WorldCon Cleanup

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Aug 27, 2006
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Well, I'm home now. It was quite a week! I have so much I'd like to report, but to be honest I'm not feeling well. The last day of the WorldCon, I ate something which decided to poison me. I'm doing a lot better now, but Saturday was touch and go for a while. So I'll give you some bullets here about the con, as well as other news I couldn't keep up with due to illness, lack of an AC adapter and internet access the last day, as well as travel on Sunday:

  • The WorldCon ended up being a lot of fun. I gave two talks, one TV interview, one radio interview, and sat on two panels (including one about bloggers being public intellectuals, which was interesting). I met lots of fun, friendly people, sat with authors, and hobnobbed with several Star Trek actors (more about that in a later entry). I also hooked up with Kevin Grazier, who is a scientist and the science advisor for several TV shows, including the new Battlestar Galactica! We wound up having dinner with Richard Hatch, who played Apollo on the original Galactica and has a role in the new one too. The evening was marred somewhat by a touch of food poisoning I got at lunch (two others got it as well!) but we recovered quickly enough.
  • NASA will decide Monday morning how tropical storm (and potential hurricane) Ernesto will affect the Shuttle Atlantis launch. The NASA website will have updated info.
  • At some point over the weekend, Saturday, I think, the BABlog had its one millionth visitor!

That's it for now, as I'm tired. I'm sure I'll be feeling better tomorrow, so stay tuned for my BA bloggy goodness!