Sunday, November 15, 2009

Sunday Salon

A rainy Sunday, and I've got a few things going on today. My book club is having a regional dinner tonight at a local church; my club is one of 12 local chapters and once a year we all get together for a meal and some time together. It should be a good time and it will take most of the day.

Yesterday my husband and I went to the New England Fan Experience, a science fiction convention that focused mainly on Star Trek and Doctor Who. It was fun, but it was the worst-organized one of these I've ever been to. He and I each had photos taken with a star from one of our favorite shows (he had his with Gareth David-Lloyd of Torchwood and I had mine with John de Lancie of Star Trek: The Next Generation) but the organizers were hours behind printing them and my husband has to go back today to get the pictures. Leonard Nimoy was there too, and the city of Boston declared yesterday Leonard Nimoy Day. I didn't get to meet him, though! But it was fun milling around, meeting some other fans and wandering through the vendor room. I got to say hi to Bettina Kurkoski, author of My Cat Loki, the first manga series I read. She also contributed to the Star Trek manga series- very cool.

Later on, we caught up with my dad, who's just back from a two-week trip to China. He went by himself and it was his first trip abroad. He had an amazing time- and came back with stacks of pictures and about 12 hours of video! We didn't get through it all last night but he showed us some souvenirs and answered all our questions. I'm sure I'll have more though!

Lots to do today- time to get started. I hope you have a great day! You can read more Sunday Salon posts here.

13 comments:

Gavin said...

The fan convention sounds like a great event and I have to congratulate Boston for creating Leonard Nimoy Day! Have fun at your dinner.

Frances said...

That's sounds like fun - bad organization and all. Loved Leonard Nimoy in the new film too. Can't wait to get mine on DVD Tuesday. Have fun at that dinner tonight!

Alyce said...

Very cool! (Although it's too bad that you didn't get to meet Leonard Nimoy.) I think it would be great fun to go to a Star Trek convention - maybe someday.

Literary Feline said...

I'm still waiting for the promised rain from Friday that never came. It sounds like you have a fun day planned.

That's too bad the New England Fan Experience wasn't better organized, but I'm glad you were able to have a good time despite that.

I hope you have a great week, Marie!

rhapsodyinbooks said...

You didn't mention if you all dressed up. For me, watching people who are going to sci fi conventions is almost as good as being there!

Scobberlotcher said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. It's rainy here today, too. I've just been cutting out paper dolls with my daughter and reading. Have a great week!

caite said...

a trekkie? I must say I am surprised.
your father takes his first trip abroad and he goes to China...alone? wow!

Marie said...

Jill- no dress-up. :-) I wore my Starfleet pin on my sweater though!

JoAnn said...

Sounds like a fun weekend. College basketball season has started and our day was occupied with my daughter's season opener... so not much reading for me today.

bkclubcare said...

Wish I had known it was Leonard Nimoy Day! Yesterday was one of those great days with zero plans that when it's over you wonder what you missed. :)

debnance said...

We were talking about this the other day, wondering if there were still science fiction conventions. I'm happy they are still ongoing. My husband and I saw Nimoy, Shatner, and most of the other original series folks, and, best of all, Gene Roddenberry.

Zibilee said...

Ooh, my husband would have loved to be at that convention! I'm sorry it was so disorganized though. It sounds like you still managed to have a pretty good time despite the confusion!

Ali said...

Wow, that was brave of your dad to take his first trip abroad by himself! And, to China! I hope he had a good time.