WorldCon Time! – Raven Oak

WorldCon Time!

This time tomorrow, WorldCon 2015 (Sasquan) will be in full swing! It’s officially WorldCon Time!

Packing for it last night was interesting, and by interesting, I mean CAT.

Riley says Don't Go!

Look at that face.

The moment the suitcase came out, he was in it. He wriggled around and basically made it known that if I was going somewhere, he was going with me. I tried to reason with him, but he wouldn’t have any of it. I was NOT allowed to go to this convention.

Riley settles in for the long haul.

Riley settles in for the long haul.

Our kicking him out of the suitcase ended up with a cat fight. Naturally, DiNozzo thought the suitcase was now his. *Sigh*

I managed to get packed as much as I could the night before–tossed in the last minute things this morning and was off.

Drive to Spokane Mountainy Hills

These are just foothills.

I left Seattle around 10 AM this morning for Spokane and WorldCon. The plus side to the five hour drive is that it only took me about 4.25 hours. The other plus size is that I got to see some really pretty hills and mountains along the way along the Snoqualmie Pass.

I couldn’t get good shots of the actual mountains because there was construction and thus, no shoulder to pull over and take a few pictures.

The wild fires out here in Washington are crazy.  I couldn’t see the farms along the roads due to all the smoke. A few that I did see had taken some damage, which was sad.

Once I got here, it took forever to find an ATM. Every bank I went to said, “No ATM on site.” Um, then how do folks get cash? Finally found a Chase Bank that had an outdoor ATM.

The hotel I’m in was a bit tricky to find with all the construction, but I found it after a few wrong turns.

The Davenport Grand is literally across the street from the convention center. It’s 2 months old, and I can literally still smell the fresh paint. The lobby is very classy looking and my room is pretty damn swank (at least to me it is). I have a view of some river and the convention center.

View from my room

There is a river outside.

Hotel Room WorldCon

This is about 1/3 of the room.

The picture above is about 1/3 of the room. There’s another red chair, plus a very nice executive desk (w/ chairs), a large flat screen TV, and a very large bathroom. There’s also bottled water that costs $2 a bottle. I think I’ll get my own drinks, thanks. 😉

WorldCon kicks off tomorrow, and I’ll be running around like mad for the next five days. If you’re here, give me a shout on social media. We can wave across the sea of people or have lunch.

[warning]Oh, if you are here–Jeffrey Cook of NIWA has shared his NIWA booth in the dealer’s room with several of us local authors. You can find both Amaskan’s Blood and Class-M Exile at the booth if you need a copy. [/warning]


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