Thursday morning I joined emceeaich and cynthia1960 for a leisurely breakfast at the Concourse. Delicious and tasty company. I then hung around aimlessly watching folks arrive. Nodding at folks whose faces have by now grown familiar. Snuggling with some of my annual pals.
Eventually, I rolled into my room and crashed.
Friday morning: Meal #2 at an amazing food cart -- El Grito Taqueria. Yes, pulled pork & pulled chicken make a lovely breakfast.( Friday step by step )
"Across America, convenings of civil rights and community development organizations help to set the economic opportunity agenda. Unless the conferences fully integrate disability access issues into their content—and people with disabilities are present—the needs and perspectives of the disability community will be largely left out of the discussion."
They supported folks attending ten conventions last year, including the NAACP, La Raza, and the National Housing Coalition, and nine cons this year so far!
Apply to be an ambassador here
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And I have notes and will be trickling those out soon.
But in the meantime run and watch this amazing vid by eruthros
Title: Building a Body
Song: Poor Atlas by Dessa
Contains: Institutionalized violence against robots, reference to robot sex slaves, flickering light (campfire).
It's ethereal, it's beautiful, it makes me think about bodies.
I'll be panelling 9:45 to 11:30 on Saturday, otherwise my schedule is open.
Let's make a plan!
If you want to contact me during the con, you can also direct-message me on Twitter jesse_the_k
I look quite a lot like my icon, but tragically no Bella at the hotel.
See you there!
Beyond the Fix or How Do I Live this F*ing Life?
10am Saturday in C5 second floor
virtually #BeyondTheFix on Twitter
I’m thrilled about these rockstar panelists:
Elena Tabachnick (M), Kate Carey, Shayla Dunn, and Lenore Jean Jones1
Full WisCon Schedule: https://account.wiscon.net/grid?search=&
She brings such enthusiasm to every encounter that I can't imagine tallying her favorite. Playing that deep strategy game "stick" is high on the list. I shot this video yesterday after she'd been running around the yard for at least 15 minutes straight.
That man is MyGuy. He picks up a stick and waves it in Bella's field of view.
Bella, a medium-size black dog with floppy prick ears, drops what she's doing. She leaps for and takes control of the stick, twirling about a bit.
MyGuy picks up the other stick, holds it out until Bella realizes, OMG! a STICK. She drops what she's doing, leaps for and takes control of the stick, twirling about a bit.
Repeat until exhausted.
eta: The password is "bella"
( Use the password 'bella' to watch the vid )
They’re sorta mysterious! I don’t get why people like them, so I’m crowd-sourcing.
Please, help a nerd out!
So, why yard orbs?
Never seen one.
They're all over my neighborhood
I've busted one, it's fun to do
Let us never speak of this again.
I love mine, explained in comment
Wow, that sure is weird
Discovering that www.gardengazingglobes.com is a Wisconsin company may explain their local ubiquity.
Out on the Wire by Jessica Abel - 4 of 5 stars
( review )
IRMINA by Barbara Yelin 5 of 5 stars
( more inside )
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui - 4 of 5 stars
Diabetes and Me by Challoner & Bertozzi - 2 of 5 stars
( a disappointment )
A Chinese Life by Li Kunwu & Phillipe Otié - 5 of 5 stars
VISION (volumes 1 & 2) by Tom King / Gabriel Hernandez Walta / Jordie Bellaire - 4 of 5 stars
( Pure pleasure )
It was linked around, as well.
Can you remember what site that was?
I'm also on one panel:
Beyond the Fix or How Do I Live this F***ing Life?
Sat, 10:00–11:15 am
M: R. Elena Tabachnick; Shayla D, Lenore Jean Jones, Jesse the K
When you know there's no fix, your disability's never getting better, might get worse, and acceptance is the only possibility, it's time to share (aka vent). On this panel, we'll air our pet grievances, exchange survival strategies, and discuss the challenges—both surprising and predictable—of life with disability. We'll also share stories we've used to keep going.
I'm always eager to meet first-timers, and of course I'm thrilled to see my con-pals. I'll be at the hotel & therefore available for most any occasion.
( video includes dog illness, but no death )
( The pictured headstone features a detached engraving of a four-reel slot machine. )