Philcon is rapidly approaching, and I'm still dithering about the shape of my weekend.
Part of it is fairly fixed:
I will arrive early Friday after picking up a mysterious package and one or two passengers in New Jersey. I am feeling lame, so I will probably wear jeans and a slightly risqué t-shirt rather than bringing a costume.
I will spend all Friday afternoon and much of the evening running Program Ops, presumably once again in the Slightly Mauve room. Since the schedules went out on Monday, I will probably spend lots of time troubleshooting program issues along with the usual check-in routine.
At some point I will escape and go hit parties and maybe some filking. I am not on any program this year, so once I escape my time is my own. If Principal Speaker Peter S. Beagle is on any evening programming I will escape long enough to go to that. I often ignore programming and guests, but Beagle is a special case.
I will crash in a corner of Program Ops on the airbed I have thoughtfully supplied myself with. Saturday morning will be more of the same.
Early Saturday afternoon, I will head to Gettysburg, where I will run an 1860s-era ball all dressed up in my hoop skirt. I will be put up in style at the Gettysburg hotel and will be well paid for the whole experience.
Sunday morning, there will be brunch in Gettysburg. I will not need to dress up but might have to look respectable, so I will bring a dress or something.
At that point I will have decisions to make:
1. return to Philcon and see The Last Unicorn (film) with Peter S. Beagle commenting?
1a. end up in Brooklyn at Catherynne Valente's no-doubt overcrowded book release party?
1b. end up in Manhattan at the no-doubt overcrowded Steampunk event?
1c. avoid NYC like a sensible person and go home and get a good night's sleep
2. drive in the opposite direction to see a friend of mine in the last performance of a musical in which he stars, resulting in getting home at, optimistically, midnight after six more hours of driving?*
3. become screamingly anti-social and go straight home from Gettysburg
What do you think?
* Note: this is insane. That does not always stop me.