Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
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[conventions] RadCon Day One

Yesterday was excellent. lasirenadolce and I were up early. We hit the health club, then breakfast, then a tour of the Hanford site, along with Gerry Nordley and his lovely wife Gayle Weiner, davidlevine and Lizzy Shannon.

A very nice gentleman took us out to a visitor's center at a test tank (more about all of this later), where we saw a remotely operated origami bulldozer. (No kidding.) Intensely cool, and I even got some video.

We also hit some of the historical sites, saw a big hole full of decommissioned US Navy nuclear reactors as well as the reactor tug, the laser range finding black hole detector site, etc. Pictures later.

Afternoon and evening brought the usual round of paneling: "So This is Your First RadCon", "Genres", and a panel on pirate booty late in the evening. Opening ceremonies intervened, which in significant part consisted of me and Bob Brown trying to outdo each other. I was confronted by an army of Jay Lake clones. Bob got to listen to the entire house singing "This Bob is Your Bob" with lusty abandon while I presented him with a deeply outsized trophy. (I also gave him the first copy of Escapement Amazon ].) After that, we did Who's Line Is it, Anyway.

For your delectation, the lyrics:
This Bob is your Bob, this Bob is my Bob
From the Hanford Reach, to the Red Lion
From his shiny forehead, to his brush moustache
This Bob works hard for you and me

As I was driving, my way to RadCon
I thought about it, what would go on
Here at the opening, cerem-o-nies
This Bob will entertain both you and me

This Bob is your Bob, this Bob is my Bob
From the Hanford Reach, to the Red Lion
From his shiny forehead, to his brush moustache
This Bob works hard for you and me


Bob talks for hours, and gives the girls flowers
Bob puts on a play, which will take all day
He makes us sit tight, until our butts gripe
This Bob will entertain both you and me

This Bob is your Bob, this Bob is my Bob
From the Hanford Reach, to the Red Lion
From his shiny forehead, to his brush moustache
This Bob works hard for you and me


And so we'll mock him, because we love him
He has made RadCon, everything it has been
And so we thank him, with this simple hymn
'Cause Bob has taken care of you and me

This Bob is your Bob, this Bob is my Bob
From the Hanford Reach, to the Red Lion
From his shiny forehead, to his brush moustache
This Bob works hard for you and me

This Bob is your Bob, this Bob is my Bob
From the Hanford Reach, to the Red Lion
From his shiny forehead, to his brush moustache
This Bob works hard for you and me
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