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Back from FC!
I just flew back from FC... and boy are my wings tired!

10pm on Tuesday has never seemed so late.

I would really like to make a longer post but for now, I have to say that even though it was (as ever) a shit-ton of work, it was super AWESOME to see friends - some of whom we only see once a year. (Also as ever - but I'd really like to change that!)

Being back home is great, but weird - we can't send down for more raw fish, and if I get bored sitting here there isn't a lobby full of furries (many of whom are friends) just a short elevator ride away. Then again, this couch is AWFULLY comfortable! I guess I can trade their crisp 400 thread count cotton sheets for my significantly less crisp (I don't iron sheets) but still pretty nice bed linen. If I can convince Bruce or Ninj to lounge over my ankles and purr, I'll defo be ahead of the game!

Also, Holy Cats but my feets are tired! We did a trade for some chair massage right after packing up our booth and that was sure a good investment! My feet are really sore and my back isn't great, but shoulders and arms (where he did the most) feel pretty decent. I think we have ourselves a new FC tradition here. ;-)

This year we didn't spin at all, and also didn't sign up to do any panels. Last year we were way overscheduled and it really kicked our asses! This year, we took it much more chill (even so, we're both exhausted). I think the Bunny may have a touch of the con crud. Hopefully it's just exhaustion.

Our room party was fantastic - the company was the most stellar evar, and people brought so many treats and bevvies! And I totally loved watching folks eat my home made crackers and canapes, and hearing Jovino brag about how good they were. ;-)

Sales went well and the new critter totally went over! I super super miss FCTV though. It seems like every year the hotels charge us more and offer us less. Oh for the days when we could sit on our asses on our bed, drinking a beer and reconciling receipts while watching the variety show or the masquerade!

Next year I would really like to arrange some boof help such that Jovino and I could both not be there at the same time for at least a little while. That would rock.

Ok, sooper tyord. Will post a better organized con report tomorrow!

I'm feeling: groggy zzzzzzzzz...

6 smooches or Gimme Some Love!
Comments
sabotlours From: sabotlours Date: January 18th, 2012 07:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
I saw a LOT of huskies running around the con. I'd say the new product is a success!

And if you need some relief next year, all youz gots to do is ask!
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: January 24th, 2012 03:57 am (UTC) (Link)
Arf! It made us really happy. ;-) It was good to see you, even if briefly. Smooches to Kitty! Hope to see you more next year - and thanks for the kind offer.
bearfairie From: bearfairie Date: January 19th, 2012 01:12 am (UTC) (Link)
Yay for a good con! I haven't been in 2 years and boy am I missing it. Last year a friend died right before con, and this year I'm doing a year long spiritual commitment thingy that means I'm not going to many events. I miss you! How the hell are ya? Seeing you is always one of my con high points :)
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: January 24th, 2012 04:02 am (UTC) (Link)
That is so sweet of you to say! And, likewise!

I've been thinking of you, and was wondering whether you'd turn up this year. I haven't been on LJ much and I want to be around more. We have had a tumultuous year - the high point was getting married and some of the rest of it was almost as low as that was high. ;-)

Nice to see yer typeface! I'll have to check out your journal and catch up. I'd love to hear about your current journey.

I hope you are well! Happy New Year!
porsupah From: porsupah Date: January 19th, 2012 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)
A chair massage.. hmm. Maybe someone should suggest that to the con management as a possible sponsor benefit.. !

Was the lack of FCTV just a consequence of being in a new venue, or does that look like it's actually gone?

If I wound up going along to another furcon sometime, I must remember to check if you're around, and where your room party will be. ^_^
djmermaid From: djmermaid Date: January 24th, 2012 04:06 am (UTC) (Link)
It would be great to meet up at a con! We pretty much only go to FC (so far at least).

As far as I can tell, the newer hotels won't agree to let FC use their closed circuit TV to broadcast convention events like the 'Tree used to. This is a major bummer for people who work all day, and folks with mobility issues as we miss out on things since we can't get there physically. We used to be able to get room service and watch the masquerade, which was really nice. Maybe they'll be able to bring it back someday.

Happy New Year!
6 smooches or Gimme Some Love!