I needn't have worried.
There were lots of friendly faces, some old and some new.
There were goody bags and a build and fly-yer-own dinosaur icebreaker activity before the quiz (my group won, thanks to the presence of super-geek Hils)
which was followed by cocktails.
There was a newly refurbished (to me) break-out area
On Saturday, There was a full day's programme.
|Fanfic as Conversation between writers|
10.00 Fanfic as Conversation between writers
11.30 Bearable fanfics from Mills and Boon summaries (very silly but such fun)
14.00 Pimp your Fandom
15.00 Writing dialogue
16.30 Decorating your goody-bag pencil case
|Two Hugos and a Tequila Sunrise|
17.30 Cocktails - I finally took the plunge and ordered a Hugo
1900 Dressing for dinner
I was grateful that I had booked a suite as there were times when I felt rough or was too tired to participate fully. I was able to retire to my rooms and have some tea and knit.
|Cowl on blocking wires|
No one minded when I opted out, and I wasn't the only one to do so because the day was so packed
I even managed to finish a lacy cowl I was working on.
I had a great, if somewhat tiring time. Best of all, in my opinion, people came foward at the AGM to fill the vacancies left by the outgoing Chairperson and Treasurer - guaranteeing the continuation of The Event into its eighth year, and beyond.