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Live from Boskone

I'm here, about to head down to the SBOF (Secret Banquet of Fandom), and to help with set-up.

minnehaha B&K arrived this afternoon. K & I dashed over to the Harvard Museum of Natural History to see the Glass Flowers. They remain astonishing. More info about them. I must return to the museum soon; I understand that the special Mollusk exhibit that's opening tonight features several-to-many of the Blaschka's marine invertebrates, reportedly more than I saw at the Corning Museum of Glass. I thought that might be docent pride, but Google quickly told me the Harvard collection has over 400 specimens. Wow. I was also surprised to see news of an unexpected find at the University of Wisconsin-Madison 5 years ago.

It looks like I found free street parking for the weekend on E Street, running from Fargo up to West 1st Street (right across from the hotel off D Street). No meters, no signs prohibiting parking, lots of cars parked there but several empty spaces along the way as I was looking tonight. Win.

There's also free street parking on West 1st Street, a bit between E and F, and more beyond F. Look carefully at the signs; there are some tow zones, and some temporary construction barrels prohibiting parking right now, but the area isn't restricted to residents only. West 1st Street looked a bit dodgy; I was fine tonight in the dark, but if I'd kept my car there, I would have walked back during daylight. My space on E Street is only a quarter mile from the hotel.

Onward...to fun!

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lsanderson
Feb. 17th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
WooT!
w00t! Wish I wuz there. Have fun.
lakeboy_55
Feb. 17th, 2012 03:08 am (UTC)
Crap!
Shoot! I wanted to go to Boskone this year, but too much other stuff is in the way. Have a good time for me. It seems like years since I've been to a Con.
kip_w
Feb. 17th, 2012 03:22 am (UTC)
Live it up! You always seem to be having a good time at Boskone. Have fun for me.
elisem
Feb. 17th, 2012 04:07 am (UTC)
Wow. Those glass flowers are pretty amazing!

Have big fun!
thinkum
Feb. 17th, 2012 02:06 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! Fred will be down for this evening's sessions (my work schedule prevents me from joining him tonight, boo!), and we'll both be there this weekend. Looking forward to seeing you! :-)
randy_byers
Feb. 17th, 2012 04:16 pm (UTC)
Don't think I've seen that user pic before. Have a great time!
apostle_of_eris
Feb. 18th, 2012 01:20 am (UTC)
Mmm . . . have you seen the Field Museum's collection of glass plant models? it's gigantic and stunning, even if the place keeps walling off former exhibit space for storage, or converting it into McDonald's or something.
I don't remember if it's every class or every order they have modeled. It used to fill the long hall backing the botany sector, the east side of the second floor.
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