Sorry it has taken me so long to make a Con report..but better late than never.
Friday: I missed my train, so Sam and Barbara picked me up from Ronk. Got to SB, grabbed my badge and free shirt (long sleeve navy blue with a color picture on it. On the back it sayd I-CON 26 Track Leader). My staff slowly trickled in. I dealt with pre-con BS and then plopped on the steps inside the ISC to plug in my phone. Janice recruited my friend Chris to go with her to pick up "the great Luke Ski" even though Chris would get lost on the way out of a paperbag. So, while dealing with that, I get a phone call from Ryan telling me that he *LOST* his badge. The Con hadn't even started yet and already he lost his badge. We laboriously searched for the badge and then decided to walk to the other parking lot to continue our search. Good thing we decided to do this because schnuder
told us there was a badge at the info desk. Huzzah!! Con doors open and there's a problem at Pre-Reg. Seems that some Trackleaders who filed Discount and Comp badges had non-existant badges at Pre-reg. So, after running around like a madman (woman) I found Mom and she gave me blank ones to fill out :) After this was Green Room time for me and as I head back to the Green Room, I was met by Marc Gunn and Andrew McGee and was given the warmest welcome :-D ::dances around::
The Brobdingnagian Bards had a 2-hour set on Friday night from 7-9pm. It was made of Awesome!! :-D I absolutely *love* The Bards. Brian had never seen a Bards show, so he came and enjoyed the show. Bumped into Stephen and Lorraine :-D Hadn't seen them since RenFaire.
Then we headed off campus for dinner. Mmmmm..omlets :) Headed back to see "the great Luke Ski" and then Brian and I went back to Ft. Henry and went to bed.
Saturday: Got to campus around 11 or so, grabbed a bagel from the Green Room and headed to the Dealer's Floor. We bumped into someone who told us to go attend his panel on Stunt Do's and Don'ts. So, we went and it was awesome!! After that was an Hour long set of The Brobdingnagian Bards :-D Yay Bards! After that was Lunchtime and I got to catch up with Gushi. Then I headed Back to the Dealer's Room to actually purchase something. I bought a Cowthulhu shirt. Soooooo awesome :) And Brian bought me Mad Cow Disease. LOL!!
Skip ahead a few hours to Cabaret. Setup started at 7pm. We helped Ghoul a Go-go set up their first stage presense and started soundchecking everyone. Cabaret ended up not starting till 9:20 due to STUPIDITY that happened 5 mins. to showtime! And no, I will not be saying what it was that happened due to this being Public. Even if it were Friend-locked, I still couldn't write about it.
The show starts and everything was awesome...aside from that fact that 3/4ths of the way through the first act, one of the performers, who was waiting to go on, had to leave to catch a specific train ::pout::
About half way through the show, sound problems occured and took about 40 mins. to figure out that it was an Ungrounded wire that was causing the problem. Thank you to "the great Luke Ski" for entertaining us with 'You Might be a Trekkie' while the problem was being figured out. The sound problems became a running joke with the rest of the performers.
At the end of the show, Creighton, of Ghoul a Go-go came out dressed as Voltaire. Best.Prank.Ever!!! :-D That closed the show and the show ended around 1:15am. Now came the fun part. Breakdown/Cleanup. We finally got out of there around 2am.
This was the end of my I-CON 26 experience, as Sunday I had a wedding to go to which was Amazing and awesome and stuff. Good People, Good Music, Good Food, and Swollen Feet. Good times.