Boskone: metering out my energy, hanging with the artists
Another great convention and a chance to meet old friends
I've been a little out of shape lately, since the weather's made it difficult for me to get out and do my therapeutic rehab walking. So I was a little nervous about how I'd hold up during Boskone this year; the Westin Waterfront is a huge place, and I had a busy schedule. I shouldn't have worried, though--I did okay, though I did have to blow off one of my panels due to exhaustion.
Most importantly, though, I was able to connect with a lot of people I don't normally get to see--including Oz, Lawrence Schoen, Gregory Feeley, Stacy Hague-Hill, Charlie Stross, Greg Bear, and many more. As has become my habit at this convention, I particularly sought out the artists and art directors--Irene Gallo, Tor's art director, and painters Dave Seeley, Rick Berry and Stephan Martiniere.
Janice and Paige came along but blew off the convention entirely to go swimming, visit the children's museum and aquarium, and shop.
On Sunday night a bunch of us retired to Rick Berry's studio for a laid-back evening. By that time I was at my absolute physical limit but tried not to show it. I managed to make it until midnight and was actually fine for the flight home the next day. Whew! Hopefully I'll be in better shape when Minicon rolls around.