How I Met George R. R. Martin
First watch, 1 bell (8:38 pm)

Today at Sasquan (Worldcon 73) I had just finished getting some books signed by Joe Haldeman (his Forever War is a must-read classic!) and talking briefly with his wife. I then went off to the side to in a chair and go through my book bag. George R. R. Martin walked up to the autograph table and chatted with the Haldemans (Haldemen?), then was walking past me when I said "I loved Wild Cards!". He stopped, turned, and thanked me. He had an assistant and another couple people that recognized him standing around. He asked me a question (I've already forgotten what it was) and I told him that I didn't know the answer, that this was my first Worldcon. Then he stuck his hand out for me to shake and welcomed me.

He then proceeded to take a few of us around the Hugo table and tell us all kinds of trivia about the different years' awards. It was a pretty awesome experience.

About an hour later I was running the sound board in the room he did his reading from the next A Song of Ice and Fire book.

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Worldcon 2015 – Sasquan
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Morning watch, 7 bells (7:51 am)

Today I'm taking some time off work to volunteer at Worldcon 2015 in Spokane (I'm on the Tech Division Staff). I expect it to be a long, busy day. Especially since I didn't get any sleep last night.

Busy day today, especially since some work issues are happening at the same time I'm volunteering here. Juggling responsibilities, sigh.

Another long day, my 10 hour parking permit was expired when I left. Lots of unloading of large trucks, sorting items, and miles of walking. But we also had times where we could sit and rest, too. By the afternoon there were a lot more people around the convention center. Much of the stage, lighting, and sound is done, or nearly so.

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