Before one can go to the Con, one must pick up one’s badge. This is one of those cases where getting there as early as possible is a fantastic idea. We didn’t get there so early. Well, we did, sort of, but we checked into our room and unpacked first. We shouldn’t have unpacked. It took an hour and a half to get our badges. But I hear the wait got up to be over two hours. Saturday morning will be worse.
But, we got checked in, got our badges, and all is right with the world.
In previous years, Thursday night had always been more about getting a head start on Friday. You got your registration, your room, and you prepared for the weekend. Some people and groups would meet up for drinks and that sort of thing, but not a whole heck of a lot. In recent years that has been changing, and this year Thursday night was Fan Party Night. As I walked around the host hotels, I saw many large gatherings, but nothing beat the fan group from Battlestar Galactica who met up on the 10th floor of the Marriott. They we big and loud and pounding shots. Sadly, having to work in the morning I left early. I hear there were push up contests and other revelry until quite late.