It's been a busy week, and Worldcon hasn't even started yet. For the past week Beth Gwinn, Locus photographer extraordinaire, has been staying at my place in Woodland Hills while visiting relatives and making professional contacts in the SoCal area. (I need to update her blog link, which is http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.ListAll&friendID=48481435
, on the Links Portal page.) Then just this evening a caravan of Locusites (Locusoids?) -- Kirsten and her husband AAron, Amelia, Karlyn, Bill, and Carolyn -- driving to Anaheim from the Bay Area stopped by for dinner and a layover to avoid rush-hour traffic through LA and Orange counties along the way (my place is about an hour north of Anaheim). (Needless to say, Charles, Jonathan, and Liza had more urgent business to attend to, and flew rather than drove to Anaheim today.) I will be driving down to Anaheim tomorrow morning sometime, staying at the Marriott; before then I'll be finishing the weekly bestsellers, and a couple posts about this year's Locus Poll and Survey. I'll try to blog regularly about the con from my room each night.