I'm not sure when my life got to the point where I was thinking, "At the next con..." instead of, "If I go to a con again...." Awhile ago, I guess, but it wasn't obvious at the time. As magical as my first major contact with fandom was (ICFA '99), I didn't make the leap to, "I will be doing this indefinitely," not right away. It kind of crept up on me. Bashed me on the head. Dragged me off to its lair. I think that metaphor is done now. I'd blame it on lack of sleep, but most of you know I'm generally like that. I am, however, still a tiredy bunny, even though I've had a good night's sleep.
Here is who I saw from the friendslist this weekend: 1crowdedhour, cakmpls, carbonel, careswen, ckd, dd_b, dlandon, lexiphanic, dreamshark, dsgood, eileenlufkin, elisem, fgherman, jenett, joel_rosenberg/joelrosenberg, kalmn, laurel, lydy, magentamn, minnehaha of both varieties, mmerriam, naomikritzer, pameladean, pegkerr, and sraun. (And also markgritter and timprov, but not at the con.) I'm pretty sure I saw other lj people who aren't on the friendslist, but I don't remember most of their lj names (especially if they're not immediately apparent from the people's real names), so if it's you, comment and say hi again. I also didn't meet a few people from the friendslist I think were there. I've resigned myself that I can never do absolutely everything and see absolutely everyone I want to at a con, and I can never spend all the time I would want with everyone I do see; and if I can, it's probably not a very good con anyway. So I try not to fuss too horribly much about it.
Okay, more on things like panels and music and stuff later. If I put some of it in novel_gazing (which I probably will), I'll mention it here, since I don't know if any of you are reading the feed or wouldn't usually but care about con reports.