I have returned safely from OVFF. I'm not going to make a full report now, because I only have a minute. Friday, my hat was well received, and the Pegasus concert was good. I went up to my room to get my guitar, and while I was carrying it down the handle on the case broke. Then I got to the alternate room and set up, and no one else came to that room, and I was overcome with tired. I felt like I wanted to play and I was nooding a bunch, but I couldn't get up the energy to actually sing a song. After 15 or 20 minutes of that I gave up and went to bed, where I promptly became unable to sleep for 3 hours. (And I left half of my medicine collection at home, including the new pills I'm suposed to take for times like these.) Still, made it to breakfast the next day, heard some concerts, went to a workshop, had dinner with my cousin who lives in Columbus, and went back to the alternate filk room. This time other people showed up and we had a good filk until 2, when I had to pack it in to get to breakfast Sunday. Got a couple of games of Dominion in Sunday, heard some more concert, went to dinner with a small group organized by Kathy Mar for Thai. The location we usually go to was "temporary closed on Sunday" but the magic of the Internet let us find the new Thai Orchid location a few miles farther up Sawmill, and the food was wonderful. Got back to the hotel and discovered that there were still a whole lot of people and now only one filk room. It was a very frustrating evening for me; I wanted to sing, but the other 50 people did too. Got a few songs in, heard some good ones, and got to bed about 1.
I left out a lot, including mentioning all the friends I got to hug and catch up with, but as I mentioned above, I gotta run now.