This past winter I went to a benefit auction for my neighborhood. One of the items in the silent auction was a pair of tickets to Baltimore's huge science fiction convention, Balticon. Nobody had bid on the item, and I hated to see anything go to waste, so I named my price. I had forgotten that I won the tickets until last night when I suddenly realized that Balticon was taking place this weekend! I've never been to a sci fi con before. I used to go to comic conventions as a kid so I know what I'm likely to find. However, I was reading through the list of events in this handy pocket guide http://www.balticon.org/pocket37.pdf and realized I may be way out of my league here. I'm determined to go, though I don't have a costume. I'm bringing my digital camera so I can capture some of the memories for you.
And if you're in or near Baltimore this weekend, shoot me an e-mail and maybe we can meet at the con. I'll be the one looking startled and confused in the corner. Balticon forever!