July 1st, 2008

breeden

"I'm Not Dead!" or Anthrocon 2008 Report, Part I

Whew.

Looooong con.

The Short Version: Much more profitable than I was expecting, given current gas prices, had a really good time, drank a lot, no major mishaps.

A big round of internet applause for Kevin for surviving his first furry convention magnificently!* Three thousand plus furries in one place would try the mettle of many a geek, but a combination of Kevin's natural gregariousness, the basic harmlessness of furries, and a lot of single malt scotch won out.

Saturday night, as we staggered back from a room party to our hotel, arms draped over each other's shoulders, he interrupted my rather off-key rendition of "I'm Too Sexy For My Shirt" to say "Okay. I am down with the furries."

"Hmmm?"

"They have great booze and they spend a buttload of money on art."

"Damn straight."

So that was good.


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*You can read his con reports over at alchemist
breeden

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Hey, gang!

Digger can now be ordered from you local comic shop! Diamond should be carrying it--now's the time to go and demand a copy from the locals!
breeden

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*groan* Just saved an idiot pit bull puppy from traffic. Twice. No collar, no leash. I had to dive into the street, pick him up bodily and lug him around the apartment complex. (He liked this immensely. Pit bulls are such awesome dogs, but this one clearly did NOT understand about cars.)

So there I was, wandering the apartments, holding a thirty pound dog, who was delighted by this novel way of travel, thinking "Shit, shit, shit. If I can't find the owner, I'll...call Kevin, I guess, see if I can stash the dog in his backyard until I get the Found posters up, can't take it to the humane society because it's a pit bull, shit, shit, shit..."

Fortunately, just as I was about to resign myself to temporary dog ownership, I ran into the owner who was calling for him. The dog was clearly delirious with joy to see him, which is the only reason that the owner did not get a royal chewing out from me re: collar. (We'll give him the benefit of the doubt on possibly have slipped it.) Unfortunately, since the owner and I did not seem to share much of a common language, I couldn't just ask.

Ah, well. All's well that ends well...