Mike and I enjoy sci-fi and fantasy in books and shows. In the past, I've made noises about visiting a scifi/trek convention but we've never gotten around to it. Mike has been to a couple when he was much younger but I've never experienced one before.
|Looking up at the Marriott|
|Not so crowded yet|
We started our drive on thursday at 4am and made it to Atlanta by 4pm with a couple of rest breaks. We checked into our hotel and made it to the Hyatt for a newbie tour given by regular DC attendees who wanted to help out all the first-timers attending this year. The newbie tour was definitely helpful since we walked through the habitrails connecting the Hyatt, Marriott, and Hilton. We also did some quick walkthroughs of each convention floor to be more familiar with the layouts.
Triumphant and with our badges in our sweaty little palms, we headed back to our hotel to unpack and get ready for the next morning.