I woke up at 4am and discovered that my flight to Readercon had been canceled and I had been automatically rebooked on the next flight out of Dulles. I was originally supposed to depart at 12:30 and now my flight is scheduled to leave 2-1/2 hours later at 3pm. That gets me into Boston at 4:30, just in time for rush hour traffic I imagine. If all goes smoothly, I hope to be at the hotel between 5:30 and 6pm. That’s not too bad, it will allow me to check in, and grab something to eat before my first panel at 8pm.
“First panel” has a double-meaning in this case. Not only is it my the first panel I’ll attend at Readercon 22 (my third Readercon overall), it is the first panel EVER on which I am a participant. I’m excited about that.
And while I am disappointed that I’m not going to get up the convention hotel as early as I’d planned, I’m trying to take it in stride. I plan on leaving for Dulles around noon, heading into the Red Carpet Club once I’m through security, having a beer (in honor of #marygoround–one drink each time Mary Robinette Kowal is delayed) and getting some more writing done.
ETA: I’ve been rebooked on a 1:30 US Airways flight out of Reagan. So I” only an hour behind schedule.