Okay, technically, this is more like Day 0. Everything actually starts tomorrow, but I was able to get my registration done today, get some cool swag, and check out the facilities, which are exceptional.
Let’s start from the beginning.
My flight took off from Sacramento at 6:30AM, which meant that I needed to get up around 3:30AM in order to have enough time to get there and get through security. That is, if I’m going by the recommendation to get to the airport 2 hours early. I didn’t want to take any chances, so I got up early.
It was hard getting up that early, but everything else was quite effortless. I didn’t have any problem with parking, and I didn’t have to wait for the shuttle to get me to the terminal. It’s like someone went ahead of me and greased the travel machines.
Normally, I’m an enormous baby when it comes to flying. This morning, however, I was comfortable and at ease. I listened to some more of A Dance with Dragons. I was as calm as I’ve ever been during the landing in Salt Lake City, where I had a very brief layover. I didn’t even have to travel very far to get to the connecting flight.
For the last hop into San Antonio, my seat was upgraded, and I wound up next to someone else traveling for WorldCon. We talked the entire flight, which made the last hop go very quickly. Landing in San Antonio was a little rough, but I mostly handled it well.
This isn’t the most exciting of my blog posts. I, the hero of this story, was never in any real danger, and I didn’t run into any adversity. As a writer, I recognize the danger of having a lack of conflict in my tale. As the hero, however, the writer can go jump in a lake. I hope all the stories I star in are frought with such boring ease and comfort.
I acquired some gifts for families and friends. I’m not going to talk too much about them at this moment, since those people are my only readers. I will say that I did well, and it was wise of me to do my shopping before the convention got into full swing.
The evening ended with me sitting on a padded bench in the Orlando bid party. I was really surprised that there were any parties at all on Wednesday evening. I talked with a few people that have tables in the dealers lounge, and learned some very interesting things about how coins are made.
If you’re reading this, then I have figured out how to type my blog posts on my laptop, transfer them to my phone, and then post them through my internet connection there. We shall call these technique Technomancy.