Starting off with http://www.underconsideration.com/brandnewconference/ earlier in the month. Thursday drivin' and then trainin' into the city, then stops at Big Booty Bread Co, Two Boots Pizza, the High Line. Convention prepwork including folding T-shirts and stuffing con bags. After that, Korean hotpot with Eapa, followed by shopping and late errand. then crashing in the AirBNB-booked spot only a 5-minute walk from the conference. Friday, Brand New Conference went off as manic but as smooth for attendees as usual. Good times. Nice to have returning crew: this is year four, and the first year of returning volunteers who aren't me. Best after-party thus far, bouncy but not NOISY.
Then a few days later, warphammer came for a quick visit as part of his work travels. Some mellow hanging about; Lazizah bakery where he got to meet Karannia, a visit to Fall River, MA to Battleship Cove; Mongolian grill at Fire & Ice, Clyde's Cider Mill. Always a pleasure when Warp visits, and I hope I'll be able to make it back out to visit him and others in CA sometime, if budget permits.
And then Faire! For the first time since 2008, made it to one: Specifically http://ctfaire.com/ . Pleasantly located this year about 15 minutes from my home and about 30 from my job, so I was able to squeeze in a visit before work. Quite glad to go with Karannia, some of her friends, and for my roommate Kevin to be able to tag along to his first-ever Faire.
Wrapped up the month by being able to go hang with sympolarbear and Thesius for a night at their new pad. This is the first time in the 10+ years I've known Sym that we've got to hang out anywhere that's not Work, Anthrocon, or Sarge's Comics. Should do that more.
October's started with helping Karannia pack some things for her move, then there'll be a They Might Be Giants concert in Providence at Lupo's, and wrapping up the month with cbrenton visiting for a week, including FurFright as a major part of his visit. And lots of overtime at VulpineForest[*1] to fill in the spare time, plus work on Anthrocon stuffs.