cccc: March 2004 Archives

Today was early departure day for me. Went to a couple of morning sessions, had some lunch, and hit the road. Maybe tomorrow I'll do a session rundown--I attended five sessions, which is easily a modern-day record for me. Also momentous was that I only bought one book. There a full moon out or something?

One general sort of conclusion about the Cs this year. San Antonio is a very nice place-everything's walkable, clean, etc. But everyone I talked to had the same impression--the conference felt very spread out, and there was no real public, centering space. Most of the bars, in part bc there were so many, were small, the conference space itself was very spread out, and there were people that I didn't see that I wished I had. I'm hesitant to generalize from my experience or to blame the space, but it seemed like there wasn't a lot of opportunity for serendipitous encounters. There was no place where I could go and be relatively assured that I might run into someone.

I'm happy that they've finally reduced hotel prices by opening them up a bit for us. At the same time, it seemed like they hadn't really thought out the space, and for my money, it affected my conference experience...

I'm not sure that there's much more (a) you need to know, or (b) I can safely say, about CCCC. This is what Jenny and Victor looked like last night to the 60 oz. margarita they ordered and drank.


They did get to keep the glass--that's part of the deal.

  1. using the whole room (Lori arrives tomorrow)
  2. not bothering to shave
  3. pulling caffeinated beverages from the minibar (instead of going to Eckerd)
  4. paying top dollar for margaritas at dinner
  5. losing my room keycard (1 down, 1 to go)
  6. forgetting that people I haven't seen in a year don't "know how it goes" in my life
  7. spending hours in hotel bars
  8. staring just a bit too long at people I think I recognize
  9. overpromising my time
  10. paying for wireless access in the hotel
  11. awkward conversational pauses
  12. blogging



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