The rest of the Masquerade was truly awesome as well. There are some very talented, very dedicated costume makers out there. Wow. I have a bunch of pictures, which I shall upload to flickr when I have more time. It was a great show.
Also, I am having a wonderful time here. I have been to many fascinating panels and talks. I have met Nalo Hopkinson, Elizabeth Bear, and Elisabeth Vonarburg. I have only babbled nervously a little bit. I actually told Elisabeth V about my Master's thesis a little bit. She was really nice, and actually seemed interested. She was very patient with my French, too, especially since I seemed to lose my entire French vocabulary, accent, and syntax as soon as I got excited/nervous/jittery. I swear I speak better French than that. At least most of the time.
Amusingly, at the Masquerade, I ended up sitting next to a couple of guys from Ottawa, who told me about the Ottawa Science Fiction Society. Which I should have guessed existed, but did not know. Anyway, we had a nice chat, and it was very pleasant. I've already forgotten their names. I want to say Murray and James, bit I don't think that's quite right. I suck. Hi anyway!!!
Am now trying to decide which 11 o'clock panel or thing I want to do. Tour of the art show? Vonarburg reading in French? Can't decide. Too many interesting things to do!