Because it wouldn’t be a blog without lists.
10. Knowing that I traveled hundreds of miles to spend a weekend mostly with people who live less than 20 miles from me.
9. Being welcomed back by the bartender in the Governor’s Club. He’s ours and we’re his, even if we only see him once a year.
8. Getting called for telling people things about themselves that are absolutely characteristic but never acknowledged, unique quirks that people don’t necessarily love about themselves but that I find charming because, without them, this person wouldn’t be the person I like. The phrase she used was, I think, “It sounds so complimentary–and so vicious.”
7. Having said person apologize the next day for doing to me exactly what I’d just done to her.
6. The child-free panel. It only ended an hour after it was scheduled to. I don’t think I’d realized how much I self-censor on the topic until I saw no need to. That one will happen again.
5. Catching up with Tracy. It’s always a highlight of WisCon. It might, in fact, be enough of a highlight to explain why we don’t talk the rest of the year. Counterintuitive but true.
4. Creating instant happiness with sock monkeys.
3. Meeting and chatting with sdn. It was an exercise in reverse perspective. She got more life sized the closer she got. Way cool.
2. Discovering that someone I’ve always liked but haven’t had many opportunities to talk to is the friend I thought he might be. Getting to have a few brief moments of that conversation.
1. Total fangirl squee moment. Having Ellen Kushner tell me to go write the story of one of her characters because she wasn’t interested in doing it. My writing skills are currently wholly inadequate, but if I’m ever able to do the story justice, I may have to take her up on it.