It's All A Conspiracy
Are You In On It?
Yes they are all in it together. In this case they is that unknown force which has worked to arrange it so that everything that I am even remotely interested in doing is happening on the same weekend in February.
It all started with the Capricon Science Fiction Convention. I will be participating in their art show, deliver two presentations on art, and be a panelist on a number of panels. Capricon is Feb 11-14.
Along comes the Northwest Cultural Council and offers a seminar on State Of The Art Giclee Reproductions. I would love to attend but can't because it is that same Saturday.
I was then asked if I could do a presentation for the Northern Illinois Rocketry Association at their mini-conference scheduled for the same Saturday. Would have loved to both present and attend but alas no can do.
I was also asked to speak to a school group on that Friday about careers in the aerospace, astronomical, and planetary science fields. Can't make that one either.
Most of all I would have loved to attend the College Art Association Annual Conference being held in Chicago this year! If it wasn't for my obligations to Capricon, I would be at this conference.
There was something else as well – I forget what it was but it was the same weekend so that was dismissed.
And oh, I forgot to mention that my older son's birthday is, yep you guessed it, that Friday!
On the bright side – nothing else has showed up on my radar screen for the other 24 days of the month.
Sadly this seems to be all to typical for me. I distinctly remember after returning from my honeymoon with my wife – we were discussing vacation plans for the next year. Out of 52 weekends I had only one weekend blocked out – that to attend the International Space Development Conference. My wife wanted us to go to California to celebrate her father's 60th birthday. You guessed it – out of 52 possible weekends her father's birthday was the same weekend as the conference I was obligated to attend. So for our first vacation post-honeymoon, we spent it a few thousand miles apart.
Being powerless to stop this evil conspiracy, I'll just shrug it off and do my best to enjoy all those other free weekends.
One Response to “It's All A Conspiracy”
And to show that the conspiracy is alive and well, I was just invited to participate in the Marcon Science Fiction Convention. Now there are 2 other conventions that I plan to attend during 2010 and 1 convention that I am obligated to attend (International Space Development Conference). Unfortunately I had to turn down the Marcon folks because the ISDC is the same weekend as Marcon. What are the odds of that I wonder?