My friend Ellen went with me (her nickname for this is "The Entourage" since she does the driving, carries the heavy bags, and is generally useful) and we got to meet up with our friend Robin and her kids, my goddess-children Nate and Sophie, who live nearby and come every year. I love it that my friend has raised some serious geeks. (Nate made his own cool steampunk vest, and Sophie wore my favorite shirt, which says, "Trust me, I'm a Doctor."
I was exhausted going in and I'm more tired now, but a great time was had by all. I have the pictures to prove it.
|The gang, with the addition of Princess Alethea|
|Princess Alethea posing on the stairs of the Roberson Mansion|
|Day One lunch break: Sophie, Robin, me, and Nate. Check out that vest!|
|That's a lot of adorable. (Sophie got a new dragon. So did I.)|
|New dragons for everyone!|
|Crystal Sarakas, Tamora Pierce, Anne Bishop, Alethea Kontis|
|Anne Bishop, Alethea, me, and a slightly gimpy Tamora Pierce|