Another year behind us, and I was feeling a bit sad as I reset our counter to 360 days last night. Thank you for making this the best Dragon*Con in a quarter-century. (I get tired of saying 25 years all the time. =) )
I’d like to thank the following folks for their extraordinary efforts over the weekend.
First, to my staff. I am proud to call you all my friends. I am even prouder that you did such a wonderful job of taking care of our fans, our guests, and of me, for 5 long days. (We started working on Thursday…)
Second, to our track sponsor, Guild Launch, for helping us bring in a record crowd for our track. Granted, we’re only on our 4th year, but our attendance is significantly higher than any of our previous years. Stephen and the gang at GL are a genuine pleasure to work with, and a very valuable resource for us. I look forward to working with you guys for a long time.
Third, to our guests and their handlers. Wil, Robin, Felicia, and Amy were absolutely delightful to work with, and I am very glad that you all had a good time last weekend. I’d like to give special thanks to Mitzi for ensuring that I did not get to sleep until nearly 6:00 AM by entertaining me with her stories. I can’t wait to see you all again. To Oxhorn and CKKnight, I’m glad you guys came back to see us, and I hope to see you again next year. Our fans absolutely love you guys, and so do we!
Finally, I’d like to thank all of the hard working folks at Dragon*Con. The Senior Directors (my boss included) always seemed to be available to help out in a pinch. Tech Ops were gods among men in doing 7 impossible things before breakfast. Security was on the job and took good care of our people. Registration… Volunteers… Guest Services… Con Suite… Walk of Fame… everyone we came in contact with in the course of working during the convention were competent, professional, and made our lives much easier.
There are so many more people who should be mentioned here, but I hear this strange music and have the mental image of some guy waving me off the stage. It’s back to my day job for me today.
See you all in 359 days.