Second, CONVergence 2010 was made of awesome and win on several levels. I particularly enjoyed getting to sit on panels with entertaining folks. There was a panel on the evolution of the Klingons from straight-up villains to complex warriors, for example, on which two gents who cosplay as Klingons also sat, and did the entire panel in character, deriding Federation propaganda! And somehow, the Babylon 5 panel was intense and lively despite being in the 3:30p Sunday slot and both the panelists and the audience being badly sleep deprived after 4 days of convention goodness.
My one regret is that I wasn’t really in much of a social headspace this weekend. Which is a bit of a waste when you’re surrounded by 4500 people, all of whom have geeky and fun things to talk about! Oh, I talked to lots of people, but I didn’t go seeking out connections, old or new, very much. I think I need to try to find that groove again for next year.
After one of my panels, I received a head-swelling compliment on my style as a panelist and moderator, including the suggestion that in should do a podcast or something. I’m thinking about it. Other than the fact that I’m clearly sometimes challenged to come up with things to write about here, I’m not sure about it because editing it would touch upon an odd phobia of mine: I actually don’t much like the sound of my own voice! I realize people who know me or see me on panels or in the SCA will boggle at that, given how hard it is to get me to shut up, but it’s true!
But I am giving it serious thought…
Anyway, stay tuned for more actual content soon. It’s time I got this show back on the road!