Yay for Mobile PortaMiniCon Inna Car!
*sends now-long-distance hugs towards icedark_elf, skeren,and Sam and Matt whose journal handles I didn't manage to catch...*
Top 10 Advantages to the Mobile PortaMiniCon Inna Car approach to mini-convention-staging.
1) It goes anywhere you want it to! 2) Only the cool people come! 3) No huge schedule planning! 4) No 8-hour lines for autographs! 5) No admission fees! 6) Con/staff suite = "actual nearby restaurant," not "neverending pan of soggy eggs swimming in water four hours past their prime". (ACen, speaking as an attendee since day 1, I love you but you have really got to lay off the 'eggs a la swimming pool' approach to feeding staff. No really. If I never see an ACen egg swimming pool again in my life, it will be too soon. Anyhow.) 7) Dealers room = handy nearby bookstore, no overcrowding involved. 8) Panel programming = hotel room with wireless + enthused fangirls. 9) Video programming = anything you stashed in your computer (see also hotel room + wireless -> YouTube). 10) Mobile PortaMiniCon Inna Car can hit several cities in the space of one weekend!
You guys are totally awesome and I really wish I'd been awake longer, but the full day of box lugging had just about wiped me out. (Today's day of box lugging likewise.) But thank you for taking the 2008 Mobile Con Tour all the way out into the middle of nowhere so I could meet y'all! :)
*goes to take more naproxen and fall over* my friend who's moving is a very nice guy, but damn he's got too much stuff...