July 30, 2004

Hangin' With the Cool Kids Once More

I'll be going to Siggraph, the big computer graphics convention, again this year at the beginning of August, while my husband's away in the midwest researching his book. I don't happen to know jack about computer graphics; I'm just going for the parties and the movie (a film comprising all the latest promotional shorts and special-effects work in the industry; it's the highlight of the show, especially for slackers like me who are just there to glom off of others' brilliance).

It'll be much cheaper to go this year, since it'll be in L.A. I'll be my own Blogger's Alley.

They asked for a job title for my I.D. badge. I wrote Woman-About-Town.

"That makes sense," Attila the Hub commented. "You are sort of a cyber bon vivant."

In years past the rule for parties was this: if you could successfully forge your own invitations to a particular event, you were welcome there. That is, you have to have a good eye in this field, so if you were able to make the "look" of the fake invite convincing enough, the hosts always called it fair.

Now I don't have to forge any invites at all, since I'll be the guest of the Scanning King, who gets invited to everything. Probably I'll just hang out with his wife: we'll be the ones in the corner drinking and dishing. You'll know we had too much if we start composing poetry on the spot and loudly reciting it to innocent passers-by.

Posted by Attila at July 30, 2004 02:56 AM
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YAY! Glad to have more bloggers at SIGGRAPH this year! SIGGRAPH will have a blog for the first time this year: http://siggraph.blogspot.com/ (it will be more exciting when the conference starts).

Make sure to add your blog to the list of attendee blogs at: http://www.socialtext.net/siggraph-2004/

Posted by: zephoria at July 30, 2004 08:44 PM


Last year I was staying at a Motel 6 (yes, I'm a big spender), and I couldn't even get a dialup connection going--so I just created text each night when I went back to my room, and posted it when I got back to L.A. (Arguably, I'm unclear on the concept of blogging.)

Posted by: Attila Girl at July 30, 2004 10:11 PM


Interesting.

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