Another month, another con. :) WOOHOO!!!
So, let's dive in, shall we? *grin*
I arrived at the San Jose airport about 1:30p and took a taxi
to the hotel, since the front desk personnel couldn't locate
the shuttle driver. As it turns out, this was the minor hotel
snafu; the major one being that I got double billed for the
When I got there, my room wasn't ready yet; so I decided to
see where I could hang out. The consuite was in the final
stages of being setup (WoW! Colleen Savitsky outdoes herself
yet again!); and I was able to get an early start on ConSuite
Through the afternoon, people were arriving- Kathy Mar, Joey
Shoji, Callie Hills, Merav Hoffman, Nancy Freeman, Carson
Gaspar, Alan Thiesen, Mark Peters, Urban Tapestry... and ran
into Dave Weingart and his wife.
I had supper with Mark Peters, made reacquaintance with Rick
Weiss. I hadn't seen Rick in nearly 8 years!
After supper I napped for a bit- missed part of Jeff and Maya
Bohnhoff's release but went anyway. Also went to Eli's party
for Prometheus Productions.
I saw concerts by Cindy McQuillin & Dr. Jane, Jordin Kare,
and Steve Savitsky.
I missed Leslie Fish's concert to get ready for the WorlDream
rehearsal and recording.
We started the WorlDream rehearsal at 11:30; took a break
at midnight, and started right in again about 12:30 for the
recording session.. We recorded for about 45 minutes; so we
ended up about 1:15am. We were a bit tired at the end of it
all; but we got a good, tight recording.
I went to cool off until about 2:30; then filked
When I got up Saturday morning, I had a pretty
massive headache. So, I went to the consuite in search of
caffeine; and did a small sing there with Seanan and Heather
On Saturday afternoon, there were concerts by Merav Hoffman,
Carla Ulbrich, Gary Ehrlich, and Paul Kwinn.
Echo's Children & Bob Esty gave concert, and then there was
a combined concert with Debbie Baudin, Maya Bohnhoff, Nancy
Freeman, and Jane Robinson. They sang of Evil Leather Pants.
Very evil. I want a recording of this- it was KEWL! :)
There was the annual expedition to the HUGE Salad Bar Restaurant.
I missed the rideshare, and so I took a taxi to dinner; and
caught a ride home with some folk there.
Mike Stein was the Toastmaster; and he gave a good, solid
Dave Weingart was up next- as the InterFilk Guest; he has
proved yet again that there are far too many GREAT filkers that
more people need to hear.
GoH's Urban Tapestry played last- to me the highlight of their
show was their love song to Jean Luc Picard. My heart was just
as broken as Debbie's by the end of the song; so I collected
the pieces of the paper heart she uses in the song and saved
them for FKO.
It was a GREAT con!