I will preface this with something that will surprise no one. I am quite tired and I have been quite busy and occupied. I am also writing from my phone which makes spell checking hard. I am just tired enough not to care.
My next suggestion is that you follow the eve tweetfleet on Twitter. The updates and images are rolling in hot and heavy for those that want to follow people around the convention.
I've been taking notes at the round table sessions. Normally, during these events I do not spend a lot of time doing stuff and I have a lot of time to write. This time, I've actually spent considerable amounts of time socializing. It is quite a change and not a bad one. However, it does eat into my writing time.
The other reason is that I've been having problems with getting access to my room. At the moment my husband has called the tech support and they are sending someone to the room to fix things. He arrived a few hours ago. That is why I am laying on the bed as my hair dries, typing on my portable keyboard and using my phone to write with. The most frustrating part is that it means I have not written my Sunday post and at this rate, it won't get written until Monday.
I'm going to assume that I am forgiven.
Arrival worked out fine. I immediately went to New York, New York and acquired a candy apple. On Friday, Sion and I went to find In-and-Out burger which wound uo being a trip through a parking garage, across a construction site, and down a highway. We got a cab back.
I've walked my way into sore feet and stiff legs, but that is okay. I did get plenty of sleep as I watched the drinking and partying happen. I may be old and boring but part of a vacation for me is actually getting sleep.
Saturday has been quite interesting. The streams have had lots of announcements. They have been good announcements. The round tables have been interesting. I've taken notes and will write up summaries for them. I'm not writing summaries of the streams since others are doing so.
I did get wrangled into helping test the PvP tournament. That was amusing. It kind of started a cascade of meeting people. I've met and talked with and interacted more this last day then I have the last two years worth of meets. It is very cool and I'm glad for it but it does make me sigh for the fact that it took getting on the CSM for this to happen.
The Event itself has been incredible. THe quality of everything is wonderful. We've had bagels and a toaster and cookies and muffins and coffee and tea and soda and water. The only missing thing is hot chocolate but I had tea so that was fine.
There is plenty of room and the various rooms are close to each other. The flow and lay out is superb. I also think the location caters well to the crowd. The range of food is fantastic for any budget or dietary needs.
The party tonight was over at Paris. We got shunted upstairs and it was super nice. It was just Eve people for three hours. People drank and the intimacy of the location was fantastic. I talked and met people and stalked Steve a few times. I had good conversations and watched people run around in Elvis suits. The wives started dancing together and the entire thing was rather amusing and quite fun.
The security does get nasty to kick us out. They formed a lone and just kind of marched people out. That entire club thing where you have to buy bottles of over priced alcohol to sit down was there again. I just bailed and they really, really did not want our scruffy randomly dressed nerd aura up there once they could get rid of us.
That was fine. People scattered and then have coalesced. I wanted to go back to my room and greet my spouse and wash my hair. Vegas and the smoking in the Casinos always leaves me feeling rather dirty.
Now I am showered and waiting for the Internet to get fixed. I was going to transcribe my notes but I started falling asleep. I need to spell check my cell phone. And tomorrow is another day.
There have been little amusing things that happened. But everything has been very smooth, very polished and well worth going to.