I have arrived at Balticon

I left the house at 12:45 thinking I’d get up to Hunt Valley just before 2pm and be able to hang with friends for a few hours before the panels started. It wasn’t until just before I left that I was reminded that it was a holiday weekend. Now, it’s about 60 miles from my house to the convention. And naturally, events conspired against me.

I hit traffic almost right away and it never subsided. Couple the holiday traffic with a state funeral procession in Maryland and I was on the road for 3 hours and 45 minutes! I missed the first few panels I wanted to see.

But I am here now and having a beer to take the edge off that horrendous traffic. Looking forward to seeing folks this weekend.

Stay tuned for more.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.