How I’m spending my day at #cvg2019

Well, how I plan to spend my day. I might get carried away on a whim or stumble across something unexpected.

11:00am-12:00pm @ Hyatt 2 Greenway HI Weird Biology
12:30pm-1:30pm @ Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A2 N.K. Jemisin’s Broken Earth Trilogy
3:30pm-4:30pm @ Hyatt 2 Greenway HI Books to Read Right Now
5:00pm-6:00pm Magic Schoolbus Party Room (5123) spider salon
7:00pm-8:00pm @ Hyatt 4 Great Lakes A3 AMC’s The Terror
8:30pm-9:30pm @ Hyatt 2 Greenway CDE Paranormal Minnesota
9:00pm-9:45pm @ Hyatt 1 Nicollet Ballroom Pounded in the Tingle
11:30pm-12:30am @ Hyatt 2 Greenway B ASMR

I’m presenting at the ones in bold. I’m bringing Common House Spiders to the Salon, I plan on that being more of an interactive demo.

I have the least confidence about making it to the ASMR panel. I’m curious, but it’s late and I might fall asleep. Actually, if I popped in I wonder if I’d find the entire audience asleep.


  1. says

    Me, too. I thought the supernatural stuff was superfluous, but the acting was great and the atmosphere was intense.

  2. jrkrideau says

    5:00pm-6:00pm Magic Schoolbus Party Room (5123) spider salon
    Ah, this should be a good session. At the appearance of the first spider, half the audience goes “Ooh” and charges the speaker to get to play with the spiders.

    The other half of the audience flees the room screaming and fighting at the exits.

    This one should go down in history and legend.

  3. jrkrideau says

    @ 3 nomdeplume
    What kind of sadist has a session starting at 11.30pm?

    A surprising number of people are not even coherent before 10:00 AM or Noon. To them, 11:30 PM is early evening at best.

    As a morning person (7:30 AM means the morning is almost over) it has taken me some time to accustom myself to this. I had a girl friend who considered 11:00 AM early morning. Organizing activities was sometimes a strain.

  4. nomdeplume says

    @6 Ah yes, I do, just, remember when 11.30pm was “early evening” – it was in the 1960s I think…

    Nowadays I’ve been asleep for a couple of hours by 11.30. PZ is just a youngster compared to me, but I bet he is normally asllep for an hour by 11.30!

  5. wzrd1 says

    I view the notion of “finding the audience asleep” one odd.
    Work up around 8 this morning, it’s nearing 02:30 AM now, I’ll rinse and repeat.

  6. blf says

    I admit I was, unusually, asleep at 23h30 yesterday, but only because some sadist had arranged an event I wanted to attend for before fecking noon yesterday. It was extremely disconcerting to eat breakfast whilst the Sun was still up. Oh the other hand, I did get some good cheeses…

  7. jrkrideau says

    I do, just, remember when 11.30pm was “early evening” Ah yes. Back in the old days (see ref to night owl girl friend) I can remember making a mad dash to the corner store just before midnight (closing time) so we could make chocolate chip cookies.