Morton Fox (mortonfox) wrote,
Morton Fox

Lunacon Day 1

Commuting to a con is actually turning out to be a pretty sweet deal. I think it only took me 20 minutes to get there this morning, and that was much better than Friday evening when I had to fight rush hour traffic.

So this morning, I went to the "Finances for Freelancers" panel, which is about money management for writers and artists. While interesting, the scope of the panel was limited to the basics of budgeting, saving, and choosing a financial advisor, which is understandable because the advanced stuff tended to lead to the "deer in the headlights" syndrome. Then I went to the panel on lying with statistics. While the panelist covered lots of stuff I've already come across elsewhere, he did mention a few things that I might use later.

And then I went to a panel on how to depict fight scenes realistically. The panelist worked as a bodyguard for a number of years and has himself been in fights. The panel was mostly a discussion, although he did do a demo with someone from the audience on breaking a chokehold. Then I watched the Slack Shack videos, followed by some anime clips.

After that, I took a break from the con to visit the Penny for your Thoughts and Micro Madness- Berkshire Bridge Cache geocaches, both in Wayne. I'm not sure that the little bridge is actually called Berkshire Bridge. It is, however, near the Berkshire Store.

And then I finally tried the Baja Fresh in Hackensack. Got a chicken nachos, which looked like there was at least as much stuff piled up on top as there were nachos. (which is a good thing) Also had a lot of jalapenos from the salsa bar. Those were pickled pretty well so they weren't hot at all.

Went back to the con and watched the masquerade. The half-time show was a presentation of movie previews for many of the movies coming out this year. (Why did I stick around for that?) Went to some parties after that, but the room parties were too crowded to hang around for long. So after snacking at the con suite, I returned home.

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