We also met several new people, including several British gamers while walking around and chatting, two Dutch filkers, Arwen and Ilana Grune (who were sisters, very pretty-sounding, enthusiastic, and much farther away from jailbait than they looked (photos to follow once I'm in the states, though I'll try to attach a couple to this post on general principle; if that works, Arwen is the one in the blue)), Simon Fairbourne (who I'm pretty sure I'd never been in the same place as), and the Piers the_gwenzilliad referred to in her journal. And at the end, we were invited over to the_gwenzilliad and [Unknown LJ tag]'s place, saving us a mess of worries (actually, we were invited over on Saturday, allowing us to avoid worrying on Sunday and Monday) and allowing us to have an excellent time at their place in the two days in between Worldcon and Tolkien 2005.
The Tolkien converence? Well, it's a bit too scholarly for me, and I found myself aching and playing street fighter (once I finished the Glen Cook novel, anyway) on my zaurus, but I've heard lots of interesting things, and we've had one rather nice Indian dinner. The afternoon will be spent on Mythopoeic stuff, which I think I'll enjoy more, both because it's more wide ranging and engaging to me (and mostly panel not someone reading a paper), and because my Zaurus has run out of batteries, helping me pay more attention). Speaking of which, I should finish -this- distraction, too.