Tuesday, January 20, 2009

arisia 08

best lecture I attended:
Effect of microgravity on human body, or how to get to mars without killing the crew.
Very packed with information. Speaker (Dr. Schneiderman) was very well prepared.

best lecture I only made it to the last 10 minutes of:
Artist Guest of Honor Dave Seeley's description of process, on Sunday.
I wish I could have made it to more.

what I like about Arisia:

variety: panels on art, writing, physiology, burlesque

very nice art exhibit. I'm sorry I didn't buy the hand-painted leaves and space shuttle tie.

great children's program--both fast track and childcare kids were very happy with their weekend.
The lady in charge of childcare/kamikaze costuming kindly let the younger child go up on stage with her elder sister even though the costume was a Building 19 starfleet uniform and a lizard hat--not quite a creatively produced costume.

very accepting atmosphere. Lots of people dressed weirdly walking around and everyone smiling.

unofficial motto of Arisia: We embrace the stereotype.