I don’t why I never considered going to Worldcon in the past. I’d read about it, but somehow thought the con, and getting to vote on the Hugo Awards was something for other people. But this year Renovation in Reno hosted the con and since I hadn’t planned on any other con this year I decided to go.
I arrived on Tuesday and once I settled into the hotel I walked down to the convention center for early registration. My friend ruamor
lives in Reno, so I met up with her and her roommate, Patty, for dinner.
The con was running a shuttle from my hotel to the convention center, but I was too excited on Wednesday morning to wait for it so I walked. Taking my iPad was a great idea, it let me take notes during the panels. The choices were overwhelming, often a couple of dozen or more things to do in any given hour.
One of the first things I did was get my picture taken in the replica of the Game of Thrones throne, a popular choice all weekend long. The panels didn’t get underway until noon on the first day.( Green Chemistry )
Molecular Gastronomy: When You Have More Kitchen Gadgets Than Your Mom
Not really all that interesting, just sitting around talking about cooking technologies in an anecdotal way. No actual molecular gastronomy talked about.
Not too much to say about this, except that it did help me determine that I didn't especially want to go to the Tricky Pixie concert later on.( Social Media: Online Technologies and the Way We Will Live )( Before the Boom: Classic SF, Fantasy & Horror )
That’s it for day one. Dinner with friends and then I went back to my room to decompress.