When Words Collide is just around the corner and its time to start preparing for the trip/event/happening.
First, a disappointment, from the pre-release program I can’t seem to find when Robery J. Sawyer is speaking. I was looking forward to hearing talk about his recent experiences. Most recently he was at StarMas 2016 with a veritable who’s who of the Space and Science world. Neil DeGrasse Tyson, Chris Hadfield and that guy – STEVEN FRICKIN’ HAWKING!
As I did last year, I am helping out on the “AV” team. Projectors, microphones and mayhem. The conference is well organized and this mainly making sure the presenter is comfortable and has what they need.
Usually I get stressed out going to conferences, I don’t deal with crowds well. This produces a lot of anxiety for me. This year I am feeling far more relaxed. I wonder why? A sense of belonging? Whatever the reason, its a great feeling.