Worldcon 2008

The first day of the Worldcon had finally arrived and for once we were already in the city and ready to get started. Beth decided that the most interesting thing to do in Denver would be to get the car and drive down to Pikes Peak and Garden of the Gods, which took most of the day. Meanwhile I got going so I could register before the first panels started at 11:30.

It was raining by dinner time and Beth and the kids were back from the mountains later than they hoped, but I waited around until they returned and we walked a few blocks through the puddles to get some Italian food and seafood at the Rialto Bistro. There wasn’t much Italian food in Wyoming, and certainly not in Yellowstone, so it was a welcome change of pace. The Rockies are in town during the entire convention, playing some non-descript teams like the Nationals and the Padres, but tonight’s game ended up being rained out and will be made up tomorrow afternoon, which is a bummer for the block of tickets that the con made available to fans a few weeks ago. We had thought about catching one of the games, since they stink this year it’s no problem getting tickets at the door, but I don’t know if we’ll manage to work that in. A full day of panels are on tap for tomorrow.