I have learned a great deal from attending my first Worldcon:
What diseases are most likely to cause the next human pandemic, and what diseases Seanan McGuire wishes the next pandemic will be.
How to not apply a tourniquet for a human bleeding out anally.
What “harrowing” means in a panel description.
That John Scalzi really is actually as charming and funny as everyone said — it wasn’t merely internet hype.
Myke Cole is a delightful panelist, and his book Shadow Ops: Control Point is, so far, entertaining. (I bought it after meeting him, and haven’t finished the book yet.)
How a SFWA buisness meeting goes, and what sorts of things are decided.
That I approve of the current SFWA board — I like their energy and drive.
That the Hugo Awards this year were full of so many fantastic nominees that, no matter who won, I was elated and disappointed in nearly every single category.
I still am not keen on parties.
Conversation with incredibly smart, articulate people on topics of mutual interest is always my favorite thing at conventions.
I can’t go anywhere without my kids, but that I buy them presents.
It’s been a good con, folks. Good con.