Swancon days 2 & 3
Many photos taken--getting them off the camera is proving difficult
So I finally got to meet Sean Williams; he and I were on a couple of panels yesterday and today with Ken MacLeod, Robin Pen and Jonathon Strahan, talking about space opera (go figure!). Sean and I went for lunch together today (which is tomorrow for you reading this in North America) at a very nice Indian restaurant on the corner, and talked shop happily until my panel at 2:00 when I did a very interesting panel on "Painting the Future Green" with Zara Baxter, Margaret Dunlop, and Tiki, whose last name I didn't catch, a media analyst from the east coast.
I'd be uploading loads of photos to add to this post, except that my laptop has decided not to recognize SD cards, so I have to find a workaround to get them off my camera.
While we're waiting on that little technical glitch, here's a couple of previously uploaded shots: the entrance to King's Park, in downtown Perth, and a glorious sunrise taken in the countryside northeast of Geraldton.
Meanwhile, back in Canada, there's been heavy blogging activity around SciBarCamp. The buzz is building that we might do another, and people who were mildly interested before are now keenly curious. This was exactly the outcome we were hoping for.