Gregory G. H. Rihn (milwaukeesfs) wrote,
Gregory G. H. Rihn

WisCon Sunday, 05-25-03

Sunday was a big day for us. Ah, I forgot to mention that Georgie has been asked by the Tiptree committee to provide the official gift artwork to next year's winners! Thrill!

The "Interstitial Arts" panel was very interesting and exciting. Both of us hope to get involved with the movement very soon. (Georgie has already had a chance to look at their website,a nd found it very interesting with lots of good resources.)

At the noon break, we went party supply shopping with Tracy and Bill, and got the last minute stuff we would need.

We had one more panel to do just before the dinner break, "And I Found Me Alone on the Cold Hill's Side," about sleep and dreaming in fantasy and SF. Steve Schwarz was a great contributor, and the small but enthusiastic audience told us they thought it was a very good discussion.

Then, into party setup. We had been initally dismayed by the size of the room, which was the same one the TOR party uses--rather large and garishly lit for the more intimate party we had had in mind--but brainwork allowed us to both cut down on the lighting and break up the space with use of drapes and strategically placed furniture. We interspersed changing into party clothes with snatching bits of the GoH speeches--Carol Emshwiller funny and affecting, and China Mieville funny and ascerbic.

Georgie looked fantastic in her brilliant orange Indian ensemble (from "Ganesha's Treasures") and Tracy and Bill glittered as the Queen and King of the Nile. I went for more restrained elegance, as I expected to tend bar, and wore my frock coat, velvet vest, poet's shirt, tuxedo trousers, and my best jewelry. We attracted a lot of fabulously dressed people, and a good time was had by all, and we closed up about 1:00am when things seemed wound down.

Wer headed home fiarly early on Monday as we usually do. All in all, it was a very good WisCon for us, and we look forward to next year as ever.
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