hitting the road, which was "Not Enough Tricksters," (#236). On this
one, Joell Smith-Borne, Charlie Anders, Lesley Hall, and Julia
Sparkymonster lead an entertaining discussion that covered issues such
as what makes a trickster as distinguished from one who tricks people as
part of a scheme or plot. It was agreed that there is a certain required
element of chaos-bringing, of upsetting the status quo involved. The
panel and the audience named and discussed various figures from
mythology through popular culture, including such characters as Coyote,
Loki, "Slippery Jim" DiGriz, and Bugs Bunny. A good time was had.
Following that, we gradually disengaged from the con, said good byes,
and slipped out. Driving home was good, and we got there in early
afternoon in good time to unpack, get dinner, and unwind before going
back to the mundane world on Tuesday.
All in all it was a very good convention for us, and we're already
signed up for next year.