Well, I’ve been at the Eastercon for about 24 hours and I am enjoying it… even if my jaw is getting a lot of exercise in dropping! It’s basically a bunch of interesting people whose interests include a lot of things most of people would call eccentric… having the space to be themselves. Or whatever avatar or character appeals to them at the time. It’s a really great atmosphere.
Have been to some very interesting panel discussions – fascinating thoughts on mythology and how it changes through different periods. And on the characteristics of London that make it such a fruitful setting for fiction.
Oh, and I can report Ceilidh dancing with someone wearing a cloak is a little challenging – when you form an arch it tends to have curtains! But I’m glad someone danced with the werewolf, who was looking a little lonely…
That was just the first evening – the costumes are due to come out this evening for the masquerade! I have a feeling I ain’t seen nothing yet!