Saturday, November 9, 2013

Post 2504 - Saturday

I am back home from an exciting day of volunteering at Hal-Con. 

As you may know, there were some issues today with attendance today. Thousands upon thousands of people showed up today without notice, having purchased a one-day pass and electing to use it today rather than Friday or  Sunday. Meanwhile, many other folks had already pre-paid weekend passes; because the one-day folks had already shown up and got in, the other people couldn't all get in. The place was so full up, one couldn't move through the main hallway.

At one point, there were so many people inside, and so many more hoping to get in, lined up around the block all the way up to Brunswick Street, that the fire marshall came thisclose to shutting down the entire event. Thinking quickly, organizers decided to offer refunds to people who wanted them. This did not make people happy who had wanted to get in.

Eventually, after people got their money back and complained about it on social media, people who had re-queued were able to get in.  As I left around 4:45, there were only a couple dozen people waiting to be admitted. This didn't do anything to assuage the disappointment for the people who couldn't get in, and didn't prevent the supper time news people from reporting this tonight.

I got home around 5:45 and fed Newbie. He has been all over me ever since I got home. Patricia and Cindy remain at the cottage and will apparently return to the city on Sunday.

I will turn in shortly and return to Hal-Con in the morning and stay for a few hours. When I get back, the dishes that have been mocking me all week will still be here, and I will have to tackle them in the hope of having them done and put away by the time Patricia gets home.

That will be my evening and Sunday.  Tell me about your plans. I do think about all 4.7 of you, you know.

See you tomorrow.


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