This weekend is the Context Weekend, so I'm headed out to Columbus for the weekend. I'm very fond of Context as Context (hmm 15, 16?)was my first conference and it was a great experience, I made some wonderful friends, and got totally hooked on science fiction conferences. (If you like sf or fantasy, you really need to hunt one up and go, they are a blast!)
I'm really looking forward to seeing my friends Boby and Cathy and Liz and Louise again and meeting Louise's friend Kay Kenyon.
I'm also hoping to corner one of the Cincinnati writers who goes to Context and figure out what happened to the sf critique group. Perhaps one of them will know.
Even if they don't, it will be a nice break from boxes and cooking. :)
The only question is whether to fast or not. Technically speaking, you don't have to fast when you're travelling, and Columbus is far enough away to count as travelling. But, gosh, sitting in a lecture hall all day is actually far less demanding than unpacking, chasing after kids, cooking and cleaning while trying to get in some writing as well.
On the one hand, I'm on two panels tomorrow, and I usually drink a lot while I'm talking, so my voice doesn't get scratchy.
On the other, if you decide to take the permission not to fast while you're away from home, you have to make up the fast later... and that's always a bummer.