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Heading to a conference tomorrow

I'll be speaking at a small symposium called Publishing Feminisms in Banff, which is pretty exciting both because it will be a small group (about thirty people) and it'll be my first international conference. So shiny. I'm worried about overlap with what I'm talking about and what the others in my panel will be talking about, and generally about the cohesiveness of my paper, which probably means I'm going to end up rewriting parts of it tomorrow and Monday nights, and also flailing. Which is cool, I mean, I'm a good speaker, so I'm not worried too much, but I'm a spaz, so I still like to practice.

Unfortunately, it'll be the first conference in a LONG time where I won't have at least one friend to hang out with, so I'm a bit anxious about the socializing part. Doesn't help that I'll be missing the opening reception tomorrow night either (that was my bad, because I overlooked how long it would take the airport shuttle to get there). They assigned me a roommate for cost-saving purposes, so hopefully we'll hit it off; plus it'll help a bit that they are providing most of the meals so it will be all of us in a room eating and chatting. The only thing about that is it sometimes means you have to sit there by yourself and watch everyone ELSE happily chatting away to one another, which is extra anxiety-inducing.

Anyways, fingers crossed, and wish me luck!! <3


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May. 17th, 2015 08:23 pm (UTC)
Good luck, bb! ♥!!!
May. 18th, 2015 04:21 am (UTC)
<3 <3 <3

So far so good: I actually got to the tail-end of the reception and chatted with a couple of people, and everyone was uberfriendly. I also have my own room now because my erstwhile roomie is starting to get sick and wants to avoid contaminating others, which is appreciated. Also, this may actually be the comfiest hotel bed ever, o.m.g.
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