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The Autobiography of Russell
Life from a different perspective
To sit near the front or back, that is the question

In the past I've seen a lot of people sit toward the back of the room of a panel. I make a point of sitting near the front so it doesn't feel like everyone is scared of the presenter.


It gets lonely when it looks and feels like you're one of maybe 5 people in the room, yet looking back shows another dozen or two people.


It's even more distancing when people start a conversation two rows back and you'd have to talk over/through people or shout across the room to join.

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marklevoyageur From: marklevoyageur Date: April 26th, 2013 11:32 pm (UTC) (Link)
Never mind the panels, how are the hotel room parties?
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: April 26th, 2013 11:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
hahaha like he'd post it here
marklevoyageur From: marklevoyageur Date: April 27th, 2013 06:53 am (UTC) (Link)
I know. Beneath that mild-mannered geeky façade lurks a wild, raging party animal.

“Where’s Russell?”

“I don’t know. Last I saw he was making out in the stairwell with the off duty desk clerk dude. But, that was 20 minutes ago.”
zimzat From: zimzat Date: April 27th, 2013 04:33 pm (UTC) (Link)
Heh. Heheheh. That's kind of amusing to think about actually, thanks.

Sometimes I think that would be kind of fun to do, but then my inhibitions kick in and I'm not sure how to approach the situation from a morals and consent perspective. And the "but they're not gay" issue. *shrug*
zimzat From: zimzat Date: April 27th, 2013 04:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Friday was the first half day so those are few on Friday evening. There will be about twice as many tonight, the full day and last night of the convention.

The ones last night were .... eh. If I enjoyed drinking a ton of booze (wine, beer, whatever) then it'd have been great. I started to check out the "Bad Porn Party" but got tired of waiting at the entrance for two women to get done sucking on the cleavage of the id checker. While not a room party, I also checked out the Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream demo, but got discouraged when I couldn't see much, and a group of people closer were busy making out and ignoring the demo, but then got really active when ribbons were being passed out. The ConSuite late night was tight clumps of people having conversations.

It wasn't a room party, but I had more fun toying with the Chaos Machine and chatting with a under-age guy (Yeah, that's not going anywhere).
lakeguy From: lakeguy Date: April 26th, 2013 11:43 pm (UTC) (Link)
it isn't so bad as long as the audio is good ;)
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