it was good to meet up with friends, old and new, and to see what's going on in those circles.
Now I'm just worried that I was the carrier of con-crud this year, I hope I didn't infect anyone with this crap.