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Can-Con 2016 - Day 1

[caption id="attachment_6532" align="alignright" width="300"]convention-1410870_640 Generic convention pic because Can-Con doesn't have a logo.[/caption]

Let me preface this by saying I am a little inebriated. There. Now I'm safe to make any spelling and grammar mistakes.

Con is off to a great start. Obviously. Though I think it best not to bring GF beer with me for tomorrow as it got warm despite the ice pack. I hate warm beer. It's the worst thing since ever.

Today, I attended a workshop on plot by Julie Czerneda (pronounced like Chernaeda). She was fun and mostly helpful. She threw random pieces of paper at us that had new things we had to suddenly fit into our plot. Well, she didn't actually throw them, but you know what I'm saying.

I walked around the Rideau Centre to kill time before the official start. I generally avoid the place. I don't want to pay for parking and it both tires me and hurts to walk around such an expansive place. Also, it's too peopley. So much so that I want to curl up in a ball and hide. It might actually surprise people to know that I'm introverted. I'm about 30% extrovert, so I can party pretty hard when I want to. Also clown around with strangers.

I went to a panel on Ursula K. Le Guin's legacy. It was pretty cool. I haven't read any of her stuff, but I've heard a lot of good things about it. I'm slowly building next year's reading list. The panelists were hard pressed to agree on which story I should start with.

Next, was a panel  about the challenges of working with others in the comic industry. I want to make some graphic novels eventually, so I'm rather drawn to things related to that right now. I love Vertigo's House of Mystery series and the graphic novel version of The Book of Five Rings.

Then, I went to a panel on Non-Verbal Communication and I think it was the best panel of the evening. I learned a lot in that one. But it made me question everything I have ever written.

The parties followed. Yes, writers party in plural. I saw lot of friends and talked about things and stuff. Good times.

I can't wait for tomorrow! I haven't decided on if I will try to bus there or not. Probably will because it's a lot cheaper than Uber. I really enjoyed not having a car. I might put my things into a wheely thingy tomorrow rather than carrying it on my back.

Oh, this year's theme is role-playing. My character is level 3 and has 21 dexterity but only 2 wisdom. Charisma and Constitution are decent too. I'm told I might piss people off. Looking forward to it :)

Ciao,
R~

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