A Puppy At WorldCon
It’s currently a little before 7am in Kansas City, and I’m getting ready for day 2 of WorldCon.
So far Puppy Central has been enjoyable, if quiet – which I kind of expected, given that it’s the first day and there are still people arriving. Mega thanks to Rob, Jonathan and Betsy, Tully, Dave, and Dexter for their advice and support. I couldn’t do this without you guys. Or any of the other folks who have helped and are helping.
Today’s agenda such as it is is the business meeting from 10 to 1, then back to Puppy Central to eat and relax a bit before people start arriving.
The “interesting” part of all this is that I’ve found my tolerance for crowds is even lower than it used to be. Yesterday I quickly hit a very strong “too many people” reaction at the con – I’ve never liked crowds and tend to start looking for a quiet place to escape rather quickly, but to hit it within 90 minutes is a bit worrisome.
Oh, well. Apparently my uber-introvert tendencies are getting more pronounced as I get older. That or I’m just tired – I’m always worse with this kind of thing when I’m tired (and when am I ever not tired?)
I probably won’t get to comment much, so try not to burn the place down while I’m off being me at people, and I’ll try to pull together something that looks like an after action report for next week.
UPDATE: The preliminary business meeting (with about average attendance – I asked some of the regulars) voted to postpone debate and final voting on EPH and several of the other nomination procedure amendments until the Sunday business meeting. I encourage any worldcon attendees who want to have their say on this proposal to attend and vote.
I personally will be voting against any changes to procedures that make the nomination or voting process less open, more complicated, or less able to be calculated by hand because I believe that any change that does this (including EPH, the new motion EPH+, and 4 of 6) will introduce the appearance of corruption, corruptibility, and favoritism, which in turn will cause immense damage to the credibility of the award and the Hugo management committee.