Read Part 1 here!
Thursday 6th October After a hectic day on Vancouver Island, there was no rest for the wicked. There were interviews to be done for the Webseries Documentary, and then some Super Sekrit Stuff in the afternoon. We rounded off the night by taking our American visitors to our favourite Abbotsford Indian restaurant, Zaika, Tastes of India.
Friday 7th October Up bright and early to get the kids to school and pack the car for the road trip down to Seattle. Having a large family means we have a Dodge Caravan which was very useful as it held three Border Guardians and three Mind My Brainers plus luggage. Going through the border, the guard wanted to know who we all were and how we knew each other. Paul blithely told him we all met on the Internet. He blinked slightly and asked where we were going together, to which Paul replied a convention. The guard wanted to know more so Paul told him was a geek convention – like a comic book convention. If only we could have taken a photograph of his face. It was obvious we wouldn’t make something like that up…
The journey down to Seattle was pretty smooth going and we checked into the Warwick hotel in the afternoon. There were emails flying around about the ‘Women in Webseries’ panel members meeting up in the evening and the following morning for brunch, so we headed over to The Reading Room. There we had some very tasty food and met Glynis Mitchell, writer and actor in Causality. We spent some time down there and then interviewed Glynis for the documentary and were joined by director/producer Ralph Fontaine. We had already met, and sat on a panel with, Ralph the previous week at VCON, and it was great to meet up with him again. After a tiring day it was then back to the hotel to prepare for the main event – Geek Girl Con!
Saturday 8th October Brunch plans fell through so after a hasty breakfast we set towards the Space Needle hoping to catch up with the rest of the panel to go over a few things before the afternoon. Turns out there are TWO fountains in the Seattle Centre, but we did meet up after a chance but welcome encounter with The One True b!X sent us in the right direction to pick up our passes (thanks, b!X, wish I had had time to introduce myself properly!). After a quick meeting with the rest of the panel at the correct fountain to confirm timings and say hello, we picked up our passes and got on with the business of nabbing some people for interviews for the Webseries Documentary.
Our panel was 4:00 – 5:30 in the EMP: JBL Theater, and we’ll tell you more about that next time!