CONvergence is here, and now half over. I drank Captain Kirk's Two-Fisted-Punch. I drank a couple of something called a "flaming cowboy"...
...Which is like if you insluted a Jolly Rancher's mother, so it turned into liquid and kicked your ass.
My brain is quite annoyed with me right now, and my stomach doesn't want to talk to me, but can't help iteslf.
Before the drinking, there was Kung Fu. I saw a demonstration by a Tai Chi Master and his students. That was really cool.
Today I will hopefully recover enough to play some Tai Chi learning games.
I ran into one of my students at the Con, which is fun.
I attended a panel entitled 'the Secret Origins of CONvergence, as well as a performance of Soylent Theater: Made out of People entitled "Soylent Blue".
It was. They gave us multiple warnings about how un-PC they were going to be, and asked that anyone with a weak constitution leave. I didn't...'cause Im not the kind of person who gets offended over a little off-color humer.
They DID manage to offend me...several times. I was very surprised, but hey - they warned me.
Also, I met up with some of my friends who do the Missing Children Minnesota Mystery Dinner Improve fund raiser. Our writer (Damien Sheridan) was giving a reading of some of his stories. He did very well.
My fellow actor, Ted, told me a great story about how he was assaulted by a little old lady over his "buddy Christ" costume (from the movie "Dogma").
No kidding, some little old lady at the Con shrieked about how he was insulting her religion and began beating him with a purse. Naturally, he refrained from defending himself until he could leave the situation without risking harm to the little old lady.
I did a little volunteer "badging" (ensuring that everyone who is entering areas with convention programming is a paid attendee by checking their "badges") as it is a chance to sit in one place and watch everyone who goes past...which means that you meet up with all of your old friends that you only see once-a-year at con anymore...and do some catching up.
Its been fun, and this year we have FOUR (five) days! I will explain that later when I don't have other pressing concerns like a family to feed and a pounding head to care for.
In the mean-time, please enjoy the product of one important difference between liberals and conservatives: We can laugh at ourselves, and its OK.