Ah the magic of conference prep.
How is it that I always manage to convince myself that writing the conference paper is the hard part? How is it that when it comes time to actually pack, and plan, and travel, I then remember that the paper, while the focus of the voyage, is small pickings compared to
hotel arrangements, packing, planning snacks, planning meals, figuring out how to dress, networking, figuring out how much work to bring, figuring out how much work I can miss, planning travel-knitting, planning travel reading, not forgetting dumb stuff like a cell phone power cable, transportation arrangements to/from airport on either side, and oh yea! Blogging! And whatever other projects I’m working on….
I’m leaving on Wednesday morning for Staunton, Virginia to participate in the 7th biennial Blackfriars Conference where I hope to spend a glorious five days absolutely steeped in Shakespearean Geekery. My panel is at 9AM on Friday, in case you were somehow magically in the Shenandoah Valley and wanted to say hi. In the interim, I will be panicking about the things I’m (probably not) forgetting and hoping that I don’t insult anyone by saying something utterly dumb about bad Hamlet quartos. I may check in again later this week, but if I don’t, rest assured that I am not dead… just in Virginia.