It’s almost time for NYCC! I decided to go all-in on the con this year, so I’ve got a four-day badge and a hotel room from Wednesday night through Monday morning, so I’ll be in NYC all day for all four days of the con. (Last year, I had a hotel for Thursday night through Sunday morning.) I’m going to work a full day tomorrow, then take the train in to NYC after work. I’m not sure how good an idea that is, but hopefully, it’ll work out.
I’ve been looking back over my blog posts from last year. I wrote blog posts on every day of the con:
(These links are mostly for my own reference. I don’t expect anyone else to read them all.) I think this year’s con will be pretty similar to last year’s, though I think there’s a bit less going on this year. (Or at least less stuff that I’m interested in.) And the con seems a little less well-organized than last year. (There was some confusion about the lottery, for instance.)
In my first post from last year, I noted that I’d been having trouble sleeping, and I’m having trouble again this year. I’ve been having trouble maybe two or three nights a week. Last night was one of those nights, so I’m pretty fried right now. But I’ve got (almost) all of my packing done, so if I can get some sleep tonight, and make it through work tomorrow, then I’ll have four solid days of vacation in New York. I won’t have to get out of bed at 6 every morning, and I’ll (hopefully) have a nice comfortable hotel bed to sleep in. Of course, that’s a bit of a crap shoot, as there are plenty of factors that can interfere with sleep in a Manhattan hotel. But I’m optimistic.