I realized the moment I fell into the fissure that the Book would not be destroyed as I had planned. It continued falling into that starry expanse, of which I had only a fleeting glimpse. I have tried to speculate where it might have landed, but I must admit that such conjecture is futile. Still, questions about whose hands might one day hold my Myst book are unsettling to me. I know my apprehensions might never be allayed, and so I close, realizing that perhaps the ending has not yet been written. -- Atrus

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mysterium 2015?

Registration for Mysterium 2015 has been open for a little while now.  The Early Bird choice.

It's going to be in Boston.  Which means a quick jump on Amtrak for me.

But the question is: to go or not to go?

I'd be going all by my little self and for the first time.  And I don't know anybody.  And I am super nervous about that.

The t-shirts look cool.  And I'd finally be in Boston to have clam chowder and visit the Museum of Fine Arts, both of which are on my to-do list.

But again there's that whole "I'm going to be alone" business.  Also, what happens at these things?  I hope to god there are no group activities because that's really something I don't want to participate in.  Sitting around a dinner table is fine.  A cafe is more my style, though.  I will deal with a bar if I absolutely must, but my voice is very small and people never can hear what I'm saying.  I guess as long as I've got a manhattan in hand...or a double whiskey neat...  Someone going to the museum with me would be pretty cool.  Or sitting and listening to others present stuff is just fine and dandy.

My first ever convention was a one-day library convention and I about died of both boredom and awkwardness.  My first Egyptology convention experience was really weird, but I think that goes without saying

I'm just feeling a bit of a panic about being around a group of people I don't know haha!!!  Introversion to the max, you see.

But is there someone who can hold my hand through the process maybe?  Baladria is sceered!

Update: I just realized the convention is in a place called Burlington, NW of Boston, which means negative on the MFA, and also a great deal of traveling via public transit because this little lady doesn't have a car.  Grrrrrr.

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