Have you hugged a Tusken Raider today?

Have you hugged a Tusken Raider today?

So, it’s 11:49pm and I’m sitting in a live recording of Wing’in It podcast blogging while others record. I’ve generally behaved very atypically at this meeting and not gone absolutely everywhere with my laptop. This means I haven’t been able to blog from absolutely everywhere. It also means that rather then simply letting events go in my eyes and out my fingers like a good journalist, I’ve instead gotten emotionally wrapped up in what’s going on around me. And I have to admit, it’s been a transformative day. Dragon*Con is the most amazing collection of freaks and geeks and intellectual family I have ever met. This place is strangely crawling in PhDs (I actually had a member of the press randomly comment on this in...

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Dragon*Con: Day 1

Dragon*Con: Day 1

I made it to Dragon*Con (Woot!) The con is spread out across 3 hotels with the Space, Science, and Podcasting tracks (and me) in the Hilton, and the check in in the Hyatt with the Marriott in between. Being a bit sleepy (I was up until terrible hours the past two nights working on academic presentation posters for the EPO conference next week), I stupidly thought we (and the tracks) were staying in the Hyatt. I was wrong. So our first adventure of the day was trying to check in at the Hyatt, then walking three hotels to the Hilton, than walking back to the Hyatt to check in with the conference. It was during that last step (where we were inline 2 people behind John Delancy), that I learned I was supposed to give a reading (from my Blog) at 1pm. It was 3pm when we...

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