Infinitus… ‘Tis getting closer

Kind readers,

here is how I plan to spend my time at Infinitus, less than two weeks from now… I may not attend all the lectures I listed below, though I shall be there for sure if the lecture is in bold characters:

wednesday
~ I arrive at the airport around 11:30 at night, check in at the Royal Pacific, go to bed

thursday
~ wandering around and chatting with loved ones until the Welcoming Feast [black robes]
~ 1:30-3:00 Welcoming Feast
~ 3:00-4:00 Casting Your Patronus (formal programming)
~ 4:00-5:00 Our own Rita Skeeter (formal programming)
~ I get interviewed by Wizards Gone Wild at some point or something
~ dinner with loved ones [the red robes make their first appearance]
~ craft fair, mellowing out with loved ones and gadding about

friday
~ (a slow, quiet morning will be essential, I think)
~ lunch with loved ones [black robes]
~ 1:30-3:30 The Naked Costumer (formal programming)
~ 3:30-4:00 Sacrificing to Save (formal programming)
~ 4:00-4:30 From Greasy Dungeon Bat to Magical Fabio (formal programming)
~ 4:30-5:00 my lecture (arg!!) followed by the signing of books (if any!)
~ quick snack with loved ones [the red robes reappear]
~ 6:00-7:00 The Final Battle Musical
~ 7:00ish-9:00 Snapecast meetup (alcohol, recuperation, nibbly things)
~ 10:00-12:30ish Night of a Thousand Wizards [Kambriel cassock of many buttons]

saturday
~ 10:00-12:00 Snapecast Presents (formal programming) -if I am awake in time! [black robes]
~ lunch with loved ones
~ 1:30 edit: fashion show
~ 4:00-5:00 Severus Snape is a Fiery Snake (formal programming)
~ 5:00-6:00 Sneaking Past the Watchful Dragons (formal programming)
~ dinner with loved ones [red robes again]
~ 9:00-12:00 Night of Frivolity Ball [the black three piece suit] -scotch please!

sunday
~ 10:30-12:00 Leaving Feast [black robes]
~ mellowing out with loved ones for the rest of the afternoon
~ evening: resting and room service!

monday
~ 1:45 flying back home

I had thought that this would be my last convention for a while, but… I have decided to go to Aeternitas 2011, which will be held at a beautiful lakeside resort in New Hampshire from April 28 to May 1 next year. I shall be devoting the fall and winter to my third book of Snape essays, A Princely Calling: Severus Snape and Monastic Self-Surrender, so that it is ready in time for this event…

In the meantime, I am a bit nervous about speaking again soon. It has been a couple of years since I gave a lecture. I have no doubt everyone will be kind, but I am a snail… I am preparing myself to emerge from my shell. Although I am not shy, I am definitely introverted and the energy required by conventions -especially speaking- takes a lot out of me. By God’s grace, I shall be all right.

Your devoted
Logospilgrim, the quiet professor

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2 thoughts on “Infinitus… ‘Tis getting closer

  1. That looks like a wonderful schedule of events, Professor. I’m truly delighted that you are coming to my presentation on Saturday. Thank you for setting aside time for it. I am also looking forward to meeting you in person and the discussions we will have. We must get together for lunch or supper during the convention. 🙂

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