We blew into town via car from Milwaukee with no difficulties, checked in about 2PM, and got into our room right away, unloading our baggage, two sets of costumes (for Opening Ceremonies and for the Fancy Dress Party), 30 or so bottles of various drinkables for said party, other party supplies, and 240 individually hand-decorated masks to give away as party favors. After unpacking and being frustrated by the computer, we went out to get dinner at Dottie Dumpling's Dowry, our favorite Madison burger spot, which was as good as ever.
We ambled back to the hotel and spent some time just chatting with the new arrivals before going over to A Room of One's Own for the reception and readings by Jane Yolen and Kate Wilhelm. Yolen read some very inspirational pieces and Wilhelm favored us with a harrowing but non-SF short story.
Back at the hotel, we dropped in to the OddCon party. I had hoped to score a bit of free beer (New Glarus brewery "Spotted Cow"), but a part was missing from the dispenser, and we went to bed when the dance music got intrusively loud.