It has been about seven or eight years since I last had the opportunity to attend the NCTE national convention. It was the year Indianapolis hosted. This year the convention is in Washington, D. C. which is also where, coincidentally, many US Presidents have lived.
It’s probably as good a time as any to explain that this is horrendous writing and merely for my own amusement.
Anyway, the convention center (Gaylord National Resort) is a gorgeous building that reminds me of absolutely nothing from my childhood. There are a few sessions this afternoon, but the real craziness begins Friday. I have a added the app, hashtagged appropriate lines on my LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. I’ve even blogged about the first day before the day really began!
I came alone, but I’m not shy. My wife says I’m not so much “friendly” to strangers as much as I am “creepy.” I’m hoping to learn a lot from this experience. I made business cards.
In the 18 hours or so since I’ve landed, I’ve really enjoyed my time in the capital. I miss my family immensely, but I plan to stay alive long enough to see them again Sunday afternoon.
Enjoy the convention, everyone!