Maybe I haven’t ever been to Comicon, but I will be able to say that I’ve attended a convention this year. The Wausau Area Science Fiction Enthusiasts have invited me to be a Guest of Honor at their convention in Wausau this Saturday! If any of you are in central Wisconsin, be sure to hit that!
As we haven’t had a vacation trip of any kind since last August, Melinda and I are making it a three-day weekend. We’re going to stay at a fancy hotel room on Friday night, and then Saturday after the con we’re going to a bed and breakfast somewhere north of there. I lived in Wausau from 1994-96, and I’m going to show her Rhinelander and Crandon (where my folks lived for a decade), so I gave Melinda free reign to pick the place we stay. She spent much of Monday night hunting for B&Bs and not finding anything quite right.
Here is our conversation as we were driving to work Tuesday morning:
Melinda: I looked at places in Merrill, Rhinelander and Waukegan.
Me: You could even look in Crandon. Even that’s only a 90 minute drive after the convention.
Melinda: How far is it from Rhinelander to Waukegan?
Me: I don’t know where Waukegan is.
Melinda: Duh. I mean Waukesha!
Me: You mean Wausau?
Melinda: Wausau! Yeah, that’s it.
Me: Are you sure the places you looked at last night are even in the city we’re going to be visiting?
Melinda: Maybe I should double-check.
Note to the WASFen folks: If we don’t show up Saturday, it’s because we’re in Waukesha.