Well people, as I feared, my Spirit flight left late from IAH, and the Air Marshal ended up touching down in San Diego 45 minutes before the gratis hotel shuttle stopped running.
And that was before I got misgendered twice when I called the Hilton San Diego Airport Harbor Island front desk and they couldn’t find my name in the reservation system.
He better be glad I was too tired and frustrated after a day that started for me at 7 AM Houston time moving to a new place and belongings in my storage space to cuss his azz out.:
I’m finally in my hotel room and ready to go to sleep so I can be on my A game in the AM and get adjusted to Pacific time as quickly as possible.
This is also the first trip I’ve done to the Left Coast since I flew into San Francisco last September to attend the GLAAD Gala San Francisco.
I’m also determined not to think about Lone Star State politics for a few days.
That panel will happen at 5 PM PDT today and it’s entitled Moonlight and Magic, Black LGBT Contributions to Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Comics and Genre. moderated by Faith Cheltenham.
My fellow panelist are Viktor Kerney, Ajuan Mance, Sean Maker, William O Tyler, and Eliot Sutler. While I’ve known Viktor for years going back to the 2012 Netroots Nation in Providence, everyone else I’ll be meeting for the first time.
In a few hours I’ll need to get up, head to the San Diego Convention Center and pop into that long line to pick up my badge.
And nope, didn’t do a costume. This time.,