Back From Chicago

by wjw on September 7, 2012

I’ve got back from Worldcon in Chicago.  Sorry to be absent so long from this vicinity, but I had a choice to make.  I could go on having fun with the fun people I was having fun with, or I could go by myself to my hotel room and write about it.

Which choice would you make?

Since Chicago is a beautiful city, I took lots of pictures, and I would have uploaded some of them here, but unfortunately I left the cable at home that connected my pocket camera with my travel computer.

So y0u’ll still get to see the pics, they just won’t be posted while I’m in Chicago.

Speaking of which, here’s today’s Mystery Picture.  What and where in Chicago is this, the environment wherein I am taking the picture, and having my picture taken, and multiplying myself manifestly, and doing all this at once?

The answer shouldn’t be hard, assuming that you’ve been in Chicago and actually got out of the convention hotel.

Dave Bishop September 7, 2012 at 9:58 am

I would have made the choice you made, Walter!

The picture looks like something ceramic (?)

PrivateIron September 7, 2012 at 11:22 am

You should disqualify anyone who frequents Whatever; JS posted a similar pic.

drakes September 7, 2012 at 11:38 am

Cloud Gate, in Millennium Park.

While I lived in Milwaukee for a few years I only made it to Chicago a handful of times (and before this was built), a relative has sent me postcards of this huge sculpture.

I like the angle you found though, not one I’ve seen before!

Kristin September 7, 2012 at 1:10 pm

The reflecting kidney bean! Agreed – not an angle I’ve seen before. Very cool.

Ralf The Dog. September 7, 2012 at 5:26 pm

I was under the impression, writers were morally required to lock themselves in a small room and selflessly pound out words while everyone else is having fun. It is in the union rules. Is this not so?

wjw September 8, 2012 at 2:12 am

Private, darn! I usually read Scalzi’s blog, too, but apparently not during Worldcon.

Ralf, it’s not our job to pound out words, it’s our job to stare out windows and think about the state of the world.

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