TAM 9 Thursday
So, yesterday I arrived in Las Vegas. It was hot, but actually less hot than it was in Columbia, SC for the last few days. I then immediately got some Baja Fresh, because brown salsa is amazing.
Then iw went to the hotel. I ended up hanging out with Heidi Anderson in the speakers rooms with the logic that I am speaking. I ended up spending time with the awesome Ginger Campbell, a fellow women’s soccer fan, Elizabeth Loftus, and a guy named McGaha.
We ended up talking a lot about the ethics of the porn industry, which wasn’t what I was expecting to talk about in the speakers room. They must keep that coolness on the DL.
Then was dinner with the SC contingent. And then the reception.
I hung out with Jennifer Michael Hecht, Jennifer McCreight, Greta Christina, Sean Faircloth, Richard Dawkins, Jamila Bay, Debbie Goddard, Sara Mayhew, and lots of other people who didn’t have their names listed in the program.
After the reception, I went to drinking skeptically where I had a diet coke and saw some people from the SCA Summit.
Then it was time for HP7.2! It was amazing. Despite the fact that it didn’t start until 3AM eastern time, I didn’t almost fall asleep once. It did complete justice to Snape, Neville, and Mrs. Weasley.
So far, there’s been a fair amount of talk about elevatorgate, but not too much. A few jokes, some serious conversation. Also, there’s apparently a musical, “Menopause the Musical” – I’ve heard it’s very dry.