I’ve been blogging this puppy for a month and a half now (!)
There was so much more to Ad Astra than the awesome sessions, though. There was so much that I couldn’t take part in.
I mentioned waaaaay back in my first post that there was Klingon Karaoke (not karaoke in Klingon, though that might be cool …). There was an anime lounge with various series and movies running all three days of the convention, an art room, a Lego room, the book store, author readings, and signings.
Also, for every session I attended, there were, like six others. There was astronomy in the parking lot at night, the masquerade, gaming sessions, Consuite events, and book launches by various SF/F publishers.
And there was the Guest of Honour brunch, which I foolishly chose not to purchase a ticket for (hey, it was my first time, I didn’t know it would be so awesome).
If I thought it was possible, I could have stayed up for the entire three days and done something different every hour.
What I did do (aside from the sessions)
I attended readings by Patricia Briggs, Julie Czerneda, Marie Bilodeau, Matt Moore, and Dennis Lee.
I bought (way too many) books and got some of them signed by the authors.
I bought a couple pieces of jewellery and a t-shirt.
Had a tonne of fun.
Think I’m going back next year 🙂
What about you? Have you attended any conventions or conferences recently?